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Full Moon Hike & Picnic tomorrow reminder - Just a reminder for the Full Moon Hike tomorrow @ 6:15 pm. We'll finally have clear skies & warmer weather. Just a few spots left. Don't miss it! See you then. John , the Hike Leader John B. Apr 8, 2017 3:56 PM
Todays Sunset Hike & Dine at Pelican Inn - Hi fellow Hikers, Now that we have a break in the weather,drop that mouse & join us. Just RSVP on the sight or call [address removed] you at the Pelican Inn this afternoon at 5:30. John B. Mar 25, 2017 9:49 AM
Wine castle hike photos. - I just posted 50 new  cool  pics.  Check em out.  A little bit of fun  was had by a few. Tom B. Mar 23, 2017 4:00 PM
Full Moon hike this sat. night. W/John Benus. - Meet time is 5 pm. The sky will be crystal clear & there will be a Spring Full Moon. Find out more; Go to: or [address removed] [masked] Tom B. Mar 8, 2017 5:44 PM
Full Moon hike this sat. night. W/John Benus. - Meet time is 5 pm.  The sky will be crystal clear & there will be a Spring Full Moon. Find out more;  Go to:  or [address removed] [masked] Tom B. Mar 8, 2017 5:44 PM
Tropical Adventure Time, Epic Mountain Time, It’s Time! - Hi Everyone! Steve Mar 7, 2017 8:50 PM
Fund raiser event - Welcome to The Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund Tom B. Feb 24, 2017 5:46 PM
Few spots left! Check out these luxury yurts on our Patagonia Adventure! - Hi Everyone! Steve Feb 23, 2017 8:47 PM
Today's Sunset Hike & Dine to Pelican Inn - We have to take advantage of the sunshine ,so join us on t John B. Feb 18, 2017 11:33 AM
The Carson & Cataract Falls outings will be rescheduled to a new date in March. - Possibly march 4th or later.   I have to contact the County  on the 3rd for  the latest on road closures & re-openings, etc. Tom B. Feb 17, 2017 5:26 PM
Tonights Hike - Thanks for signing up .We have also 13 others coming. See you at the meetup. John John B. Feb 11, 2017 1:41 PM
Peg Melnik: [address removed] [masked] - Subject: Special Notice of New Online wine Class & Wine club.   Got a minute !!~ Literally - to hear about One Wine Minute ?  It's an UNORTHODOX ONLINE WINE CLASS AND WINE CLUB.  It's credo is:  "Wine should be Grou Tom B. Feb 8, 2017 5:58 PM
Tomorrow's waterfall hike has been cancelled. 2/4 - Wild & Fun Boulder Falls & Winery Reserve tasting experience !!!, scheduled to occur on Saturday, February 4,[masked]:15 AM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly. If you have further questions, you can email me throug Tom B. Feb 3, 2017 2:05 PM
Join our New Adventures for 2017! Plus, Last Chance for Kauai, Peru, Chile & More! - Hi Everyone! Steve Jan 31, 2017 10:02 AM
New amazing photos. - Checkout the 300 new photos.   Note:  no people or animals were harmed during this super fun outing !! Watch for it again in Feb. Tom B. Jan 18, 2017 5:06 PM
Start the New Year with a trip of a lifetime! Last spots for Peru, Kauai, Patagonia, & More!! - Happy New Year Everyone! Steve Jan 9, 2017 6:01 AM
Holiday Greetings !! - Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas)  & Hauole Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year !) In Hawaiian of course ; you all new that already. A reminder that the bay area waterfalls are roaring now. If you missed Cataract Falls  last time ; it wi Tom B. Dec 25, 2016 11:42 AM
Cataract Falls amazing photos ! - See them now.  More will be forthcoming.    Didn't make this  amazing day ?  Wait for the next big rain.   How could you miss this hike ??  What were you thinking ? Sunny & a day to remember. Tom B. Dec 19, 2016 5:20 PM
