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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #200 on: October 21, 2016, 10:36:47 PM »
 

Barring rain, we'll meet at the North Avenue Beach park at 11:00am on Saturday.  If it is raining (less than 10% chance), we'll converge at Dollop, 4181 N. Clarendon in Chicago.  Frankly, I've never been to North Avenue Beach or Dollop.  I also have no idea if the prices are mustachian at Dollop or not, but  it's less than 10% likely we'll need it. 



Is there a more specific location (google maps coordinates maybe?)? I've never been to North Avenue Beach, but I suspect it's not tiny and might be hard to find people? Or maybe just PM me somebody's number and I can text?
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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #201 on: October 22, 2016, 12:44:15 AM »
It didn't look that big today at North Avenue Beach when we went by. We will be near Castaways Bar and the volleyball courts. There will be 8 of us ladies, so we'll be pretty hard to miss in October!
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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #202 on: October 22, 2016, 08:12:27 AM »
I assume most of us will be riding our bikes, so I'll have some standard bike tools on me in case anyone needs help/advice on service and tuning. Cheers!
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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #203 on: October 22, 2016, 09:46:34 AM »
Well, the meetup starts in 15 minutes and I just woke up, so looks like I'm out. How long are you all planning on staying?

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #204 on: October 22, 2016, 09:59:56 AM »
Well, the meetup starts in 15 minutes and I just woke up, so looks like I'm out. How long are you all planning on staying?

We are just leaving now ourselves to go, so will be 15 minutes late! (Getting 8 women in one car takes time.)
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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #205 on: October 22, 2016, 10:01:32 AM »
We're downtown waiting on 151 bus, so we'll probably be 30 late.
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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #206 on: October 22, 2016, 10:20:26 AM »
We are here. :-)
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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #207 on: October 22, 2016, 10:31:09 AM »
We are here. :-)

Where is here? I'm here and don't see anyone. :)

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #208 on: October 22, 2016, 11:17:58 AM »
I'm super late but I thought this went til 1:00 pm. Where is the group? I'm near castaways and dont see you guys.

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #209 on: October 22, 2016, 11:33:36 AM »
We're hidden behind a hill next to Castaways if any on else gets here late like me :)

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #210 on: October 22, 2016, 03:53:32 PM »
Great meeting everyone - old and new friends. Sorry I had to leave early. When did the meet end?

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #211 on: October 24, 2016, 02:17:10 PM »
Great to meet everyone - so nice that you came out on an almost chilly october day to just chat.
Inaya, Chesebert, frugalShrew, mschaus - I am missing names - who's missing from this list?

MChaus and your +1 (anonymous J---who is a seriously bad ass mustachian despite his car habit), S..... (Need to get your real MMM handle)....Thank you all for coming out and welcoming the MMM Come As You Are Ladies weekend group.  We had so much fun hanging out that we didn't even leave until closer to 3. 

I think we should have a Chicago MMM meetup around travel hacking the next time, as there were some serious travel hackers.
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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #212 on: October 24, 2016, 06:14:14 PM »
Second. Can also solicit meeting agenda before the next one.

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #213 on: October 25, 2016, 10:03:47 AM »
Grawr, I was out of town for this meet-up. I'm down for the travel hacking topic...how much momentum does this group have - meet up once per month or farther apart?

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #214 on: October 25, 2016, 12:45:27 PM »
With Winter approaching, I vote for an indoor location. I'm not badass enough to be outside in the snow.  We were probably able to take advantage of the last nice day of the year last Saturday.
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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #215 on: October 25, 2016, 12:59:12 PM »
I can help procure a "party room" in my building for the next meet - location not far from the last meet.

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #216 on: October 25, 2016, 05:08:50 PM »
Great to meet everyone - so nice that you came out on an almost chilly october day to just chat.
Inaya, Chesebert, frugalShrew, mschaus - I am missing names - who's missing from this list?

