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NN13 was a major trip for many Kossacks. Some chose to extend their trip to the Bay Area before the convention and after. Two of those Kossacks were belinda ridgewood and Dave in Northridge.

This photo diary is a record of the Monday and Tuesday directly after NN13.

Monday, we gathered at Lands End on the coast, where the freighter ships enter for our ports. It lies between Ocean Beach and the Golden Gate Bridge. Our plan was to enjoy an exhilarating walk to a scenic view of the Golden Gate Bridge. One can consider extreme fog a beautiful thing, and I often do, but, we wanted our out-of-towners to have the stunning views that a sunny day brings. Oh well. We all enjoyed the negative ions.

Here are some photos:

The Golden Gate Bridge is off in the distance, really.

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This is kimoconnor, this excursion was her idea, a great one. It was terrific that day. belinda ridgewood is snapping away behind her.

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Kim also took the next photo:

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L-R: Glen the Plumber, Mark E. Anderson, navajo, slksfca, Dave in Northridge and belinda ridgewood


Next we head for Muir Woods. The drive is lovely, but dense fog presides. We described what our guests were missing but then a deviant bone emerged and we began to make up stories about what they were missing, like batman's cave and a gargoyle on the top of the bridge. I blame it on the city traffic.

Muir Woods is nothing but stunning. So stunning that it is completely crowded. We had to park miles away and hike in. In the rain. But it was worth it.

Behold.

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L-R: Dave in Northridge, slksfca, Mark E. Anderson, kimoconnor, Glen the Plumber and belinda ridgewood

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Squatters: Mark E. Anderson and belinda ridgewood
2nd Row: navajo, slksfca, kimoconnor and Dave in Northridge
Those who like to be on top: Glen the Plumber

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Tuesday, we met at Pier 41 near Fisherman's Wharf, to take the ferry across the bay to Tiburon.

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Lorikeet, belinda ridgewood and norm

We jetted past Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island and skimmed into the peaceful dock in tiny downtown Tiburon. It was another foggy, foggy day.

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The ferry lets us out and we walked just a few feet to our restaurant which has exquisite views of the bay... when it's NOT foggy.

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We did enjoy the "view" and the food.

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After lunch we took a lovely walk along the bay:
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Leaving Tiburon:
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We loved the ferry ride back to San Francisco.

Amazingly, as we were driving away from Pier 41 and out of the city, the sun came out.

I was able to take a trophy shot of belinda ridgewood in front of the mythical Golden Gate Bridge. Here's hoping she enjoyed her stay.

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You can right-click on any photo and be taken to where many, many more photos live of this event. Enjoy!

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:: COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES ::
Let's build communities!

Every region needs a meatspace community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.


THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

:: Regions Organizing ::
>>>Instructions on HOW TO FORM A NEW DAILY KOS GROUP
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:
Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.
Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney

Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol

Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS

Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem

Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks: Kosmail boran2

North Carolina Triangle Kossacks: Kosmail highacidity

Caprock Kossacks (Panhandle/Caprock/Lubbock/Amarillo area) : Kosmail shesaid

West Texas Kossacks (including Big Bend Region and El Paso) : Kosmail Yo Bubba

Note to the above new leaders: Feel free to leave a comment any day reminding readers about your new group. Also, tell us about your progress in gathering members. Kosmail me when you've chosen a good name for your group and have created a the group. Then I'll move you to the NEW GROUPS LIST. When you've planned a date for your first event I'll make a banner for you to highlight your event in our diaries and your diaries.
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These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
NEW GROUPS LIST:

California Central Valley Kossacks - Formed: Jul 29, 2012, Organizer: tgypsy

New England Kossacks - Formed: Aug 6, 2012, Organizers:
Clytemnestra for Lower New England (Conneticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
nhox42 for Upper New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont)

Houston Area Kossacks - Formed: Aug 7, 2012, Organizer: Chrislove

Kossacks in India - Formed: Aug 14, 2012, Organizer: chandu

CenTex Kossacks - Formed: Sep 9, 2012, Organizer: papa monzano

Central Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Sep 26, 2012, Organizer: VetGrl

Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: [Founder stepped down]

Phoenix Kossacks - Formed Oct 16, 2012, Organizer: arizonablue

Chicago Kossacks - Formed: Oct 31, 2012, Organizer: figbash

Koscadia the Pacific Northwest coast from Northern California to Alaska  
- Formed Oct 17, 2012, Oganizer: Horace Boothroyd III based in Portland, OR

Boston Kossacks - Formed: Nov 7, 2012, Organizer: GreyHawk

Motor City Kossacks South East Michigan (Detroit) Area - Formed: Nov 10, 2012, Organizer:  peregrine kate

Pittsburgh Area Kossacks - Formed: Nov 12, 2012, Organizer: dweb8231

Salt Lake City Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: War on Error

Twin Cities Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: imonlylurking

Dallas Kossacks North Texas - Formed: Nov 21, 2012, Admins: Catte Nappe and dalfireplug. Please contact them to join the group. An Event Organizer needed.

