Author Topic: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018  (Read 52701 times)

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #500 on: October 20, 2018, 03:28:30 PM »
Bike ride good, hike good, combination of both has me tired out. We’re going to venture  to pool while sun is hot.

@WorkingToUnwind , we were talking about leaking roofs, I was thinking about how our rack is attached and realized I might have a tube of the material they use to waterproof screws and openings on RVs. Let me know if any use.
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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #501 on: October 20, 2018, 04:45:59 PM »
Bike ride good, hike good, combination of both has me tired out. We’re going to venture  to pool while sun is hot.

@WorkingToUnwind , we were talking about leaking roofs, I was thinking about how our rack is attached and realized I might have a tube of the material they use to waterproof screws and openings on RVs. Let me know if any use.

@CanuckExpat We are tired, too, even without the bike ride! We ended up at the park taking naps this afternoon. It's so nice to have the sun out. Hubs says if you have the tube handy and don't need it, he'll take a look and see if it could help our leaks. Thanks! We were thinking of stopping by after dinner, around 7pm, with some firewood.

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #502 on: October 20, 2018, 05:43:57 PM »
Bike ride good, hike good, combination of both has me tired out. We’re going to venture  to pool while sun is hot.

@WorkingToUnwind , we were talking about leaking roofs, I was thinking about how our rack is attached and realized I might have a tube of the material they use to waterproof screws and openings on RVs. Let me know if any use.

@CanuckExpat We are tired, too, even without the bike ride! We ended up at the park taking naps this afternoon. It's so nice to have the sun out. Hubs says if you have the tube handy and don't need it, he'll take a look and see if it could help our leaks. Thanks! We were thinking of stopping by after dinner, around 7pm, with some firewood.

Most of us are likely heading to the food truck area in town, and may not be back by 7, but probably not too much later than that!

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #503 on: October 20, 2018, 05:50:41 PM »
Oh we saw those trucks today. Looks really neat. We'll just meet you all there. We'll head over shortly.

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #504 on: October 20, 2018, 05:59:46 PM »
Oh we saw those trucks today. Looks really neat. We'll just meet you all there. We'll head over shortly.

We'll be there in about 20 mins!

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #505 on: October 21, 2018, 04:09:36 PM »
Yesterday, we all walked about a mile up to the center of town and ate dinner at the Moab Food Truck Park.  It was a nice change of pace and I was glad to get in some more walking.  During the day, we had sort of split up into several small excursion groups.  Three people ventured to the Needles district of Canyonlands, 6 people did the Hidden Valley hike, 1 person did a solo trip to Delicate Arch, and 2 of us did a scenic bike ride.

After we returned from our Food Truck dinner, several of us gathered again at a campFIRE, while others called it an early night.

Today, we did a group hike up to the Moab Rim, which overlooks the town of Moab, all of Arches National Park, and the La Sal Mountains.  The trailhead was close enough for several of us to access it by bicycle, while a group jumped into my truck and drove.  Worked out perfectly.

Tonight, we will have one last campFIRE before we all go our separate ways tomorrow morning.  :(

Oh, on today's hike, I was eavesdropping on a conversation between a few other MMMers, and heard the terms "gay porn from the 50s" and "SEP IRA" within just a couple minutes.  One never knows where a discussion of MMMers might lead.  :)

Here are a couple of pictures from today's hike.




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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #506 on: October 21, 2018, 04:31:58 PM »
Anyone want stuffed peppers or stuffed mushrooms?

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #507 on: October 21, 2018, 09:49:18 PM »
Best moment of the meetup: ukulele snoop dog at the campfire.
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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #508 on: October 22, 2018, 08:45:00 AM »
Yep--the ukulele session was an amazing way to end this meetup!

Many thanks for everyone who showed up and made this a really special 10 days for me.  Mustachians are such great people--interesting, optimistic, funny, upbeat, and grateful.

I am already looking forward to next year:  I hope that everyone who attended this year will make a return trip, and that those who were unable to make it this year will be able to make it happen next year.

