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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #550 on: June 29, 2021, 12:32:08 PM »
Sounds like a great idea!  2 shots down...none to go!


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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #551 on: June 29, 2021, 01:33:09 PM »
Alright, so throw up dates in July for people to find the best spot?

I'm busy this weekend, but free for the next lifetime. Yay for FIRE.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #552 on: June 29, 2021, 02:50:04 PM »
Alright, so throw up dates in July for people to find the best spot?

I'm busy this weekend, but free for the next lifetime. Yay for FIRE.

How about Sat, July 17, with a rain date of Sunday July 18.  2pm?

Britannia again? 

Offers lots of parking, excellent cycling access, swimming, a great Burger joint (Baja Burger), close to ice cream (Beachconers), and public facilities.

I can send out a bat signal to our mailing list, as well as the Group FI folk too.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #553 on: June 30, 2021, 05:22:37 AM »
Sounds good to me.


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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #554 on: June 30, 2021, 05:34:47 AM »
Good for me.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #555 on: July 01, 2021, 11:44:39 AM »
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.

MEET UP TIME!

Saturday, July 17, 2021   (Rain date: Sunday July 18)
Time:  2pm - 5pm
Where:   Britannia Park - where we held the last meetup.   Map (hopefully) is in quote.     You'll note that we are not that far away from Beachconers..........

Other wise - put these Coords in Google:  45.36543405590801, -75.79861203352351

Please be respectful of current guidelines for group meetings, give each other space, bring your own snacks / chairs etc.

Please let me know if you can be there.   


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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #556 on: July 01, 2021, 08:04:43 PM »
I should be able to make it : )

I'll be coming in from the south end so if there is anyone in Barrhaven who would like a ride, let me know. I should be double vacc'ed by then (I'm scheduled for my second dose tomorrow).
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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #557 on: July 01, 2021, 08:07:09 PM »
I'm in

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« Reply #558 on: July 02, 2021, 07:54:58 AM »
That should work for me.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #559 on: July 03, 2021, 06:37:12 PM »
See you there!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #560 on: July 11, 2021, 10:02:18 AM »
Wish I could be there! Enjoy!

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« Reply #561 on: July 13, 2021, 02:22:44 PM »
We're coming too.  Hope the weather is good!

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« Reply #562 on: July 15, 2021, 08:29:25 PM »
I won't be able to make it after all. Hope everyone has fun and that I can make it to the next one.

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« Reply #563 on: July 16, 2021, 02:50:02 PM »
I won't be able to make it after all. Hope everyone has fun and that I can make it to the next one.

Sorry you can't make it.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #564 on: July 16, 2021, 03:24:24 PM »
I am looking forward to seeing you all again!

Click on the coordinates, and switch to satellite view if you want to see extra parking , facilities

https://www.google.com/maps/place/45.365455,+-75.798510/@45.3643926,-75.7997005,17z/data=!3m1!1e3

Dot indicates general location.

I will (once again) wear my bright green Hawaiian shirt.

See you 2-5pm Saturday!

~ OYFN

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« Reply #565 on: July 16, 2021, 07:42:05 PM »
I'll match, and wear a blue hawaiian shirt

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #566 on: July 17, 2021, 09:37:46 AM »
Darn, it looks like I won't be able to make it after all.  And the weather is perfect, cloudy so no sunburn. 

Next time.

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« Reply #567 on: July 18, 2021, 11:20:45 AM »
Shoot!  Just remembered the meetup now.  A full 24 hours late.  See, ER makes you forget when the weekend is...a good thing.  Missing out on fun...a bad thing!

How was it!?

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« Reply #568 on: July 18, 2021, 01:06:06 PM »
Shoot!  Just remembered the meetup now.  A full 24 hours late.  See, ER makes you forget when the weekend is...a good thing.  Missing out on fun...a bad thing!

How was it!?

It was a lovely afternoon, with a nice size group!  There were people who belong to the Group FI Facebook group joining us as well.

I was so happy to see people again!

Maybe a meetup in August?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #569 on: July 30, 2021, 02:11:21 PM »
I was wondering when these would start up again.  Hopefully I pay better attention next time.

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« Reply #570 on: July 30, 2021, 02:56:34 PM »
I was wondering when these would start up again.  Hopefully I pay better attention next time.

