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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #200 on: January 12, 2015, 08:24:02 PM »
That would totally work for me! Just let me know where to meet (and I'll PM someone my number)

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #201 on: January 20, 2015, 01:55:58 PM »
And.... data from Sunday's meetup :)

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #202 on: January 20, 2015, 09:53:23 PM »
Any other Irvine families here with small kids (I have a 4.5 year old daughter) who want to get together for a small BBQ or potluck? My husband and I have had a tough time finding like-minded friends since moving here.  We would love to meet other folks here with kids for inexpensive outings.

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« Reply #203 on: January 20, 2015, 11:54:14 PM »
Sunnyca that's awesome!!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #204 on: February 10, 2015, 11:48:24 AM »
Hi all!  Just checking in to see if/when anyone would be interested in another meetup- hiking, Indian food, or otherwise. :)

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #205 on: February 12, 2015, 12:50:47 PM »
Hi Kids

Can I come?    I'm also planning a camping trip on the backside of Yoesemite once the Tioga Pass opens up.   About 2 months I'm guessing....its gonna be awesome

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #206 on: February 13, 2015, 08:36:36 AM »
Following.

I'm in the area, but not that mobile (no car or bike...yet!). But, I want to go to at least one of these meetups in the next few months.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #207 on: February 13, 2015, 08:52:17 AM »
My schedule's pretty open, so anytime works for me.

WhoopWhoop, we can probably meet somewhere closer to you and carpool, which is what we did last time. 

What activity is everyone interested in this time?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #208 on: February 13, 2015, 11:16:36 AM »
My schedule's pretty open on the weekends.  I might be up for something.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #209 on: February 13, 2015, 11:42:32 AM »
How about this Sunday or next Saturday?  Which date works best for everyone?


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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #210 on: February 13, 2015, 11:43:58 AM »
It's ironic that the worlds most un-mustachian part of the planet has the most active thread on this site.

Beach volleyball or bike ride from HB to Newport

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #211 on: February 13, 2015, 11:46:17 AM »
How about this Sunday or next Saturday?  Which date works best for everyone?

How does your employer feel about you scamming MMM on company time?  Haha

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #212 on: February 13, 2015, 11:54:45 AM »
How about this Sunday or next Saturday?  Which date works best for everyone?

How does your employer feel about you scamming MMM on company time?  Haha

AHEM.  I'm actually off today (four day weekend for me!).  I would *never* goof off on company time. Never. ;-)

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #213 on: February 13, 2015, 11:56:04 AM »
Volleyball.. shudders. Haha. Not my sport. Sun, works. Next Sat., I bow out.

Sunday works well for me.  Like Chippewa, not a volleyball fan (too uncoordinated).

Hike and a meal?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #214 on: February 13, 2015, 03:11:13 PM »
I would be in for Sunday,
Fortunately for my employer, I DO goof off while code is busy compiling...
Perfectly valid reason, and it keeps me sane...

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #215 on: February 13, 2015, 03:17:09 PM »
I could do Sunday.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #216 on: February 13, 2015, 03:21:24 PM »
Yay! Sunday it is.

It'll be kind of warm that day, so how about sticking somewhere closer to the coast, like Crystal Cove?  Any other suggestions are welcome, too. 

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #217 on: February 13, 2015, 04:01:41 PM »
Crystal Cove might work.  Where do you park around there?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #218 on: February 13, 2015, 04:42:03 PM »
Crystal Cove might work.  Where do you park around there?

Mike

I park at the shopping center nearby and walk over, but if anyone knows a better meeting spot, I'm all for it.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #219 on: February 13, 2015, 07:14:20 PM »
I can make it on Sunday if I can get a ride. Anyone live near [my location]?
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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #220 on: February 13, 2015, 08:17:51 PM »
Ouch. That would be a $75 uber ride coming from Venice.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #221 on: February 13, 2015, 09:47:33 PM »
Crystal Cove might work.  Where do you park around there?

Mike

Mike, do you want to pick a meeting spot?  I'm thinking maybe 10 or so, if that works for everyone. 

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #222 on: February 15, 2015, 03:43:56 AM »
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Coastal+Peak+Park/@33.605216,-117.803666,649m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80dce71ec36bc1d7:0x4665481a7498ea10

Here's the meeting spot for Crystal Cove that was talked about last time... Coastal Peak Park, right at the North / west side entrance to Crystal Cove Park.
To reach it, either take the 1 PCH, and go up Newport Coast Dr.
Or if you take the 405 S -> 73 S then get off at University or MacArthur before the toll starts!!!
Plenty of space for free parking.
Hope to see you all there! Annnd, Hope I don't sleep in... >.<

I can make it on Sunday if I can get a ride. Anyone live near Cypress?
WhoopWhooop, I can come pick you up since no one volunteered themselves. Message me an address I can pick you up at, I'll send you my phone number.
Otherwise, lemme know if you decide to not go....
or if I sleep in there might be no choice for you...
...but then Sunny would totally kill me.... scaryyy :O

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #223 on: February 15, 2015, 10:22:51 AM »
Shoot for next week when there's more time to plan?  Message boards were down for me yesterday.

