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Re: Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz / Salinas / Monterey
« Reply #50 on: August 18, 2016, 07:03:06 PM »
Great idea!

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« Reply #51 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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« Reply #52 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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« Reply #53 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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« Reply #54 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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« Reply #55 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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« Reply #56 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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« Reply #57 on: September 09, 2016, 01:41:07 PM »
Hi Eilonwy, glad you joined!

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« Reply #58 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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« Reply #59 on: September 28, 2016, 11:19:57 AM »
Awesome! Thanks for sharing- I'll be there!

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« Reply #60 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 #61 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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« Reply #62 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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« Reply #63 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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« Reply #64 on: November 08, 2017, 09:49:26 PM »
Nice! Still in strawberry country.

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« Reply #65 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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« Reply #66 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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« Reply #67 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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« Reply #68 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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« Reply #69 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!

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« Reply #70 on: July 06, 2018, 12:43:57 PM »
Hello all! It's been awhile since we've organized something but @MrsWhipple and I are scheming a hike in Henry Cowell! @michaelrecycles @Static Void @AlwaysBeenASaver you guys in? How about a Sunday in July?

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« Reply #71 on: July 06, 2018, 07:50:41 PM »
Unfortunately I'm booked on Sundays in July and August. Could get together on a Sunday in Sept, all except Labor Day Weekend.

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« Reply #72 on: July 10, 2018, 11:24:44 AM »
We'll plan two hikes then. One on Sunday, July 22nd at 10am and another in mid to late September.

@MrsWhipple do you have a suggestion for meeting place and hiking trail?

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« Reply #73 on: July 11, 2018, 08:38:18 AM »
Sounds great! Looking forward to seeing you there and meeting anyone who can join us!

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« Reply #74 on: July 13, 2018, 08:41:54 AM »
Mark your calendars: Sunday, September 23rd we'll have another hike.

Suggest a favorite place if you'd like to join us. Maybe as it's autumn equinox we could hike at Fall Creek.

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« Reply #75 on: July 13, 2018, 08:59:04 AM »
Just put it on my calendar!

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« Reply #76 on: July 14, 2018, 11:10:10 AM »
We'll plan two hikes then. One on Sunday, July 22nd at 10am and another in mid to late September.

@MrsWhipple do you have a suggestion for meeting place and hiking trail?

I appreciate the invite Vasilisa! My family no longer lives in California. We moved away in March 2017 when my wife retired. I retired 6 months later in September 2017.

Escaping the oppressive housing prices in coastal California was key to being able to retire as soon as we did. Ages 31 (almost 32) and just having turned 37 respectively.

I hope your hikes in July and September end up being well attended, inspiring, and uplifting social events.

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« Reply #77 on: July 18, 2018, 11:58:33 AM »
Somehow I fell off the replys, so posting to get back on again.

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« Reply #78 on: September 02, 2018, 07:17:09 PM »
Only 2 weeks til the proposed date, are we still on for this hike?

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« Reply #79 on: September 02, 2018, 10:03:00 PM »
I've only done the easy loops there. I'm willing to try the steeper trail but I have to warn you that I'm quite slow on uphill sections and I think it's pretty much uphill all the way to the top.

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« Reply #80 on: September 09, 2018, 06:30:51 PM »
We are totally still on! Sorry for the delay- have been on vacation pretending to be retired! Iím down to explore Quail Hollow- have not hiked there at all though. @MrsWhipple is there a good place to meet there? And who is in? Does 10am work for everyone? 

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« Reply #81 on: September 09, 2018, 06:46:13 PM »
I'm in, 10am works for me!

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« Reply #82 on: September 10, 2018, 10:35:27 AM »
10a is perfect for me! And I've never been to Quail Hollow so I'm very down. :D

Will folks be bringing significant others/etc? Or is this is an MMMer specific event? ;)

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« Reply #83 on: September 10, 2018, 10:44:07 AM »
@diapasoun you mean your significant other/friends aren't all MMM fans?! LOL.

Event is open to all- that way we have more people to convert to frugalism. Cue the evil laughter...Muahhh

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« Reply #84 on: September 10, 2018, 10:47:28 AM »
@diapasoun you mean your significant other/friends aren't all MMM fans?! LOL.

Event is open to all- that way we have more people to convert to frugalism. Cue the evil laughter...Muahhh

Haha. I'll probably ask my boyfriend if he wants to come (he likes hiking). He's actually pretty decently frugal, just not going to understand any conversation about MMM. ;)

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« Reply #85 on: September 10, 2018, 11:17:53 AM »
Awesome! My husband (new to the frugal life) will be attending.

