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Yosemite Valley Visitor Center
Yosemite!!! That amazing place you want to go but have not yet. You have heard it's amazing but you did not want to go on your own and none of your friends were willing to join you or be adventurous. Or you have been before and you can't wait to go again. For either reason or many others: This is the event for you!! This event will be Car Camping compared to back-country camping. Meaning your car is steps away. Things on the agenda: Glacier Point This is one of Yosemite’s best viewpoints that you can drive up to with easy access. Located on the south wall of Yosemite Valley, you get a spectacular view of the valley and Half Dome. We will aim to do it for sunrise or sunset (the best times) Taft Point & Sentinel Dome Taft Point and Sentinel Dome are right next to each other. Taft Point is easy to get to and a great spot to conquer your fear of heights. Edge up to the cliff and stare straight down into the valley to appreciate it’s grandeur. Sentinel Dome is an easy 1-mile walk from the parking lot and gives you a 360-degree view of Yosemite. These are both on the way when diving to Glacier Point Yosemite Falls Standing at 2,424 feet, this is the highest waterfall in North America and sixth largest in the world! The best time to view it is in late spring when the melting snow creates the strongest flow. And that's when we will be there!!! The path to walk to this is flat and maybe 300 feet long of a hike . You can do that!!! There is also the option to hike up (a hard up hill long hike) Tunnel View From here you get a view of Yosemite Valley, Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, and El-Capitan. This is the postcard perfect spot. Bridalveil Fall This waterfall is one of the most iconic waterfalls in the park and like Yosemite Falls . . . its super easy and flat and short. The Ahwahneechee Native American tribe believed that inhaling the mist would improve your chances of getting married. Half Dome This is Yosemite’s most popular rock formation. That's not on the agenda for this trip. BUT the hike to Vernal Falls and Mist Trail is the same trail to take to go up Half Dome. We will do Vernal and Mist Vernal and Nevada Falls Nuff said. Mariposa Grove These are the giant Sequoias located at the south end of the park at the Wawona entrance. Cooks Meadow (Ansel Adams) COSTS: Camping will be $85 total per person. This will cover three nights (Fri, Sat, Sun). Endless firewood provided. Unlimited Propane stove is provided and grill available. Paper goods provided (plates, utensils etc) Indoor and outdoor heated pool. Indoor Jacuzzi. Free Showers. Flush toilets (clean too!) Electricity at the site (to recharge your phone). And all the activities that are led in the park. https://paypal.me/ExposedCalifornia/85 If you want to do for two or three just change the number. From 85 to 170 or 255 for example. If you can only go for two nights $77 total per person (Fri and Sat)(meaning you can't get Monday off) https://paypal.me/ExposedCalifornia/77 Refunds given up to 14 days before event. Link will be removed when event fills. Don't delay. Don't wait. Yosemite is everyone favorite and it is difficult toe impossible to secure sites, . . . . and on an awesome holiday weekend too!! This is the perfect time of year at it is not overly hot AND the waterfalls are all the highest flow. This is on your bucket list. Time to mark it off. RSVP does NOT save your space. Payment via the links is the ONLY way to save your place. So do not delay https://paypal.me/ExposedCalifornia/85 (per person total for three nights camping: Fri, Sat and Sun) Link will be removed the moment the event event is filled. This event is cross posted and will be closed shortly.