Thanks for your DM - I've added you to my list
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« Reply #571 on: November 04, 2021, 10:45:34 AM »
So, are there enough of us now who have crossed over to the RE side to meet up occasionally for weekday lunches?  Those lunch specials look so tempting to a hard-wired frugalite, and no rush-hour traffic to battle.  Non-RE with flexible schedules would of course be welcome to join and soak up what life on the other side feels like ...

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« Reply #572 on: November 04, 2021, 10:46:27 AM »
So, are there enough of us now who have crossed over to the RE side to meet up occasionally for weekday lunches?  Those lunch specials look so tempting to a hard-wired frugalite, and no rush-hour traffic to battle.  Non-RE with flexible schedules would of course be welcome to join and soak up what life on the other side feels like ...

I'm in, I'm all about the lunch specials. Mostly because I do IF now and don't eat dinner, lol.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #573 on: November 04, 2021, 10:54:57 AM »
So, are there enough of us now who have crossed over to the RE side to meet up occasionally for weekday lunches?  Those lunch specials look so tempting to a hard-wired frugalite, and no rush-hour traffic to battle.  Non-RE with flexible schedules would of course be welcome to join and soak up what life on the other side feels like ...

We'll hit the limit on tables for sure. Multiple tables.

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« Reply #574 on: November 04, 2021, 02:42:46 PM »

We'll hit the limit on tables for sure. Multiple tables.

Is there still a group size limit?  I've been in groups of 8 that were reserved for more.  Restaurants are hopping now, capacity limits are gone.  But if we had a large group (unlikely for a weekday lunch), we can split in 2 tables.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #575 on: November 04, 2021, 02:55:00 PM »
Here in Gat it's 3 households max per table, that's another factor

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #576 on: November 04, 2021, 03:04:12 PM »
We are totally in!

Although most restos arenít open Mon, Tues, and sometimes Wed.

Pub?  Something Schmancy?  Something inbetween?   

I am giddy at the thought of happy hour!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #577 on: November 04, 2021, 03:33:37 PM »
I'm in, any day but tuesdays (hopefully a non-rainy day so I can bike)

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« Reply #578 on: November 04, 2021, 06:06:09 PM »
How about week of the 15th?  We're free for lunch any weekday that week.  The week of the 22nd would be OK from Mon-Thurs too.

Maybe somewhere in Westboro?  Malcat, you are in the west end too, aren't you?  Westboro or Hintonburg would be sort of in-between the four households, and hopefully not too far for Lews to bike to?  I didn't know a lot of restaurants were closed at lunch right now.  OYFN, if we are looking at Westboro/H-burg (I am open to other areas), do you have anywhere in mind?  You know that scene pretty well.  Ed and I love anything as long as it's food.  I love schmancy (and that's where you often save a lot at lunch compared to dinner), but anything tasty where we can feel smug about lunch prices would work.  Pubs are fine too.

Hopefully some others will join in once we start putting a plan together ...

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #579 on: November 04, 2021, 07:31:35 PM »
Actually, I believe that @Malcat is eastern-ish.  That would make @Lews Therin closer in a way....

What about the Mill Street Pub?   Def on the bike path - not really super bus accessible (Pimisi/Lyon)- but bike accessible.

https://www.millstreetbrewery.com/en/pubs/ottawa-brewpub


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« Reply #580 on: November 04, 2021, 08:06:33 PM »
That sounds good to me, Ed likes craft beer places.  I haven't actually consulted him on any of this yet but I am pretty sure his arm won't be difficult to twist.  Looks like they are open any weekday, as well.  How is parking there?  We were there in the evening a couple of years ago and I seem to remember it wasn't difficult, although the entrance road was difficult to spot at night, should be easier in daytime.

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« Reply #581 on: November 05, 2021, 04:53:33 AM »
Is the Carleton Tavern still doing free lunch on Wednesdays?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #582 on: November 05, 2021, 07:29:35 AM »
I'm up for any place

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #583 on: November 05, 2021, 08:31:38 AM »
Is the Carleton Tavern still doing free lunch on Wednesdays?

I canít find any evidence of free lunch for Carleton Tavern online.   Their prices are reasonable though.

Most of the haunts we used to go to pre-pandemic, have ditched their happy hours, and most of their specials. (Fish tacos at Clocktower).  They have a wing special now, but it starts at 4.


