Author Topic: Seattle area meet up  (Read 290483 times)

arebelspy

  • Administrator
  • Senior Mustachian
  • *****
  • Posts: 28289
  • Age: -999
  • Location: Seattle, WA
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #800 on: December 19, 2017, 06:15:00 PM »
So I originally posted yay, great for 4pm in the above post.

But I just realized we'll run into time issues with dinner (e.g. we'll want to head out by 6 so we can get somewhere, or back home, and eat by 7)... if we start at 4, we'll only have 2 hours. The last meetup I was at in September, we easily spoke for 4+ hours.

So I decided, why not just set it to 3pm-6pm+? Anyone who can make it at 3, great. If you can make it at 4, or 5, or whatever, cool.

We'll be there at 3. And still there at 4, and at least through six.

Hope to see everyone who can make it any time in there!  :D



We are two former teachers who accumulated a bunch of real estate, retired at 29, spent some time traveling the world full time and are now settled with three kids.
If you want to know more about us, or how we did that, or see lots of pictures, this Business Insider profile tells our story pretty well.
We (rarely) blog at AdventuringAlong.com. Check out our Now page to see what we're up to currently.

JumboShrimp

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 14
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #801 on: December 27, 2017, 07:15:31 PM »
I plan on attending, can get there around 4.

Looking forward to meeting fellow Mustachians!

FIFoFum

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1914
    • Captain's Log - Mission to Puppy Waystation on Puppy Island
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #802 on: December 27, 2017, 09:24:20 PM »
I'm planning to be there at 3 as well. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

GreenShirt

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 69
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #803 on: December 29, 2017, 09:04:25 PM »
Thanks again, arebelspy, for suggesting. It was fun meeting and talking with everyone again!

meatgrinder

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 158
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #804 on: December 29, 2017, 09:59:03 PM »
I came down with something nasty and didn't want to infect you guys.  Glad it was a good time.  I plan on attending the next!

FiveSigmas

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 521
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #805 on: December 29, 2017, 11:13:42 PM »
Thanks again, arebelspy, for suggesting. It was fun meeting and talking with everyone again!

Yeah, it was a nice turnout. Look forward to meeting you next time, meat.

GreenShirt

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 69
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #806 on: January 07, 2018, 12:32:25 AM »
Thanks to everyone who showed up yesterday!

Michele is offering to host again tentatively in early February - the details are still being worked out but I'll update you when we have more solid dates.
I've got a solid date, let's meet again!

When?
Saturday, February 10th from 1-4pm

Where?
CRD Design Build (3929 Stone Way N, Seattle)

I've cross-posted this event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2099109973653890/

See you all then!

FiveSigmas

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 521
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #807 on: January 08, 2018, 06:23:29 PM »
Marked my calendar. Thanks GS!

GreenShirt

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 69
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #808 on: January 23, 2018, 10:35:29 PM »
Thanks to everyone who showed up yesterday!

Michele is offering to host again tentatively in early February - the details are still being worked out but I'll update you when we have more solid dates.
I've got a solid date, let's meet again!

When?
Saturday, February 10th from 1-4pm

Where?
CRD Design Build (3929 Stone Way N, Seattle)

I've cross-posted this event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2099109973653890/

See you all then!
bump - in case there are people who haven't seen this yet that want to go

cheddarpie

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 248
  • Age: 41
  • Location: Seattle, WA
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #809 on: January 28, 2018, 10:13:35 AM »
Thanks for the bump! I'm hoping to make this one, pending snow conditions. :)

FiveSigmas

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 521
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #810 on: February 14, 2018, 09:39:23 AM »
Thanks GS (and our gracious hosts) for a great meetup on Saturday!

I think I recall someone asking about the Seattle-to-Portland bike ride. The event is in July, but registration for 2018 just opened yesterday:

https://cascade.org/rides-major-rides/kaiser-permanente-stp-presented-alaska-airlines

If you're interested, book now (tickets go pretty quickly).

GreenShirt

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 69
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #811 on: February 15, 2018, 02:17:42 PM »
Thanks GS (and our gracious hosts) for a great meetup on Saturday!

