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Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« on: October 14, 2018, 09:14:44 PM »
I'll be in Victoria for some sweet mountain biking and hoping to meet up with a few MMM folks.  There will be 3 of us for sure and we are meeting at Whole Foods.  They have a dining section, beer and other libations. 

https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/victoria

Meetup Time: 530 PM

Date: Saturday, November 3rd

Please reply if you plan to attend.

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 10:57:10 PM »
Meet some fellow early retirees? Sounds like fun! I'll make some room in my schedule :)

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 06:16:54 AM »
I'll be there.

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 06:29:24 AM »
We will be in Victoria as well. I'll run it by the SO, but perhaps we'll pop by for a little while.

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 08:12:12 AM »
I heard Half Foods has a 50% discount right now
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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 08:15:36 AM »
I heard Half Foods has a 50% discount right now
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Seriously? That means I can afford a cauliflower! Awesome! ;-)

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2018, 10:59:52 AM »
I'm in. I love the irony of a bunch of frugal weirdos meeting in the the world's most expensive grocery store :-)

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2018, 11:07:11 AM »
I'm in. I love the irony of a bunch of frugal weirdos meeting in the the world's most expensive grocery store :-)

Chaplin/F@45 and I will be splitting one pint and using a ton of free wifi to download movies as well as going to the free bathroom A LOT!  #ImTakingHOmeEnoughFReeTPforAmonth

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2018, 11:12:00 AM »
I'm in. I love the irony of a bunch of frugal weirdos meeting in the the world's most expensive grocery store :-)

Chaplin/F@45 and I will be splitting one pint and using a ton of free wifi to download movies as well as going to the free bathroom A LOT!  #ImTakingHOmeEnoughFReeTPforAmonth

How romantic! You could use 3 straws to all drink from that single pint ;-)

I may splurge and get a fancy dinner to celebrate Spawn1's braces being delayed another 9 months.

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2018, 09:38:12 PM »
I'm in. I love the irony of a bunch of frugal weirdos meeting in the the world's most expensive grocery store :-)

Wait, who said we were weird!??  ;)

I don't want to scare away anyone because we all know each other now.  Seriously, what's the record for a Victoria meetup? 5 or 6?  Maybe we can smash the record and get 10 people!

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2018, 09:48:02 PM »
Seriously, what's the record for a Victoria meetup? 5 or 6?  Maybe we can smash the record and get 10 people!

6 for sure....might even be as high as 8 I think over the course of one of the Spinnackers events, but I think only 6 at a time as some people came early and some people came late.

I would say 8 at one time or 9 over the whole event would be a new record.

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2018, 05:20:07 PM »
There are a few of us in Victoria that have connected on Facebook through the group, Van Isle Mustachians.  We've organized a meetup in Vic this Monday Oct. 22nd 7 pm at the Victoria Curling Club.  All are welcome to attend.  Unfortunately, I'll be away at work Nov 3rd.

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2018, 08:52:35 AM »
So there is an actual restaurant area in the Whole Foods?, I never did ask earlier in the thread.

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2018, 09:00:01 AM »
So there is an actual restaurant area in the Whole Foods?, I never did ask earlier in the thread.

No. We just meet in the veggie section and sit on pumpkins. It's pretty comfy. ;-)

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2018, 10:37:24 AM »
So there is an actual restaurant area in the Whole Foods?, I never did ask earlier in the thread.

No. We just meet in the veggie section and sit on pumpkins. It's pretty comfy. ;-)

RC is so helpful ;-) The restaurant section is basically just a cafeteria. There's a sandwich counter, a pizza counter and then a bunch of self serve buffet isles of all kinds of soups, curries, Chinese food, etc. You pick out what you want and then pay for it at the normal grocery tills. Then there's a bunch of tables in that section where you can eat.

jness75 - Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2018, 10:49:28 AM »
TRmama! I wanted to get a pic of Stasher sitting on a pumpkin! ;-)

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2018, 02:03:24 PM »
No. We just meet in the veggie section and sit on pumpkins. It's pretty comfy. ;-)
LOL that would be pretty damn funny

Whole Foods will be great for Fire45 and of course I'm at like 6 months meat free now (not vegan) and loving it. But I buy discount fruit and veggies and whatever is on sale, this will be my first time ever in a Whole Foods. My beard will be longer  by then and I do have some skinny jeans to blend in...got the EV so they will think I am one of them :)

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2018, 12:29:04 AM »
I'll be there, work permitting.

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2018, 07:22:07 AM »
I'll be there, work permitting.

See you there!

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2018, 08:57:38 PM »
I'll be there!

It's a nice place to have a beer, and while it may be the world's most expensive grocery store (probably not though, try Urban Fare or Meinhardt in Vancouver for example) it's still less expensive for snacks and meals than almost any restaurant.

'Looking forward to meeting Orrkid, jness75, Koan, nkt0, etc.!

Paging @curlyfry and @RunningWithScissors!

Out of curiosity, what gap does the Facebook page fill that these forums don't?

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2018, 06:36:02 AM »
Out of curiosity, what gap does the Facebook page fill that these forums don't?

It will be nkt0-less since i'm not on facebook. :)

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2018, 08:17:59 AM »
Chaplin, it is just another source of information for others to collaborate and educate while discussing topics, just like here. For many it's easier to use that as a platform they already use.

Facebook private groups do have these advantages
- files can be uploaded and get stored in one location (ie AA rebalancing spreadsheets)
- can create polls
- can upload images much easier
- can create events
- can share articles and links much easier

The one thing that the forums have here is that there is a higher level of anonymity, less public knows about it and financial information flows a bit more freely.

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2018, 09:13:24 AM »
I will be there.

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2018, 09:21:23 AM »
Just looked on Plugshare and happily there is an electric charging station in the parking lot
Nice to get my charge while we hang out

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2018, 08:34:17 PM »
The meetup is on!  By my notes we may have 9 and set a record - @Koan, Retire-Canada, Fire_at_45, Chaplin, @nkt0, Stasher, TrMama, @Orrkid, @canuckiwi.

I am looking forward to seeing the Victoria regulars and meeting all the new people. 

I will be wearing the blue plaid as opposed to Stasher who will be in the red plaid with the sweet beard. 

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2018, 10:11:03 AM »
I will be wearing the blue plaid as opposed to Stasher who will be in the red plaid with the sweet beard.

I was going to wear a hoodie but since you insist I will wear my red plaid....oh and I trimmed the beard a bit so not sure what status level it is currently at :)

Hope the MTBers have a good ride today and I'm heading out to do a 18km run .... I'll have an appetite for tonight for sure.

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2018, 05:28:02 PM »
A fine ride! Weíll have an appetite. Burrito Bowl, here I come.

Itís going to be a crowd, but as Vik says, when you party at the grocery store, thatís what happens.

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2018, 10:03:51 PM »
Thanks for the invite and fun discussion. It was nice to meet everyone, even if the group was too big to truly interact with all.

We have one more day in Victoria before we head back to the States. If anyone has walkable destinations we should check out (neighborhoods in particular), DM me.

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Re: Victoria, BC Meetup November 3rd @ 530 PM.
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2018, 03:42:49 PM »
Out of curiosity, what gap does the Facebook page fill that these forums don't?

Just another place to connect and share, I'm not great at following in the forum.  I find FB is easier as I follow some other FIRE related groups there. Hopefully, I'll be in town for the next meetup.