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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #50 on: January 13, 2016, 06:43:45 PM »
I am thinking a trailer food park or coffee shop in central Austin somewhere off MoPac with warm coffee, tea or hot chocolate: Mozart's Coffee Roasters, Cafe Medici, Houndstooth Coffee, Monkey Nest Coffee, etc. As long it is relatively easy to get to for those north and south, and fits in with the frugal life style. Any suggestions?

Looking forward to finally making it to one of these.  Mozart's might be nice.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2016, 03:40:09 PM »
Monkey nest is great for me.   I was there at lunchtime today! Great coffee and a cosy cafe. 

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2016, 07:24:20 PM »
+2 for meeting for coffee. Any of those shops sound great!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2016, 07:44:35 AM »
Got some interest, filled in the Doodle. Life is busy though ;)

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2016, 02:02:00 PM »
Another interested lurker-up-until-now here! My husband and I would love to try to make it and meet some of you guys.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2016, 06:34:00 PM »
I'm not in Austin yet but thinking about moving there...it made it to my top 4 places. My Sister lives there and my Mom is fence sitting about moving there. I but plan on taking a 14 State tour looking for a new place to live. I should be in the area around the end of Feb/early Mar, it would be cool to meet up with some of you to pick your brains on the area. If you have any pros/cons about the area feel free to PM me. Thanks!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #56 on: January 19, 2016, 03:16:01 PM »
I could go for Monkey Nest. 

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2016, 02:20:56 PM »
Count me in for coffee too! We need to pick a time or something :)

EDIT: Ok ya'll are on top of this, filled in the Doodle poll.
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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #58 on: January 21, 2016, 04:49:05 PM »
I could go for Monkey Nest.

I would be able to walk to Monkey Nest.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #59 on: January 23, 2016, 07:30:51 AM »
DollarBill - Let us know when you're in town. It would be good to meet up with you, and discuss pros/cons - especially from a FI standpoint. ;)

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2016, 07:32:39 AM »
Good to hear from everyone. The more the merrier!

A final decision on date and location can be made in about a week.

If you haven't already, to determine which evening and time is good for you, please take the poll: http://doodle.com/poll/ezpdvd9y9cper9g6

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #61 on: January 23, 2016, 09:55:04 AM »
DollarBill - Let us know when you're in town. It would be good to meet up with you, and discuss pros/cons - especially from a FI standpoint. ;)
Will do! I missed the last one because I got sick or it was really bad allergies.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #62 on: January 28, 2016, 06:00:46 PM »
20+ people have responded. That's great. Monkey Nest Coffee's maximum capacity is only around 20.

Any other suggestions for a cafe, pub or restaurant for coffee, drink or food.

Mozart's Coffee Roasters was suggested (large patio and parking up above): http://mozartscoffee.com/

The eclectic Spider House Cafe: https://spiderhouseaustin.com/cafe/

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2016, 06:48:50 PM »
+1 vote for mozart's!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #64 on: January 28, 2016, 07:21:22 PM »
I would like to do this. I voted, any time other than weekday daytime is good for me.

I would vote for:

Austin Java at Parkway  (great food, (coffee and beer too) good prices, and not full service (small tip).
Whole Foods downtown - the best deal in town is here at the taco bar - just get one taco and load it up for $3

I've found that food trucks are not particularly any more frugal than other food establishments. Though if it's warm and place with benches could work ok.

Whatever place it be - needs to be bike friendly accessible.

Oh - Frankenbike is this Saturday the 30th and it's at Yellow Jacket Social Club. It would be a good place too. http://frankenbike.net/frankenbike-austin-126-january-30-2016-10am-4pm/

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #65 on: January 29, 2016, 03:41:46 PM »
Most popular date: Thu 2/11/16 7:00 PM. Look forward to meeting y'all.

PS. For those who can't make it, let's organize a future event in a couple of months.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #66 on: January 29, 2016, 03:43:25 PM »
Now let's agree on a place:

2 for Mozarts.

