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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #57 on: August 18, 2016, 07:03:06 PM »
Great idea!

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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #64 on: September 09, 2016, 01:41:07 PM »
Hi Eilonwy, glad you joined!

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« 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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« Reply #66 on: September 28, 2016, 11:19:57 AM »
Awesome! Thanks for sharing- I'll be there!

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« 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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« Reply #71 on: November 08, 2017, 09:49:26 PM »
Nice! Still in strawberry country.

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« Reply #72 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 #73 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 #74 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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« Reply #75 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 #76 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 #77 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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« Reply #78 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 #79 on: February 08, 2018, 06:42:32 PM »
Basket weaving this Saturday at 1pm! Be there or be a lame non-basket weaver ;) This is the last February basket thing.

Also has anyone gone up to see the elephant seals? You have to reserve a spot on a tour and it's like a couple hours of walking/tour. Anyone interested in doing a meet up and going to see them?

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« Reply #80 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 #81 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 #82 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 #83 on: July 10, 2018, 05:46:21 PM »
@MrsWhipple do you have a suggestion for meeting place and hiking trail?
The Pipeline hike is nice and shady and we can stop at the observation bench. Probably 1.5/2 hours if we linger at the top. We could meet outside the gift shop that's right by the parking lot, and if anybody needs a ride in (it's $10 unless you park outside the park or have a pass), we could carpool from my place.

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« Reply #84 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 #85 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 #86 on: July 13, 2018, 08:59:04 AM »
Just put it on my calendar!

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« Reply #87 on: July 13, 2018, 03:32:13 PM »
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.
Marked! And I love Fall Creek.

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« Reply #88 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 #89 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 #90 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 #91 on: September 02, 2018, 09:46:19 PM »
Only 2 weeks til the proposed date, are we still on for this hike?
Yup!

Has anyone hiked Quail Hollow? I haven't done the hard trail to the top, and I'd like to at some point...

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« Reply #92 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 #93 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 #94 on: September 09, 2018, 06:46:13 PM »
I'm in, 10am works for me!

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« Reply #95 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 #96 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 #97 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 #98 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 #99 on: September 10, 2018, 03:25:48 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?
The parking lot when you drive right in is good to meet at. I've only been there once and we did the really easy loop near the pond. So I'm excited to do the uphill hike and see how hard it is! There are lots of picnic benches for people to relax at in the shade, too. I'm bringing my husband and toddler and my non-MMM friend. Can't wait to see everyone!