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    We have had several informal get togethers at various locations around New England this winter (NY is not in New England, but we were close). Would there be interest in June to having a get together at Blue Hill Observatory south of Boston? They are very busy but could find a day on a weekend in June for us to visit. They will give us a tour and even help us if we want to do a BBQ for lunch. We would have to make a donation to them as they normally charge for tours.

    What is the interest?

    Would a Saturday or Sunday be better?

    Are the specific dates that would work for folks?

    Any interest in the BBQ or just all pack our own lunches?

    Anyone been there before to give us an idea of the layout for parking and the short hike to the Observatory?

    Again, this is an informal thing, not sponsored by MWO.
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    The help on the BBQ would be grills and propane.
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    Parking isn't an issue if it's early but, the lot fills up with buses over the summer and on weekends. Getting up to the Observatory shouldn't be an issue since most kids run up the hill and it's only 1 mile up. It's rocky though.

    Observatory building and views are beautiful.
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    I am in and which ever day is fine for me. As far as lunch a BBQ would be fun but i think it would be alot easier if we all just packed a lunch. Any date is fine for me.

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    The BL Observatory folks have a busy schedule till June with tour groups. It sounds like they will try to get us in on a day when there is not much else going on. So, we may be okay with parking - especially if someone gets there early and ropes off a section.
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    I'd be interested. This sounds like fun. I can do either day on the first two weekends in June. Third weekend is booked. And the fourth is the Celtic Fling here in PA with Dave (MOAB149).

    I agree with Chris, packing a lunch would be easier. And I'll just pack a cheeseburger!
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    We can also get burgers of any type including turkey, bison, veggie.... hot dogs of any type, fish.... salad so it can be a real shindig if you want. Or you can all just pack PB&J (my favorite hiking lunch) and eat on the trail.

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