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What springtime excursions do you have planned for yourself, whether as a meet-up with fellow kossacks or not?

Smileycreek and I went to Santa Cruz for two days prior to going to San Francisco to be with our fellow SFKossacks for our "fun in the sun" ferry trip to Sausalito...then to the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park before ending the day-long adventure with dinner at the Park Chow restaurant at Ninth and Irving in the Sunset District.

So, I wanted to share some of what we saw as we spent last Friday (March 8th) walking from Santa Cruz to Capitola and back again.

The Capitola Wharf:

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Capitola:

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The 41st Avenue Beach:

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Our favorite motel to stay at...right at Sunny Cove Beach:

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Sitting on the deck at Zelda's in Capitola:

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So, what travel or fun do you have planned for spring?

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The view of the Venetian Motel (all the very colorful buildings) as seen from Zelda's:

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A beach in the Pleasure Point neighborhood of Santa Cruz:

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The 26th Avenue Beach including "art":


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An electric car we came across on 18th Avenue:

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So, what travel or fun do you have planned for spring?

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NYC 3/4 Meetup, a cute little photodiary


by sidnora
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sidnora, NYC Kossacks organizer extraordinaire

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ask and Design the Future
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plf515 and rosalie907

More photos and Food Pr0n here!

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks

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Friday, March 15th

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Free State Brewing Company
636 Massachusetts Street • Lawrence

ORGANIZER: Send tmservo433 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. tmservo433
2. glitterscale
3. Geiiga
4. Syoho
5. Paula68154
Maybees:
Scout Finch
zamrzla
Latest diary: [Diva waiting...]
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Sunday, March 17th

SFKossacks Welcome realalaskan with Birding in Point Reyes

TIME: 9:00 AM
LOCATION: Point Reyes National Seashore
1 Bear Valley Road • Point Reyes Station for general location purposes. See details listed below:

Meet at Bear Valley Visitor center parking lot at 9:00 AM by the Earthquake Trail.  This is the larger lot across the road from the center itself, and the trailhead is by the very luxurious bathrooms.  We'll walk the Earthquake trail, then head out the Point to the north.  (Shuttle service rules makes lighthouse/Chimney Rock too much of a hassle.)   I think picnic-type lunch is easiest logistically, but lineatus is open to suggestions (especially if the weather isn't as warm as it's been all winter...)

After that, Five Brooks Pond for a nice walk, then down to Bolinas Lagoon, including a walk around Pine Gulch and optional side trip to Keith Hansen's studio.  We will finish around 4 (maybe a little later if we go to Keith's).  

With this itinerary, it will be fairly easy to accommodate those who only have time for a half-day - morning or afternoon.  If you wanted to do a half day, arriving in mid-day, kosmail me with your cell # and ETA and I can let you know where we'll be at that point.

For those of you going via Pt. Reyes Station in the morning, I highly recommend coffee and pastries from Toby's Feed Barn in PRS, next to the post office.  omgamazing!
~lineatus

ORGANIZER: Send lineatus a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. lineatus
2. realalaskan
3. Mrs. side pocket
4. side pocket
5. tgypsy
6. Kestrel
7. Ebby
8. navajo (afternoon only)
9. kimoconnor

Maybees:
elfling and offspring

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Community Quilt Project
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Sunday, March 17th

Koscadia Wheelchair Quilts Quilting Bee for Palo Alto VA Hospital

TIME: Noon
LOCATION: Sara R's and winglion's home
Sent by email to RSVPs • Portland

ORGANIZER: Send Sara R a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Sara R
2. winglion
3. loggersbrat
4. Horace Boothroyd III
Maybees:
BlueJessamine
Latest diary: DK Quilt Guild - Palo Alto VA wheelchair quilts
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Saturday, March 23rd

LAKossacks Monthly Meet-up

TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION:  Casey's Irish Pub
613 S Grand Ave. • Los Angeles

ORGANIZER: Send Dave in Northridge a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Dave in Northridge
2. Joe Bacon
3. jakedog42
4. SanFernandoValleyMom
5. Shockwave
6. susans
7. otoelbc (Mr. susans - New Kossack!)
8. Ducktape
9. equern

