Bay Area Bucket Listers Two Year Anniversary! Bonfire & Potluck

  • August 24, 2013 · 2:30 PM
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Wow! It's been two years since I started this group! Thanks to everyone who's been there since the beginning & welcome to our newest members!

Let's go back to where it all started! Come & enjoy a relaxing summer afternoon at Santa Cruz's Seabright Beach! Toss a frisbee, bump a volleyball, or just lay on the sand & relax!


Seabright Beach is on the other side of the boardwalk so it is less people & much more peaceful, but it's definitely a quick walk to the boardwalk if you happen to crave a funnel cake :)

We can fire up the BBQ & share each other's potluck dishes. By the time it starts to cool down, we can get our fire going, make s'mores, & just have a great time with great people!

*What I recommend you bring: Flashlights, sunscreen, layered clothing, chairs, & beach towels. If you play a musical instrument, serenade us & we will cheer you on!

*We also need some members to bring tables. I have one I can bring, but two years ago, we had about 5 tables because we had so much food!

*We also need members to go earlier to reserve a fire-pit because they are first come, first serve.

Potluck: What you should bring?

Using the first letter in your first name:

A-D...Appetizers/Chips/S'mores kit
E-J...Things to BBQ like hot dogs & burger patties/Condiments
K-M...Drinks/Water/Juices/Soda/Alcohol must be discrete/Ice
N-S...BBQ Grill/Firewood/Utensils/Cups
T-Z...Side dishes/corn/mac & cheese

Hope you guys can make it! Carpool is definitely a great way to go! Please post on our wall if you want to carpool or if you need a ride! I know many group members are willing to carpool. Get there early as parking might be an issue. See you all soon!

-Rea

**Some photos from our last bonfire**

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  • leonora c.

    It was nice to meet you all saturday night. Rea, we missed you.

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are her but not sure where we are suppose to go. Someone help please

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Caught an 18 lb salmon after the party

    1 · August 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nope biggest fish I've ever caught

      1 · August 25, 2013

    • leonora c.

      wow nice Steve.

      August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the impromptu hosting and sorry we had to go. i owe somebody a beer

    1 · August 24, 2013

    • Mike

      It was a pleasure to enjoy your radiance at the beach today. Thank you for coming and I hope to see you again soon.

      August 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well Christine, I'll take a Guinness please

      August 25, 2013

  • Anjan

    Very nice day at the beach. Plus good company & food.

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Mike

    Thank you all for making this day truly amazing! The plays / picnic at Villa Montalvo arts center, Beach social / BBQ in Santa Cruz and to finish off with an evening of dancing with the live band EXTRA LARGE! I hold you all in my heart and appreciate all of you for making my day wonderful!

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Its directly to the left of the second volley volleyball net

    August 24, 2013

    • Antonio

      Nope its next to guard tower number 1 south of the boardwalk use the picture posted for you

      August 24, 2013

    • Sri

      We are near rest rooms .

      August 24, 2013

  • Mike

    We are to the right last fire pit before life gaurd tower 1

    2 · August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As you enter the beach go right past bathroom to the end! We are joining another Meetup group who has (hopefully) graciously allowed us to join them.

    August 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We are near Single Parents but we don't have permission to join them. We are near their BBQ pit, closer to the ocean. S

      August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Should I save it?

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are near single Parents, but closer to the water a little- we are near their BBQ pit

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow. A spot just opened up right next to restroom!

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the other group single parents?

    August 24, 2013

    • Antonio

      Open to all ..they are being kind

      August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let's meet by the bathrooms - there are a few who can't find

    August 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Can someone that is there call me. [masked]

      August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Or call to check in for spot[masked]

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Anjan

    Where on the beach is the group?

    August 24, 2013

  • Brandi Sue M.

    Rea and Everyone, something has come up. I'm very sorry that I can't make it. Have fun!

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone into photography and would be interested in doing some steel wool shooting after dark?

    July 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure! If you want to shoot, I'd suggest a tripod or something stable, and a shutter release. Not essential, but very useful. If you just want to watch, then that fine too.

      August 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Steel wool, I'm interested, if you can me educate me afterwards that would be cool can't make it today.

      August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummed about it, just have to get "Stuff" done today :(

    August 24, 2013

  • erika

    Sorry everybody I can't make it. I am going to give up my spot. See you all next time :)

    August 24, 2013

  • Elise

    I know this is last minute does anyone have space would not mind chipping in for gas.

    August 23, 2013

    • Anjan

      Elise, I have space in my carpool leaving from mercado at 1:30pm

      August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like there are limited space to park along the beach and we have a lot of people are coming. Where do we park?

    August 24, 2013

    • Rea R.

      My suggestion - get there early and park in the residential areas

      August 24, 2013

  • Anjan

    8/24/13 @ 8:00am. I am totally confused by the car-pool discussions. Sorry I will start one more to add to the confusion. :)

    I can drive and take up to 3 (or 4 if you don't mind 3 in the back seat). We can meet at the Jamba Juice/Starbucks by AMC Mercardo. Drop me an email to [masked] if you want a ride. I plan on leaving from Mercardo at 1:30pm PST.

    August 24, 2013

  • Vi

    Anyone still have space to carpool from sj? I'm in the evergreen area lmk what time you're planning to go etc

    August 23, 2013

    • Sri

      I'm at san jose

      August 23, 2013

    • A J

      You can call me too, for those in south bay, leaving sometime in the afternoon 1:30-4pm[masked]

      August 24, 2013

  • Shin

    Can't find a ride so giving up my spot! Have fun, folks!

