Parrrrrrrtaaaaaay!

Word. This is a copy of the email I just sent to the SGA mailing list. If you’re in Huntsvegas and wish to show up, just let me know, eh? Yeah, yeah, I know that all of you d*c people are going to miss out. Tough. We’ll have another bash another time.

SGA folks are cordially invited to a party at Anthony Holden and my house on Labor Day. We’ll crank up sometime around 6:00 or something like that. Keg party by the pool … oh yeah. I will plan on securing a couple large hunks of meat [we ran a beef brisket last year, and it worked] and chips and such things to gnosh on.

If you’re interested in coming, please shoot me an email. Small donations to the fund will be appreciated. Since we’ve got a pool, preparations to be wet would be strongly encouraged. We will have a holding area for cell phones and such just outside the back door so you can stow things in case
you just happened to get chucked in the pool … 😉

From campus:

Go north on Sparkman [away from 565]. Stay on Sparkman until you get to Pulaski Pike [a large electrical substation will be on the far left corner of the intersection].

Turn north [left] on Pulaski Pike. Stay on Pulaski Pike until the road narrows from four lanes to two. The road that crosses at that point is Bob Wade Lane.

Turn east [right] on Bob Wade Lane. Stay on Bob Wade Lane through all the curvy parts. You will be looking for the first left; a T intersection sign appears a couple tenths of a mile before the turn.

Turn north [left] on North Gate. From there, you take the first left [Renee], take a left at the stop sign [West Ridge], and take the first right [Brookwood]. Brookwood curves to the left; we are the last house on the paved part of the road.

Approximate travel time from campus: 20 minutes.

From Rideout Road:

Go north on Rideout until it T’s into Jordan Lane. Turn left onto Jordan. Take a right at the first light [where Jordan narrows into two lanes]. This puts you onto Nick Fitcheard Road. Stay on Nick Fitcheard until you get to the stop sign.

Turn right onto Bob Wade Lane. Go through the stop sign at Pulaski Pike, and stay on Bob Wade Lane through all the curvy parts. You will be looking for the first left; a T intersection sign appears a couple tenths of a mile before the turn.

Turn north [left] on North Gate. From there, you take the first left [Renee], take a left at the stop sign [West Ridge], and take the first right [Brookwood]. Brookwood curves to the left; we are the last house on the paved part of the road.

Approximate time from the time you get off of Rideout: ten minutes.

From the Parkway:

Go north on the Parkway all the way past Alabama A&M. Hit the second light past A&M, which is Bob Wade. [The first is Winchester Road.] Turn left [west] on Bob Wade Lane. You’ll go about 2.5 miles. Bob Wade is straight as an arrow for about half of the drive, and then it starts curving. When the curves have finished and you’re starting up a hill, you’ll see a sign for a T intersection where the road goes to the right. This is North Gate.

Turn north [right] on North Gate. From there, you take the first left [Renee], take a left at the stop sign [West Ridge], and take the first right [Brookwood]. Brookwood curves to the left; we are the last house on the paved part of the road.

Approximate time from the time you exit the Parkway: eight minutes.

Parking:

Pick a place to park anywhere on the left side of the road. There is a
detached garage on the property [which is where I live], and if you wish
to park there, that’s fine as well.

Please feel free to invite other people on out to the house. We have a couple of acres and can afford to get a little silly. Nothing like celebrating [?] the start of school with a pool party. All I ask is that I get a rough number of people coming on out there …
Directions follow.