Maybees:
 

Latest diary: LA Kossacks, San Fernando Valley Group: Meetup Photos
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Saturday, March 23rd

Central Ohio Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: The Tap Room in the Brewery District
150 W. Sycamore St. • Columbus

ORGANIZER: Send VetGrl a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. VetGrl
2. Ohiodem1
3. Silvia Nightshade
4. Don midwest
5. thenekkidtruth
6. Spirit of Life
7. LabRat
8. Major Kong
9. CayceP
10. Mama Nightshade
11. here4tehbeer

Maybees:
concernedamerican
freeport beach PA
lilypew

Latest diary: Central Ohio Kossacks MEETUP: March 23, 6:00 at the Tap Room
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Mid-March - Boston Kossacks First Meet-up

Boston Kossacks First Meet-up

TIME: Possibly 2:00 PM, stay tuned
LOCATION: The Border Cafe
32 Church Street • Cambridge

ORGANIZER: Send GreyHawk a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. GreyHawk
2. HawkWife
3. bjedward
4. gmoke
5. BlueStateRedhead
6. CuriousBoston
7. ruthmiller
8. ialonelady

Maybees:
AnotherMassachusettsLiberal
TrueBlueMajority

Latest diary: Boston Kossacks - Sat 16 Mar 2013
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New York Hudson Valley Kossacks

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DATE TBD

NY Hudson Valley Kossacks' First Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Hudson House
2 Main Street • Cold Spring, NY

ORGANIZER: Send boran2 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. boran2
2. thankgodforairamerica
3.
Maybees:
Latest diary: Diva waiting...
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Saturday, April 6th

Colorado COmmunity Kossacks Pot Luck

TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: ColoTim's home
Address given by Kosmail • Outside of Denver

ORGANIZER: Send ColoTim a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. ColoTim
2. Frankenoid
3. Ginny in CO
4. coloradocomet
Maybees:
victoria2dc
acpa
blue aardvark
Latest diary: Colorado Meetup - April 6th, 2013
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Saturday, April 6th

Houston Area Kossacks Meet-up and Potluck

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Libby Shaw's house
[Address] • [City]

ORGANIZER: Send Chrislove a kosmail to attend and get address.

RSVPs:
1. Chrislove
2. nomandates
3. Libby Shaw (host)
4. Mr. Libby Shaw (host)
5. Mary Luckey (honorary Kossack, Organizing for Action)
6. Alan Luckey (honorary Kossack, Organizing for Action)
7. Bridgitt (honorary Kossack)
8. Tacey (honorary Kossack)
9. Delilah
10. suesue
11. Mr. suesue
12. krwheaton
13. Texdude50
14. icelus
15. cosette
16. rickrocket
17. littlefire
18. Blood
19. mister mustardhead

Maybees:
Mr. cosette
Grizzard

Latest diary: Houston Area Kossacks: Meet-Up Scheduled for Saturday, April 6!
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Kansas & Missouri Kossacks

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Friday, April 19th

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Springfield Brewing Company
305 South Market Street • Springfield

ORGANIZER: Send tmservo433 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. tmservo433
2.
3.
4.
5.
Maybees:
Latest diary: [Diva waiting...]
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Dkos Asheville
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Saturday, April 20th]

Dkos Asheville's First Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: The Bywater
796 Riverside Dr. • Asheville

ORGANIZER: Send randallt a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. randallt
2. davehouck
3. Otteray Scribe
4. eeff
5. people power granny
6. Joieau
7. LamontCranston
8. cultjake
9. GordonNC (UID 5123 & City Councilman)
10. DawnN
11. SteelerGrrl
12. SteelerDude
13. Captain Sham
14. Sandy on Signal
15. gulfgal98
16. gigihopes

Maybees:
polecat
Land of Enchantment
jnhobbs
alicia (plus two)
Nic Goodman
Audri
ecthompson
emmasnacker

Latest diary:Dkos Asheville Open Thread

From randallt: "DKos Asheville is hosting a meet up and we've managed to cast a wide net! Asheville NC is the epicenter of cool progressive in the heart of the mountains and we have folks traveling from Eastern Tennessee, the Southern Highlands and Charlotte. So don't let the distance keep you away, come to Asheville, sign up today! You know you want to."