    August 23, 2013

  • Antonio

    can some one please post photos of the area of camp when they get there ..the grill will arrive after a 1pm start from oakridge mall area

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • George

    We are still short on tables so if any one has table please bring them.

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to carpool with someone from Hayward.

    1 · June 17, 2013

    • Ed

      I'm from Hayward. I can take 3 people

      August 22, 2013

    • Katherine

      Can leave south bay 4ish

      August 23, 2013

  • Lisa

    How will we find the group on the beach?

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am in Mountain View if anyone would like to ride with me.

    August 23, 2013

  • Rea R.

    Hi, everyone. Please don't kill me. There is a possibility that I will not make it to my own group's two year anniversary. I'm so bummed, but I've started a new project at work and looking at what I have to do tomorrow, I may not finish and I need to complete this for the investors that have given me funds to build a multi million dollar residential property in addition to resorts for the city. Will there be anyone who would like to take my place? There's really not much to do, just go there earlier to reserve a fire pit and welcome the guests to the event and introduce people to one another. I would really appreciate it.

    August 22, 2013

    • A J

      But we all know, you were thinking resorts! ;-)

      1 · August 23, 2013

    • Rea R.

      Lol yes AJ! That would be an exciting project if they let me build a resort for my next project :-)

      August 23, 2013

  • Jenny B.

    Okay I am full if everyone confirms I know it is still 2 months; I have Shin, Van, Paul and Chandra that I am confirming. I do have room in the trunk also. I have a LandRover Discovery II that is very spacious in the back. No trunks please.. :)

    June 21, 2013

    • Sri

      I would like to carpool with someone. Let me know anyone is going from San Jose. I messaged couple of people but I haven't heard from anyone.

      August 23, 2013

    • Sri

      you can reach me at[masked]

      August 23, 2013

  • Jenny B.

    Hi Shin, if you want to carpool with me I have space. please email me at [masked] for the details.

    2 · June 21, 2013

    • Jenny B.

      I sent you an email with the information if you still need a ride.

      August 20, 2013

    • Sri

      Preeta, Are you going tomorrow ? I live san jose. I looking for a carpool. Please let me know if we can carpoool around 2.30pm.you can reach me at[masked]

      August 23, 2013

  • Jenny B.

    I am sorry as well, I am canceling for this event if someone wants to take my place.

    August 23, 2013

  • Joe M.

    Since I live in Aptos... I might just stop by and say hi
    (Even though I am in the wait list)

    August 22, 2013

  • Ed

    I won't be able to make it, darn! I hope you guys have a great time.

    August 22, 2013

  • Shin

    Anyone leaving SJ around 4pm and can take me?

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love the opportunity to come to this. Please let me know if a spot opens up!

    August 21, 2013

  • Ed

    I can take 3 people for carpool from Hayward area to down south. Let me know.

    August 20, 2013

    • Katherine

      Hi Ed, I'd love to carpool but won't be able to leave south bay til 3:30. I think this event might go til the rangers come, around 10/11 pm. Let me know. Thanks.

      August 20, 2013

    • Ed

      Hi Katherine, Just let me know where I can pick you up. Text me at:[masked]

      August 21, 2013

  • Jenny B.

    Please confirm Shin and Chandra if you are still coming. Thanks,

    August 5, 2013

    • Jenny B.

      Shin, sent you a message with my email, I am going.

      August 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jenny, I won't be able to make it. Bummer :( Updated my RSVP to No to let the wait-lister move up. Thanks for offering the ride :)

      August 21, 2013

  • michael o.

    Anyone leaving from the Pittsburg Antioch Area?

    August 20, 2013

  • Mike

    I will bring a lot of ICE and a bottle of Barbados Rum!

    August 20, 2013

  • Andrea B

    Looks like crazyfun

    August 19, 2013

  • bruce

    Whoops....forgot, am out of town

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The list of things to bring for names N-S includes grills. I don't have a small portable grill; any N-S's bringing one? Just thought I'd ask, don't want to show up and find out no one did, heh.

    August 17, 2013

  • Shin

    Anyone coming from San Jose and has space? Would like to carpool~!

    1 · June 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm in San Jose. But I'm also on the wait list. hmmm.... carpooling sounds like an excellent incentive to get OFF the waitlist. ....just sayin'

      August 17, 2013

    • Sri

      Im also insan jose but in waitlist

      August 17, 2013

  • Joe

    Dropping to let wait-lister move up. Sorry to miss but looks like camping instead.

    August 5, 2013

    • Rea R.

      It won't be the same without you, Joe! You're one of the original members. Lol

      August 15, 2013

    • Joe

      Hey Rea, you know I'd be there if I could. Glad you didn't say "older" members ;) Look forward to future events

      August 16, 2013

  • neeth

    I'm going fr sunnyvale, anyone else in and around the area wants to carpool ?

    1 · June 23, 2013

    • Lori

      IF I make it off wait list!!

      August 1, 2013

    • neeth

      Sorry guys i have to unfortunately back out of this event. Something very important has come up and i cant make it to this event.

      August 14, 2013

  • Jad

    Will bring a meat item if off the the waitlist.

    August 14, 2013

  • S J W

    Hi I'm Joan. I would like to carpool with someone and meet someone going from Benicia//Vallejo or Concord/ Walnut Creek area. Or even from Lafayetet or Orinda area. I could either drive or ride and will share the cost.

    August 5, 2013

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