I think I recall someone asking about the Seattle-to-Portland bike ride. The event is in July, but registration for 2018 just opened yesterday:

https://cascade.org/rides-major-rides/kaiser-permanente-stp-presented-alaska-airlines

If you're interested, book now (tickets go pretty quickly).
Thanks FiveSigmas. I'm definitely interested, it's something that's been on my bucket list ever since hearing about it.

GreenShirt

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 69
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #812 on: February 15, 2018, 03:08:43 PM »
Also, we've got a date set for the next meetup

March 10 (Saturday) from 2:30-4pm.
CRD DEsign Build (3929 Stone Way N, Seattle)

It's the same place as last time - Michele has been an awesome host.
Like last time, the event is also cross-posted on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/157399111733298/

Hope to see you all there!

[edit] changed the start time from 1 to 2:30pm
« Last Edit: March 07, 2018, 10:14:00 PM by GreenShirt »

theMayor

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • Location: Seattle
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #813 on: March 02, 2018, 01:30:19 PM »
Hello,

I am new to the forum(today) and fairly new to Seattle(here almost a year and half). I would love to come to the meet up. Is anything required or just show up?

Regards,

GreenShirt

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 69
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #814 on: March 02, 2018, 10:28:03 PM »
Hello,

I am new to the forum(today) and fairly new to Seattle(here almost a year and half). I would love to come to the meet up. Is anything required or just show up?

Regards,


Nothing is required, just show up. Hope to see you there!

JoJo

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1560
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #815 on: March 06, 2018, 11:33:31 AM »
Has everyone got their King County property tax assessments?  Mine went from about 3600 to 5400.  Can't believe it. 

Might be time to sell.  I'm part time at work and am close to RE.  It's too expensive to keep if I'm out of town most of the time and too expensive to rent (could maybe rent for $2200 but calculate the monthly expenses to be $1150, excluding one-off expenses like finding a renter, cleaning, and repairs). 



cheddarpie

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 248
  • Age: 41
  • Location: Seattle, WA
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #816 on: March 06, 2018, 02:49:11 PM »
Has everyone got their King County property tax assessments?  Mine went from about 3600 to 5400.  Can't believe it. 

Might be time to sell.  I'm part time at work and am close to RE.  It's too expensive to keep if I'm out of town most of the time and too expensive to rent (could maybe rent for $2200 but calculate the monthly expenses to be $1150, excluding one-off expenses like finding a renter, cleaning, and repairs).

Yep -- there was a big bump this year due to the McCleary school funding issues. In general, property taxes will probably keep going up, but I think the significant bump this year is an anomaly.

Seattle Times had an article on this a couple of weeks ago:
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/king-county-property-taxes-rising-between-9-and-31-percent-depending-on-your-city/

Property tax bills headed for King County households this month will show big increases that vary widely city by city, according to a new breakdown by King County Assessor John Wilson.

Countywide, the 2018 property tax bills will be 17 percent higher on average than last year’s — due in large part to a school-funding plan approved by the state Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee last year. That plan, to comply with a state Supreme Court ruling known as the McCleary decision, raised the state property tax rate by $1.01 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, the assessor’s office said.

Bailey Stober, a spokesman for the assessor, said Tuesday the 2018 boost is “the largest property-tax increase in King County in modern history.”

In its new breakdown, the assessor’s office is publicizing the expected tax increases in nearly 40 cities and towns.

The small town of Carnation will see the largest spike, with the tax on the median-assessed-value property ($379,000) rising 31 percent, or more than $1,000, compared with the median property last year.

Normandy Park will get the smallest percentage increase, 9 percent, with taxes for the median-valued home ($559,000) rising nearly $670.

Other cities fall somewhere in the middle. Seattle’s tax increase will be 16.9 percent, so the owner of a median-valued home ($597,000) in the state’s largest city will pay about $825 more than the owner of a median-valued home last year.

In Bellevue, the increase will be 21.6 percent, with the owner of a median-valued home ($791,000) paying $1,300 more than the owner of a median-valued home last year.

...
« Last Edit: March 06, 2018, 07:16:57 PM by cheddarpie »

Glenstache

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2489
  • Location: Seattle!
  • Target FI date 2027 (maybe?)
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #817 on: March 06, 2018, 03:35:07 PM »
Has everyone got their King County property tax assessments?  Mine went from about 3600 to 5400.  Can't believe it. 