1 for Austin Java at Parkway or Whole Foods downtown (aka the mothership).

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #67 on: January 31, 2016, 12:20:41 PM »
I can't make it. See you all at the next one.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #68 on: February 02, 2016, 07:49:10 AM »
Austin Java isn't any bigger than Monkey Nest.

I vote for Mozart's with Whole Foods as 2nd choice.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #69 on: February 05, 2016, 10:12:26 PM »
Mozarts is cool with me.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #70 on: February 06, 2016, 06:15:01 PM »
Thursday is supposed to be really nice weather in town.  If I can make it my vote would be for Mozarts over Austin Java. 
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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #71 on: February 07, 2016, 10:31:54 PM »
Or we could make it truly Mustachian and have it at a free bike-friendly public place and BYO coffee and edibles.

Some Suggestions:
Republic Square
The Open Room at Sand Beach
Ramsey Park
Lou Neff Point
Shipe Park


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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #72 on: February 08, 2016, 04:52:44 PM »
Looks like people can do Mozarts and Mozarts can accommodate us.

Austin, TX FI Meet-Up
Mozart's Coffee Roasters 3825 Lake Austin Blvd Austin, TX 78703
Thursday, February 11th, 2016
7 pm CST

I'll be on the patio with a sign (I'll make it relevant).

Austin forecast: no rain and around 65 degrees.

Chardog - good suggestion about bike-friendly as well as BYO food and drink. Hopefully, we can find out on Thursday what is bike-friendly for people (or commuting possibilities) for next time.

Looking forward to seeing everyone this Thursday at Mozart's.
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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #73 on: February 09, 2016, 12:58:19 PM »
Posting to track and future interest.  I'm not sure we can make this Thursday due to work commitments, but will try to make any future events.  Are we really too big for MonkeyNest?  They have indoor and outdoor seating, plus the rooms in the back.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #74 on: February 09, 2016, 01:23:05 PM »
Look forward to meeting you all!   

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #75 on: February 09, 2016, 02:56:55 PM »
Have a blast, hope to make the next one!  We live a bit north of y'all, 7 pm on a weeknight from Liberty Hill would be a challenge with Slo-Pac traffic.

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Re: Austin, TX FI Meet-Up
« Reply #76 on: February 11, 2016, 08:39:43 AM »
Looking forward to this evening's Austin, TX FI Meet-Up.

Mozart's Coffee Roasters 3825 Lake Austin Blvd Austin, TX 78703
Thursday, February 11th, 2016
7 pm CST

Sorry not everyone can make it. We look forward to seeing you at the next one.

Ian

PS I spoke with MonkeyNest and 20+ of us as well as their usual clientele would be challenging. Not sure if it was the space or staffing. When I spoke with Mozart's, they were fine. On Monday from 7 to 8 pm, Mozart's patio was fairly empty. Perhaps, we could try MonkeyNest another time to see if it works for us and them. With everyone's suggestions, we have a near endless list of places to choose from.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #77 on: February 11, 2016, 08:16:30 PM »
We had such a fun time! It was great meeting everyone who showed up. Let's do it again soon, definitely looking forward to the next one :)

- Li and Liana

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #78 on: February 11, 2016, 09:05:54 PM »
We had such a fun time! It was great meeting everyone who showed up. Let's do it again soon, definitely looking forward to the next one :)

- Li and Liana

Likewise! It was great to meet and talk with so many like-minded people!

Can't wait to hang out again!

- Brian (blue shirt)

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #79 on: February 11, 2016, 10:30:34 PM »
I'll be down in Austin between the 24th-28th if anyone wants to plan another meet up!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #80 on: February 12, 2016, 08:38:41 AM »
My plan was to attend, but CTAN had a screening meeting last night so I had a conflict.  I'll try to make the next one. 
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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #81 on: February 12, 2016, 12:37:49 PM »
Thanks for the meetup. It was great to meet everybody.

This is Ron (my wife is Beth).

Just a note: I mentioned East Side King at Hole in the Wall had a great happy hour with cheap food.