Hawaii Dec . 2016 Photos - Go to main page & click on  photos. Tom B. Dec 15, 2016 8:53 PM
Recent Hawaii trip photos !!!!!!!! 2016 - I just posted 200 photos. Tom B. Dec 15, 2016 8:50 PM
Get away on our adventures this winter! Experience the Inca Kingdom before it closes for good! - Happy Holidays Everyone! Steve Dec 14, 2016 7:14 PM
Puerto Vallarta Holiday Backroads Adventure Dec. 22,2016- Jan. 2,2017 - Just 3 Spaces left,if you'd' like to join us See our Holiday Itinerary on­m or call me with any questions. Gracias! John Benus & Margaret Yates John B. Nov 28, 2016 6:30 PM
Last Chance to treat yourself to a once in a lifetime adventure during first half of 2017! - Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Steve Nov 28, 2016 10:18 AM
more photos - I added more photos from the Zip Line event & the cool Three Hike sampler  outing. Tom B. Nov 17, 2016 8:21 PM
A general message below . - Aloha all members: Please note :  You must remove your RSVP if you are not going to make an event  by friday 6 pm. I know we are all very busy.  But I put in 40-50 hours a week researching,  creating & conducting new & older great events. Y Tom B. Nov 7, 2016 3:55 PM
Meetup Cancelled: "Sensory Overload'" Unique & Memorable; Art, Wine, Nature & Cultural Tour ! - "Sensory Overload'" Unique & Memorable; Art, Wine, Nature & Cultural Tour !, scheduled to occur on Sunday, October 23,[masked]:45 AM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly. If you have further questions, you can emai Tom B. Oct 20, 2016 2:32 PM
SAVE $400 on our RT airfare to Puerto Vallarta Dec. 22- Jan.2 - After tomorrow the RT airfare for our Holiday Vacation will be the normal rate of $1,085 pp.If you've considered joining us ,PLEASE CALL ME TONIGHT[masked],otherwise we still have space on the land portion. Joh John B. Oct 19, 2016 4:11 PM
Photos - Check out Brads pics & I posted the rest of mine.   He shot his with a polaroid.  or an old 110 .   ha, Ha . Tom B. Oct 18, 2016 3:04 PM
Photos from the Oct Sonoma valley bike trip - I just posted my pics,  Enjoy ! Tom B. Oct 17, 2016 7:49 PM
This sat's outing. - I'm still planning to go ahead with this great event. WE will be under heavy tree cover & also at the mill under trees & wooden buildings, etc. Also; inside at the Winery. Just the last Jenner/Russian river portion is iffy.? Last Mill ope Tom B. Oct 13, 2016 3:58 PM
FINAL CALL for the Puerto Vallarta Backroads Adventure over the Holidays - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­sWineandNatureAdventures/event­s/234134074/ When John B. Oct 5, 2016 12:02 PM
Join us on the most epic vacation in nature’s remote beauty next year! - Hi Everyone! Steve Oct 5, 2016 11:45 AM
Today's Sunset Cruise from Tiburon - RED or WHITE your choice ! This will be the last Sunset Cruise of the season, so come aboard & call to RSVP  before 1 PM. Hope to see you there.John[masked] John B. Oct 1, 2016 10:56 AM
The new Zip Line date is now Oct. 16th (Sun) - 9th is cancelled. Tom B. Sep 27, 2016 5:42 PM
Final Invitation to Puerto Vallarta with John Benus Dec. 22- Jan. 2 - What are you doing over the Holidays? Dec.22 - Jan. 2 ( when it's cold & rainy in the Bay Area) Come join me & just 8 others for an All Inclusive Adventure to sunny & warm Puerto Vallarta. Only $1,750 pp  Dbl occupancy & sin John B. Sep 24, 2016 1:30 PM