Might be time to sell.  I'm part time at work and am close to RE.  It's too expensive to keep if I'm out of town most of the time and too expensive to rent (could maybe rent for $2200 but calculate the monthly expenses to be $1150, excluding one-off expenses like finding a renter, cleaning, and repairs).

If it makes you feel any better, my property taxes in Chelan County also bumped up by about 14%. My neighbor's tax rate increased by 36% this year according to public records, which is similar to many other properties in the neighborhood. This appears to be related to the value of the improvements/structures (mine are very modest in comparison).

JoJo

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1560
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #818 on: March 06, 2018, 05:48:23 PM »
I guess I got hit with the double whammy of the tax increase + a pretty major bump in valuation despite no improvements being made.

GreenShirt

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 69
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #819 on: March 07, 2018, 10:13:21 PM »
Also, we've got a date set for the next meetup

March 10 (Saturday) from 1-4pm.
CRD DEsign Build (3929 Stone Way N, Seattle)

It's the same place as last time - Michele has been an awesome host.
Like last time, the event is also cross-posted on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/157399111733298/

Hope to see you all there!

Edit - the start time has been changed from 1pm to 2:30pm.

asch

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 42
  • Age: 2016
  • Location: Seattle, WA
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #820 on: March 13, 2018, 07:44:21 PM »
I'm curious if there are other folks from Seattle who plan to return to a local rural area when they retire? And if so, where are you thinking of going?

I grew up on a farm and while I have definitely come to appreciate the luxuries of everything being in walking distance I know that the right thing for me will be to return to an area where I can have some land. I want to grow all my own potatoes and a million flowers, not full scale farming, but a lot more than my current shaded garden plot allows.

Any chance there is a PNW town that is already being taken over by mustachians? :)

GreenShirt

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 69
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #821 on: March 20, 2018, 12:07:44 AM »
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 28th, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

[edit 2018-04-27 @7:22pm ] We won't be able to use CRD Design Build as a fallback

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!


[edit] the 28th, not the 21st. Sorry for any confusion
« Last Edit: April 27, 2018, 08:23:16 PM by GreenShirt »

FiveSigmas

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 521
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #822 on: March 20, 2018, 10:53:24 AM »
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 21st, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!

Great! See you then.

GreenShirt

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 69
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #823 on: March 20, 2018, 12:23:02 PM »
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 21st, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!

Great! See you then.

Awesome, yeah looking forward to it.

[edit] it's actually april 28, not 21. I messed when originally creating it

SeaWA

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 53
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #824 on: March 28, 2018, 12:28:05 PM »
I'm curious if there are other folks from Seattle who plan to return to a local rural area when they retire? And if so, where are you thinking of going?

Any chance there is a PNW town that is already being taken over by mustachians? :)

My wife and I have been looking at property in Bellingham. We each lived there at different points in our lives (her for undergrad, and me during a gap year). We have great friends in Bellingham and like the access to outdoor activities. I've been looking for rental properties so someone else can start paying our mortgage in the town. It seems that you can get a good house in the 400s, which may be expensive by much of the standards in the US, but seems very reasonable in comparison to Seattle.

Do you have any other candidate sites?

SeaWA

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 53
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #825 on: March 28, 2018, 12:30:59 PM »
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 21st, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!

Great! See you then.

Awesome, yeah looking forward to it.

[edit] it's actually april 28, not 21. I messed when originally creating it

What do people do during these meetups? I live nearby, and I'm interested in meeting fellow FI literate people. Or, I suppose, seeing if any of my existing friends show up :)

FiveSigmas

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 521
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #826 on: March 28, 2018, 05:55:05 PM »
What do people do during these meetups? I live nearby, and I'm interested in meeting fellow FI literate people. Or, I suppose, seeing if any of my existing friends show up :)

Hi SeaWA.

It's pretty much like the forums, only in person *. Mostly it's a mixture of introductions, asking questions, and sharing success stories (and a sometimes a little bitching about work ;-)). Very casual -- there're no big presentations or anything.

I like it because it lets me put faces to people. That said, many of the folks lately have come from the Facebook group and aren't on the forum. Still a great way to meet fellow Mustachians.

* Although fortunately, I don't think there's been any real-life flame-wars, yet.

FiveSigmas

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 521
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #827 on: March 28, 2018, 06:02:51 PM »
Or, I suppose, seeing if any of my existing friends show up :)

You joke -- there's definitely been at least one case of "wait... YOU'RE here, too?"

