Hi, I love your idea. We would be up for something like you suggested (the zoo or whatever), although if it's a Saturday you have in mind, November is much better for us. My DH teaches high school band, so every Saturday in Oct. is booked up for him with competitions, etc.
Anyway, it would be great to get together and meet some of you guys, as well as see my sis and her kids (Meg) since we don't get to very often. The best e mail address for me is not the one I listed when I registered on this site....instead you should use: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will definitely receive mail sent there, and look forward to making some plans with all of you. Thanks for the inspiration!