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San Francisco East Bay Travel Group Meeting - Sept 9 (online) and Sept 26 (in-person)

Please join our East Bay (San Francisco area) Travel Group meetings!
We welcome newcomers and travelers from around the globe to our online and in-person meetings.

WHEN: Sept 9, 2023 @ 11am PT
WHERE: online

WHEN: Sept 26, 2023 @ 12:30pm Pacific Time
WHERE: The Veranda, Concord

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TOPICS
CWSocial - August travels to Warsaw, Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn
- maybe a few pictures, I'll have only been back a few days

Barbara N - upcoming trips to France, itinerary and plans, and a US trip to Asheville

Texas Travelmom - where in the world is she? find out when she comes to us live from Europe!

General Discussion Topics
What are your upcoming travel plans? Where are you going and how's the planning going?
What is a trip that is still on your wish list? What is your plan to take that trip?

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PREVIEWS

Online meetings (2nd Saturdays except as noted):
August - no online meeting (summer break, due to my travels)
October 14, 2023
November 11, 2023

In-person meetings:
October 19, 2023, The Veranda, Concord
December 9, 2023, excursion to German Holiday Market in Mountain View

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SAVE THE DATE

2023 German Holiday Market
Saturday, December 9, 2023 • 11am - 9pm
Mountain View City Hall Plaza • 500 Castro Street

Please save the date and let's meet up for an excursion to the German Holiday Market in Mountain View!
https://germanholidaymarket.org/

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I got excited when I saw your December 9 German Holiday Market field trip, but then I remembered I’ll be in Germany at a Christmas Market that day! Maybe next year? Have fun!

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Awww, why would you want to fly all the way over there when you can just cancel and join us here!?! 🤣🤣

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All things being equal (meaning good WiFi), I should be able to join you from Montenegro on Sept. 9. And from wherever I am in Oct. Yay!

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CWsocial, you have a point, but I won’t call it a good one. 😆

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Me please. A couple of Germany trips, back by then.

Withdrawal symptoms anticipating the August meeting gap....

Happy travels CWsocial and all others

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Please include me for Sept. 9. Thanks.

Enjoy your trips everyone.

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Please include me for the next zoom meeting. Not Europe, but we river rafted the entire Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, which was kinda epic. I can show pics.

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Please include me for Sept 9th.
And probably for the 26th as well.)

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Please add me to the Sept 9 list, and thanks as always.

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The meeting links for this month will go out a bit later than usual. Please watch for them in the few days before the meeting.

I'm looking forward to seeing you all!

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I've sent the meeting link to everyone who has responded above. Please let me know if you didn't get it.

We have room and love to talk about our trips. Whether you live in the San Francisco area or not, please join us!

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Welcome back, Catherine! Looking forward to hearing more about your trip!

Please send me the online meeting link, too.

Thank you!

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it is so nice to have this coming around again....

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We, or maybe just me, hope to be there! Will miss the in person meeting!

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Carol, glad you can make it online, and we'll be thinking of you on your trip when we meet in person!
diveloonie, I sent you the link in case it's the 15% and you can make it!

Everyone, I've updated the topics. We have a lot of people traveling and planning travels, so I'll be asking everyone what's on their travel agenda.

Please see the general discussion topic and come prepared to talk about your wish list trip!

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I need to put a comment in here so I don't lose this thread.
I'm using a new computer for this meeting so fingers crossed :-)

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I need to put a comment in here so I don't lose this thread.

I find that I lose the thread a lot these days....

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Hope you'll find the thread this morning, Nigel!!!

Looking forward to hearing about everyone's trips in a couple of hours!

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great travel photos at this meeting!
thanks everyone who shared,
and bon voyage to those with nearly here trips

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A great meeting - such interesting presentations! Gwynn -Tony and I now need to return to Croatia and Montenegro. Barbara, though we just visited some Dordogne villages last year, I'm nostalgic for them and your itinerary made me want to visit more, especially St. Cirq Lapopie, in Lot! Catherine - we're looking forward to our May (planned but not booked) trip to the Baltics. Your descriptions make it more interesting. But we can't get ahead of ourselves; first things first :)

Thanks to all!

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How wonderful. Wow, what a great meeting. Sorry I was late - don't cope well with heat....

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A really interesting meeting. Thanks to Gwynn and Catherine for sharing their photos and stories/impressions about their recent travels (so interesting!) and to Barbara for sharing her plans for her upcoming France trip.

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I now have additional places on my list: the Baltics (maybe next summer?), and the Dordogne - and Carol, I am going to need a report from the Azores! Thanks to all - I love these meetings. :)

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Hello,

It's been a long time since I visited a RS Travel Group...before Covid hit but I'd like to join the September 26 meeting at the Veranda,
I'll be heading to Sicily 10/22 on my 5th RS tour! :)

Cheers!
Lynn

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lynn3374, we would love to have you join us!

I will send a forum message with a few more details. Welcome (back)!!

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Carol, I hope your trip is off to a great start!

Nigel, stay cool! It seems you've all cooled off.

Texas Travelmom, well, we may just cross paths. My 2024 plans are still fuzzy, but I do like this northern summer travel. And perhaps enough to go back and pick up a few more cities. Possibly making Gdansk my 1-per-trip city in Poland - since now it's becoming my thing.

Barbara, your photos got me thinking again about France. I've been sketching a trip, which included Paris and was considering it for 2024. Until I was reminded the Olympics are there next year.....I guess I'll wait a bit longer!

Thanks to all who joined!!

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It was great to see you all on Saturday. The tickets for La Grotte de Font-de-Gaume just went on sale for our October date, so I'm relieved to know I have tickets for one of our top priorities for the Dordogne!

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Barbara N, I'm glad you got your tickets! I bet that's a relief.

One week until our in person meeting. Looking forward to swapping travel stories!

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Barbara N, I know it is nice to have those in hand! I am going to look forward to hearing about the trip when you get back because that’s an area I am really interested in!

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We're on for tomorrow! Looking forward to seeing those who can join in person!

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Thanks, Nigel, we miss you during our in person meetings.

We were a small group today but had lovely travel conversations, past and upcoming in October for each of us. It was especially nice to meet lynn3374 and I do hope you'll come back again!

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Just missed the meeting yesterday—just returned from London late Monday night. October 14 and 19 both look like a possibility for me. I’ll remember to keep checking.

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Oh we would have enjoyed hearing about your trip! I publish 2 or 3 meetings in advance and try very hard to stick to the published dates so that people can mark their calendars.

I hope you can make the October meetings.