Great meeting you, too, G-dog!

I can help procure a "party room" in my building for the next meet - location not far from the last meet.

That sounds pretty awesome - I assume as a resident you can reserve it for free?

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #217 on: October 25, 2016, 07:27:05 PM »
It was great meeting everyone! Even the cat had a good time, once she decided she more-or-less approved of the sand. Hope to see you all next time!
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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #218 on: October 25, 2016, 07:50:56 PM »
Great to meet everyone - so nice that you came out on an almost chilly october day to just chat.
Inaya, Chesebert, frugalShrew, mschaus - I am missing names - who's missing from this list?

Great meeting you, too, G-dog!

I can help procure a "party room" in my building for the next meet - location not far from the last meet.

That sounds pretty awesome - I assume as a resident you can reserve it for free?
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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #219 on: October 28, 2016, 04:48:17 PM »
Nooo! I put it on my calendar and everything, and I still missed it! Hope y'all had a good time visiting Chicago.

Next time, I guess I've got to tattoo it..

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #220 on: October 29, 2016, 10:48:25 AM »
Yeah was so great to see everyone! Amazing timing with the retreat and the ability to meet people from across the country! My friend had a good time too, even if he was a little shy to try a game of monkey jenga.

I'll keep trying to brainstorm indoor locations for winter! A condo party room is an awesome idea, or maybe the Chicago Cultural Center or Lincoln Park Zoo Conservatory.

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #221 on: October 30, 2016, 06:33:29 PM »
I'm down for the next meet-up.
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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #222 on: October 30, 2016, 08:08:29 PM »
Yeah was so great to see everyone! Amazing timing with the retreat and the ability to meet people from across the country! My friend had a good time too, even if he was a little shy to try a game of monkey jenga.

I'll keep trying to brainstorm indoor locations for winter! A condo party room is an awesome idea, or maybe the Chicago Cultural Center or Lincoln Park Zoo Conservatory.

Mike

Monkey Jenna is not a game! It is a way of life.

Haha, I like it. Maybe by the time I make it back to Chicago, Mike will have a friend ready for The MonkeyJenga Life.

Great meeting everyone!

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #223 on: October 30, 2016, 10:07:50 PM »
It was great meeting everyone! Even the cat had a good time, once she decided she more-or-less approved of the sand. Hope to see you all next time!

Sorry I wasn't able to make it to the meetup--I really want to meet Tau! I'm very involved in the animal rescue community in Chicago so hopefully we'll be able to connect sometime!

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #224 on: July 13, 2017, 08:49:21 AM »
Hi y'all! I'm coming back to town next week (Sunday through Thursday). Who's up for another hang? I've got a couple people interested in the free concert in Millennium Park on Monday night, so that is one option. I'm open Sunday/Monday most of the day, and Tuesday/Wednesday night if someone has another suggestion or wants to meet one on one.

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #225 on: October 13, 2017, 08:52:27 AM »
New to the forums and FIRE ideology, and I'd love to talk to some IRL humans about it! Anyone interested in planning a 2017 meet up?

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #226 on: October 13, 2017, 09:15:49 AM »
I'm new to Chicagoland and would love to hear how others find ways to save. I'm in Elmhurst, so can use public transit and the bike to get to most places pretty easily...

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #227 on: October 13, 2017, 12:19:29 PM »
I am definitely interested in a meetup.  I am in the northwest suburbs.

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #228 on: October 19, 2017, 10:37:25 PM »
Interested and close to Northwest suburbs. My preference would be a weekend meetup, although it seems the trend is to do these right after work downtown.

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #229 on: October 27, 2017, 04:38:50 PM »
I'd be interested in meeting as well.  Is anyone else here from northwest Indiana?

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Re: Chicago meetup
« Reply #230 on: December 03, 2017, 06:07:07 PM »
I travel for work about 11 months out of the year at least, and will be in Chicago for the next two months and would be interested in a meet up!