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Ready to mix and mingle and feel "normal" again? We are ready to have fun again! Join all the fun people and play some games like Cards Against Humanity, Jenga, Uno, Exploding Kittens, Never Have I Ever & more. Prior to sitting down, we will have some ice breaker game to get the conversation flowing! COME and RECONNECT!
We start the evening with the ice breaker game where you are standing and mixing with others. This allows you to figure out the group of new friends you would like to challenge for the first game! Once seated, feel free to rotate through the various tables and meet new friends and play different games.
We are hosting this event at Santa Monica's posh nightlife venue - Senator Jones on Wilshire! This venue is beautifully decorated and with lots of space for a few hundred guests! In addition, you are welcome to stay after the event when they open their doors to the public. Join us for a night of fun making new friends!
Coming by yourself? Most people do! Don't worry, in no time you will be making a bunch of new friends because everyone there will be from Meetup! :) We have the entire venue to ourselves for Game Night!
8:00 pm to 8:45 pm - Social hour. Grab a drink, meet and greet your new friends.
8:45 pm to 10:00 pm - Enjoy the games and the drink specials while losing... I mean, winning! At 9:45 we will start putting the games away because at 10:00 pm Senator Jones will open to the public. You are free to hang out all night and enjoy the DJ! :)
Note: It will not be advantageous to arrive late. Guests that show up on time normally end up meeting everyone and have the most fun. Come on time at 8:00 pm. :)
Cost: $10 cash at the entrance. We have the entire venue for Game Night so everyone will be there from Meetup!
Dress Code: Upscale casual.
Parking: There is plenty of parking in the area. Just be sure to read the street signs.
Taking the Metro? Senator Jones is less than a mile from the 17th/SMC Station off the Expo Line.
This Meetup event is crossed-posted on many, many meetup groups. Expect a great turnout!! :)
Foothills Visitor Center
Sequoia in Spring could not be better! Waterfalls flowing. Lush forest with snow still on the ground at elevation.
Our campsite is at low elevation. So it will be warmer nights, and then great temperatures in the day in the park out in the sun.
The really great thing is we will not have to worry of fires and any of the late season problems being all dry.
The river will be full, AND OUR SITE IS RIGHT ON THE RIVER!!
We will have Optional River Rafting!
We have have riverfront sties Even with a beach!
All restrooms are flush toilets and NOT pit/septic toilets. We will also have free hot showers available.
*Sites are on grass.
*Plenty of shade.
* located close to (food) stores and restaurants so you do not need to totally rough it if the mood does not strike you.
Stunning waterfalls of Tokopah Falls
Roaring River Falls
Having the site longer makes it a more leisure weekend.
Cost per person:
Camping for 2 or 3 nights is $124.99 Per Person
OK . . . Tell me about food and everything else. What's included?
The logistics of us providing food (as well as food prep issues with Covid) are just not feasible or safe.
Due to varied dietary needs, and food contact issues, it's better if bring what you like and prep it. There will be grills available.
BUT there are also local options. No need to cook too much if you don't want to.
Firewood: We will provide a bundle of firewood to start. If you want a super roaring fire you can pickup some extra at the small store.
Kids? Sure. If under 18 they are at no charge.
How do I pay?
Cost per person: Camping for 2 or 3 nights is $124.99 Per Person
What if I have a +1 or +whatever? Cost is Per Person. Just do the payment link a 2nd or 3rd time. IF under 18 free.
What if I stay two nights. Is it less? No. You can stay as late as you want on Sunday before packing up. It gives us flexibility.
Refund if requested 2 weeks before event start. If less than 2 weeks: 100% Full Credit be applied to ANY future event we run.
Are you frustrated with "surveys" that organizers have you fill out so they can discriminate? Are they even proud of discriminating and proclaim it by saying they pick and choose and exclude? The proclaim they are the bouncer at the door to keep out who they wish to exclude. Discrimination is not something to be proud of or to proclaim as a good thing. Do not support discrimination in any way, or for any reason.
We do NOT discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, or even for belly button lint.
*ASL interpret is available
*Certified Wilderness First Responder
*Certified Wilderness First Aid
*We do also carry required insurance
Questions? Comments ? Issues? Message direct
Friday - Flexible arrival time.
8:00am to 5:00pm Fun in the park.
Those that are rafting will do that. Rafting is optional and does cost extra. However they discount for us. You pay the Rafting Company directly when there.
Those who are not Rafting will go back into the park for the day and head home when wish.
Want to stay till Monday? No Prob. It's already included.
Pix from last time https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=31239259
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Los Angeles International Airport
The world is re-opening. We had our reservations in place before. Now is THE time to go!
The Orient Express...you have heard it many times. The romance, the mystery, the adventure! Of course with the opulence too!
This trip brings back the romance and adventure of train travel, along with the mystery of new cities and countries. Brought back in a special way; adding value and removing inflated expense by replacing it with service and contemporary refinement. The journey will mirror the original Orient Express
Paris, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Budapest & Istanbul.
The trip starts in Paris for full two days. Also staying two full days in Vienna, 1 3/4 days in Budapest, with full days in Venice, Prague, and two full days in Istanbul. Included: guided tours in each city, at least one meal a day, museum entrances, wine tasting and much more!
In addition, many other options and extras are included. We travel as a group, and also have the flexibility of hop-on, hop-off tours and museum passes with "skip the line" so you enjoy a complete independence. You are free to do your own thing, cater to your special interests, visit other sights and locations in the cities, while still being guided and helped with all the arrangements. You can do it independently, or you can join new friends traveling with you, and do it together. The idea is come alone, meet new like-minded people and make lifelong memories...without being stuck with the "one size fits all" tour formula.
