Summertime West Coast Get Together

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    • #2422
      Old 97
      Participant

      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?

    • #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.

    • #2427
      tadol
      Moderator

      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.

    • #2429
      Hank
      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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      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

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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.

    • #2614
      tadol
      Moderator

      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?

       

    • #2624
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      Carefully….

    • #2632
      tadol
      Moderator

      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.

    • #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.

    • #2647
      Old 97
      Participant

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

       

      • #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
      Moderator

      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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    • #2982
      Old 97
      Participant

      Summer came and went. November and December in California are rather wonderful.

      Lets do it!

    • #2985
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      Well, we now have a side deck with a 16’ yurt (looooong story) in addition to the office and the music room, all of which can be repurposed for sleeping or jam.   And there are airbnb and regular bnb here in the village.   The house isn’t big but there might be enough space for jams outdoor on the porch or in the yurt….

    • #2990
      Old 97
      Participant

      One step closer

    • #3001
      tadol
      Moderator

      16’ Yurt?!?  Thats a story I think I need to hear –

    • #3002
      Hank
      Participant

      What were Yurt thinking ?

      I thought building codes were tough in Ca.


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

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    • #3008
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      Heh. This didn’t sell at our annual flea market and the former owner gave it to us. As long as it’s standalone, it’s fine with building code.

      It’s turning out to be where Beth & friends hang out.  I need to claim it as a jamspace :). Hence the suggestion that visitors bring guitars and prepare to make noise.

       

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