While our UK and Australian friends are good at scheduling meetups, it seems the few efforts here in the USA always fall flat. The main reason, I would guess, is the massive size of our country and the difficulty of people traveling to a meetup. What if we give everyone over a year notice to plan ahead for the SUMMER 2014 USA MEETUP in Southern California? It will be July 2014 in San Diego, with a day trip to Los Angeles Zoo and maybe a quick stop at Aquarium of the Pacific or Santa Ana Zoo. Two full days at San Diego Zoo (including the fabulous summer night zoo) and one full day at the Safari Park, which will have opened the upcoming sumatran tiger complex. Maybe throw in the wolf center near the Safari Park. We already have three or four regularly active ZooChatters in San Diego, three or four regularly active ZooChatters in Los Angeles, two regularly active ZooChatters in Arizona (an easy drive to So Cal). With advance notice, perhaps some of our others will fly in from around the country. Maybe we will even get an international ZooChatter to cross the pond? What do you say?