Apparently, that has been closed since mid-December.

Looking forward to the next meetup.


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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #82 on: February 12, 2016, 12:56:51 PM »
Very fun evening. Glad to meet everyone (15 people). Weather was wonderful. Mozart's patio worked out well. Some of us finally rolled out around 9:30pm.

Enjoyed hearing people talk about how they got into financial independence and frugal madness.

Others offered to host future meet-ups at their places. Let's plan another get-together including those who missed this one.

Look forward to seeing everyone again soon.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #83 on: February 12, 2016, 03:36:05 PM »
Hi!  Great to meet everyone there last night.  Look forward to the next one!  And my pool is looking good for May!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #84 on: February 14, 2016, 11:54:32 AM »
Thank you for the offer. I am in. Wonderful company and a pool just go together.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #85 on: February 19, 2016, 01:54:19 PM »
Sad to have missed -- missed the chatter on the forum as I don't check in here very often. Hopefully will catch it next time! Much more interested in in-person connections than online ones. :-)

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #86 on: February 20, 2016, 11:28:26 AM »
I didn't make it (need to subscribe to the thread). Will try for the next one.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #87 on: February 23, 2016, 09:07:27 AM »
I'll be down in Austin between the 24th-28th if anyone wants to plan another meet up!

I unfortunately have multiple commitments this week. Hopefully, others will jump in.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #88 on: March 10, 2016, 09:34:59 AM »
Hey all! When's the next meetup?

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #89 on: March 12, 2016, 04:58:13 AM »
We are aiming for May, on a weekend. We'll figure out the details when the time gets closer.

The last meet-up was good. Hope you'll be able to make this next one.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #90 on: April 04, 2016, 09:09:57 AM »
I was just thinking that it is about time to organise the next meetup!

I had mentioned my house and I'm still ok for doing this.  Since it is a private address, I'd rather not post the address on an open forum.  First thing is to sort out the date.  I'll get the calendar out to see which weekends are free.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #91 on: April 09, 2016, 04:42:02 PM »
I couldn't agree more - it's time for another meetup.

Let us know what weekends are free.

Ian

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #92 on: April 13, 2016, 10:40:50 AM »
I would prefer sometime first two weeks of May if possible!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #93 on: April 13, 2016, 02:32:40 PM »
I'm looking at Friday 6th May or Saturday 7th May.

please could you fill in your preference days/times on this doodle link.

http://doodle.com/poll/p2vhe4q4g7zrv4nn

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #94 on: April 15, 2016, 08:01:40 AM »
We're out of town that weekend -- would really love to make it next time. Enjoy!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #95 on: April 16, 2016, 04:07:55 PM »
so far only 3 people have responded to the doodle.

does this mean only 3 people can come?

Please, let me know your preferences for day and time that weekend.  I can probably book another weekend out for this but can't guarantee May. 

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #96 on: April 16, 2016, 04:29:24 PM »
The times proposed are bad for people with families.  I'd suggest doing something early on Saturday morning. 
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-$9k/month - 53.0% Funded             67.0% Funded
-$10k/month - 47.7% Funded           60.3% Funded

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #97 on: April 20, 2016, 11:40:24 AM »
The times proposed are bad for people with families.  I'd suggest doing something early on Saturday morning.

Saturday mornings are terrible for me with children and activities!  Quite a lot of people came to the last meeting on Thursday evening, without their children.  My house is well set up for children, I have a pool and a trampoline so I actually thought that it would be nice for us all to get together, maybe have a beer and cool off in the water.

I will put together an eventbrite for this and see what happens.



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« Reply #98 on: April 22, 2016, 11:24:55 PM »
I'll be heading down on May 1st thru 16th so I'll be looking for the meet-ups.  I have decided to move to Austin but gonna travel for a bit before finding a place.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #99 on: April 23, 2016, 09:34:17 AM »
I confirmed on Doodle for Saturday, May 7 at 5:30 or 6:30pm. My wife is in too.

warmastoast - Thank you for hosting.