What we're about

We have renamed our meetup to reflect a more casual approach to wine & wine tasting & food pairing by adding additional & unique wine activities. Events include Wine Tours. Wine & Art Tours & the unique concept of Wine & Nature Adventure Outings. (Wine/Bike trips, Wine Kayak Outings, Foodie/Wine & Nature Outings.)

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Occasionally we will invite vintners to offer their insights about their own experience in the wine industry while pouring their wines. And we invite wine drinkers to share in these discussions, treks, and tastings. Come join in the exploration.

Santé,

TOM Bold aka: Koma Nahoa (Hawaiian Name)

Please note: Tom Merle is still our Wine Guru.

Upcoming events (4+)

Tomales Bay Lush Forest & beaches, ,mushrooms, Bat Rays & photo trek !

What we'll do
NOTE: The last 2 weekends had fab. weather & 2 awesome outings. What were you all thinking ? Or shopping.? Or couching , etc ?

We Meet at Starbucks in the Marin Country Mart in Larkspur. We will carpool from here.
Bring a jacket, good hiking shoes, & prepare for another super fun "Indie Tom" social adventure experience.
We will trek to 3 different beaches on lush trails of Cypress ;Douglas Fir, Pine, Oak & the Brocolli trees. A wild assortment of unique mushroom species should abound for photos & identification.
If we have a low tide; The cool Bat rays maybe near shore for observation & photos. Low tide also exposes cool cliffside caves & mussel colonies.
Bring a lunch ;plus I'll have all the usual snacks; Vino, fruit & nut packs, water, energy & protein drinks, hiking poles, etc.
Meetup donation: $25.
Our picnic lunch will be on a cliff top overlooking the bay & other beaches . A super beautiful location.
If you have questions; always text me @[masked]. I will miss emails.
This is a moderate trek of about 4-5 miles.

Russian river redwoods super fun Zip Line adventure ! Last one !

Sonoma Zipline Adventures

What we'll do
The Forest Flight Zip Line experience ! And the NEW "Tree Top" Experience" A Bucket List event !

NOTE: Text me to reserve a spot with pymt. . [masked]. Advise method of pymt Dont wait My group promo price may end soon.

We meet at Sonoma canopy Tours/Alliance redwoods 6250 Old Bohemian Hwy. It is 1.5 miles N. of the Union hotel in Occidental .Meet me in front of the kiosk & weighin waiver sign in area.

We will be in the beautiful & tall Redwoods near the Russian river & Occidental.

There are 7 runs, 2 sky bridges, A spiral staircase & a the rappel platform down. Highest part is 250 ft. & the longest run is about 1900 ft. ft. Almost 5000 ft. of Zipping ! You may reach speeds of 25-40 mph !

70 lbs is the min. wgt. & 250 lbs is the max. Shorts are ok. (You will go faster with less clothing) . Or wear smooth tight clothing. Tie back long hair. No open toed shoes. *********Bring a camera with a strap. or rent a helmet cam or bring your Go-Pro. Cell phones will not work properly.

******The New Tree Top Zip Tour is[masked]. And it is higher, faster & farther!! And better & more advanced equipment, etc. The reg. prices are now $159.00. I'm still getting a great group rate. **But that could change anytime. ? They want to catch up because of lost revenue from Covid.

Pymts can also be mailed to: T. Bold 2471 Solano ave. #112 Napa, CA 94558

NOTE: No deposit means no reservation . ** I have reserved two tours of 8 people each. They run about 30 min. apart.

This is a "BUCKET LIST" event !!!!!!!!!!! You will love it !!!!

NOTE: After our Zip Line event we will have our early super delicious dinner option at the historic Union Hotel in Occidental. My friend Barbara the owner will have free super delicious Bruchetta appetizers for us. *****
*****I will be available at the Petaluma Fairgrounds lot in front of the Library (100 Fairgrounds Dr.) off Washington St. for pickups at : 10 :25;am. **Must call/text for ride. [masked]

NOTE: Please remove your rsvp if deposit is not sent within 7 days of your RSVP. NOTE: 35 rsvp'd for the last date. 15 paid. NO PYMT> equals no Reservation. No waitlist either.

***If you have a paypal account: you must use the friends & family option or an Xtra fee will be assessed. ; Venmo is better or Pay with Chase.com/zelle if having a problem. Or just send me a check. (Pymt. is required if you are a no show)
***NOTE: Always give me your em. & phone #. & what meetup group name you are in.
It's best to text me when the date is close as I may miss emails. Best to email me directly:( [masked]) if you cant text me. My # is:[masked] IMPORTANT: I will need your email, phone # & name of your meetup group.
** I will also have drinks, snacks, etc. for all.

. Send in your deposit or full pymt in a timely manner. (See above) . **ALWAYS advise when & how you paid !!!

Thanks ! ( I have to pre pay in advance for all participants.)

***Remember: Once you RSVP; you must send a deposit or full paymt. within one week or less. (And advise me when & how pymt. has been made) .

This is an exciting & super fun & Bucket List outing ! ***Attendee limit is 8 people per Tour on the platforms.
Note: Don't be scared ! This is a piece of cake. Great equipment & great guides.

NOTE: rent a Go Pro or bring a camera with a strap to take photos. ** And I must have a minimum of 8 people to reserve this Tour time. ***You must bring your face masks !!

**NOTE; PLEASE READ & HEED ALL THE POSTED INFO. When you RSVP ; you must text me all your contact info. or you will not have a reservation. $$ pymt locks you in. Dont rely on the meetup yu are in for correct roster count. I work with 30 meetups. Use a laptop if you can. The APP is not good.
Indie Tom[masked]

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Ancient Bat Tree forest & Amazing Wild Cats Experience !

