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Re: SF/Bay Area?
« Reply #300 on: January 29, 2016, 08:14:38 PM »
Or we could use the Universal Mustachian Identification Signal (index finger under the nose).

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« Reply #301 on: January 31, 2016, 11:32:05 AM »
See you all at noon or thereabouts.

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« Reply #302 on: January 31, 2016, 01:04:57 PM »
Just arrived.  Has anyone established a meeting place yet?

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« Reply #303 on: January 31, 2016, 01:07:35 PM »
I'm here, but no, not that I can see. Standing around at benches playing with phone.

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« Reply #304 on: January 31, 2016, 05:11:45 PM »
i am here also. near two large trees

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« Reply #305 on: February 01, 2016, 02:23:57 PM »
I'm here guys.  Where is everyone?

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« Reply #306 on: February 01, 2016, 02:26:38 PM »
I'm here guys.  Where is everyone?

LOL!

I am sorry to have missed it, I had family stuff.  One of these days...
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« Reply #307 on: February 01, 2016, 02:29:07 PM »
SFBay meet up was held Sunday from noon to 2:30 pm. 8 people showed up at Hoover Park, enjoying the conversation and braving the windy and cold weather. After 2:30, a number of people went over to the TechShop. Looking forward to another meet up in the future!

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« Reply #308 on: February 01, 2016, 03:00:16 PM »
SFBay meet up was held Sunday from noon to 2:30 pm. 8 people showed up at Hoover Park, enjoying the conversation and braving the windy and cold weather. After 2:30, a number of people went over to the TechShop. Looking forward to another meet up in the future!

How many survivors?

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« Reply #309 on: February 18, 2016, 07:35:40 PM »
Somehow I fell off the replies, so posting to get back on again. Let me know of any plans to get together!

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« Reply #310 on: February 18, 2016, 10:48:35 PM »
SFBay meet up was held Sunday from noon to 2:30 pm. 8 people showed up at Hoover Park, enjoying the conversation and braving the windy and cold weather. After 2:30, a number of people went over to the TechShop. Looking forward to another meet up in the future!

How many survivors?

None, apparently.
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« Reply #311 on: February 29, 2016, 02:35:25 PM »
Hello, fellow SF/Bay Area Mustachians, I just joined. My name is Brook & I live in Noe Valley, a recent transplant to SF. I've instinctively saved most of my life, figuring it was a way to give myself flexibility in job choice. It's nice to see I have company.

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« Reply #312 on: February 29, 2016, 03:14:33 PM »
Welcome aboard Brook.

Oneday - we all survived, but were so awed by the experience that it takes time to recover.

cheers,
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« Reply #313 on: March 01, 2016, 02:16:54 PM »
Welcome aboard Brook.

Oneday - we all survived, but were so awed by the experience that it takes time to recover.

cheers,
Wyn

Brook, welcome! There are lots of transplants here.

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« Reply #314 on: March 04, 2016, 12:18:14 PM »
Hello fellow Bay Area Mustachians,

I've been following the blog for a while and just moved to San Jose a couple months ago. Now that I'm all settled in, I'm looking to meet up with other like minded people to learn how others manage to survive in this valley on a less than six-digit salary. I'm doing alright, but want to do better. Is there a regular meet up of sorts?

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« Reply #315 on: March 05, 2016, 10:54:23 AM »
Wow, lots of activity here since I last checked! Sad to have missed the meetup.

I've started organizing some events through Meetup.com if anybody is interested: http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/
Let's try and make this a regular thing!

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« Reply #316 on: March 12, 2016, 09:19:45 AM »
Mustachian meetup in SF in three hours:
http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/229366732/

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« Reply #317 on: March 12, 2016, 10:02:56 PM »
Thanks everyone for coming out to the meetup today! It was good to meet some fellow financial-independence-seekers (and some who are already there) in the area.

I've got a few more meetups planned for the group over the next couple months, and am working to find some space to host educational sessions on financial independence topics. If you're interested, all the details are available on the Meetup.com page: http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/

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« Reply #318 on: April 20, 2016, 11:09:36 AM »
Hello Bay Area Mustachians -

REMINDER: There's a cool meetup this SATURDAY, APRIL 23 @ 1 PM at Dolores Park in SF at which we'll talk about many Mustachian things, and a lot about TINY HOUSES. If you're interested, here are more details http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/

Personally, I'm planning to build a tiny house in the next year to remove myself from the ridiculous traditional housing expense of living in San Francisco and environs. There's a lot of cool stuff happening in the tiny house movement now...Come learn more and share what you know. It'll be fun!

Hope to see you there.

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« Reply #319 on: April 20, 2016, 01:20:03 PM »
Hi all,

I moved back to the San Jose area last spring after some years in Chicago, and I would love to make it to one of these. Won't be able to do the one in SF this weekend, but I look forward to meeting some of you in the future!