Paul der Krake

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4855
  • Age: 12
  • Location: UTC-10:00
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #828 on: March 28, 2018, 10:17:30 PM »
* Although fortunately, I don't think there's been any real-life flame-wars, yet.
I hate it when everyone is reasonable.

SeaWA

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 53
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #829 on: March 28, 2018, 10:39:49 PM »
What do people do during these meetups? I live nearby, and I'm interested in meeting fellow FI literate people. Or, I suppose, seeing if any of my existing friends show up :)
...many of the folks lately have come from the Facebook group and aren't on the forum. Still a great way to meet fellow Mustachians.

Thanks, I'll try to make the next one. I loath FB, so I'll only be able to reference forum and blog jokes though...

vacica

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #830 on: April 12, 2018, 09:21:42 PM »
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 28th, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!


[edit] the 28th, not the 21st. Sorry for any confusion

Hey everyone!

I have just moved to Seattle area from Prague. I am reading MMM for over a year already and would love to meet up with some like minded people. The link to the Facebook event doesn't work for me. I get an error message that the content is not available right now. Is there any fb group to join?

seattlecyclone

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5257
  • Age: 35
  • Location: Seattle, WA
    • My blog
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #831 on: April 14, 2018, 05:28:28 PM »
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 28th, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!


[edit] the 28th, not the 21st. Sorry for any confusion

Hey everyone!

I have just moved to Seattle area from Prague. I am reading MMM for over a year already and would love to meet up with some like minded people. The link to the Facebook event doesn't work for me. I get an error message that the content is not available right now. Is there any fb group to join?


Try joining Washington Mustachians first.

sol

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 8488
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Pacific Northwest
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #832 on: April 14, 2018, 05:41:54 PM »
Try joining Washington Mustachians first.

What about those of us who refuse facebook?  Are we just out in the cold?

Paul der Krake

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4855
  • Age: 12
  • Location: UTC-10:00
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #833 on: April 14, 2018, 05:52:47 PM »
Try joining Washington Mustachians first.

What about those of us who refuse facebook?  Are we just out in the cold?
Have your people get in touch with my people and we'll keep them in the loop.

FiveSigmas

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 521
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #834 on: April 14, 2018, 05:58:11 PM »
Try joining Washington Mustachians first.

What about those of us who refuse facebook?  Are we just out in the cold?

In capitalist United States, Facebook refuses you.

That said, GS has kindly promised to cross-post all event announcements to this thread.

sol

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 8488
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Pacific Northwest
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #835 on: April 14, 2018, 08:03:27 PM »
Has everyone got their King County property tax assessments?  Mine went from about 3600 to 5400.  Can't believe it. 

Might be time to sell.  I'm part time at work and am close to RE. 

You guys all know that retired Washington mustachians don't have to pay property taxes, right?  If your combined household income is under $57k, you can defer your property taxes until you sell your home.  They accrue interest in the interim, but you're not paying it so what does it matter? 

Details are under the "Limited Income" tab:  https://dor.wa.gov/find-taxes-rates/property-tax/property-tax-exemptions-and-deferrals

 

seattlecyclone

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5257
  • Age: 35
  • Location: Seattle, WA
    • My blog
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #836 on: April 14, 2018, 09:59:04 PM »
Has everyone got their King County property tax assessments?  Mine went from about 3600 to 5400.  Can't believe it. 

Might be time to sell.  I'm part time at work and am close to RE. 

You guys all know that retired Washington mustachians don't have to pay property taxes, right?  If your combined household income is under $57k, you can defer your property taxes until you sell your home.  They accrue interest in the interim, but you're not paying it so what does it matter? 

Details are under the "Limited Income" tab:  https://dor.wa.gov/find-taxes-rates/property-tax/property-tax-exemptions-and-deferrals

And once you're 61, you get some dramatic tax breaks if you have an income under $40k. It doesn't even need to be repaid once you or your heirs sell the house. The woman we bought our first house from was on that program at the time and she was paying a quarter of the standard rate.

Combine all this with a lack of state income tax while you're in your higher-earning years and building your stash, and it's really quite a nice situation for Mustachians.

vacica

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #837 on: April 15, 2018, 03:43:51 PM »


Hey everyone!