Friday meeting place 9/23 Lake tahoe trip. - Sat am. breakfast will be at The log cabin restaurant. in Brockway Springs 3 blks east of Kings beach. 8:00 am. Meet us Friday at the restaurant posted for final info. for sat after breakfast. Tom B. Sep 20, 2016 1:49 PM
Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Backroads Adventure Dec. 22,2016- Jan. 2,2017 - If you'd like to experience the real culture & flavors of Puerto Vallarta and nearby Colonial Towns check out the Holiday Itinerary on the website. This 12 day & 11 night Adventure is almost sold out. We have special round trip  non stop John B. Sep 11, 2016 10:11 AM
Puerto Vallarta Holiday Backroads Adventure Dec.22 - Jan. 2 - What are you doing over the Holidays?  Just 5 spaces left Join Margaret & I for this Fun 12 days/11 nights Adventure to experience the real culture & flavors of Mexico. We'll staying a John B. Sep 8, 2016 7:19 PM
Come experience Orangutans, Waterfalls, Canyons, Temples, & SO much more! - Hi Everyone! Steve Sep 1, 2016 9:19 PM
Bodega Seafood, Wine, Beer, Music & Crafts Fest !! 8/27-28 - Very cool event.  Beer tent, Crafts, stage & 8 bands, like pride & Joy, Tommy Castro, & more, Seafood, dancing, etc.  About 10 bucks.  Just before you enter the town of Bodega on Bodega hwy on the right , near where the movie "The Birds Tom B. Aug 25, 2016 5:57 AM
labor day weekend outing ! - Sat. Sept 3rd.    Amazing & fun Lighthouse & Chimney Rock  at Point Reyes National Seashore !!!  watch for details.  See past photos from last year same time & also in Oct. (Better pics then)  This is a photographers dream event.  An Tom B. Aug 19, 2016 5:40 PM
Tonights Full Moon Hike & Picnic on Aug. 19th - Thanks for your RSVP. We now have a total of 18 from other meetups.See you tonight John B. Aug 19, 2016 8:42 AM
Puerto Vallarta Holiday Backroads Adventure Dec. 22,2016- Jan. 2,2017 - Just a reminder that there are just 6 spaces left & we've got a reduced group airfare RT from SFO - PV on Alaska Airlines for a limited time,so if your serious about joining us, please call me  ASAP to reserve your seat for the flight down Dec John B. Aug 17, 2016 10:34 AM
3rd Annual Lake Tahoe kayak , Bike, photo, swim & hike & party weekend !!! - It will be the[masked] of Sept. Watch for details  soon. Pay asap & get a super cheap bed in one of the three  lodging locations.   We will be on the north shore & kayak from sand harbor South to my favorite hidden chimney b Tom B. Aug 10, 2016 6:40 PM
You’ve to to join our trip of a lifetime!!! - Hi Everyone! Steve Aug 10, 2016 8:21 AM
Deadline Changed: Puerto Vallarta Backroads Holiday Adventure Dec.22,2016 - Jan.2,2017 - Just a reminder for anyone interested. We only  have 6 space left . Check out our website only if you'd like a unique fun adventure to experience the real culture &a John B. Aug 4, 2016 12:30 PM
Puerto Vallarta Holiday Backroads Adventure Dec. 22,2016- Jan. 2,2017 - Just a reminder for anyone interested . We only  have 6 spaces left . Check out our website only if you'd like a unique fun adventure to experience the r John B. Aug 4, 2016 12:14 PM
Meetup details changed: Puerto Vallarta Backroads Holiday Adventure Dec.22,2016 - Jan.1,2017 - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­sWineandNatureAdventures/event­s/232902721/ When John B. Aug 2, 2016 8:00 PM
Posted Photos !!!! - I just posted my photos from the awesome Audubon canyon hike. Check em out.       Tom B. Jul 29, 2016 4:39 PM
