What we're about

Singles and friends meeting out for great wine and events is just the beginning. Social networking and date shopping best starts in the comfort of at least some familiar faces. Meet some new people, check out a fun place and enjoying the night life as we bar hop and dance with music lovers and lounge crawlers. Check out the best of LA. Be part of the world around you. Enjoy the life you should lead. Smiles are free!

We can be also be contacted by phone and text at (818) 254-WINE

Upcoming events (4+)

Single Mingle Mixer - Come Meet New Friends!!!!! :)

The Continental Club

$10.00

Let's get ready for a fun Singles Mingle Mixer, where you get to see old friends and meet new ones. For the folks that have never been to one of these mixers, this is a great mixer with[masked] singles mingling through a couple of fun ice breaker games.

We are hosting this event at the exquisite and trendy The Continental Club in Downtown L.A. Come and check out an exotic location while meeting new friends!

We will have the entire venue to ourselves for the Meetup before the lounge opens to the general public - that way everyone will be there for the Meetup! When it does open to the public stay and enjoy yourself as the DJ starts spinning!

People often ask me if they can come by themselves...... OF COURSE!
And, not to worry. In no time you will be making a bunch of new friends because everyone there will be from Meetup and be looking to make friends! :) You are more than welcome to bring your friends as "wingman" or "wingwoman."

The cost is $10 cash at the event.

Tentative Agenda:
8:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Check-in, grab a drink, say hello to people around you. :)
8:30 PM to 9:15 PM - Ice Breaker Game 1
9:15 PM to 10:00 PM - Ice Breaker Game 2
10:00 PM to ??? - Enjoy LA night life with your new friends! They will have a DJ come on so you can chill and dance!

Parking: There is a lot of parking around The Continental between $5-$15. If you park a few blocks away, on Broadway, etc, there may be free street parking; please read the signs for restrictions.

Taking the Metro? Get off at Pershing Square.

This Meetup event is crossed-posted on a bunch of meetup groups with Mix Professionals (http://www.mixprofessionals.com/) being the main meetup. Expect a great turnout!! :)

Age Range of attendees is 21 and above! :)

Westside Food-Wine-Spirits Festival

The Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum

This is an annual event that was cancelled last year because of the pandemic. It's back on, so here's your chance to enjoy good wine in the South Bay. To find out more about the event, go to:
https://westsidefestivals.ticketsauce.com/e/westside-food-wine-spirits-festival
And to join in with others from Meetup, go to:
https://www.meetup.com/Manhattan-Beach-Wine-Tasting-Meetup/events/279916956/

Spring in Sequoia National Park. Camping, Hiking W/ Optional Whitewater Rafting

This event is a date change due to closures. New Date SPRING. On the river. Wildflowers!!

OR if you still wish to do something awesome on Oct 22
We will go to Salton Sea. PERFECT WEATHER, great hikes. Amazing Art.
https://www.meetup.com/Legendary_Urban_Adventures/events/281430110

For Sequoia in Spring we have have riverfront sties WITH beach!

All restrooms are flush toilets and NOT pit/septic toilets. Being real porcelain they are able to be cleaned often and regularly, and actually be clean. We will also have free hot showers available.

*on grass.

*Site has plenty of shade.

*on the river so we can take a dip whenever we wish.

* located close to (food) stores and restaurants so you do not need to totally rough it if the mood does not strike you.

Grant's Grove.
Moro
Grant
Sherman
the groves
Beetle
Crescent Meadow.
Stunning waterfalls of Tokopah Falls
Grizzly Falls
Roaring River Falls
Mist Falls.

Having the site longer makes it a more leisure weekend.

Cost per person:
Camping for 2 or 3 nights is $95 Per Person
https://py.pl/17vUnD

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 $95 Per Person
https://py.pl/17vUnD

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
https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=273063881

Itinerary:
Friday -
Depart town when you can.
Flexible arrival time to all hours of the nite.

Sat -
8:00am to 5:00pm Fun in the park.

Sunday:
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.

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Everest Base Camp!!!! Nepal Trip!!! OMG your bucket list fulfilled!

Los Angeles International Airport

This is definitely a bucket list type adventure. It is also tempered with safety and do-ability.