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Netroots Nation 2013 in San Jose: Plenary Session Table Reservations
June 20th - 23rd  •  REGISTER HERE



SFKossacks:
1. side pocket [First Lieutenant]
2. mrs. side pocket
3. kimoconnor
4. citisven
5. lineatus
6. Cali Scribe
7. Glen the Plumber
8. remembrance
9. jotter
10. Mrs. jotter
SFKossacks:
1. Lusty
2. mrsgoo
3. norm
4. boran2 (Honorary)
5. Lorikeet
6. FogCityJohn
7. slksfca
8. madhaus
9. boatsie
10. maggiejean
SFKossacks:
1. Kamakhya
2. dharmasyd
3. Ebby
4. Bustergirl
5. BeninSC (Honorary)
6. sfbaytransplant
7. Senor Unoball
8. paradox
9. slouching
10.
Native American Netroots:
1. navajo
2. Meteor Blades
3. shanikka
4. no way lack of brain
5. translatorpro
6. Kitsap River
7. Charles Curtis Stanley
8. 4Freedom (maybe)
9.
10.
Central Valley Kossacks:
1. tgypsy
2. cooper888
3. gotmooned
4. paradise50
5. smileycreek
6. Caddis Fly
7. Kestrel
8.
9.
10.
Lone Star Kossacks:
1. nomandates
2. texasmom
3. texasdad
4. doraphasia
5. krwheaton
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Cheers & Jeers:
1. Bill in Portland Maine
2. Common Sense Mainer
3. vicki
4. Sharoney
5. Spousal Unit
6. cskendrick
7.
8.
9.
10.
Los Angeles Kossacks:
1. Shockwave
2. jakedog42
3. susans
4. murphy
5. Dave in Northridge
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
NYC and beyond:
1. sidnora
2. belinda ridgewood
3. belinda ridgewood's guest
4. Jimdotz
5. theroaringgirl
6. thankgodforairamerica
7.
8.
9.
10.
Community Quilt Project:
1. Sara R
2. winglion?
3. loggersbrat
4. ramara (Arizona)
5. Horace Boothroyd III
6. linkage
7.
8.
9.
10.
Military Community Members:
1. DaNang65
2. drnatrl
3. angelajean (Maybe)
4. exlrrp (Maybe)
5. ccasas
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Misc. registered Kossacks + regions:
1.  
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
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Hopefully we can put together whole tables for them.


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Community Quilt Project

Community Quilt Project NN13 Flash Mob Photo


smileycreek is organizing and asking all Community Quilt recipients to bring their quilts to NN13. We'll assemble at a pre-designated location and time for a group photo with one of the NN13 professional photographers. It will be a group hug celebrating one of the most beloved community building projects we have here at Daily Kos with Sara R and winglion at the center of it. navajo and Glen the Plumber are going to scout out and select a location in advance for all to meet with their quilts for a memorable photo opportunity. Stay tuned.
Date: TBD Time: TBD
1. paradise50
2. Dave in Northridge
3. remembrance
4. BeninSC
5. mimi
6. cskendrick
7. DaNang65
8. llbear (not attending, quilt only)
9. Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse (may not attend)
10. Smoh (not attending, quilt only)
11. slksfca
12. belinda ridgewood
13. Ebby
14. Bustergirl
15. Kitsap River
16. Charles Curtis Stanley
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Glacier National Park
June 27- June 30th

Glacier National Park Kossack EPIC Meetup!

TIME: 24/7
LOCATION: Glacier National Park
402 9th St W • Columbia Falls, Montana

ORGANIZER: Send arizonablue a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. BlueJessamine
2. arizonablue
3. Mr.arizonablue
4. Truman
5. Ojibwa - arriving for the weekend
6. MTmofo
7. figbash!
8. spottedbear
9. jakedog42
10. Oke
11. cooltraveler
12. Mr.cooltraveler
13. state of confusion
14. Lute the Norwegian
15. Josh Blue

Maybees:
Joan McCarter
slksfca
Ed in Montana

Latest diary: Glacier National Park Meetup - Part II w/ lodging and campground info!
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Also republished by SFKossacks.

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