Hi All: It is about time to think "West Coast Summer Gathering". My dear friend Michael, a list member and great cook, and I are interested in hosting the West Coast Summer Gathering in San Luis Obispo, CA sometine this summer when it would be easy for as many as possible who were interested to have some fun. It would be at my home in Arroyo Grande, CA (I always say San Luis Obispo because it is an easy spot to see on the map), I am 12 miles south of San Luis proper, 4 miles from the beach, lots of on site parking and creeksite camping, lots of space to roast, relax, eat, and talk. We are 3 1/2 hours from San Francisco, 2 1/2 hours from Los Angeles on what is considered the Central Coast of California. I have plenty of room inside to sleep for those not wanting to camp but the floor and sleeping bags may need to come out. We can even pretend it is cold and sleep in front of the fireplace and have a old folks PJ Party. Any thoughts, is anyone interested please let us know. You can get me off list at: thebeanbabe macdva I bet we could, if planned for their time frame, get Maria and Tom to come since it is really close for them. ginny and micheal
Tom: Thanks so much for the heads up so early in our talks. You and Maria can of course have the bedroom with the bed in it!! ginny
kids are great I have a cage... all kidding aside, kids are fine we will simply send them to find stuff down the creek, with a parnet or dog or someone to supervise. ginny any thoughts on dates?
Jared, Dear One, we may have those on site. For sure we will have a La Valentina, a Francis Francis X5, a Giatto PID , a MM, a 169 Zass and lots of coffee to roast and take away home... ginny
You and Mickie best have your booties here. ginny I hide the cream and sugar too...
<Snip> You are correct Gin! SLO area would be great. Personally I have no big excursions in the summer until the Brazil crop is ready in October. Possibly Colombia in August. Tom -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters" Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting - Tom & Maria http://www.sweetmarias.com Thompson Owen george
Sounds Great! With my 7 kids, we might have to juggle it to fit with the summer schedule, but we'll see what we can pull off! Maybe Debbie & I will come w/o the kids.... Brett On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 12:49:33 -0800 (GMT-08:00), gin wrote: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
Ok Brett- I give. Are the kids "yours, mine, and ours" or did you just need more help around the farm?
Sound wonderful Gin. I am still kicking myself for not going last time. I was a bit shy about being new on the list then. Not this time. If I can come up with the time and cash it will happen. Now the only decision is if I check my isomac and MM with my luggage or if I try to get them on the plane with me. Jared On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 12:49:33 -0800 (GMT-08:00), gin wrote: <Snip>
Hi Tom, Well, I've been married to Debbie for 24 years now... We have Jonathan 20, Joshua 18, Joel 14, Josiah 12, Joseph 10, Joash 8 and Jonas 7. No farm; TV works; Weren't trolling for girls; We do know how it happens.... Let me ask you - what part of marriage do you really like? I never found a channel I liked better... Brett P.S. You can choose COFFEE as an appropriate substitute - the coffee is awfully good... On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 16:35:49 -0500, Tom Ulmer wrote: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
Ginny, Old folks PJ party! This is too good to miss. At great risk of list members finding out that I use Half&Half and sugar, Mickie and I will do our best to be there. *kiss kiss* Jerry gin wrote: <Snip>
Great Jerry you can make some brevas! Bob On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 17:25:56 -0500, Jerry Procopio wrote: <Snip>
I would not want people to plan around the possibility that I could make it but Carol and I are trying to plan for a fifteen to twenty day vacation that has to start after June 28 and end before August 15. We hope to hook the pop-up camper onto the pickup, depart La Place, Alabama and make it to Alaska and back. We have no definite plans as to routes but my guess is that we would go one way and come back another so that we make a stop in Oklahoma City (I40) one way and Vermillion, South Dakota (I90) the other when we went through the middle of the country. Anyway, I will be watching what you come up with and as we work on plans we will see if it can work out. Jim Gundlach On Jan 31, 2005, at 2:23 PM, gin wrote: <Snip>
How tempting is that? and not to far up from Sun Diego either...hmmmm....maybe At 12:23 PM 1/31/2005 -0800, you wrote: <Snip> Michael, a list member and great cook, and I are interested in hosting the West Coast Summer Gathering in San Luis Obispo, CA sometine this summer <Snip> some fun. <Snip> because it is an easy spot to see on the map), I am 12 miles south of San Luis proper, 4 miles from the beach, lots of on site parking and creeksite camping, <Snip> Francisco, 2 1/2 hours from Los Angeles on what is considered the Central Coast of California. <Snip> the floor and sleeping bags may need to come out. We can even pretend it is cold and sleep in front of the fireplace and have a old folks PJ Party. <Snip> list at: <Snip> since it is really close for them. <Snip> unsvbscribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip>
Lynn and I would love to come up from San Diego for a gathering. Probably bring our cycles as well (Lynn always rides the Solvang century in the spring so we are familiar with the area). Let's get some dates going. Regards - Thom
Congratulations on the 24 years. I was just curious. I do like children - sometimes anyway. Mine are 25, 20, and 19. I too enjoy great coffee. However, if I had enjoyed coffee that much with any of the three women I've been married to, I am quite sure that my beans would surely have been crushed - unevenly with no regard for the brewing process.
Ouch... My wife loves the coffee too - protects the beans! Brett On Tue, 1 Feb 2005 10:12:18 -0500, Tom Ulmer wrote: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
--- Pecan Jim Gundlach wrote: <Snip> Cool. You all can swing by my house on your way to or from Alaska. I'm just off one of the highways that's convenient to use for that journey. Charlie ===== Brick Oven Roasting in British Columbia Do you Yahoo!? All your favorites on one personal page – Try My Yahoo!http://my.yahoo.com
Jim, That's about 8000 miles RT...just to Juneau going the shortest way. You need at least a month.....better 6 weeks Fly up to Seattle and rent a camper. Bob On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 08:40:21 -0800 (PST), Oaxaca Charlie wrote: <Snip>