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Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« on: August 24, 2015, 01:49:55 PM »
Anyone here from the Santa Cruz, Salinas or Monterey areas? I'm in Watsonville.

I've been to a couple San Jose meetups. It was really exciting to meet like-minded folks, but it's not always convenient to make it up that way. MMM's recent urban tribe post inspired me to seek out Mustachians in the 831/Monterey Bay area. With gloomy summer ending, fall could be a nice time for a park or beach picnic.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 08:45:49 PM »
Hey, just registered here but have been lurking the antimustachian thread for a while. We're in the Santa Cruz mountains, so not too far!

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2015, 11:35:39 PM »
Hey, just registered here but have been lurking the antimustachian thread for a while. We're in the Santa Cruz mountains, so not too far!

Awesome, glad you made it official!

Pretty sure I've seen at least a couple other users who are from the area (come on out folks). Maybe there are other lurkers too!

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2015, 11:40:30 PM »
I'm in the SC mountains in the Scotts Valley area.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2015, 08:18:19 AM »
I'm in the SC mountains in the Scotts Valley area.
Are you going to the Skypark free concert thing this Sunday? My husband and I went last sunday and it was pretty awesome! I'll be the little blonde chick in the black and white striped dress, come say hi if you see us!

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2015, 11:32:48 AM »
No unfortunately I wasn't planning to go to the Skypark concert, too much to do this weekend.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2015, 06:21:51 PM »
The Capitola Begonia Festival on Labor Day weekend (namely the parade on Sunday) is pretty enjoyable, but I'm not going this year.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2015, 01:23:35 PM »
I live downtown Santa Cruz. Would love to get together with some like minded folks. The "tribe" article really resonated with me as well.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2015, 08:53:17 PM »
Three's a crowd, and we've got at least four. Let's trying scheduling something!

I'm available the weekends of October 3-4 and 24-25. (Will also likely head to Santa Cruz those weekends for Costco.)
Wednesday evenings work too; I like the idea of avoiding South Bay spill-over.

Somewhere in Santa Cruz probably makes sense, being central to the posters so far. Coffee shop? Brewery? Park? Farmer's market?

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2015, 09:10:13 PM »
I'm out Sept 30-Oct 5, but back for the 24th/25th or Wednesday evenings. I'd offer to host, but we just bought a house and it doesn't have floors yet :) I'd be down for any of the options listed though! Maybe a park picnic/snack thing?

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2015, 10:31:53 PM »
I'm unavailable the Oct 3/4 weekend; not sure yet about the weekend later in October. Weekdays other than Friday, daytime or evening work well for me. Prefer not too late in the evening.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2015, 03:54:27 PM »
By the beard of Zeus! finally some fellow mustachians nearest my area. I'm still located somewhat far...Merced CA in the middle of the central valley of sukka-realm CA. Growing up and living in the CV is a special kind of hell for a recently self-aware mustachian. I'm labeled on the map as "Lone Wolfstache."

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2015, 10:35:52 PM »
Very exciting!

I'm fairly available at the moment. The October 3-4 or 24-25 weekends would work for me. Wednesday evenings I couldn't meet up until 7pm.

Meeting places: on the weekends, Santa Cruz Mission (free admission, close by parking and picnic tables), Trescony Park (very small, but has playground and a couple tables, lawn area). Evening: Santa Cruz Brewery, Verve coffee place. Very open to other suggestions- just thought I'd get the ball rolling so we can set the details.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2015, 10:14:24 PM »
Ok let's call it!

Saturday, October 24 at noon
Santa Cruz Mission
Bring your own food, sharing snacks optional.

First to arrive claims a picnic table? I'm not familiar with the location, would this be in the Mission Plaza or across the street on the actual Mission grounds?

I'll be wearing a name tag with my forum handle and a mustache on it.

Does this work for everyone?

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2015, 10:21:14 AM »
Awesome! Thanks for calling it!

Santa Cruz Mission Adobe has tables/benches/logs/seating areas. Mission Plaza is grassy and open- we could bring some blankets but there's only a couple benches. I'd vote for the state park on School Street- http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=548

Looking forward to meeting folks!

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2015, 12:55:08 PM »
I'm going to try to make it to this. I feel I'm only really half-mustachian, but I love the concepts and the forum and it would be interesting to meet others in the area. 

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2015, 01:34:24 PM »
I'd vote for the state park on School Street- http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=548
Sounds good! See you all there :)

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2015, 11:01:33 PM »
I feel I'm only really half-mustachian, but I love the concepts and the forum and it would be interesting to meet others in the area. 

I'm sure you're plenty Mustachian enough! It's our bad assity that counts!

If it makes you feel any better, I'm new to the blog and the forum and *gasp* even have some debt emergency going on. But I'm really looking forward to meeting some awesome new folks in the area and expanding our tribes! Hope you'll be able to make it.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2015, 11:04:17 PM »
Hey Santa Cruzers! Great to find you here!

I spend quite a bit of time in SC, but unfortunately don't think I'll be in town on the 24th. Will definitely attend if plans change. Will also keep tabs on this thread for future gatherings!

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2015, 12:15:59 PM »
It's looking like I'll be able to make it to this :-)

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2015, 08:28:40 PM »

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2015, 09:00:24 PM »
ABAS just pinged me, and I'll probably be there, too!

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=548 is a beautiful location, there's a couple of great view-ey overlooks of the downtown.