Occidental Union Hotel Restaurant

What we'll do: **Please prepare for an amazing experience to be educated, enjoyed & remembered .

We meet in front of the Union hotel in Occidental. We will drive up to the very hidden property in the redwoods from the Hotel.
This may be your only chance for quite some time to experience this amazing event. Visits were stopped after Covid Lockdowns were implemented.
* Our first stop will be to walk & explore the ancient & huge trees hidden in this private grove. This unique forest has the ability to create it's own weather. One of the trees has a small colony of little Brown Bats. Hopefully they will be home for us to see & photograph.

***NOTE: The new baby Clouded Leopard has arrived. Unbelievably adorable. Only 4 pounds. See him up close. They grow up fast!. Don't even think of missing this amazing experience !

From here we will travel a short way to the hidden Sanctuary of 18 unique & endangered Wildcats. This is not a zoo. You will be up close & may even partially interact & touch one of the beautiful Cheetahs.
The last last new baby Cheetah came to them just before Covid shut things down. (Bummer) The baby has now grown up a bit.

*********NOTE: This may be your last chance to be up close to the baby Clouded Leopard. Once he reaches a certain wgt. He wlli be placed in his own compound world. ********

You will learn much about these awesome beautiful animals.
Such as: The cool Fish cat. The amazing Ocelot, The most beautiful Snow Leopard & many more fabulous wildcats.
Following our guided educational & photo tour we will break for a light wine luncheon. I'm sure many of you will have questions.

The Wildcat Foundation is a Non profit organization. The only one of its kind in Ca.
Event/Tour donation is $127.00
Please RSVP with your full pymt of 50% deposit by early next week.
Pymts can be to Zelle, Venmo, $$, or Check . If by chk. ; send to: T.Bold 2471 Solano ave. # 112 Napa , Ca 94558
I will also be available for pickup at 10:30 am at the Petaluma Fairgrounds lot in front of the Library at 100 fairgrounds Dr.
Must call/text for ride. [masked]
NOTE: Social distancing & masks are in the new 6/15 guidelines.

This is one very special experience you will always remember. Plus its a great cause to educate you & preserve the animals that are endangered towards extinction.

NOTE: A new baby has arrived ! Its an adorable mini Sand Cat from the Sahara Desert area. He was 1.5 lbs. & now is a whopping 4.5 lbs. And looks like Yoda when his ears are down. Experience an up close visit with this shy wild cat.

COVID-19 safety measures
masks

Safety measures instituted by event host. Meetup is not responsible for ensuring that precautions are followed.

Colorful Cuba

Havana

Colorful Cuba

January 2 - January 10, 2022

Join Here: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/cuba-small-group-tours/

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club are relaunching their Colorful Cuba tour. It is an excellent program full of surprises, fun, and off the beaten path sights - and it is 100% legal! Take this once in a lifetime trip to this undisturbed Caribbean gem!

* 8N/9D throughout the best of Cuba with amazing off the path experiences!
* One-of-a-kind "casa particulares" (small converted homes & guesthouses!)
* Privately guided adventures and local experts throughout
* Breakfast every day
* 3 Dinners, 4 Lunches INCLUDED
* Legal, licensed & permitted program with all USA compliance requirements met under the SCP Program

Email us directly at [masked] to receive a detailed daily itinerary!

Havana

* Old Havana: Privately guided walking tour including many of the historical sites

* "Fusterlandia" & Jaimanitas Fishing Village: Colorful fishing village made famous by local artist, Jose Fuster, outside Havana

Soroa

* Unesco Biosphere Reserve

* Callejon de Hamel: Street art project where resident Salvador Gonzáles Escalona has decorated and painted in vibrant colors a pedestrian alleyway with scrap objects

* Las Terrazas: Mountain community was built as a reforestation project in the 1960s and is now part of the same UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

* Orchid Garden: Specialized botanical garden, with a collection of 20,000 specimens and more than 350 species of orchids

Viñales

* Sustainable Farm Discovery: Cuban farmer and his family who'll show us around their organic farm and explain the methods they use to grow their produce without pesticides or artificial fertilizers

* Valley Walking Tour & Tobacco Plantation: A beautiful walk through the valley to a local tobacco farm to learn about the making of Cuba’s famous cigars

* Cuban Cooking Class: Learn to cook Cuban-style with a cooking demonstration of 'platos tipicos'.

Cienfuegos

* Bay of Pigs: Scenic drive along the site where the Bay of Pigs occurred in 1961.

* Sinkhole or Ocean Snorkel: Stop for a swim and snorkel in the ocean or by a sinkhole which resembles a huge natural tropical fish tank.

* Guided Orientation Walk & Palacio de Valle : A short walk to see and learn the local landmarks followed by a visit to the Palacio de Valle, an "Arabian Nights" like aspiring restaurant with a fantastic terrace bar.

Trinidad

* Guided Trinidad Walk: Cultural tour of numerous churches, museums, and many colonial buildings

* Learn to Bartend: Bartending demonstration and discussion of the history behind Cuba’s most popular cocktails.

* Salsa Lesson: Visit a local dance school for a demonstration and lesson in the dances of Cuba

* Salto de Javira Waterfall: An easy hike to this beautiful waterfall, perfect for photos and a dip to cool off.

* Dinner on the Beach: Weather permitting, we'll celebrate this amazing journey together with a feast on the beach!

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

Price: $2,295.00
Single Supplement: $695.00

Check out our club's official trip page: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/cuba-small-group-tours/

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