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/moab-utah-usa-meetup-fall-2019/

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #509 on: October 22, 2018, 05:46:42 PM »
@kudy So sorry I didn't get to say goodbye to you this morning.  When I emerged from my camper after my first cup of coffee, your vehicle was gone.  I'm not sure if you had actually left Moab at that point, or were just out doing an errand.  In any case, I'm really glad you attended the meetup and hope to see you in Moab next Fall!

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #510 on: October 23, 2018, 05:26:18 PM »
It was such a treat to get to meet you all. I hope we cross paths again (Moab next year if not sooner!)

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #511 on: October 23, 2018, 10:53:01 PM »
I should have asked ninety four how to upload photos.  Here is going for broke:

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #512 on: October 23, 2018, 10:55:03 PM »
Favorite photo from our trip:

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #513 on: October 23, 2018, 10:58:24 PM »
Oh, on today's hike, I was eavesdropping on a conversation between a few other MMMers, and heard the terms "gay porn from the 50s" and "SEP IRA" within just a couple minutes.  One never knows where a discussion of MMMers might lead.  :)

The photo that made the conversation possible:

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #514 on: October 26, 2018, 01:12:49 PM »
Fantastic pictures!!  Especially that last one!  ;-)

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #515 on: October 28, 2018, 09:11:30 AM »
I should have asked ninety four how to upload photos.  Here is going for broke:

Always love photos of Corona arch!

I missed the trip but here is a photo of Corona Arch I put up on google maps a while back.

https://goo.gl/maps/c3rhhUics8N2


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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #516 on: October 31, 2018, 05:58:22 AM »
Nice photo farmecologist.

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #517 on: October 31, 2018, 06:33:33 AM »
BTW, @aperture , I use flickr when I want to upload pics to the forum.  I first upload the pic from my phone to flickr.  Then I find the pic in flickr and click on the "share" icon.  And I embed the code into my post.  I will post a pic here, and then you can click on the "Quote" button in order to see what my code looks like.  If you have questions, just let me know.


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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #518 on: November 01, 2018, 01:25:49 PM »
Hey all,

It was so fun to meet fellow Mustachians and get a chance to hike, mountain bike, and just generally enjoy Moab together. Here's a link to our blog...

www.moriahsvan.wordpress.com

The latest post is about our Moab adventures. Unfortunately, we don't have many pics from meet-up activities. If anyone has some pics that I could add to the entry, shoot me an email at moriahsvan at gmail dot com

Thanks!

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #519 on: November 03, 2018, 01:11:41 PM »
Back to reality!  I ended up having knee surgery the day before the MOAB trip!  Anesthesia has worn off by now, just wanted to apologise for being a no show.  Glad y'all had a great time!

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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #520 on: November 03, 2018, 07:18:46 PM »
I made it back home a week ago after my travels. I have been catching up at home and not on the forum.

It was so nice to see some friends again and meet some new people at Moab. I really enjoyed my time there and hope to return and see the stuff I didn't get to see on this trip.

Thanks to the organizers and to @NinetyFour and @aperture for the transportation services! Also congratulations to @NinetyFour and @aperture on their current retirements.

I have a few new blogs to follow from the new people I met on this trip.
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Re: Moab, Utah, USA meetup October 18 - 22, 2018
« Reply #521 on: November 13, 2018, 07:37:59 PM »
We sure do miss @2Saving4Life on our hikes and rides. Wishing you were still here, and not just for the geology lessons.

Have you made it back home yet and been able to see your family?

Thanks so much for the comment @Daisy,  that makes us happy.  We enjoyed your company as well.  Did you ever go back to Courthouse wash?  I forgot, we did stop at the visitors center after our hike that day and they said to stay on the East side of the river for the trail.  Seemed like it was on both sides to me. 

We just made it back earlier today, just under 1000 miles in two days.  Thanks for checking up on us Daisy, that was very kind of you.  Have a great time!  We'll hopefully see you at the next one.

I hope everything is going well for you. How is it going?