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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #450 on: February 21, 2019, 04:34:32 PM »
We are still on for the meetup on Sunday 24th February - anytime 1PM and beyond at my place in Westboro.

BYOB, bring one thing for the cheese / pate / cracker or treat shared plates.

Lots of new people to the group showing up!


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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #451 on: February 23, 2019, 07:24:25 PM »
Our plan is to be there!!! Thanks for organizing!!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #452 on: February 23, 2019, 07:48:42 PM »
We're still planning on coming.  Hope the snow-and-ice lined roads don't turn to rivers with all the rain we are supposed to get tomorrow!  We'll find out if the car floats ...

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #453 on: February 23, 2019, 07:57:53 PM »
Happy to have you all come for the meetup!


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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #454 on: February 24, 2019, 11:48:11 AM »
Good afternoon,

I’m new to this forum but from Ottawa. It would be great if I could be added to the email / distribution list to be notified about future meetups.

All the best.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #455 on: February 24, 2019, 03:15:30 PM »
Happy to have you all come for the meetup!


Thank you everyone for coming out this afternoon!   It is always lovely to see everyone in real life. 😄

I didn’t get a chance to have extended chats with some of you, but I hope I will get the chance to at our next meetup.

Oh, there is a lonely Metro Shopping bag left behind, please let me know if it is yours!


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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #456 on: February 24, 2019, 06:56:09 PM »
Thank you, OYFN, for hosting!  Big crowd today.  Fun to talk with so many like-minded, motivated people about all the deep meaningful thoughts and opinions we have on FI and what to do about it / with it.  Whoever made those delicious Quesadilla strips (or whatever they were), yum!  Also, the DIY black forest cake was divine, OYFN.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #457 on: February 24, 2019, 07:06:10 PM »
Quesadilla strips: https://www.budgetbytes.com/creamy-white-bean-and-spinach-quesadillas/

Tortillas, white bean, spinach, cheese and sour cream. Crazy simple!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #458 on: February 24, 2019, 07:34:34 PM »
Thank you OYFN for hosting another awesome meetup with great ppl and good food! I also didnt get to chat with everyone, but happy to see a few familiar and new faces to the group!
As most of you know we leave next Saturday for our 6 month trip. If you are interested in reading about our travels you can do so at SmallFamilyBigAdventure.com. Hope to see you all in September.
Thanks again.


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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #459 on: February 24, 2019, 07:41:23 PM »
You'll never be able to go back to a normal life after that frankieve! Enjoy multiple continents!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #460 on: February 25, 2019, 06:10:03 AM »
Thank you so much for hosting this great meet-up! It was great to be able to put faces on names, and to meet you all.  Hopefully I'll get the chance to talk a bit more to everyone at our next meetup.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #461 on: February 25, 2019, 07:51:27 AM »
Thank you OYFN for hosting another awesome meetup with great ppl and good food! I also didnt get to chat with everyone, but happy to see a few familiar and new faces to the group!
As most of you know we leave next Saturday for our 6 month trip. If you are interested in reading about our travels you can do so at SmallFamilyBigAdventure.com. Hope to see you all in September.
Thanks again.
Thanks for sharing the link to your page Frankieve.  I look forward to following the family's adventures!

Thanks OYFN for the invite, it was great to meet everyone and I look forward to seeing everyone next time.

I also hope the birthday girl had a wonderful evening!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #462 on: February 25, 2019, 05:06:47 PM »
I have to say one more thanks......

Thanks to everyone for bringing something to the share table.  It was lovely!  A very eclectic selection of treats!

Tonight, in true MMM /Maritime form, I used up all of the cheese bits, and cracker bits, to make some kickbutt homemade Mac & Cheese. 

In the Maritimes, we used to have something we called ‘old nippy’, or more commonly called ‘Rat trap cheese’.  Of course this was a long time ago - but  it is not unlike the cheese curds that were brought to the meetup.  (tasty, stringy, cheesy).   That and the other cheeses, and some cheddar, chili flake, and dry mustard powder, with a crunchy cracker tip, well.....3 portions for dinner, 7 for the freezer.   Oh yeah!

Until next time!   Always happy to host again!


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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #463 on: March 24, 2019, 07:32:04 AM »
Hi!

I'm new to Ottawa and kind of new to Mustachianism, though I've been frugal all my life. Would like to be on the email/distribution list for any future meetups!