The Southern California Inland Empire Kossacks - Formed: Dec 3, 2012, Organizer: SoCaliana

Los Angeles Kossacks - Formed: Dec 17, 2012, Organizer: Dave in Northridge  

Northeast Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Jan 16, 2013,  Organizer: GenXangster

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks - Formed: Jan 17, 2013, Organizer: tmservo433

I-77 Carolina Kossacks who live from Columbia, SC to north of Winston-Salem, NC. - Formed: Jan 30, 2013, Organizers: gulfgal98 and eeff

Indianapolis Kossacks - Formed: Feb 6, 2013, Organizer: CityLightsLover

Southwest Ohio Kossacks - Formed: May 10, 2013, Organizer: Dr Erich Bloodaxe RN

Northern Arizona Kossacks - Formed:  Jul 5, 2013, Organizer: Sam Sara

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ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)

SFKossacks Founded by navajo, Formed: May 2, 2005

Maryland Kos Founded by timmyc, Formed: Feb 23, 2011. Contact: JamieG from Md for a group invite.

New York City Founded by Eddie C - Contact the group organizer for meet-up events: sidnora

Baja Arizona Kossacks, Event Organizer: Azazello

Three Star Kossacks Tennessee, Founded by maryKK, Formed: Apr 8, 2011

Nashville KosKats, Founded by ZenTrainer Formed: Jan 30, 2012

Virginia Kos Founded by JamieG from Md, Formed: May 3, 2011

Kos Georgia Founded by pat208, Formed: Feb 13, 2011

Colorado COmmunity Founded by Leftcandid, Formed: Feb 13, 2011

New Mexico Kossaks Founded by claude

Philly Kos Founded by mconvente Formed: Aug 29, 2011

DKos Florida Founded by ThirstyGator, Formed: Feb 14, 2011, Currently organizing: Kosmail Vetwife to be included in next event.

Oklahoma Roundup Founded by BigOkie, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, Currently organizing: Kosmail peacearena to be included.

DKos Asheville Founded by davehouck, Formed: Feb 13, 2011 - Organizing Assist by: randallt

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:: Event Reporting! ::
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Chicago Kossacks Go to a Ballgame!

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L-R, Front row:  Mr. luvs, luvsathoroughbred, NormAl1792,
a couple of lurker friends of NormAl1792, and Never Forget.
L-R, Second row:  figbash, JamesE's girlfriend, JamesE (edwardssl's son),
edwardssl, & edwardssl's daughter.
-Photo Courtesy of figbash
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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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Thursday, July 18th

Phoenix Kossacks Meet-up for navajo

TIME: 6:15 PM Reservation name is Daily Kos
LOCATION: Rancho de Tia Rosa
3129 E. McKellips • Mesa

ORGANIZER: Send arizonablue a kosmail to attend.

navajo's in town one day, even though it's a Thursday we hope you can make it.

RSVPs:
1. arizonablue
2. Mr. arizonablue
3. navajo
4. Mother Mags
5. mexchewy
6. ninothemindboggler
7. Mrs. ninothemindboggler
8. thomask  
9. mrs. thomask
10. BluejayRN
11. Late Again
12. puzzled
13. Kane in CA
14.
15.

Maybees:
cosmic debris
PSzymeczek
Mr PSzymeczek
Mr. Late Again
dewey in the desert
nellgwen

Latest diary: ATTN PHOENIX KOSSACKS! One week from today we welcome navajo to The Valley of the Sun!
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Saturday, July 20th

Los Angeles Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Rush Street
9546 Washington/Culver Boulevard • Culver City

ORGANIZER: Send Dave in Northridge a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Dave in Northridge
2. Shockwave
3. jakedog42
4. joemarkowitz
5. susans
6. otoelbc
7. 714day
8.
Maybees:
pico
Latest diary: LA Kossacks, July 20 Meetup: Culver City, Here We Come
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Saturday, July 20th

Houston Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Pasha Restaurant
2325 University Boulevard • Houston

ORGANIZER: Send Chrislove a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Chrislove
2. doraphasia
3. mister mustardhead
4. suesue
5. Mr. suesue
6. Bree Davis
7. jmbar2
8. MarciaJ720
9. Libby Shaw
10. Mary
11. Alan