Last two kayak outings . - Pictures are posted..   The Cache canyon photos are cool to see !! Tom B. Jul 29, 2016 4:12 PM
My blue jacket !! - I gave my Blue jacket to someone from the Shell beach/Red Hill hike.   I never got it back as every one left early.  Does anyone know who I gave it to????   It was a guy. New first time member. Thanks. Tom   Tom B. Jul 25, 2016 7:48 PM
Special July cool events from Denise. Jelly Roll jazz. - You have to see her & hear her sing.  Don't miss these 2 July special events.  They are short & cool & have a good cause behind them. Indie Tom  (Still recuperating from nasty injury.)   I shall rise again !!!!  Soon ! Tom B. Jul 25, 2016 6:56 PM
Last call to cool off on Todays Sunset Cruise @ 5:30 pm - Just a reminder ,if you'd like to also have the possibility to see some Bay Dolphins and maybe a Humpback whale ( that we saw last sunset cruise ) get on board ! John B. Jul 23, 2016 8:59 AM
Tonights Full Moon Hike & Picnic - It's going to be a clear night to see the Full Moon. Hope you can make it ! John B. Jul 19, 2016 2:18 PM
Tonights Sunset Cruise @ 5:30 pm - Just a final reminder to come and join us on this very special fun cruise.  Go to the meetup site for details or call me[masked]-0100.Welcome Aboard from John the Cruise Leader. John B. Jul 9, 2016 1:24 PM
Costa Rica All Inclusive Safari! - Hi Everyone! Steve Jul 7, 2016 3:00 AM
Last Call for the Saturday Sunset Party Cruise leaving from Tiburon - Last call for Sunset Cruise today. Weather is perfect .­sWineandNatureAdventures/event­s/231872080/ When John B. Jun 25, 2016 10:14 AM
Join us now! Last spots for South Africa, Big Island Hawaii, Bali, & Spain! - Hi Everyone! Steve Jun 23, 2016 10:24 AM
Meetup details changed: Taste of Boisset at Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­sWineandNatureAdventures/event­s/231789373/ When Tom B. Jun 10, 2016 4:25 PM
Don’t Miss This Crazy Affordable African Safari! Other adventures almost full! - Hi Everyone! Steve May 23, 2016 6:18 AM
Full Moon Hike & Picnic TONIGHT!! - Who's up for the Full Moon Hike tonight? We now have15 going from all 3 Meetup groups . Must RSVP by 3pm any last minute questions call John @[masked] John B. May 21, 2016 10:17 AM
Awesome Dec. Big island Hawaii trip pre posting reservation notice !!!!! - Wiki ! Wiki ! (Hurry Hurry) Photo Fly Travel will post this  great trip later this week on his travel group & meetup up groups. So send in your deposit  yesterday or earlier.  Ok, asap !! It will fill in a week.  Date:  Tom B. May 16, 2016 6:10 PM
Dec. 7th Big Island adventure trip !!! - Please go to  or see the posting in the Dec. date slot. (On backroads)    This info will be released to all the other groups next week. So send in your dep. & don't miss out again. 4 have signed up.  8 spots left.   Tom B. May 13, 2016 4:09 PM
One spot left !!!!! - Call or text me for the last spot.  [masked]   For the "Wild Exotic Cats" tour.   Tom B. May 13, 2016 4:03 PM
date changed ! - Watch for new date in October.  More time to plan. Tom B. May 9, 2016 8:00 PM
Last Chance to Join us! Lions, Dragons, Massages, & Tapas! - Hi Everyone! Steve May 6, 2016 6:59 PM
Next Zip Line Adventure !! - It will be on memorial Day weekend Sunday.   May 29th. watch for details. Tom B. Apr 28, 2016 3:59 PM
Kayaking ! - Probably on May 21st a sat.  watch for more info asap. Tom B. Apr 27, 2016 5:17 PM
Next Wild Cats Tour coming on..... - Sunday May 15th. This will fill quickly as only 12  can attend.  It has not been officially posted yet. Tom B. Apr 18, 2016 6:55 PM