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« Reply #320 on: April 30, 2016, 07:06:39 PM »
Hi all,
I live in the Mission in SF. Looks like I just missed the meetup. I built a tiny house last year, would love to discuss! I'll find you on meetup!

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« Reply #321 on: April 30, 2016, 08:35:13 PM »
Hi all,
I live in the Mission in SF. Looks like I just missed the meetup. I built a tiny house last year, would love to discuss! I'll find you on meetup!

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« Reply #322 on: May 03, 2016, 03:34:31 PM »
Been here ten years, so I think I just missed it ;)

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« Reply #323 on: May 31, 2016, 03:54:40 PM »
Calling for another MMM get together - this time in the (south) East Bay at Ardenwood Historic Farm!

I will go ahead and set the date for July 9th, 2016 (which just so happens to be my first full day of retirement).

I love this place - it is one of the hidden gems of the Bay Area!

Hope you can make it.

Cheers,
wynr
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From the web site (http://www.ebparks.org/parks/ardenwood#calendar):

Since Ardenwood is a working farm, the daily activities change from season to season so no two visits will be exactly alike. Visit our Naturalist Program page for more information and schedules before your next visit.
 Ardenwood Historic Farm is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, year round, including Labor Day and Memorial Day. Ardenwood is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. For picnic reservations call 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2. There is no parking fee. Dogs are not allowed in the Ardenwood Historic Farm.

Entry Fee

April 1, 2015 to November 24, 2015 (spring-summer-fall entry fees):
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« Reply #324 on: May 31, 2016, 07:01:43 PM »
wynr, I would love to go & celebrate your retirement!  Mr. O's birthday is that week, he usually had lots of activities planed, but not this far ahead.  I will do my best, but please understand if I have to juggle multiple events.

To everyone: Ardenwood is a lovely place, but it will likely be H-O-T in July.  Bring your hat and lots of water!

Also, I would mention that I've never taken public transit here, but the bus stop is pretty far outside the park and the road in does not have sidewalks or shoulders. Maybe there is a shuttle?  If not, maybe bring your bike and/or arrange with someone to drive you in.

ETA: congrats on your upcoming retirement, wynr!  I really should have posted that first thing.
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« Reply #325 on: May 31, 2016, 09:56:43 PM »
Thanks Oneday!

There is public transit to the entrance, but it would be a long walk even from there.  I could pick people up from the Union City BART station if needed.

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« Reply #326 on: June 01, 2016, 12:58:52 AM »
CONGRATS on your retirement!!!!! SOOOO Awesome!!! Whoot! Whoot!! (insert happy Snoopy dance in your honor here!)

 I seem to be missing the time of said June 9 meetup...???

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« Reply #327 on: June 01, 2016, 09:53:29 AM »
...
 I seem to be missing the time of said June 9 meetup...???

Oh, you are sassy! ;)

How about 10am?  That way we can all meet at the ticket booth - it is a big park and so it will be hard to find each other after going in.  Plus it will be cooler at that time (of course, this is the Bay Area, how hot can it get?).

Thanks,
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« Reply #328 on: June 01, 2016, 09:59:03 AM »
CONGRATS on your retirement!!!!! SOOOO Awesome!!! Whoot! Whoot!! (insert happy Snoopy dance in your honor here!)

 I seem to be missing the time of said June 9 meetup...???

Sorry, Wynr, I don't think you can retire on only 30 posts.  I'm shooting for 10k, maybe 20k at least-- more if I have kids. 

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« Reply #329 on: June 01, 2016, 10:21:42 AM »
Gosh darn it!  I better go one more year so I can get my count up!

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« Reply #330 on: June 07, 2016, 12:12:03 AM »
Hey All!
Gf and I are a maybe for the July 9th Meetup.  Congrats Wyn!

Also wanted to throw out that I'm trying to coerce my colleagues into a bikepacking trip (tentatively 1 night July 16th), thought some of ya'll might be interested.  Leaving from Mountain View, thinking of going to Coyote Lake (~50 miles one way, mostly bike path).   Definitely amateur hour over here, so fancy equipment not required.
Not sure how many of them are actually going, I may have slightly undersold the hill climb on the last one, dissolving whatever trust they originally had in me...

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« Reply #331 on: June 07, 2016, 02:37:18 PM »
Hi somepissedoffman, that bike trip sounds like a lot of fun.  Not sure I have the gear for it, but I will consider going.

Thanks,
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« Reply #332 on: June 10, 2016, 11:34:10 AM »
Cool beans, Wyn, I've got your email will send you the details

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« Reply #333 on: July 03, 2016, 12:04:08 AM »
I confess that I got fed up with work, and I did not feel like I was providing value to the company. So I quit three weeks earlier than planned! But lets keep the same date for the meet up at Ardenwood Farm at 10am.

Chime in if you plan on attending.

Thanks,
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« Reply #334 on: July 05, 2016, 12:40:22 PM »
I confess that I got fed up with work, and I did not feel like I was providing value to the company. So I quit three weeks earlier than planned! But lets keep the same date for the meet up at Ardenwood Farm at 10am.