Thanks,
April

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #464 on: March 24, 2019, 08:03:41 AM »
Sounds like time to try and reorganize another one!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #465 on: March 24, 2019, 08:10:54 AM »
+1, I support!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #466 on: March 24, 2019, 09:32:25 AM »
Sounds like a great idea!    We are getting quite large, should we consider a different venue?  Maybe a pub?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #467 on: March 24, 2019, 09:52:19 AM »
Or stop trying to get everyone, and just have more smaller ones?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #468 on: March 24, 2019, 12:13:14 PM »
A pub would be great.  Or, Ed and I could host, although I am a very much a slacker hostess, BYOEverything, except furniture, we have some of that!  :-D  We're in the west end, in Crystal Beach.  Also, the end of winter is near and park meetups might not be so far off.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #469 on: April 04, 2019, 06:24:21 AM »
I'm fine with a pub.  Anything mmm worthy in terms of reasonabley priced yet central?

The nice weather is coming, we may be able to aim for a patio soon!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #470 on: April 04, 2019, 06:30:34 AM »
Mmm worthy is debatable. La Maison Acadienne near U of O used to do 10 dollar pitchers.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #471 on: April 04, 2019, 02:12:29 PM »
Clocktower has “very happy hour” 2-5pm everyday  $5 for 20 oz craft beer.  Discounts on foods.  Some of the best fish tacos I have had in Ottawa.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #472 on: April 04, 2019, 03:19:45 PM »
We'd be intererested in "Very Happy Hour".  I guess a weekend day would be good for all the peeps that still work?  How crowded do they get on weekends, OYFN, do you know?  If I recall, they don't take reservations although maybe that has changed.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #473 on: April 06, 2019, 07:03:31 PM »
I would also be interested in a meet up, clocktower is a great location and hopefully it will be patio season soon.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #474 on: April 10, 2019, 06:39:17 AM »
Morning Guys, with Easter coming I think it would be best to aim for the week after.  I'm fine with clocktower in Westboro. 

Friday night the 26th or Sunday afternoon the 28th? 

Any takers and interest?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #475 on: April 10, 2019, 06:43:51 AM »
Sunday after would work for me!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #476 on: April 10, 2019, 10:33:37 AM »
I'll be out of town for four weeks starting April 25, so sounds like I will miss this one.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #477 on: April 10, 2019, 01:13:12 PM »
I am busy on the 28th, so if it goes ahead that day I will have to pass.

If anyone would like to meet up during the week, I should be available. 

Bingeworker, we should get together before your adventure.....

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #478 on: April 17, 2019, 04:54:02 PM »
I dont know if we are still on and if there is sufficient interest.  I am open to another date OYFN

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #479 on: April 19, 2019, 05:37:23 PM »
I'm out of town until the 29th. Would love to meet up after that.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #480 on: April 19, 2019, 06:17:40 PM »
As a wee note.....I would be happy to host another meetup at my house.  I really enjoy seeing you all, so I hope you all will attend again.  May 18 (or 19) as primary meetup, the next (long) weekend as a back up.

I am putting it out there now because I want everyone to put in their calendars.   Either
Saturday preferred.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #481 on: May 01, 2019, 05:09:59 PM »
As a wee note.....I would be happy to host another meetup at my house.  I really enjoy seeing you all, so I hope you all will attend again.  May 18 (or 19) as primary meetup, the next (long) weekend as a back up.

I am putting it out there now because I want everyone to put in their calendars.   Either
Saturday preferred.

Change of plans.....

We will be in Halifax for the latter part of May.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #482 on: May 05, 2019, 04:47:07 AM »
Hi all! I'm new and interested in joining a meet up. What about a coffee shop or food court?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #483 on: May 09, 2019, 07:06:12 AM »
Welcome! I think people would really be interested in any venue, nobody has really taken the reins recently on one recently :)

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #484 on: May 09, 2019, 07:17:31 AM »
Hi all, I have been preoccupied dealing with my Fathers health issue. 

Hopefully next month things will be better for me.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #485 on: June 14, 2019, 11:44:44 AM »
Anyone feel up to pointing out a nice Park or outdoor area for a meet-up in July?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #486 on: June 14, 2019, 12:51:37 PM »
Anyone feel up to pointing out a nice Park or outdoor area for a meet-up in July?