I have just moved to Seattle area from Prague. I am reading MMM for over a year already and would love to meet up with some like minded people. The link to the Facebook event doesn't work for me. I get an error message that the content is not available right now. Is there any fb group to join?


Try joining Washington Mustachians first.

Just asked to join. Thanks!

GreenShirt

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 69
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #838 on: April 27, 2018, 08:20:56 PM »
Try joining Washington Mustachians first.

What about those of us who refuse facebook?  Are we just out in the cold?

In capitalist United States, Facebook refuses you.

That said, GS has kindly promised to cross-post all event announcements to this thread.

Capitalistic swine, indeed. Yes, I do my best to keep things cross-posted :) There's not much you miss on facebook. An occasional post here and there; so far no other meetups except the ones that I've been organizing (makes my job of cross posting is pretty easy)

Speaking of meetups (next one is tomorrow if you haven't heard: https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/seattle-area-meet-up/msg1939548/#msg1939548),

1) I won't be able to make the meetup tomorrow (sucks, but I hope everyone else that goes has fun)
2) We won't be able to use CRD Design Build as a fallback this time in case of rain. I have been assured, however, that there is a lovely gazebo in Wallingford park that can act as a shelter in case the weather turns nasty.

FiveSigmas

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 521
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #839 on: April 27, 2018, 09:52:47 PM »
I won't be able to make it tomorrow either. Hope everyone else has fun!

Gray Matter

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3638
  • Location: Midwest
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #840 on: May 10, 2018, 08:00:57 AM »
Hello Seattleites!  Gray Matter and 94 will be in Seattle next week and are available for a casual meet-up on Friday evening (May 18) if anyone is interested. 

We're staying in the Belltown area and have no knowledge of good meet-up spots, but are willing to travel by foot or public transportation is someone has a recommendation.

bandk

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 14
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #841 on: May 16, 2018, 11:18:29 PM »
Hello Seattleites!  Gray Matter and 94 will be in Seattle next week and are available for a casual meet-up on Friday evening (May 18) if anyone is interested. 

We're staying in the Belltown area and have no knowledge of good meet-up spots, but are willing to travel by foot or public transportation is someone has a recommendation.

Hello!

We wouldn't mind hanging out with some fellow mustachians this Friday. If the weather is nice, I'd like to suggest Myrtle Edwards park. I think the three rocks could make a good meeting spot.

Picture for reference: https://www.seattle.gov/images/Departments/ParksAndRecreation/Parks/MNOP/MyrtleEdwards6.jpg
Approximate location on google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/5vxh8RS4BRU2

To make us easier to recognize, there's two of us: a 5' asian girl and a 6'1" white guy with long curly hair.

arebelspy

  • Administrator
  • Senior Mustachian
  • *****
  • Posts: 28289
  • Age: -999
  • Location: Seattle, WA
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #842 on: May 16, 2018, 11:22:18 PM »
Juanita Beach Park could be nice if you want to stay on this side of Lake Washington. :)
We are two former teachers who accumulated a bunch of real estate, retired at 29, spent some time traveling the world full time and are now settled with three kids.
If you want to know more about us, or how we did that, or see lots of pictures, this Business Insider profile tells our story pretty well.
We (rarely) blog at AdventuringAlong.com. Check out our Now page to see what we're up to currently.

Gray Matter

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3638
  • Location: Midwest
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #843 on: May 17, 2018, 08:22:40 PM »
For anyone interested in a casual meet-up tomorrow, Friday, May 18 in Seattle, 94 and I will be at Olympic Sculpture Park at 6 pm.  We'll be standing conspicuously by the big white head (Echo statue) where Broadstreet meets Alaskan Way.  From there, we can decide if we want to take a walk in Myrtle Edwards Park or go for a beer or...? 

If we change locations, we'll post an update here.

Hope to see you (someone!  anyone!) there.

NinetyFour

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6960
  • Location: Southwestern US
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #844 on: May 19, 2018, 05:02:09 PM »
Hello Seattleites!  Gray Matter and 94 will be in Seattle next week and are available for a casual meet-up on Friday evening (May 18) if anyone is interested. 

We're staying in the Belltown area and have no knowledge of good meet-up spots, but are willing to travel by foot or public transportation is someone has a recommendation.

Hello!

