Monday, August 27, 2007

A new e-home for STUN

STUN is moving to Yahoo! Groups. This will give us more privacy, plus our members can chat, post photos, and receive automatic e-mail reminders about upcoming STUN events.

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See you on Yahoo!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Weather update

Okay, the forecast is for nearly 70 degrees, decreasing cloud cover as the day wears on, and "only" a 30% chance of rain. Sounds like August in the Northwest! It won't be an ideal day for a lake visit, but it's what we've got, so let's go for it! We'll find plenty to entertain us even if it's too cool for swimming (and remember, the water isn't any warmer on an 80-degree day).

The only circumstances that will change this plan is if it's still pouring rain in Everett by about 1:00 p.m. Check back then for any last-minute venue changes.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Parking Friday

Forgot to mention: There is a $5 fee for parking in the lot at Wyatt Park, but there may be some free on-street parking available up Chapel Hill Road.

The weather forecast has improved slightly. Keep your fingers crossed for this trend to continue!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Meeting notice: 8/17/07

The weather forecast doesn't look promising, but we're going to schedule this in hopes that our optimism will please the weather gods. In case of inclement weather, we'll post an alternate location the morning of the event day.

Date: Friday, August 17, 2007
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Place: Willard Wyatt Park on the west shore of Lake Stevens

Need transportation? Send us an e-mail! We might be able to help.

Warning! Due to NBTSC, this might be our last STUN meeting for August. We'd love to see you all there! Bring your whole family!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

No STUN next week

Various extended-family goings-on mean we won't be officially STUNning next week. But our members should feel free to make arrangements to be individually STUNning!

And don't forget Rocky Horror this Saturday! That's an opportunity to be fabulous and STUNning!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Rocky Horror 8/4

Saturday night, a bunch of older teens and young adults are going to Rocky Horror at the Admiral in West Seattle. The show starts at midnight, then they usually go out for breakfast afterward. If you're interested in joining the group, send us an e-mail.

This activity is rated PG-13 going on R.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Meeting notice: 8/1/07

The next meeting of STUN will take place:

Specific meeting place: We'll probably be in the river. There are evidently two river access points, both somewhat hidden, and we don't know yet which one we'll be using. The playground will be a good starting place; we'll send scouts there every so often to look for stragglers. If you will be late, you can send e-mail and we'll provide a cell phone number to call when you arrive at the park.

This is NOT the same park we went to before. It is on the same river, but it has better facilities (e.g., bathrooms).

It's supposed to be 80 on Wednesday, so wear your swimsuits and bring your water toys.

If anybody is unable to attend due to a lack of transportation, send e-mail to the secretary! We might be able to work something out!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Meeting notice: 7/27/07

When: Friday, July 27, 2007
What: Breakfast! (or brunch for you early birds)
Where: IHOP on Broadway in Everett
Time: 11:00 a.m.

The IHOP is in the new Gateway Center on the west side of Broadway.

A headcount would be helpful, so RSVP to the secretary if you plan to join us. (But if you don't RSVP and are able to come at the last minute, please do!)

Two notes about exiting I-5 if you're coming from the south
Exit 192 has two separate ramps. The first one is an exit-only lane that takes you onto Broadway. That *is* the exit you want; disregard the MapQuest instruction to take the exit "toward 41st."

Also, the driving directions you get from the IHOP site are out of date and refer to a left-side exit ramp that no longer exists. MapQuest is closer.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Yes, it's raining

But come on out anyway! We'll spend longer in the barn. We'll tromp the fields in the rain and feel very Irish. It will still be fun!

If you all can bring yourselves to leave the foals, we might set up a table and play games or something.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Updated meeting notice: 7/18/07

We are very excited to announce that Hope for Horses has agreed to host the STUN group at their facility in Maltby/Woodinville! We can meet some of the rescued horses, roam the fields, and picnic by the pond.

IMPORTANT! I told them our usual group size and that's what they're expecting. If you haven't joined us before and plan to attend tomorrow, please send an e-mail to the secretary.

When: Wednesday, July 18, from 4 to 7 p.m.


  • From Highway 522, take the Fales Rd./Echo Lake Road exit
  • Head south on Echo Lake Road
  • Just past the Williams Compressor plant, turn right onto 131st Ave. SE
  • At the junction with S. Echo Lake Road, veer right to stay on 131st Ave. SE
  • Take a right onto 238th St. SE
  • HFH is at the end of the road on your left

MapQuest map

Try not to block the turnaround. It's okay to park on the grass if your vehicle has the clearance to get over the lump. If you need assistance, holler!

If you arrive late and don't see us, we're probably over by the pond. Walk across the lawn to the left of the barn (around the corral) to the big pasture, and then you'll see us. Or at least hear us.

What to bring: snacks, carrots or apples for the horses (but ask before feeding any animal), a blanket to lounge on (but be aware that it will get dirty)

Note: Just so there's no confusion or disappointment, we will not be doing any riding. But you can certainly do some bonding!