Mike


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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #224 on: February 15, 2015, 10:59:00 AM »
Shoot for next week when there's more time to plan?  Message boards were down for me yesterday.

Mike
Fair enough. Maybe next week then..

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #225 on: February 15, 2015, 12:58:43 PM »
The above meeting place Shor pointed out is a good hike with some nice ocean and mountain views and free, abundant parking. The downside is that no dogs are allowed on that particular one.

Mike


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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #226 on: February 15, 2015, 01:25:29 PM »
The above meeting place Shor pointed out is a good hike with some nice ocean and mountain views and free, abundant parking. The downside is that no dogs are allowed on that particular one.

Mike

It sounds like a nice place, even if dogs aren't allowed there.  Zoe can hang out at home with a rawhide or something. 

Crystal Cove works, then.  What day next week works best for everyone?

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #227 on: February 15, 2015, 02:42:27 PM »
How about next Saturday at 10:00 AM? 

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #228 on: February 15, 2015, 04:03:04 PM »
Works for me.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #229 on: February 17, 2015, 04:33:13 PM »
I'll be there!
But how will we pace ourselves without Zoe commanding us to take breaks? :P

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #230 on: February 18, 2015, 04:46:21 PM »
Shor is driving me. Hooray!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #231 on: February 18, 2015, 04:54:13 PM »
Shor,

I think Sunny has a cat.  I think only dogs aren't allowed on that particular hike.  The cat could sub for Zoe.

Actually the sign, if one were to read it explicitly, says to the effect "No German Shepherds," which would not include Zoe.

Mike
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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #232 on: February 18, 2015, 09:53:53 PM »
Shor is driving me. Hooray!

Awesome!!  We're looking forward to meeting you! :)

Shor,

I think Sunny has a cat.  I think only dogs aren't allowed on that particular hike.  The cat could sub for Zoe.

Actually the sign, if one were to read it explicitly, says to the effect "No German Shepherds," which would not include Zoe.

Mike


I think I should follow Mike's interpretation and bring Zoe along on Saturday.  If a ranger drives by and tries to ticket us, Mike can explain his German Shepherd theory. :P

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #233 on: February 19, 2015, 10:16:13 AM »
Those little felt reindeer antlers dogs wear at Christmas is an alternate idea for minimizing Zoe's likelihood for getting caught.

Mike


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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #234 on: February 20, 2015, 12:30:38 PM »
I think Zoe's gotten wind of the fact that I'm planning on going on a hike without her.  I foresee a trip/fall in my future preventing me from going tomorrow...

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #235 on: February 21, 2015, 08:39:07 AM »
See you guys soon, hope everyone can make it!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #236 on: February 21, 2015, 08:51:13 AM »
Yep, see you there.

Mike

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #237 on: February 21, 2015, 10:54:19 AM »
Agh!  Running about 15 minutes late. Sorry guys!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #238 on: February 22, 2015, 10:52:23 PM »
Great meetup on Saturday!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #239 on: February 23, 2015, 07:38:20 AM »
Vultures were literally circling us on the hike but everyone made it.

Mike


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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #240 on: February 23, 2015, 10:11:43 PM »
Great meetup on Saturday!

Aww... No awesome meetup synopsis?  :/

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #241 on: February 24, 2015, 11:32:26 AM »
I really enjoyed meeting you guys! It makes me look a fool for avoiding these meetups for a year. haha

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #242 on: February 24, 2015, 11:37:34 AM »
Great meetup on Saturday!

Aww... No awesome meetup synopsis?  :/

In the cold early morning light of a winter's day, four voyagers set forward on a mountain trek through the wilderness backcountry of the Southern California desert. Narrowly missing encounters with lizards the size of alligators and snakes the size of anacondas, the group persevered even though constantly circled by vultures, barely negotiating the Lord of the Rings-esque trek without injury and starvation.

And then we hit Sharky's up for lunch.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #243 on: February 24, 2015, 04:46:30 PM »
I really enjoyed meeting you guys! It makes me look a fool for avoiding these meetups for a year. haha

It was great meeting you too, WhoopWhoop!  We'll have to schedule another meetup soon. 

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #244 on: March 25, 2015, 08:11:54 AM »
Commenting from Long Beach so I can catch the next meet up :)  I love hiking too!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #245 on: March 25, 2015, 09:52:11 PM »
Chiming in from Lake Elsinore so I can keep up!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #246 on: April 05, 2015, 11:12:01 AM »
Following from Tustin -- down for a beach or hiking meet-up!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #247 on: April 06, 2015, 10:41:24 AM »
Following from Tustin -- down for a beach or hiking meet-up!

Sweet!  I'm in Tustin, too. 

Seems like a good number of people are posting on this thread- may be time for another meetup soon!  Maybe in a few weeks? 

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #248 on: April 07, 2015, 10:18:34 AM »
I'm up for another meetup. The other ones were good fun.

Mike


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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #249 on: April 08, 2015, 09:00:04 AM »
Hi, I just moved to Corona del Mar and would love to join you guys on your next meet up. Leaving this post here so I can follow the chat.