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Big Sur year 5 - hiking, good eats, hot tubbing an
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Anonymous
Posted 8:31 PM 2/4/2012
This thread has been created as a forum to discuss the following trip:
Trip Name: Big Sur year 5 - hiking, good eats, hot tubbing and for sure live music
Date: from 05/18/2012 2:00 PM to 05/20/2012 12:00 PM
Posted by: Skip
Please post any question or comments about the trip below.
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Posted 3:42 PM 2/12/2012
anyone car pooling from San Diego would love to join ya,,,,? Mary
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Posted 8:45 AM 2/13/2012
Ford Windstar train leaves SD Friday morning early, stopping through OC/LA to pick up Ruth and... Probably hold 4 passengers with gear, especially if I take more than 5 minutes to pack.
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Posted 2:33 PM 3/21/2012
I'm checking on a weekly basis with Esalen. As of today (3-21-2012) they are still only taking reservations for the late-night hot springs on a "day-of" basis because of the uncertainty of the weather (whatever the heck that means). I'll continue checking back with them. As of today I have Skip, Larry, Ruth, JC and Mary for Friday and Skip, Larry, JC & Ruth for Saturday. 
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Posted 3:36 PM 3/21/2012
How do I get on the waitlist for the hotsprings for Friday and Saturday night?
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Posted 3:40 PM 3/21/2012
I'll make reservations for you if & when I ever get through and they're not booked.
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Posted 2:04 PM 4/16/2012
Skipper, is the bus full?
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Posted 3:27 PM 4/16/2012
We'll see Dougie, we'll see. There are 4 people from SD and I pick up Ruth along the way for 5. JC was a pickup possibility as well. I'll see about a bigger car.
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Posted 11:25 PM 4/18/2012
Yes, Skip, if I can get a ride too, that would be great!
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Posted 8:12 AM 4/19/2012
I'm planning on picking you up JC. Ruth is somewhere near the Highways 55 & 5 intersection too, so I can get you both. Sorry for any confusion.
 
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Posted 10:59 PM 4/20/2012
Afraid I have been a little remiss and out of the loop. Looks like the first carpool is full. If other folks want to try to coordinate a second one, I'm game.
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Posted 12:34 AM 4/21/2012
Send me an email at dadskip@aol.com or call me at 619-277-4642. It looks like we'll have two cars coming up and room for you (strap you to the hood)...
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Posted 8:50 AM 4/27/2012
Alright boys and girls, it's time to start thinking about the Big Sur trip!

Some things to consider:

Firewood - you can buy it at the store. It's a little pricey, but sometimes it's hard to shlep along in the car.
Camp lantern - I have one I will bring.
BBQ - I have two propane BBQs and will bring them.
Maybe bring a bottle of your favorite wine to share.
There are hot showers and bathroom facilities very close to our camping area. One site also has electricity.
Don't forget your campfire chair and sunscreen.
I will bring some Yellowfin tuna for the Saturday potluck BBQ.

Skip
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Posted 9:46 PM 4/27/2012
Skip:

I'm happy to bring some killer pasta salad. I too have a camp lantern I can bring. I figured the wine was a given.

Still need some carpool coordination. If you can let me know the route people are taking, I'll do my best to find a place to leave my car that's along the way.

Thanks.

Mark
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Posted 9:19 AM 4/28/2012
Skip - tuna
Mark - killer pasta salad
Mary - salad

We have enough lanterns. Wine was a given; I'll bring a couple of bottles for the musicians (pay to play!).
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Posted 12:19 PM 4/29/2012
Skipper, we will bring up a gourmet cheese and olive platter and will also make Shrimp Quesadillas. We will also bring plenty of Mad Dog.
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Posted 8:28 AM 4/30/2012
Skip - tuna for BBQ
Mark - killer pasta salad
Mary - salad
JC - chicken, champagne and OJ for mimosas, and cold beer
Doug & Maria - gourmet cheese & olive platter; shrimp quesadillas
Ruth - Dessert
Lillian - is thinking of something equally delicious!
It's looking better and better boys and girls!   
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Posted 9:19 AM 5/15/2012
Carpools are shaping up, the menu for Saturday night is shaping up, the weather is shaping up and the trip is near! Weather outlook is 65-69 day with 45-46 at night and clear skies. Call Esalen 831-667-3047 for reservations if you don't have any.
Skip
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Posted 10:13 PM 5/16/2012
I called Esalen and they were full for both nights. I am going to check out the Zen Center. They have springs.
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Posted 7:37 AM 5/17/2012
For those unable to make Esalen reservations and wanting something different, here is the URL for Tassajara (get there via Carmel). Their hot springs are open from 9am to 9pm daily with a reservation:

http://www.sfzc.org/tassajara/display.asp?catid=4,19&pageid=2646

"Day guests are welcome to enjoy Tassajara and it's accompanying amenities, including the hotsprings and Japanese-style bath house, meditation in the zendo, access to wonderful trails, scenic creek-side adventures, and the open embrace of the Ventana wilderness."

Skip
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