Want more info? Fill this out https://forms.gle/cQdqYw74gAYqphXX8
Here is a basic thumbnail:
** Paris for two full days.
* Night Train Paris to Venice
**Venice for a full day
* Night Train Venice to Vienna
**Vienna for two full days
* Night Train Vienna to Prague
** Prague for a full day
* Night Train Prague to Budapest
** Budapest for two (almost full) days
* Late flight Budapest to Istanbul
** Istanbul for two full days.
* Hotel nights in Paris, Vienna, Budapest and Istanbul
The Orient Express began in 1883. Original endpoints being Paris to Istanbul. In Istanbul the Pera Palace Hotel, built in 1892 as the accommodations at the terminus. It became synonymous with intrigue and was a showcase of luxury with comfort at a time when traveling was still rough and dangerous. The route changed many times and was eventually shortened to Bucharest, and later to Budapest as the endpoint. In 2009 service stopped and The real Orient Express is but a memory.
With this trip, we visit more cities, with guided tours included in each, a meal a day, as well as all transfers and hotels with concierge quality service. Give in to the lure of the rails with adventure, tempered with value resulting in memories of a lifetime.
EVERY aspect of this trip is epic. Visit picturesque and storied cities. Enjoy four night trains and experience the enchantment of the rails. We are even staying in the original destination of Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul with it's grandeur and opulence.
* 4 night trains with sleeping compartment accommodations
* 6 nights in great hotels in prime central locations
* all transfers
* guided tours in each city
* entrance to museums in each city
* at least one meal a day
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We have TWO departures to chose from
Sep 21-Oct 2 https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/278927777/
$3,490 total cost.
Limited capacity of 24 total. Only 4 openings left.
The only way to secure your spot is a $500 deposit. Fully refundable to 90 days before the event. Final payment due 60 days before
Secure Deposit Link https://py.pl/1imcPZ
You can use any credit or debit card.
Questions? Ask at our Zoom this Thurs at 7PM
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ENSENADA MAY CRUISE: May 13th to May 16th
This is the third annual cruise on this group. And as the previous two, it will be EPIC.
I will start off by saying there are PLENTY of cruise thingies on Meetup. Especially the Booze Cruise to Ensenada. . . Ours will be decidedly different and not like the others.
YES. This DOES start in Long Beach and NOT in San Diego
First of all, . . . our price. Let's get to that first. The base cabin is $390.52 per person, double occupancy for an interior cabin. All taxes and port charges included!!! This is one of the lowest prices you will ever see for this super fun cruise!
There are upgrades to ocean view cabins or single occupancy but that's all incremental increases depending upon your needs. Get a friend to come with or we will match you with a roommate.
What really makes our trip unique is our special treatment.
We will have an open bar Cocktail Party Mixer hosted by the ship for our group (unlimited drinks)
We will get reserved seating together for the formal dining room at our own tables.
We will be doing our own activities on board, such as a scavenger hunt and other fun games.
Best of all - a great group of like-minded people from our Meetup, ready for play and have fun!
But that's not the best part.
The BEST part are OUR shore excursions in Mexico.
For only $30 per person we will have our own vans and drivers, exclusive and private for our group to our own shore excursion.
On shore we will have
Zip Line Canopy Tour $22
Horseback Riding $30
They are broken up so you can pick and choose and only pay for what you do. To see more about Las Canadas Resort http://www.lascanadas.com/en/ http://www.lascanadas.com/en/Air_CanopyTour.php
Since we are organizing it, NONE of this is at tourist prices, and no tour operator markups either.
But wait!!! How about a wine tasting and visiting the renown Wineries and having a Winery tour and tasting? An olive oil tasting too? Sure!!!
Since we have our own drivers we will do that as well!
http://santo-tomas.com/ for example.
Our drivers will drop us in town if you wish and you can do shopping
So it's all around a great meetup. This is NOT like the other meetup cruises you see. Care to join?
Fri: Depart 05:30 pm
Sat: Fun Day At Sea
Sun: Ensenada 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
Mon: Arrive at 07:00 am
Let's look at the "Day at Sea" part first:
The ship has all the things that make a cruise fun: 9-hole mini golf course, WaterWorks (waterslide park), a tropical resort-style pool - and when you need some pampering and quiet time - a Serenity Retreat area. It also has casino, comedy shows, stage shows, bars, nightclubs, dancing, live music, spa type services, and more.
And, as always...the delicious dining, entertainment, friendly service
Do I need to pay for this now? A deposit of $100 will be needed hold your space. Balance due on March 10, 2022
You $ 100 refundable until March 10, 2022
All prices and information subject to change and availability.
Is this for Singles? Or Couples? This is for everybody! It's about people, not your relationship status, or even your sexual preference, age or your whatever. All are welcome on this, be it singles or families with children. We will have a little bit for everybody and everybody will have fun. We will be a good size bunch so you will find folks you would hang with.
Do I need to know Spanish for the Mexico part? No. I am fluent, as are plenty of others. And they speak English pretty well there too.
Do I need a passport? Yes, you will need a valid passport or copies of any travel document or permits (green card etc). A driver's license will not get you on the boat. If you don't have a passport . . . start that now.
Did I read that right, . . . we are going to somewhere not the regular tourist route? Yes. You will get to do our own thing and have more fun and see more.
RSVP for here or on https://www.tr.im/MoreToExplore for more info.