Glendale Centre Theatre
Frolic in the madness of Dan Goggin’s hilariously funny musical comedy NUNSENSE, featuring dancing nuns, singing nuns, circus nuns and … dead nuns? Winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, NUNSENSE has become a must-see phenomenon which ran for 3,672 performances! Sister Julia has accidentally poisoned most of the Little Sisters of Hoboken with a tainted vichyssoise. The five surviving nuns must band together and put on a show in order to raise funds to bury their dear departed sisters. The chaotic variety show features crazy dance routines, solo star turns, an audience quiz and a whole bunch of comic surprises. ___________________________________________________________ TICKETS: Buy your own tickets online or over the phone. Tickets cost $34 regular price ($30 for seniors) and can be purchased online from the theatre at https://www.tix4.centerstageticketing.com/sites/glendalecentretheatre/selecttix_nochart.php?s_id=429&p_id=7073 or by calling the box office at (818)[masked]. * Please buy your tickets quickly before this popular show is SOLD OUT! * ________________________________ PARKING and DIRECTIONS: Parking is available at the Orange Street Parking Lot located at 222 North Orange St. (cross streets: California Ave. and Orange St.) The cost for parking is $1.00 for 4 hours with a validation stamp from the theatre. For directions to the Glendale Centre Theatre click here: http://www.glendalecentretheatre.com/about/directions/ ________________________________ DINNER: Meet us at the font door of the theatre after the show to go for dinner at Porto's Bakery & Cafe 315 N. Brand Boulevard Glendale, CA 91203 Call Louis' cell phone number which is in the RSVP questions if you can't find our group. ___________________________________________________________ This event is crossposted in other Meetup groups.
This is an unofficial fan convention that will be 4 days of Harry Potter and YA Lit discussion panels, academic presentations, creative workshops, authors/special guests, MeetUps and other activities. There'll also be a vendor room, movie & game night, VIP cocktail party, cosplay fashion show, Yule ball, craft faire, and more. Leviosa will be held June 27 - 30, 2019 at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood. Tickets and more info at leviosa2019.org TICKETS: All 4 Days: $275 (VIP All 4 Days: $350) Day Passes: $50 Thursday: After workshops and panels during the day, you get to hang out at the movie & game night. $75 Friday: After a full day of programming, check out some magical merchandise at the craft faire. $75 Saturday: After another whole day of programming, see amazing costumes or strut your stuff in the cosplay fashion show and dance the night away at the ball. $50 Sunday: Start the day by sitting down to a delicious brunch, then attend some final panels or workshops, and enjoy the geeky atmosphere before having to go back to the real world. Discount Loews hotel rooms are available through book.passkey.com/go/leviosa2019. The hotel is a quick train ride from Universal Studios and attendees who stay at the hotel can purchase discount park tickets. I'm going to be there for all 4 days, and would love company. Meet me to hang out at the game night on Thursday, the VIP cocktail event on Friday, the Yule Ball on Saturday, and/or the brunch on Sunday!
Meetup on The Orient Express!!!! The Autumn Edition. 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 of excessive opulence by replacing it with service and contemporary refinement. The journey will mirror the original Orient Express route and go from Paris to Istanbul. You will visit Paris, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Istanbul. The trip starts in Paris and has a full two days there. Also staying two full days in Vienna, 1 ½ days in Budapest, with full days in Venice, Prague, and Istanbul. Guided tours in each city, and one meal a day are also included! Included additionally are many other options and extras. We travel as a group, and also have the flexibility of hop-on, hop-off tours and museum passes with "skip the line" option 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. 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. 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 full day. * Hotels nights in Paris, Vienna, Budapest and Istanbul What was The Orient Express? And why re-create it? The Orient Express was long-distance passenger train service that began in 1883 with the original endpoints being Paris to Istanbul. In Istanbul the Pera Palace Hotel was built in 1892 as the accommodations at the terminus. And we are staying in it!!! Although the original. The name 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, then later shortened to Budapest as the endpoint. And again shortened to either Venice or Vienna. By 2007 The Orient Express was only Paris to Strasbourg, and in 2009 stopped service altogether. So the real Orient Express is but a memory. There is a price for opulent luxury, . . . and we are not paying it. 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 Paris, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Istanbul. 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. All the details are taken care of so all you have to do is join in & revel in the magic of all the places we are traveling to. In the end you will have visited 6 countries: France, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Turkey! Includes: all trains all accommodations all train cabins all transfers guided tours in each city a meal a day and more 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 $500 deposit plus the $2,790 final payment = $3,290 total cost. There is very limited capacity of 24 total. This trip will fill up extremely quickly. The first one filled right away. Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it !!!