well im open either the 15th or 16th. im thinking along the lines of this
meet up in modesto late morning around 10-11am. once everyone has arrived we take a drive up to knights ferry which is about 20-30 mins away from modesto. its pretty scenic route halfway there. once there, we park and have lunch maybe even bbq if the park allows it(ill have to look into this). there is an ole 50's diner there and a small historic town to walk around in. also the park is pretty cool to walk around in as well and a river for swimming and cliff jumping for the crazy ones like me lol. great photo shots ect ect. pretty much just spend the whole day there.
anyhow thats my idea. im always open to changes or suggestions to try and accomodate everyone. so if anyone has anymore ideas lets see them and we can come together for a good solution