*Newest Chicago Meetup* December 3rd 2016, 2pm

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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* Saturday March 5, 2016

Post by erockrazor » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:56 am

Hey! This is Eric. Had a great time meeting everybody at the meetup. So much so that I'm already looking forward to the next one.

It was a relief when I said the words "IRA Conversion Ladder" and D_ and S_ knew exactly what I was talking about. Meeting people who are living a Financially Independent life was exciting too. Until now, it felt like I've spent years pursuing something but never met anybody who accomplished it. It's nice to meet some people that are trailblazers for this lifestyle approach. If any of you are ever in Logan Square and wanna hang, hit me up!

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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* Saturday March 5, 2016

Post by JL13 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:56 am

I would really like to make the next one for this reason. Every year it gets harder and harder to have conversations with people. My plans evoke blank stares as people either don't understand how I do what I do (weirdo) or how I can do what I do (lucky).

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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* Saturday March 5, 2016

Post by conpewter » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:22 am

I had a really great time meeting everyone. Thank you again Jacob for inviting people into your home. Looking forward to the next one.

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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* Saturday March 5, 2016

Post by inchicago » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:29 pm

Yes, it was nice meeting everyone. :) Hopefully, we can do it again soon. Sorry I had to leave early but the Danish guy had to study. :)

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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* Saturday March 5, 2016

Post by Slevin » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:34 pm

Hmmm... It looks like I'm going to be passing through Chicago on June 22ish and then again on the 26th (going to a festival in the area). I know people wanted to plan a meetup in the Summer, any chance people might want to make Sunday June 26th happen?

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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* Saturday March 5, 2016

Post by jacob » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:11 pm

Next meetup: Sometime in June. Now taking requests from those from out of state/country. First come first serve.

Plans: There'll be BBQ and the possibility of overnighting in a tent in the backyard or maybe we go to a bona fide camp site for 1-2 days(*)?

Otherwise, same deal as last time(s), i.e. voluntary potluck, freecycling stuff, etc.

Read through the rest of the thread for details and to see how it usually goes.

(*) How many are 1) capable of making it to an IL/IN campsite? 2) own a tent + sleeping bags? 3) interested in doing so for a multi-day event?

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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* June 2016 TBA (bring your tent)

Post by IlliniDave » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:38 pm

I'll be in N. Illinois in the June time frame. I could possibly attend either before I continue up to Minnesota (which would actually be more like late May the way things are looking today) or in between returning from Minnesota and returning to Alabama, towards the middle of the month. If things line up at all I would likely only have time to make a partial day trip over from Rkfd, and wouldn't be in great position to participate in a potluck or swap meet as I'll have been on the road ~ 3 weeks by then. I will also be in a melancholy mood which happens every time I leave the Northwoods.

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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* June 2016 TBA (bring your tent)

Post by inchicago » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:01 pm

Me +1 would attend. We aren't fans of camping, though, so we would head on home once the camping portion began. The rest sounds like fun, though.

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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* June 2016 TBA (bring your tent)

Post by Miss Lonelyhearts » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:38 pm

Yes to backyard barbecue, mayb to sleeping over, tenuous mayb to a campground. I'd have to borrow camping equipment.

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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* June 2016 TBA (bring your tent?)

Post by GandK » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:50 pm

We could probably do this, assuming it was Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday. We have all necessary camping gear.

Edit: never mind. June won't work.
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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* June 2016 TBA (bring your tent?)

Post by Ken » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:42 pm

I would like to attend. I suggest camping at the dunes in Indiana. If others are interested in this, I can check into prices and availability.

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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* June 2016 TBA (bring your tent?)

Post by vexed87 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:13 pm

Oh man, I'd love to do an ERE camping trip/meetup, just so happens I'm in the USA June/July, sadly in California, Nevada and Hawaii so can't make it. :'(

Why does your country have to be so huge ;)

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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* June 2016 TBA (bring your tent?)

Post by enigmaT120 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:29 am

It was a plot by the founding fathers to keep us addicted to our cars.

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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* June 2016 TBA (bring your tent?)

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:55 am

I might attend. Possibly I will make the meet-up end point of bicycle camping trip, so it will probably take me 4 days to get there. Depends on whether I feel like I can leave my garden.

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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* June 2016 TBA (bring your tent?)

Post by erockrazor » Mon May 02, 2016 12:51 pm

Sounds good to me. I also like Ken's idea of camping at the Indiana Dunes. I've never been to the dunes; what better way to experience it than camping?

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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* June 2016 TBA (bring your tent?)

Post by slog » Tue May 03, 2016 7:25 am

**EDIT** - Work trip now will consume the first two weekends of June **/EDIT**

I'd love to meetup and currently could attend any June weekend.
-Yes for potluck/bbq somewhere in the city
-Yes for day trip to a park or campground
-Tentative on overnight camping. Would need to borrow some gear.
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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* June 2016 TBA (bring your tent?)

Post by Ken » Thu May 05, 2016 12:08 pm

If anyone is interested in the Dunes State Park for overnight camping, check www.camp.IN.gov or call 1-866-622-6746 for campsite availability. I was told there could be a maximum of 6 people per site and two tents. Rates are $30 Thurs.-Sat. Weekends for June are probably filling up. For those not wanting to camp overnight, you can park at Porter beach to the west of the state park for free, and then walk in (maybe a one mile walk on the beach and to the camp ground). I believe day passes for out-of-state is kind of steep. I hope this helps.

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Re: *New Chicago Meetup* June 2016 TBA (bring your tent?)

Post by sky » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:39 pm

Is this still on?

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Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by jacob » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:39 pm

Too much going on at ERE HQ these days for any camp ground excursions, sorry, so I'm picking the simple option:

2pm at Sat 6/25-2016, my place, Potluck BBQ'ing(*) (we supply the propane) in the back yard, inside if it's raining, or basement in case of WWIII---depending on how many shows up I figure we got enough supplies for about 2-3 weeks before things turn interesting.

(*) If you're full-on vegan and don't want your veggies tainted by meat, we can accommodate that too.

PM me for location if you don't know the address already.

I'll update with more details as we get closer.

Sleepovers are possible for long distance folks. We have a spare bedroom with a futon as well as a fold-out sleeper sofa in the living room . Also, lawn (tent), garage (eh?!), street (van, RV, ..) , ... for alternative accommodations.

PS: If you were at the last meetup and want to hook up on fb, feel free to contact me on fb.

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by Dave » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:23 pm

Ah bummer, I am going out of town for a wedding that weekend. Hope you guys have fun.

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by sky » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:33 am

Sorry, must decline, it is the DW's birthday, would not go down well.

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by jennypenny » Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:00 am

I'm flying through Chicago that day. Wanna hold the meetup at ORD? :D

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by GandK » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:22 pm

Trying to line up a sitter. :-) We think we can come.

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Re: *Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by IlliniDave » Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:11 pm

Unfortunately, I just left Northern Illinois this past weekend and I don't have it in me to return so soon. I may be back up that way in the mid-September time frame if there's an installment next quarter.

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Re: Newest Chicago Meetup* @2pm June 25th 2016, same place as last time

Post by inchicago » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:52 pm

jacob wrote:Too much going on at ERE HQ these days for any camp ground excursions, sorry, so I'm picking the simple option:
This is what happens when you become a celebrity. :D
jacob wrote: (*) If you're full-on vegan and don't want your veggies tainted by meat, we can accommodate that too.
Not full on, but not a meat eater. However, it doesn't really bother me to be tainted.

So Jacob, are we going to celebrate Sankt Hans Aften during this meetup?

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