Okay, this will be the final figure-it-out post for the Field Trip outing, to take place on Thursday, August 16.
Our destinations will be the Apple Works orchard, in Trafalgar, Sheep Street in Morgantown, and the Indiana Traditional Arts Center in Monrovia. I think we'll be doing them in that order, as it makes the most sense with geography and schedules; the ITAC isn't open until 1, so it needs to be last, and Sheep Street is pretty much between Apple Works and the ITAC, so starting with Apple Works is sensible.
Apple Works is about a 50 minute drive from downtown Indy, so I'm going to propose as a schedule that we try to meet up around 9 am; allowing for some organizational and general milling-around time, that ought to get us out there around 10, which will allow us to visit there and Sheep Street before lunch, then eat (although we'll be flexible -- if people want to eat and then do Sheep Street, we can), then go to the ITAC. If someone really wanted to go, but that's too early, please say so!
As for where to meet -- this is my first GenCon, so if someone has a better idea, please let me know. For those who are locals and not coming to GenCon per se, it's being held at the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave.; because the event hotels will all have shuttles to there, and therefore anybody who wants to go can get there fairly readily, I think it's a good place to meet. Within the convention center, I know there is a Customer Service Kiosk, that's outside the area where you need a badge, so in the absence of a better idea, I'm going to suggest that we meet in front of that. I'll try to come up with some sort of sign that I can embarrass my children by holding up, to help us find each other. In addition, if you'll email me at my livejournal address (username-at-livejournal-dot-com), I'll email you back my cellphone number, so you can call if you're running late or having trouble finding us, and that way we'll know not to leave without you.
I will bring maps and directions, but if you want to print your own, each of the destinations has directions and such on their website.
Now, for the important part: if you want to go, PLEASE COMMENT TO THIS POST, so we can get a headcount; please include how many people you're bringing (if it's not just you), and whether you can drive or need a ride, so we can make sure everybody has transportation.
I look forward to seeing you guys on Thursday!