Summertime West Coast Get Together

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  • #2422

    Old 97
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    Let’s make something happen.

    Laurel Mill up in the mountains outside of Santa Cruz has cabins, a kitchen, showers and such. It’s a rustic place to hang and play. We could get a Mother Ship tour involved.

    Tad? Hayden? Any suggestions?


    1982 SCGC Dread Cutaway Brazilian/Sitka

  • #2423

    Acoustic Soul
    Participant

    I’d come but I’m in Texas

  • #2424

    Daniel
    Participant

    ohhh…  I so want to be there….

    Daniel


  • #2425

    indexless
    Keymaster

    it’s 4000 degrees here right now…it was 102 at the shop yesterday

     

  • #2426

    Old 97
    Participant

    107 today.

    back to the topic.

    Tad, two Matts, Richard all live in California.

    lets have a party.


    1982 SCGC Dread Cutaway Brazilian/Sitka

  • #2427

    tadol
    Participant

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Gotta check with Richard and Carolyn, see what’s on their schedules – would be great to have a bunch of other shop people available too –

    But I think its a great idea – maybe a 42-½ Anniversary?

  • #2428

    Old 97
    Participant

    We are lucky to see each other every December.


    1982 SCGC Dread Cutaway Brazilian/Sitka

  • #2429

    zorro
    Participant

    Dee and I are going to be in Glacier Nat. Park and Yellowstone the first couple of weeks in Sept.. When are you thinking of doing this??? That ain’t too far away.

    What about digdog/Chris ?


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  • #2606

    Matt Hayden
    Participant

    Hmm. Maybe August or early September sometime? I’m down for it.

  • #2607

    Old 97
    Participant

    September appears open.


    1982 SCGC Dread Cutaway Brazilian/Sitka

  • #2614

    tadol
    Participant

    Septembers good for me – although my wife might be unhappy if I disappear for a whole month –

    then again, she might not –

  • #2618

    Daniel
    Participant

    I’ve got a new house.  Kitchen going in in September, bathroom in October, exterior wall insulation in October, new windows, electrical…

    I don’t think I’ll make it this year.

    But maybe we can host a SCGC EU gathering!

    Daniel


  • #2621

    Old 97
    Participant

    How will I fly my Brazilian Dread to France?

     


    1982 SCGC Dread Cutaway Brazilian/Sitka

  • #2624

    Matt Hayden
    Participant

    Carefully….

  • #2632

    tadol
    Participant

    I think an EU meet-up would be amazing!  Next year, though – so Daniel has enough time to fix the place up for us all.  😉

    Maybe we can find a couple european dealers that would want to help, tie it into an event that maybe Richard and Carolyn need to go to anyway. Take a bit of planning, but it would be a serious life-memory event!

  • #2641

    Matt Hayden
    Participant

    I’m down for that,.

  • #2644

    Old 97
    Participant

    Maybe in 2020. 2019 is already spent.


    1982 SCGC Dread Cutaway Brazilian/Sitka

  • #2645

    Daniel
    Participant

    Indeed.  SCGC meet-up EU should happen after all the renovations and Claudine and I sort out schedules.  So in 2020.

    April 1-4 is Musikmesse in Frankfurt, which is about 5 hours east by car.  But a direct line from Paris by train, so about 6 and a half hours form Laon.

    There are a couple SCGC dealers in Paris, the one in Orly looks promising as they are also an authorised repair place.  Orly is the other side of Paris from us.  It’s about 2.5hrs by car, depending on Paris traffic.  Paris traffic doesn’t compare to Bay Area or LA traffic, but it almost never eases up.

    Maybe we could get help from the mothership in developing their interest.

    Our area is pretty amazing in terms of things to do and see.  Lots happening in Laon depending on the time of year.  The catherdral is magnificent.  If you’re into WWI history you can walk trenches, view the former front on the Chemin des Dames from an observatory tower over the destroyed town of Craonne.  (There are lots of ‘villages detruit’ in our area, I’ve seen most of them.  Chamouille, where I live at the moment, was here before the Napoleonic Wars and was far enough into German occupied territory during WWI that it wasn’t destroyed by shelling in the Nivelle offensive.)  There are pubs and clubs, etc.

    So have a look online and bring your families.

     

    Daniel


  • #2646

    Old 97
    Participant

    Darie hits the half century mark in 2020. I want her to see Paris. Saving money now.


    1982 SCGC Dread Cutaway Brazilian/Sitka

  • #2647

    Old 97
    Participant

    Time to bring a Grateful Dead Jam to a local pub.

     


    1982 SCGC Dread Cutaway Brazilian/Sitka

    • #2652

      Daniel
      Participant

      Oh dear God no.  The jams in this area aren’t lots of fun if you can actually play.  The Dead would break a few minds I think!  😉


  • #2649

    tadol
    Participant

    Santa Cruz in ‘19, Paris in ‘20!

    gotta get a bigger loose change jar –

  • #2654

    Matt Hayden
    Participant

    If camping or RVing is ok, Lake Del Valle Park in Livermore is cheap and easy to book ahead of time:

    Link: https://www.ebparks.org/parks/del_valle/

    There are cabins available, and hotels reasonably close by for those who don’t want to camp.

    They allow campfires, so we have jam-spots – and the campsites are far enough apart that as long as the playing is acoustic, we’ll be fine.

    I’ve done jams during the annual Two-Day Town music festival there, and it’s worked well.

    It’s usually hot during the day and cools down quite a lot at night, so it’s comfortable for sleeping.

    Thoughts?

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