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« Reply #584 on: November 05, 2021, 09:03:13 AM »
Darn it on the lunch specials not being back yet at most places!  We'll have to keep our eyes peeled for future meetups.  I used to see places all the time where it was "darn, I am 5 hours too late" when reading the menu.

I guess Millstreet looks better for us, due to the craft beer angle and Ed being a devotee, and the menu looks more interesting.  Carleton is more frugal though, so we're fine with that if the mustachian impulse prevails.

Any preferences on date?  If not, how about Thursday the 18th?  Gives a bit of time for the other retirees to see the plan and join in.  Ed's busy the 16th (and Lews said Tuesdays don't work for him anyway.)

What time, noon?

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« Reply #585 on: November 05, 2021, 09:18:27 AM »
Is the Carleton Tavern still doing free lunch on Wednesdays?

I canít find any evidence of free lunch for Carleton Tavern online.   Their prices are reasonable though.

Most of the haunts we used to go to pre-pandemic, have ditched their happy hours, and most of their specials. (Fish tacos at Clocktower).  They have a wing special now, but it starts at 4.

They've done free BBQ chicken lunch on Wednesdays with the purchase of a beverage for decades.

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« Reply #586 on: November 05, 2021, 09:40:57 AM »

They've done free BBQ chicken lunch on Wednesdays with the purchase of a beverage for decades.

Do you want to check on that and get back to us?  Sounds good to me you can verify it.

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« Reply #587 on: November 05, 2021, 09:43:16 AM »

They've done free BBQ chicken lunch on Wednesdays with the purchase of a beverage for decades.

Do you want to check on that and get back to us?  Sounds good to me you can verify it.

I called and they haven't been doing it since covid, but they do intend to bring it back.

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« Reply #588 on: November 05, 2021, 11:38:48 AM »

They've done free BBQ chicken lunch on Wednesdays with the purchase of a beverage for decades.

Do you want to check on that and get back to us?  Sounds good to me you can verify it.

I called and they haven't been doing it since covid, but they do intend to bring it back.

That's too bad about the Carleton - we should keep it in mind for the future though!

Thurs 18th works for me.

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« Reply #589 on: November 05, 2021, 11:46:17 AM »
18th is fine for me too.

No preference on the locale

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« Reply #590 on: November 05, 2021, 12:11:54 PM »
I'll be in New Brunswick

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« Reply #591 on: November 05, 2021, 02:42:47 PM »
I'll be in New Brunswick

Do you have any alternative dates to suggest in that timeframe, or do you want us to go ahead without you for this one?  Hopefully we'll do it again before too long.

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« Reply #592 on: November 05, 2021, 03:31:27 PM »
I'll be in New Brunswick

Do you have any alternative dates to suggest in that timeframe, or do you want us to go ahead without you for this one?  Hopefully we'll do it again before too long.

I'm back on the 19th and pretty flexible except for the 22nd and 23rd

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« Reply #593 on: November 05, 2021, 05:07:09 PM »
So, would everyone be free on Wednesday the 24th?  Noon, at Mill St. Brewery? If that doesn't work for anyone, how about Thursday the 25th as an alternate?

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« Reply #594 on: November 05, 2021, 05:32:45 PM »
both fine with me

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« Reply #595 on: November 05, 2021, 06:25:26 PM »
both fine with me

Both work for me but 24th is better.

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« Reply #596 on: November 05, 2021, 08:50:31 PM »
Both fine for me. 

Looks like Wed, 24th @ noon.

We should probably make a reservation.   I can take care of that.

Lews, Malcat - will you be bringing your partners along?


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« Reply #597 on: November 05, 2021, 08:52:57 PM »
Both fine for me. 

Looks like Wed, 24th @ noon.

We should probably make a reservation.   I can take care of that.

Lews, Malcat - will you be bringing your partners along?

Unlikely, he'll be working.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #598 on: November 05, 2021, 09:40:03 PM »
I'll be alone as well.

Life gets in the way when you're not old and just puttering around the house all day like me.

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« Reply #599 on: November 06, 2021, 03:03:36 PM »

Looks like Wed, 24th @ noon.

We should probably make a reservation.   I can take care of that.

Thanks for taking care of that!  Looking forward to it.  Ed approves of the location, he likes the food there (as do I) and I'm sure he'll go beer shopping in their little store afterwards.