Ok all, we have had 2 meeting that were a ton of fun, we need one more teeny meeting to be official! I don't know about you lot, but I want us to be official before I've been at the JC for a year! So, we have til Sept 6 to come up with a meeting idea and get together! I do have some ideas, but since i live in Illinois, they are mostly Illinois based. Ideas: 1) Picnic at Long Acre Park in Belleville 2) Ice Skating/ Roller Skating at the numerous places that are available around here (the ice rink is in Belleville, Fun Spot is in Belleville, Funtown USA is in Pontoon Beach which is near Granite City) 3) Movie! No, I don't know what movie, and the only theaters I go to are the O'Fallon 15 (in O'Fallon) and St Clair 10 (in Fairview Heights) 4) Hiking at Pleasant Ridge Park in Fairview Heights. I suppose we could do that along with the picnic, but that's up to you. 5) Mall Meeting like our last two, we could meet up in a mall and just sit around. I suggest either St Clair Square in Belleville or Union Station in St Louis. 6) Zoo ok, yeah, that's in St Louis 7) Botanical Gardens also in St Louis 8) The Arch in St Louis, and hey, why not? it's there. 9) Arcade! I know you all were talking about one in St Louis, and I'm sorry, but I can't remember what it's called, but I do know there is one in the St Clair Square Mall. 10) Six Flags this ones a long shot, but it is nearby, so I thought I would mention it. Transportation: This will probably be an issue, as many of you have noticed, I keep asking that meetings be planned near a metrolink station. This is simply because I dislike driving in St Louis. If a meeting is planned away from a station, it would be appreciated if someone on that side of the river picked up those of us who used metrolink. This goes for meetings on the Missouri side and Illinois side. For those who are brave enough to drive to the final destination, directions will be provided if needed. MapQuest is a beautiful thing. Misc: All other ideas are welcome. So are opinions on where the meeting should be held. Notes: I will be hunting down anyone I know of who lives in the St Louis area so we can get their opinions. And Steph, I'm sorry if I'm stepping on your toes here, but I wanna be official!