FIRST ANNUAL GIANT CHAZZER MIDWEST MEET UP!!!!! When: Saturday, August 24, 2013; 1 PMish Where: East Branch Dog Park, Glendale Heights, IL area. How: By whatever means necessary! Fly, drive, train. Just be there. Ideas of places to stay overnight, in case you so desire (which I'd recommend, just from my last experience with the dog park. It's so great you never want to leave and it's nice to stay close and crash immediately). Blackwell Forest Preserve: If you are into the camping thing. We could even meet there, or go there after our dog park excursion, I would presume. There's an off leash dog area and you can reserve pavilions. We could do a cookout. It's an option and where I am 99% sure I'll be staying Couple hotel ideas (there's probably more or better/closer hotel options but I don't have the time to research that ) La Quina to the north in Schaumburg. Red Roof Inn, Downers Grove (where PW & I stayed) to the south 25 minutes Mark the date on the calendar! Ya wouldn't want to miss it!!