Author Topic: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey  (Read 10611 times)

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2016, 07:34:55 PM »
Somehow I fell off the replys, so posting to get back on again. Let me know of any plans to get together!

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #51 on: February 27, 2016, 12:55:23 PM »
So I just learned that whole foods (at least, the one in Monterey) has stopped selling bulk spices. Does anyone know another good place to buy spices by weight?

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2016, 01:03:14 PM »
I get them at Staff of Life in Santa Cruz; they have a great selection of bulk spices and grains, and prices tend to be lower than Whole Foods. If you're in Monterey, I would try some of the ethnic stores either there or in Marina for spices - they aren't in bulk, but they tend to be quite a bit less expensive.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2016, 01:09:16 PM »
There's a Ragtime Music fest in Santa Cruz today and tomorrow. Looks like there might be free music at the corner of Pacific and Cooper. Gonna check it out this afternoon!
http://www.santacruzragtime.com/schedule/

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2016, 12:09:13 AM »
I don't know if this fits anyone's bill for entertainment, but the naval academy glee club is in the SF area doing a few free shows. I've heard them and found them to be pretty decent. Anyway, I attached a screenshot of a pdf because I can't figure out how to get an image into my post.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #55 on: August 18, 2016, 12:01:36 PM »
Hello all! Let's have another gathering- it would be great to see you and meet some others in the area!
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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #56 on: August 18, 2016, 01:55:01 PM »
I would be down except that I'm probably going to have my baby in the next week or two :D If it happens before then, I'm there! Maybe a BBQ or picnic in a park somewhere, or another game night? Both were really fun!

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #57 on: August 18, 2016, 07:03:06 PM »
Great idea!

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #58 on: August 26, 2016, 11:48:53 PM »
I'm down for another event; it's been too long. Weekends are preferable, though not until mid-September, which is probably bad for Mrs. Whipple.  Any particular dates? As a suggestion, I like doing stuff like this; these are on September 11 or 25, but there are often other events there and at other parks. Anyone else interested in joining something like that, or just meeting after for picnic? I missed the game night, that sounded fun as well.

And congrats Mrs (and Mr.) Whipple!

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #59 on: August 31, 2016, 09:31:23 AM »
The "Gardens of Time" Tour looks neat- would love to meet up for that! Both of those dates would work for me.

I'm also down to host another potluck/game night or head out on a hike!
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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #60 on: September 06, 2016, 10:38:47 PM »
Sorry for the delayed response, I was waiting to see about a potential conflict on the 25th. I could go on this tour on the 11th, but not the 25th.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #61 on: September 07, 2016, 09:51:05 PM »
Unfortunately we can't make any meetups in September. Do any October dates look good?

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #62 on: September 07, 2016, 11:01:55 PM »
Oct 2, 8/9, 15, 29/30 are all free so far. Many weekdays are ok too.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #63 on: September 09, 2016, 12:10:41 PM »
Hi all. I just joined after learning that AlwaysBeenASaver -- whom I've known for what, 25 years? -- was a fellow Mustachian! I hope I can join the next meetup. (Probably won't be available if it's the 8th.)

I live in unincorporated Santa Cruz and am married with a teenage son.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #64 on: September 09, 2016, 01:41:07 PM »
Hi Eilonwy, glad you joined!

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #65 on: September 24, 2016, 09:34:26 AM »
The Bay Area Mustachian meetup group is having a meetup on Oct 30th in Moss Landing:

http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/233528771/?rv=ea2&_af=event&_af_eid=233528771&https=off

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #66 on: September 28, 2016, 11:19:57 AM »
Awesome! Thanks for sharing- I'll be there!
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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #67 on: October 29, 2016, 08:19:13 PM »
I'm being a weather-wimp and backing out of the farm tour. Hope we can all get together again soon.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #68 on: November 03, 2016, 12:38:14 PM »
The Bay Area Mustachian meetup group is having a meetup on Oct 30th in Moss Landing:

http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/233528771/?rv=ea2&_af=event&_af_eid=233528771&https=off

I know the BAMMM group may be too far for many in the Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey area, but I'd at least like to make the Mustachians in that area aware of a Reddit thread I created for the Bay Area:

https://www.reddit.com/r/financialindependence/comments/5a4kpa/fire_networking_in_the_bay_area/
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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #69 on: November 08, 2017, 04:21:13 PM »
Trying to revive this thread a bit. Anyone still in this area of dastardly high priced housing?

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #70 on: November 08, 2017, 04:32:36 PM »
I still live here (Corralitos), the beach and the mountains are too nice to give up.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #71 on: November 08, 2017, 09:49:26 PM »
Nice! Still in strawberry country.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #72 on: November 08, 2017, 11:15:07 PM »
Posting to follow.  Family connections to the area.
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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #73 on: November 09, 2017, 03:40:34 PM »
I still live here (Corralitos), the beach and the mountains are too nice to give up.

I feel you. I keep choking whenever I pay rent, and then I walk 20 minutes to the beach in 60 degree January weather and remember why I haven't left....

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #74 on: November 09, 2017, 03:56:46 PM »
I'm still in this area, and I know of 3 others that are as well, but not sure if they still frequent this message board.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #75 on: November 23, 2017, 05:49:51 PM »
Anyone want to come to Henry Cowell to do some pine needle basket weaving? I've been to a few of the classes, and it's super fun! I'll probably be going to both of the December ones:
Saturday, December 2 from 10am to noon
Saturday, December 9 from 1pm to 3pm
Join Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Docent Cheryl VanDeVeer or a fun, free, family workshop learning how to make a basket from local pine needles. Children 10 and older may attend if accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Visitor Center in the day-use area, located off Highway 9 in Felton. No experience necessary.


If anyone needs a ride into the park, we have the parking pass and can pick you up at the entrance where there's free parking. Just PM me and let me know!

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #76 on: November 27, 2017, 01:57:31 PM »
Anyone want to come to Henry Cowell to do some pine needle basket weaving? I've been to a few of the classes, and it's super fun! I'll probably be going to both of the December ones:
Saturday, December 2 from 10am to noon
Saturday, December 9 from 1pm to 3pm

That sounds really awesome, actually. I can't guarantee going because of some potential scheduling things, but honestly, this looks so fun....

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #77 on: January 02, 2018, 11:56:42 AM »
Hey savers! New Meetup in Mountain View this Saturday!

https://www.facebook.com/events/135239063851926/?notif_t=plan_edited&notif_id=1514870284792598

Deets:
Sat Jan 6, high noon
Asian Box
142 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
Phone (650) 584-3947
http://www.asianbox.com


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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #78 on: January 03, 2018, 05:42:05 PM »
I'm going to keep posting basket weaving workshops until one of you goobers shows up ;) It's free and fun and I'm making everybody baskets for christmas next year! Come learn how!

Pine Needle Basket Making Workshop
Saturday, January 6 from 10am to 12pm
Saturday, January 27 from 1pm to 3pm
Join Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Docent Cheryl VanDeVeer or a fun, free, family workshop learning how to make a basket from local pine needles. Children 10 and older may attend if accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Visitor Center in the day-use area, located off Highway 9 in Felton. No experience necessary.

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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #79 on: January 04, 2018, 12:16:01 PM »
@MrsWhipple, I've got in my calendar! Now to keep the gumption going and actually show up.

@SassyG If only I didn't have a wedding already booking this Saturday... please let us know how it went!