Chime in if you plan on attending.

Thanks,
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« Reply #335 on: July 05, 2016, 05:20:52 PM »
I confess that I got fed up with work, and I did not feel like I was providing value to the company. So I quit three weeks earlier than planned! But lets keep the same date for the meet up at Ardenwood Farm at 10am.

Chime in if you plan on attending.

Thanks,
Wynr

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« Reply #336 on: July 08, 2016, 09:20:26 PM »
That's great oneday. If anyone comes late, we can meet up at the blacksmith shop at 11am

If no one is riding BART, then I can ride my bike to 'the farm' (green mountain bike).

Also, bring a container, there may be blackberries to pick!

wynr

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« Reply #337 on: August 03, 2016, 07:06:16 PM »
Oakland here! Commenting to follow.

Also, my Tiny House (being built by father in TX) will be done in the next ~year. Saw some earlier post about Bay Area TH'ers and would love to hear any advice on finding space for it.. or if any fellow Mustachians have a nice roomy yard to rent out ;)

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« Reply #338 on: August 04, 2016, 01:23:27 PM »
Saw some earlier post about Bay Area TH'ers and would love to hear any advice on finding space for it.. or if any fellow Mustachians have a nice roomy yard to rent out ;)

We came across a cool couple who lived out of an RV on some land they rented in rural Livermore, I asked about it and she said she found the land for rent on Craigslist.
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« Reply #339 on: August 08, 2016, 10:38:31 PM »
Hi Everyone,

We are planning to meet for a light morning hike in Rancho San Antonio on August 21 at 10:00 AM.

The hiking paths are paved and stroller friendly and the hike ends at Deer Hollow Farm which has lots of animals to see. It would be great to see all of you there and share experiences with each other on the road to FIRE.

We will meet at the main car park here: https://goo.gl/maps/ZgXLJCdnPop

Please let me know if you plan on coming and I can send you my contact details in case you run late or are having trouble finding the group.

Looking forward to meeting you all.
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« Reply #340 on: August 10, 2016, 12:45:08 PM »
Ack, that is both baby friendly and close enough for me to come, but we'll be out of town! I hope it is super fun, so fun that you all want to go there again sometime soon when I'll be around and can join in. :)

Do be prepared, the parking lots get really full there on weekends for those of you who will be driving. We were there on Saturday afternoon and only got a spot because we happened to pull up as someone was leaving.

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« Reply #341 on: August 29, 2016, 03:24:11 PM »
Anyone ready for another meetup?  I posted on the financial independence subreddit to solicit interest in a SF bay area meetup and got some takers.  Someone suggested meeting in Oakland as it is central for the Bart system.

http://reddit.com/r/financialindependence/comments/504gxn/daily_fi_discussion_thread_august_29_2016/d718t0b

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« Reply #342 on: August 29, 2016, 03:28:38 PM »
Good timing, the monthly BAMMM meetup is tonight:
http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/

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« Reply #343 on: September 25, 2016, 05:24:38 PM »
Another MMM Meetup, this time in Moss Landing:

Sunday, October 30, 2016
2:00 PM
Far West Fungi
1186 Trafton Road
Moss Landing, CA, CA

http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/233528771/?rv=ea2&_af=event&_af_eid=233528771&https=off

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« Reply #344 on: October 01, 2016, 04:36:38 PM »
Very late to reply, but our little family lives in Sonoma and would love to meet up with other MMM's in the north bay.

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« Reply #345 on: October 12, 2016, 11:31:50 PM »
Just scheduled another meetup in San Francisco:

When? Nov 4, 6 p.m.
What? FI/RE community brainstorming + free movie watching

https://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/234822925/

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« Reply #346 on: November 03, 2016, 12:41:17 PM »
Just scheduled another meetup in San Francisco:

When? Nov 4, 6 p.m.
What? FI/RE community brainstorming + free movie watching

https://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/234822925/

I'm really forward looking to this meetup tomorrow. I just wanted to make others in the area aware of a thread I recently created:

https://www.reddit.com/r/financialindependence/comments/5a4kpa/fire_networking_in_the_bay_area/
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« Reply #347 on: November 03, 2016, 01:46:17 PM »
Just scheduled another meetup in San Francisco:

When? Nov 4, 6 p.m.
What? FI/RE community brainstorming + free movie watching

https://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/234822925/

I'm really looking to this meetup tomorrow. I just wanted to make others in the area aware of a thread I recently created:

https://www.reddit.com/r/financialindependence/comments/5a4kpa/fire_networking_in_the_bay_area/

thanks for sharing that thread.  i learned about some other bay area bloggers.

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« Reply #348 on: January 05, 2017, 02:00:14 AM »
It's a new year.  Anyone ready for at meetup?

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« Reply #349 on: January 05, 2017, 07:58:31 AM »
Sounds good! Something in the city mid-week? I can meet most any Tues and Wed. Any ideas of Mustachian places to meet on a winter evening?