Totally!  The Farm is always nice, but either Vincent Massey or Andy Hayden / Brittania have little bbq areas is people are interested.

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« Reply #487 on: June 18, 2019, 08:23:31 PM »
Mr. Ed and I would be interested if we do it before I go away again on July 15.  Andrew Haydon Park worked well last year, and Britannia is nice too, both are on the bike path and pretty close to transit.  Britannia has the option of swimming or wading if it is hot.

Sunday July 7, or Saturday July 13 would work for us.  June 29 or 30 are OK too, if that gives enough time to rustle up enough Mustachians.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #488 on: June 22, 2019, 09:15:55 AM »
Hello!
New to the forum, but not to the principles.
Been in Ottawa for many years, but amazed to never run into anyone that understands this lifestyle. Look forward to meet you all.
Cheers,

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #489 on: June 22, 2019, 09:44:04 AM »
7 and 14th works for us. Nothing planned for those weekends yet.

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« Reply #490 on: June 22, 2019, 01:16:26 PM »
OK, so there seem to be four of us in (welcome, mb17!), so that's enough to start a plan:

How about Sunday July 7, 3 pm, Britannia Park, east end of the park (which is less crowded), bring chairs or a blanket to sit on as there aren't many tables out that way.  Bring some snacks to share. 

(We could do it earlier than 3 pm, but if we do it then it gives people enough time to do other stuff earlier in the day.  If anyone with kids comes we could shift westward to be closer to the play structure, although it is a lot more crowded over that way.)

OYFN, do you want to send out an e-mail to your contacts list?  I am guessing people aren't seeing the forum posts.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #491 on: June 22, 2019, 02:29:25 PM »
OK, so there seem to be four of us in (welcome, mb17!), so that's enough to start a plan:

How about Sunday July 7, 3 pm, Britannia Park, east end of the park (which is less crowded), bring chairs or a blanket to sit on as there aren't many tables out that way.  Bring some snacks to share. 

(We could do it earlier than 3 pm, but if we do it then it gives people enough time to do other stuff earlier in the day.  If anyone with kids comes we could shift westward to be closer to the play structure, although it is a lot more crowded over that way.)

OYFN, do you want to send out an e-mail to your contacts list?  I am guessing people aren't seeing the forum posts.

Sunday July 7th works for me - and I will send out an email to the addresses I have on hand tomorrow.   I will chat with your first to make sure I have the "location" sussed out, and then will send instructions as part of the email.   BYOB/Snack?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #492 on: June 22, 2019, 07:30:50 PM »

Sunday July 7th works for me - and I will send out an email to the addresses I have on hand tomorrow.   I will chat with your first to make sure I have the "location" sussed out, and then will send instructions as part of the email.   BYOB/Snack?

Yep, all that sounds good.  I'll do a screen capture of roughly where I think we should meet at Britannia from Google maps, and send it to you, and you can send it out to the e-mail list if you agree that it's a good spot.

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« Reply #493 on: June 22, 2019, 08:36:30 PM »
Sounds great. Date works. No kids for me. Happy to bring chairs and snacks.

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« Reply #494 on: June 23, 2019, 08:02:56 PM »
I can probably make it on the 7th...

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #495 on: June 25, 2019, 11:56:12 AM »
Hello!

I've sent out an email to our list, and have sent PM's to other's letting them know about the event.

See you all Sun - July 7th @ 3pm
Britannia Park/Beach.

My laptop is not liking attaching the map that Bingeworker sent me.... If someone else is more capable - please post!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #496 on: June 25, 2019, 12:14:35 PM »
Thanks for sending out the email @oneyearfromnow. It sounds like there's a lovely plan for a meetup. We're out of town that weekend (busy summer!), but I have attached the map.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #497 on: June 25, 2019, 01:01:07 PM »
Unfortunately we’re out of town that weekend as well. Here’s hoping for nice weather.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #498 on: June 28, 2019, 08:41:30 PM »
I will try to make it out to this one.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #499 on: July 03, 2019, 11:44:58 AM »
Hi, I'm working this weekend, but could you add me to the list for future meet ups? Or is there an easy way to subscribe?
Thanks a lot. Have a good time!

Hello!

I've sent out an email to our list, and have sent PM's to other's letting them know about the event.

See you all Sun - July 7th @ 3pm
Britannia Park/Beach.

My laptop is not liking attaching the map that Bingeworker sent me.... If someone else is more capable - please post!