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I’ve been seriously bummed out since finding out I was flying out of town for work on the same day as the Radwood show in SF next weekend. But it got me thinking, I know we have a decent number of Oppos across California. I’ve met a couple over the last year at some meets/shows, but I’d like to get to know more of you.

I’d be willing to take the lead in getting things set things up if there is some genuine interest. As for location, I’d be up for suggestions. I know this is a massive state, so putting it at the very northern or southern ends would prove difficult for many.

My first thought would be Monterey or somewhere else nearby in the South Bay. Pleasant, scenic area with some fun roads, and somewhat centrally located. The Yosemite area is also gorgeous, but I don’t know that there’ll be the amenities to support a large group. Of course, there’s the string of cities down Highway 99 (Modesto, Merced, Fresno, Bakersfield). My level of knowledge about these places is practically nil, so someone else will have to help out and tell me if these are worthwhile considerations. Basically, my thought is that it should be south of Sacramento and north of Los Angeles.

As for timing, if we meet somewhere along the coast, really any time of year should be sufficient. If the meet spot winds up inland, perhaps we would best wait until the blistering heat of summer passes us by.

Thoughts? Comments? Rants or diatribes?