Back in early October, many of us gathered in Chicago at a weekend of events for the miles and points obsessed. Anyone who has been to one of these events knows that some of the best parts of the weekend are the evenings spent chatting it up and networking with the other attendees. During one of these networking moments, I overheard/took part in a conversation between a couple of people you may know from the blogs they write at Mile Value and New Girl in the Air. As the conversation progressed, I was sure I heard them talking about a place called "Fun Zone" and getting together before Thanksgiving. Since "Fun Zone" is only about an hour from where I live, the idea sounded great to me. I later found out that "Fun Zone" is really a place called Splistville and although I was a little disappointed that it wasn't actually called Fun Zone, we went on to decide that maybe we should actually plan an event. Mostly via twitter, we have pieced a few things together and this is what we have so far. We will be meeting at 6:30 PM at a restaurant yet to be determined in the Fredericksburg area. If anyone can provide a recommendation of a good place, we will be glad to take it. Then at 8 PM, we will move over to Splitsville, where we will have a lane (or 2 or 3) reserved for us. If you have never heard of Splitsville, you should check out their website at www.splitsvillelanes.com. It looks awesome! We will bowl and chat for a couple of hours and then see where the night goes. Maybe to the bar at Splitsville, maybe to a bar somewhere else, maybe to Singapore (if we can find enough last minute award seats). It will be fun. It will be awesome. It will be epic. It will be the world's first Fun Zone DO. What began as a joke one night at the Chicago Seminars has now become the most anticipated Frequent Flyer event of November 20th. (at least for those of us in the DC area) I guess the moral of the story is that you should never joke around with this group. We are crazy. What starts as a joke has an excellent chance of actually happening, whether it is a mileage run to the other side of the world, or a few drinks at a bowling alley in the middle of Virginia. So if you are in the area, or if you need a few more elite qualifying miles before the end of the year, join us for a night of fun that is sure to include bowling, eating, drinks, and a whole lot of miles and points talk. If you are planning to attend, please be sure to let us know so that we can make reservations for the proper number of people (or at least somewhere close). Also, if you are going to make the trek to Fredericksburg, VA, be sure to get in on the discussion as we try to decide where to eat before we hit the lanes.