Hawaii opening. - If you can get ready in 17 days You can have a blast w/us  on the Big Island.   Hurry Hurry or Wiki ! Wiki ! in Hawaiian.   call/text me asap !!!   [masked]   Indy Tom Tom B. Apr 14, 2016 7:25 AM
Coming Adventures/Outings. For May. Starting mid month. - May 14th  is  the  Spring Napa River Valley Wine & Bike  outing !! May 15th is the next "Wild Exotic Cats" Tour. May 21st  Kayak day river paddle. (Area TBD) May 22nd  Waterfall Hike Tom B. Apr 7, 2016 8:19 PM
Rides & carpooling etc. ETC. - When needing a ride you must be pro active & do the following: 1. Tell where you are coming from.  2. Contact people on the roster directly as well as on the comments page. 3.  When the date is near always provide your em & phone #.  Tom B. Apr 4, 2016 7:21 PM
Pinnacles Adventure !!! A must see & experience outing. !!! - Watch for the dates : Either  April 17th 16th or the 23rd. PLEASE study this !!!   This is a combination of Yosemite, Sedona, & Table Rock areas.  A breathtaking experience ! I have to juggle  the schedule as The Caves will clos Tom B. Apr 1, 2016 5:28 PM
Puerto Vallarta BackRoads Party - Margaret & I just returned from 3 weeks exploring the "off the beaten track people & places" from Puerto Vallarta. Come join us for this informal party to learn or share about our/your PV back road experiences. This Saturday @ 7 pm at S John B. Mar 24, 2016 4:06 PM
Full Moon Hike Last call RSVP to 415-[masked] - Last minute reminder to call to RSVP !! John B. Mar 23, 2016 4:39 PM
Tonights Full Moon Hike & Picnic - Just a reminder! We'll be joining 16 members of the Marin Moonshiners Hiking Club for this Event. Call me with any questions. John, the hike leader[masked] It' going to be perfect weather, Hope you can make it! John B. Mar 23, 2016 10:41 AM
Awesome Audubon canyon. - Watch for it coming soon on April 9th.  It  has been closed to humans for  2 years.   They finally gave me the invitation to return.     Donations help.   Tom B. Mar 21, 2016 7:32 PM
New Meetup: New Event ! Gravity Hiil & Sonoma Mushroom foraging & ID Trek with winery stop. - Announcing a new Meetup for Backroads Wine and Nature Adventures! What : New Event ! Gravity Hiil & Sonoma Mushroom foraging & ID Trek w Tom B. Mar 5, 2016 11:02 AM
see my new alternate info for tomorrow. 3/5 - Please advise asap by calling, text & email. for tomorrow.     [masked]   Indie Tom Tom B. Mar 4, 2016 4:06 PM
Use of PayPal etc. - Aloha all; Please note that when using pay pal ; ALWAYS use the "Friends & Family"  option. Xtra fees will be taken out if you don't.   Thanks.   Indie Tom Tom B. Feb 11, 2016 3:12 PM
When you contact me Please do this: - When asking a question about an event, always tell me what meetup group you are in.  And what specific event you are referring to..  Plus  the date of the event. AND please read all the event info completely.  Always bring a lunch unless I state  Tom B. Feb 8, 2016 2:36 PM
These Places Will Blow Your Mind! Last Chance!!! - Hi Everyone! Steve Feb 6, 2016 10:31 AM
Zip Line adventure ! - watch for info asap.  date is Feb. 28th Sunday. Tom B. Feb 4, 2016 5:43 PM
Super Bowl Concert & Fireworks !! Friday 8:30 pm. see below info. - Superbowl City Free Concert One Republic & Fireworks Print ticket Tom B. Feb 4, 2016 3:43 PM
LAST CALL! Come with us on the trip of a lifetime to Vietnam & Cambodia! - Hi Everyone!   LAST CHANCE to start off 2016 with an awesome adventure to V Steve Jan 21, 2016 3:30 PM