/david

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2015, 08:59:38 PM »
See you all tomorrow! I'm aiming for noon but possibly could be a few minutes late due to the river cleanup right before this.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2015, 09:34:03 PM »
Damn. Were I still at DLI I would totally be down. I kind of miss Monterey lol

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2015, 10:31:52 PM »
See the few of you tomorrow! I'll be malingering with a white bicycle. You know, around.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2015, 10:49:26 PM »
Late to the party, but me! I'm in Monterey for the year!

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2015, 10:56:45 PM »
See you folks tomorrow. I'm bringing some toasted almonds as a snack to share.

Late to the party, but me! I'm in Monterey for the year!

@yuka - Awesome! You're the first to respond in Monterey. Hopefully more will pop up in that direction. At the moment, the others in the thread are centered near Santa Cruz and meeting there tomorrow (details above). You're welcome to join!

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2015, 12:22:08 AM »
Sorry I'll have to miss this one. Hope you Mustachians have a great time, and decide to get together again sooooon!!!!

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« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2015, 10:15:35 AM »
See the few of you tomorrow! I'll be malingering with a white bicycle. You know, around.
Can't wait to meet the malingerer and everyone else too! I'll be there with the husband and a bunch of snacks to share. So you recognize me: black shirt, jeans, long blonde hair. He's the tall cute one. See you all soon :)

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2015, 04:08:59 PM »
Awesome to meet a bunch of you! Looking forward to another gathering or a game night!

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« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2015, 07:59:04 PM »
Would love to do a game night sometime! Great to meet you, and thanks for taking all my popcorn :)

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« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2015, 08:30:48 PM »
It was great to have a good turnout, and it was fun meeting you all. Another get together and/or game night would be fun!                     

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2015, 10:19:38 PM »
Glad we made it happen today!

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« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2015, 07:03:49 PM »
Was fun! See you all around, I bet.

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« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2015, 07:49:56 PM »
A little late, but here's a photo from our fine coastal gathering at our local within-city-limits state park. (wave)
« Last Edit: November 02, 2015, 07:52:10 PM by Static Void »

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« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2015, 10:35:23 PM »
A little late, but here's a photo from our fine coastal gathering at our local within-city-limits state park. (wave)

:-)

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« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2015, 07:27:42 PM »
Random thread entry---

Monterey Bay Aquarium has free entry from now until Sunday (December 13 2015) for residents of Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties.

We went yesterday and it was grand! And not too crowded. The weekend might be a little more trafficked...

You're welcome!

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2015, 10:57:11 AM »
We'll have to battle the crowds on Sunday! Any particular exhibits you enjoyed - seasonal or otherwise?

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« Reply #38 on: December 14, 2015, 11:04:44 AM »
I think the video presentations are very well done. I've seen the sea otter one and the shark one; my fiancee saw a few others and said they were all good. They make you feel involved in the significant conservation mission of the aquarium. Also the feedings are a lot of fun. The penguin one isn't so great because its very children-centric and is an absolute circus on weekends (imagine free week would be even worse.) The otters are fun to watch eating. Deep sea isn't very exciting to watch feeding except that the anchovies swarm in a bit of a frenzy. Kelp forest feedings have divers, so I imagine that's fun (though I haven't seen that one.)

Here is the daily schedule so you can get to the feedings. On weekends you'll not want to be later than 20 minutes early, I'd say.   http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/visit/daily-schedule

Ironically, I'm avoiding the aquarium this week because it's surely crowded (also because I have exams.) The student membership is only $50 and I'm happy to support their work, so the other weeks of the year are my time.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #39 on: December 14, 2015, 09:16:37 PM »
Hello! I just saw this thread. I've been familiar with MMM for several years. I live in Monterey. I would love to meet other Mustachians. My husband and I love board games too! Please let me know if you plan on meeting again!

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« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2015, 10:03:59 AM »
Let's throw something on the calendar!

I'd be willing to host a potluck/game night downtown Santa Cruz- is there a Sunday evening that works for most of us? How does January 24th look?

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« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2015, 03:28:35 PM »
Let's throw something on the calendar!

I'd be willing to host a potluck/game night downtown Santa Cruz- is there a Sunday evening that works for most of us? How does January 24th look?
I'm interested and as of now that date looks good for me but I can't make a firm commitment yet. We hope to get in some skiing in January and haven't sorted out our dates yet.

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« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2015, 03:38:34 PM »
I had a lovely time meeting up last time, and I'm in for a game night in Jan. Jan 24 is great for me...
 ... :)


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« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2015, 09:36:58 AM »
Awesome! January 24th at my house it is! Let's say 4pm.

Private message me for address and further details and I'm looking forward to seeing you guys again!

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« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2016, 07:48:17 PM »
1/24 might be tough for us to make, but it's definitely on the radar. Will reach out as it gets closer!

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« Reply #45 on: January 19, 2016, 09:20:29 PM »
I can't make it, unfortunately. I hope to make it to the next one, if there's a next one.

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« Reply #46 on: January 19, 2016, 11:31:12 PM »
I am also in the area!  I'm posting to follow the thread to hear about any future events.

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« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2016, 05:15:07 PM »
Just a reminder: Sunday January 24th, 4pm potluck and game night gathering at my home.

Private message me for address and further details. Looking forward to seeing old faces and meeting new ones!

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« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2016, 10:02:56 AM »
Sorry I've missed once again! I had my eye on it, and then my roommates and I made a last minute decision to go skiing for the weekend. I'm only in the area for one winter, so I decided I needed to make as many Tahoe trips as possible; it's my third priority this quarter, after passing my classes and getting some good research done.

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« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2016, 10:21:21 AM »
Aw, sorry you missed it. Had a ton of fun playing games!