This event embodies adventure and the romance of traveling to far off places.

First of all. . . this is NOT going up to the top of Everest (29,000). This is going to Everest Base Camp (17,600) also called EBC. Our starting elevation will be in Lukla at 9,400'.
With all that said . . . this is VERY doable at any age. You do not need to be a marathon runner. The truth is if you can manage walking 3-6 hours a day, up and down a hill, while carrying a light pack, you will be OK!
Professional guides and Porters to carry your gear are included. All that is left for you to carry is your water, snacks and camera.

But I don't have the needed gear?!
Our trip includes providing you with a North Face sleeping bag and parka, rated to -4F. As well as walking poles. So you don't have to buy them or pack in your suitcase.

Does this include food?
Yes. All meals are included.

What is lodging like?
We are sleeping in a series of "Tea Houses" along the route. You will have bed in a shared room with roommate (from the group). Sorry, a solo room will not be available on this trip. We will pair up everybody.

How dangerous is this? What if I get sick or hurt?
This is NOT the summiting Everest with people dying from bad choices. We will be walking on an established, well used trail the entire time, and NOT on snow or ice. Stats from past years show that 30,000 people a year do the EBC trek. With all that said, . . . Our trip INCLUDES emergency insurance. For instance: this will cover a helicopter if needed.

Plain and simple, safety is our primary goal. We will have an experienced guide and porters, and we will be along the entire way too.

How much does this cost?

INCLUDING AIR departing from LA the TOTAL cost is:
18 days for ONLY $3,780

If you want a breakdown to try and find a better flight, OR if you wish to use miles, OR if you wish to upgrade your flight, OR you are not flying out of LA

Everest Base Camp Trip $2,390 (15 Day, land only)
The (group) air portion $1,390 (departure LA)

A Refundable Deposit of $250 to hold your space. Balance due by Feb 18, 2022.
Here is a secure link for deposit: https://py.pl/BQ6wm

More is available upon request. Please call 8I[masked], or RSVP, or PM or post a comment.

Apr 16: Depart 6:30PM
Apr 17: Flight time across time zones
Apr 18: Arrival in Kathmandu 10:30 AM(4,377') Night at hotel
Apr 19: Scenic flight to Lukla (9,383')(45 minutes) and trek to Phakding (8700/4-5 hrs/5mi
Apr 20: Trek to Namche Bazar (11,286'/5-6 hrs/6.2mi)
Apr 21: Acclimatization day. Day Hike to Syanboche (12,575')
Apr 22: Trek to Tengboche (12,664'/5-6 hrs/6.2mi)
Apr 23: Trek to Dingboche (14,469'/5-6 hrs/5mi)
Apr 24: Acclimatization day. Day Hike to Nagarjun Hills (16,676'/2 hrs)
Apr 25: Trek to Lobuche (16,207'/ 5-6 hrs trekking/4.4mi)
Apr 26: Lobuche to Gorakshep (16,942')- Everest Base Camp (17,600') (Everest summit is 29,029') and trek back to Gorakshep (7-8 hrs/9.3mi)
Apr 27: Gorakshep to Kalapathar (18,514') and trek to Pheriche (14,340'/ 6-7 hrs/9.3mi)
Apr 28: Trek back to Namche Bazar (11,286'/5-6 hrs/9.3mi)
Apr 29: Trek to Lukla (9,383'/6-7 hrs trek/5.6mi)
Apr 30: Scenic Flight back to Kathmandu (45 minutes flight). Last minute shopping
May 1: Contingency Day
May 2: Drive to Kathmandu airport (20-30 minutes’ drive) and fly back to the home.
May 3: Arrive LAX Approx 5PM

This is the adventure of a lifetime.
It is done in a safe manner and includes lots with no surprises.
For a compete list of what is included, and what is not included AND/OR for a Detailed Daily Itinerary and detailed packing list: RSVP, PM or post in the comments.

Note: correct end date May 3rd, not May 1st. Meetup limits event posts 14 days max

Important links:
Deposit Link https://py.pl/BQ6wm
Our Website https://www.ismyoyster.com/events/everestbasecamp

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Senator Jones

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