Looking forward to meeting a few new faces and catching up with friends. And checking out a new trail too.
 
For those who are planning to attend- feel free to PM me and I'll give you my cell number to facilitate meeting up.

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« Reply #86 on: September 21, 2018, 08:37:00 AM »
Cool, I'll be at meetup, with wife and baby. Sounds great!

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« Reply #87 on: September 21, 2018, 08:54:10 AM »
Cool, I'll be at meetup, with wife and baby. Sounds great!

Awesome! Looks to be a great turnout Sunday!


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« Reply #88 on: September 21, 2018, 10:40:15 AM »
Yes, I'm looking forward to seeing everyone!

If anyone would like a ride up from Santa Cruz, let me know -- I'm on the west side and have plenty of room in my car.

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« Reply #89 on: September 23, 2018, 04:22:08 PM »
Hey all, I really enjoyed the hike this morning, thanks to the organizers and to everyone who showed up!

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« Reply #90 on: September 24, 2018, 09:52:48 AM »
Had such a good hike yesterday! Thanks to all who came out.

Who's up for a November hike? And where do we want to explore next?

Here's the view from the top:

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« Reply #91 on: September 24, 2018, 12:34:11 PM »
I'm definitely up for a November hike! That was so fantastic, everyone.

Also -- if folks are looking to get some more frequent informal hikes/walks along the ocean/etc going, feel free to PM me. I'd love to get low-key hikes/walks going in the evenings or weekends, and am happy to do some texting/emailing to make it happen. :)

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« Reply #92 on: September 24, 2018, 04:40:24 PM »
Yes for November!

diapasoun, I'll PM you my contact info regarding low-key hikes/walks.


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« Reply #93 on: October 10, 2018, 08:59:29 AM »
Hello all! We are on for the next hike Sunday, November 11th at 10am at Big Basin. We will be meeting at Park Headquarters and hiking the Sequoia Trail, an easy four mile loop.

There are a couple of us who have State Park passes, so we will be doing some coordinating of carpooling to avoid the $10 parking fee. PM me if you're interested.

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« Reply #94 on: October 26, 2018, 08:24:49 PM »
Hey guys! Newbie to the forum, although I've been reading MMM for some time. It's good to meet you!

I would love to come to the hike on Nov 11, but I have a favor to ask of you.

On the plus side, I don't have a car, choosing to bike pretty much everywhere. On the minus side, there's no easy way to bike or bus over to Big Basin from the downtown area, so I'd like your help in finding a carpool. I'm happy to chip in for gas and/or the parking fee, and would prefer to ride with woman or family. Thanks!


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« Reply #95 on: October 27, 2018, 11:09:55 AM »
Hi, it would be great to have you join the hike! I can give a ride from the Scotts Valley transit center. If you can't find a ride from downtown this is an option if you can bike or bus to the SV transit center. I'm female and will most likely have another female friend in my car as well.

Hey guys! Newbie to the forum, although I've been reading MMM for some time. It's good to meet you!

I would love to come to the hike on Nov 11, but I have a favor to ask of you.

On the plus side, I don't have a car, choosing to bike pretty much everywhere. On the minus side, there's no easy way to bike or bus over to Big Basin from the downtown area, so I'd like your help in finding a carpool. I'm happy to chip in for gas and/or the parking fee, and would prefer to ride with woman or family. Thanks!

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« Reply #96 on: October 27, 2018, 07:54:42 PM »
Yes, thank you @AlwaysBeenASaver, I'll plan on it (unless offered an option directly from Santa Cruz). What time shall we meet?

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« Reply #97 on: October 27, 2018, 08:36:43 PM »
We're meeting at Big Basin at 10 and it takes around 40 minutes to get there from the SV transit center.  Not sure how often buses run or what time they would get there, let me know, I'm flexible on pickup time. I'll PM you my name and cell #.

Yes, thank you @AlwaysBeenASaver, I'll plan on it (unless offered an option directly from Santa Cruz). What time shall we meet?


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« Reply #98 on: November 10, 2018, 11:54:33 AM »
Bumping up to remind people this hike is tomorrow!

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« Reply #99 on: November 10, 2018, 02:15:57 PM »
Big Basin hike has been canceled due to smoke and bad air quality. Letís brainstorm for January!