Maybees:
Mr. Libby Shaw

Latest diary: Houston Area Kossacks: Meet-Up Scheduled for Saturday, July 20!
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Saturday, July 20th

Motor City Kossacks Consider Meeting-up in Hell to welcome tgypsy

TIME: Noon
LOCATION: Brighton Bar and Grill
400 W. Main St. • Brighton

ORGANIZER: Send peregrine kate a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. peregrine kate
2. tgypsy
3. mideedah
4. Provoking Meaning
Maybees:
dkmich
BFSkinner
dov12348
christinebarry
GwenM
sydneyluv
Latest diary: Motor City Kossacks Meet-Up, Sat. 7/20, 12-3 pm; Hell Is Losing Ground
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Saturday, July 20th

Southern California Inland Empire
Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 11:00 AM (Tour museum then lunch there)
LOCATION: Palm Springs Air Museum
745 North Gene Autry Trail • Palm Springs

ORGANIZER: Send SoCaliana a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. SoCaliana
2.
3.
Maybees:
Susan from 29
Latest diary: SCIEK: Summer Meetup Location
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Saturday, July 20th

SFKossacks Welcome angelajean & Family to Elkhorn Slough, there will be otters!

TIME: 10:00 AM at the visitors center
LOCATION: Elkhorn Slough
[map] • Moss Landing

ORGANIZER: Send lineatus a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. lineatus
2. angelajean
3. Glen The Plumber
4. remembrance
5. TLO™
Maybees:
Laughing Planet
D Bunn
D Bunn's friend
KenBee
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
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Saturday, July 20th

Dkos Asheville, North Carolina Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: The Bywater
796 Riverside Dr. • Asheville

ORGANIZER: Send randallt a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Randallt
2. Gordon20024
3. davehouck
4. Joieau
5. SteelerGrrl
6. SteelerGuy
7. Captain Sham
8. Smiley7
9. DawnN
10. Phil S 33
11. LamontCranston
12. Christian Dem in NC
13. gulfgal98
14.

Maybees:
eeff
Audri
PearlJamSteelworker
Amy
marshstars

Latest diary: DKos Asheville Open Thread 5/18/13: Frogs and tomatoes and snakes, oh my!
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Sunday, July, 21st

Northern Arizona Kossacks Meet-up with navajo

TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano
Tlaquepaque Village
336 State Route 179 • Sedona

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. navajo
2. Sam Sara
3. savano66
4. MissLove (navajo's daughter)
5. sed (navajo's SIL)
6. Nick (navajo's grandguy)
7. Sequoia (navajo's grandguy)
8. mangolind (navajo's daughter)
9. Shaun (mangolind's BF)
10.

Maybees:
 

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Sunday, August 4th

SFKossacks Meet BeadLady and the Okiciyap Quilt!

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen
1475 Shattuck Ave (at Vine)  • Berkeley

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. BeadLady
2. navajo
3. Catilinus
4.
Maybees:
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Sunday, August 4th

NYC Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: Noon
LOCATION:  Spitzer's Corner
101 Rivington Street (Ludlow) • NYC

ORGANIZER: Send Sidnora a kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. joanbrooker
2. mconvente
3. belinda ridgewood
4. Yasuragi
5. sidnora
6. Its the Supreme Court Stupid
7. blue jersey mom
8. kathny
9. ask
10. rubyr
11. plf515
12. thankgodforairamerica
13. No Exit
14. gchaucer2
15. MBNYC
16. andgarden

Maybees:
Ollie Garkey
Ian Reifowitz
wader
nyceve
aoeu

Latest diary: NYC Meetup 8/4: Beat the Dog Days!
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Saturday, November 2nd

SFKossacks BBQ in the Wine Country

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Andrew McGuire's home in the Wine Country
Address to be given privately to RSVPs • Windsor

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.


Andrew McGuire is Executive Director of California One Care

RSVPs:
1. Andrew McGuire
2. navajo
3. Shockwave
4. Hunter
5. elfing
6. Hunter/elfling offspring
7. smileycreek
8. paradise50
9. dharmasyd
10. maggiejean
11. norm
12. Lusty
13. dksbook
14. Mr. dksbook
15. kimoconnor
16. jpmassar
17. side pocket
18. Mrs. side pocket

Maybees:
Glen The Plumber
remembrance
TLO™

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Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.

Okay. Floor's open.
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?

Originally posted to DIVA on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 07:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by Connect! Unite! Act! and SFKossacks.

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