What we're about

So, I keep getting asked this. No, we're not actually fire fighters. We're just about finding fun things to do and leaving the drama for the dramarama-Bahama-mamas.

A lot of meet ups will just be checking out microbreweries, wineries, bars. But also fun events, beer or wine fests, haunted houses, checking out local bands, hikes out of town and occasionally road trips out of town.

Some ideas I have for things to do in the next couple years

1) A trip to Pagosa Springs, CO.

It's 4 hours away. They have microbreweries, hiking and pretty springs (though as they are Sulphur springs, they smell like eggs that have gone off),

2) Revisiting Durango, CO and Silverton.

The last attempt was somewhat aborted as only 3 people braved the last minute rain storm. It's beautiful and of course, they've got cool microbreweries and hiking. Next time, I want to hike to Ice Lake in Silverton and see the ghost town in Animas Forks.

3) Sedona Sliding Rocks, the Grand Canyon and/or Flagstaff, AZ

4) Denver for the costumed bike ride with 10,000 people called Tour de Fat. Everybody rides bikes in costumes, rides through town to a huge park, drink beer and play giant Jenga. Check out the Google image search. I have been to this and it's fun. But you've gotta bring a bike and wear a costume or people up there tend to not want to talk to you. They don't like it when people don't participate in the theme of whatever they're doing.

https://www.google.com/search?q=tour+de+fat+denver&biw=1129&bih=579&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjcqoSo5NzLAhUil4MKHTolABgQ_AUIBygC

5) Or maybe the original Tour de Fat in Fort Collins, CO which I've never been to. And it averages about 25,000 people.

https://www.google.com/search?q=tour+de+fat+denver&biw=1129&bih=579&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjcqoSo5NzLAhUil4MKHTolABgQ_AUIBygC#tbm=isch&q=tour+de+fat+fort+collins

6) 7 1/2 hours to Nederland, CO for the Frozen Dead Guy Race. Called the craziest race in the US. Check out this article (or at least the photos) about this weird festival. It'll be my first time. They usually do it in March.

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/mar/16/frozen-dead-guy-days-fesitval-colorado-mountains

7) I'd like to take a trip sometime to Dallas to catch a Bad Bunny show.

In order to keep things intimate, where everyone knows everyone, we are going to limit the number of members to 485,701 and a half.

Once we hit that limit, new people can only join by besting a current member in mortal combat with galoshes full of shrimp and a paper plate.

If you want to do something in particular, email me about it and we can possibly make it happen. And meet up crashers are always welcome. I'm not getting upset with people for changing their minds about going to a meet up. I know we all have lives outside of Meet Up. I'm not going to get upset for people showing up unannounced either. The more the merrier. After all, Meet Ups are for meeting people.

Finally, if only a couple people sign up for a Meet Up, I'll email the people the day of (or day before) the Meet Up and ask if they want to:

A) cancel

B) change any details of the Meet Up (such as time or destination) or

C) just stick to the original Meet Up plans.

You'll never upset me for cancelling but if you plan on not coming, please do cancel. That way I can try to come up with some alternate plans. Thank you for taking the time to read all this. Hope to see you at some future Meet Up.

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Playing hide and seek with dinosaurs – the Escape Room on Menaul

Escape the Room Albuquerque

You ever wanted to play Duck, Duck, Goose with prehistoric poultry? Maybe slowly lose your mind for an hour? Then kill some brain cells with fermented barley juice at a brand new brewery where even the one bad review says they have tasty beer? Sure, they were unhappy with the unhelpful staff, hard seats and lack of décor but even their hater said they have “tasty beer”. I’m in. This is a little bit different than our other Meet Ups. We have to pre-purchase our tickets and only a group of 10 of us can do this particular Escape Room together. Afterward, we’ll drive 3.3 miles down Menaul NE to a new brewery named after the owner’s dog. They don’t have food but do let people bring food in outside food. If people want to try to coordinate a second group in another Escape Room at the same time, comment here and we'll try to coordinate a second group. SOLD OUT!! If you want to try to arrange a second room, sign up, leave a comment and we'll try to find more people to sign up for a 2nd room going around the same time. https://escapetheroom.com/albuquerque/?utm_source=GMBlisting&utm_medium=organic Directions to the Escape Room on Menaul and Louisiana: Just exit northbound from I-40 onto Louisiana. Or eastbound from I-25 onto Menaul. Go to the intersection where they meet. The Escape Room is close to the southwest corner of Menaul and Louisiana. It’s between a Blaze Pizza and Container Store. We’ll be meeting up between 4:30pm and 4:50pm. Then do the Escape Room from 5-6pm. Then we’ll head a few miles down the road and check out the new brewery. I’ll put that up as part deux for just the people who want to do the brewery. See you then! =========================== Oops. I realize I didn't actually explain what an Escape Room is. Imagine if a Hollywood effects team designed an interactive story for you. Where you and your team have to search for clues, interact with a person that is part of the story and in the one that we're doing, it actually says we have to sneak past some dinosaurs. I did an Escape Room a couple years ago. It was one hour with 8 people. We actually had to make our way through three rooms but the hour ran out before we found our way out of the last room. It was a lot of fun. And supposedly, all the stories and effects have gotten better with the new stories.

Not Saving the World at Black Snout brewery or even slightly contributing to it.

Ok people. Time to dumb it down again. "Dumb what down?" you ask? All of it. Time to find another new brewery and kill some brain cells. Don't worry. Only the weak ones. It's survival of the fittest in your dome! I won't be able to respond to any texts or emails till about 6pm (when we leave the Escape Room 3 miles away). So I won't be available until after 6pm but we should be there right around 6:30pm. Directions: From I-40, take Juan Tabo north. Or from I-25, take Menaul east. It's located on the south side of Menaul two blocks east of Juan Tabo. See you then!

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