Now accepting contributions for Backroads Wine and Nature Adventures - Hi Backroads Adventurers, As most of you know, a lot goes into making a Meetup great, and some of that greatness requires cash. There's a new feature on Meetup that makes it easy for everyone in our group to chip in and help cover our costs. S Tom B. Jan 13, 2016 7:34 PM
Join us on amazing adventures in the New Year! Few Spots Remain... - Happy New Year Everyone!   The New Year has begun. This is your last chance to start it off with an amazing adventure this wint Steve Jan 1, 2016 10:25 AM
Big Island Hawaii photos 12/15 Trip. - All photos are now posted. Tom B. Dec 28, 2015 10:56 AM
New Years eve event !!! - Check out the new UPTOWN theater & the New Years eve Burlesque event.  I think tkts are  under 25.00.  I have one from friends.  Hope to be going .  I think the theater holds 300 max ??/  Get them before it's too late.  Looks like a fun even Tom B. Dec 26, 2015 2:22 PM
LAST SPOTS remaining for 2016 Adventures. Treat yourself or a loved one to an Exotic Adventure for the holidays! It's time for a vacation. - Happy Holidays Everyone, ‘Tis the season and our minds are all occupied with famil Steve Dec 18, 2015 7:54 AM
Feb. 2016 Big Island Hawaii Adventure trip !! - We will have room for ten people.  Using  two five star delux condos just South of Kona  close to hidden & beautiful ocean access. Don't have dates set yet.  I will need your flexibility on travel dates & availability.  Will be a 7 Tom B. Nov 30, 2015 7:58 PM
Full moon hike & picnic !!! Wed. Nov. 25th - With John Benus.  Go to:­    At safeway  1 camino Alto Mill valley    6:00 pm.   [masked] Tom B. Nov 19, 2015 7:46 PM
IMPORTANT: Time is NOW to TAKE A BREAK and stay warm this winter! - Hi Everyone, As the holidays get close it can be hard to think about winter plans next year. BUT we only have a few spots left on all of our awesome adventures with our friends at  Steve Nov 19, 2015 8:35 AM
roster rsvp info. etc. - Please remember to monitor your rsvp on the roster. Some become "No Shows" because they forget that they signed up. Two N.S. & the axe falls. A very mean Indie Tom Tom B. Nov 4, 2015 6:07 PM
Join Us! It's time for a vacation. Last Call for many 2016 Adventures... - Hi Everyone, LAST CHANCE! Our exciting 2016 adventures  with PhotoFly Travel Club are selling out fast! Get away this winter and warm up in the sand and sun! (Also, check out our brand Steve Nov 4, 2015 7:47 AM
Next "Wild Cats" Experience !! Nov. 15th Sunday - I will post it  on this meetup first, for 2 days.  Then open it up to other groups by Thurs. 11/5. It will fill in  1-2 days.  Only 10-11 openings. If you don't know about this event go back to  The Oct. 25th date & see about i Tom B. Nov 3, 2015 4:20 PM
Cool photos posted ! - Haunted cemetery Hike !! Tom B. Nov 2, 2015 4:55 PM
Fuul moon - Its in Mill valley   6:00 pm Tom B. Oct 22, 2015 5:49 PM
Full Moon Hike next tues. 10/27 - Go to:­nershike Check with John Benus.  Meet at Safeway store lot at 1 Camino Alto. in [masked]   Go to his site for details.    An easy fun event.  tell him I sent you.   Tom B. Oct 22, 2015 5:40 PM
Farewell to Summer Bay Cruise !!! 5:45 pm sat. 10/10 - Go to :­   Jonn Benu's last bay Cruise of the yr.   Meet at 5:45 pm sat.   1599 Tiburon Blvd. in Tiburon  at the CVS lot/Pharmacy/photo area.   Wine, cheese & people to meet & v Tom B. Oct 9, 2015 4:04 PM

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