We wouldn't mind hanging out with some fellow mustachians this Friday. If the weather is nice, I'd like to suggest Myrtle Edwards park. I think the three rocks could make a good meeting spot.

Picture for reference: https://www.seattle.gov/images/Departments/ParksAndRecreation/Parks/MNOP/MyrtleEdwards6.jpg
Approximate location on google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/5vxh8RS4BRU2

To make us easier to recognize, there's two of us: a 5' asian girl and a 6'1" white guy with long curly hair.

It was fantastic meeting @bandk last night!  Such an interesting couple--living the dream mustachian life in Seattle!  I sure hope you start a journal and share your story with all of us as you head toward FIRE!  :-)

bandk

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 14
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #845 on: May 19, 2018, 11:20:07 PM »
It was fantastic meeting @bandk last night!  Such an interesting couple--living the dream mustachian life in Seattle!  I sure hope you start a journal and share your story with all of us as you head toward FIRE!  :-)
Yeah, it was really awesome to meet you guys too! Thanks for sharing all the cool stories and photos of Guantanamo Bay, your sweet camper, etc!

arebelspy

  • Administrator
  • Senior Mustachian
  • *****
  • Posts: 28289
  • Age: -999
  • Location: Seattle, WA
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #846 on: May 20, 2018, 06:41:53 AM »
Wish I could have made it, but 6 is too close to Annabelle's bedtime (of 6:45) when the place was 30min away (we'd have had to be there from 6-6:15, then leave).

5pm (or earlier, like afternoon) tends to work better for us.

How long are you two in town for?
We are two former teachers who accumulated a bunch of real estate, retired at 29, spent some time traveling the world full time and are now settled with three kids.
If you want to know more about us, or how we did that, or see lots of pictures, this Business Insider profile tells our story pretty well.
We (rarely) blog at AdventuringAlong.com. Check out our Now page to see what we're up to currently.

fierymillennials

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 23
  • Location: Washington, DC
    • Fiery Millennials
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #847 on: May 20, 2018, 08:14:12 AM »
Hello Everyone! I'm Gwen, co-host of Fire Drill Podcast. My awesome co-host J and I were going to attend the usual Thursday-before-Camp Mustache-meetup with Mr. Money Mustache, but he won't be here until Friday this year! :( So, J and I are taking up the mantle and hosting a meetup Thursday, May 24th in Gas Works Park at 730 pm. We'll be on top of the big hill next to the big metal thingies. If it gets weathery or dark, we'll relocate to a nearby brewery (or something). Hope to see a few Mustachians out there!

NinetyFour

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6960
  • Location: Southwestern US
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #848 on: May 20, 2018, 08:16:35 AM »
Wish I could have made it, but 6 is too close to Annabelle's bedtime (of 6:45) when the place was 30min away (we'd have had to be there from 6-6:15, then leave).

5pm (or earlier, like afternoon) tends to work better for us.

How long are you two in town for?

GM and I both left Seattle yesterday.  :(

I will be back up there in August as I drive up to Canada, so I would like to try to see some Seattle peeps again at that point.  Don't know where you'll be at that time, Rebel.  If I don't see you then, looks like I will see you at CM*TO in September!

arebelspy

  • Administrator
  • Senior Mustachian
  • *****
  • Posts: 28289
  • Age: -999
  • Location: Seattle, WA
Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #849 on: May 20, 2018, 01:20:07 PM »
Wish I could have made it, but 6 is too close to Annabelle's bedtime (of 6:45) when the place was 30min away (we'd have had to be there from 6-6:15, then leave).

5pm (or earlier, like afternoon) tends to work better for us.

How long are you two in town for?

GM and I both left Seattle yesterday.  :(

I will be back up there in August as I drive up to Canada, so I would like to try to see some Seattle peeps again at that point.  Don't know where you'll be at that time, Rebel.  If I don't see you then, looks like I will see you at CM*TO in September!
D'oh! Sorry I missed you. :)

We'll be in Quebec City July - September. But looking forward to seeing you again at CM*TO!
We are two former teachers who accumulated a bunch of real estate, retired at 29, spent some time traveling the world full time and are now settled with three kids.
If you want to know more about us, or how we did that, or see lots of pictures, this Business Insider profile tells our story pretty well.
We (rarely) blog at AdventuringAlong.com. Check out our Now page to see what we're up to currently.