Meeting of Mustachians this Saturday – Kailua Beach Park

This is just a note for the fun people of O’ahu who wrote emails and comments last week, interested in getting together. I’ll delete this post after the Hawaii trip ends, since it is only relevant to us islanders.

There are a surprising number of Mustachians around here – over 50 have gotten in touch since the “Wintering in Hawaii” post! So instead of trying to organize things formally by email, I thought we could just do things the easy way using the main blog.

This Saturday (Dec. 1st), let’s meet at the Kailua Beach Park to hang out. Bring some Potluck-style eats if you like, or just show up yourself. No official plans have been made, but it should be a great chance to meet friendly people (with whom you can openly admit you are an MMM reader), watch the sun go down, engage in some sand and water sports, have deep conversations, or enjoy some beverages – whatever you like.

  • 3:00PM until whenever (6:00 at least, later if we are having fun).
  • Ride a Bike if you’re local, or carpool if you can from the other side
  • Bring along a folding chair or two if you like
  • Hope to see you there!

We’ll be on the Southeast side of the park, near the boat ramp and close to the letters on this map:

If I am organized enough, I may be able to create a cardboard Mustache banner to indicate which group is us, since there will probably be other people at the park on a Saturday afternoon/evening.

There will be a second event like this later in December once the rest of my family arrives. For now, it’ll be just me and the friends who own the place where the construction project is taking place. And you, of course.

See you there!


*Random special request:

Does anyone attending have a spare booster seat for a child that I could borrow for the time my wife and son are here? (mid-Dec to mid-Jan). We just need the bottom seat (back rest not necessary now that he is about 4ft tall and 50 lbs). We are trying to avoid carting our own back and forth from the mainland. I’ll also check Craigslist here.

  • Nords (The-Military-Guide.com) November 29, 2012, 12:41 pm

    I’ll be there.

    The first three military (servicemembers, veterans, or family members) who meet me there can have a free copy of “The Military Financial Independence & Retirement Pocket Guide”. It’s a gateway drug to the full-size book, which is available at military & state public libraries all over Oahu…

    • Anner November 29, 2012, 2:25 pm

      What time are you going to be there?? ;-)

    • Marcia December 1, 2012, 1:38 pm

      Ooh, my friend Molly from ROTC lives on Oahu. Not sure if she’s mustachian. I should tell her about it.

      • Nords (The-Military-Guide.com) December 1, 2012, 3:38 pm

        My daughter’s in an NROTC unit in Houston, and she has a couple friends aboard Pearl Harbor ships. If Molly can’t make it today but has questions, she can send me an e-mail.

  • Lucas Smith November 29, 2012, 1:18 pm

    I plan on being there as well. Not certain on the wife and kids yet. I will do my best to talk you into some free-diving :-)

  • msmo November 29, 2012, 1:59 pm

    D’oh. So bummed I’m on duty this Saturday. I’ll just have to catch up with the group some other time.

  • Anner November 29, 2012, 2:30 pm

    We can hook you up with a car seat for Jr MM.

  • Rich Schmidt November 29, 2012, 3:29 pm

    I’d go if I were in Hawaii, definitely. :)

    My little request: Please don’t delete this post after the event. It helps readers get a feel for the kind of person you are and the kind of community being created around this blog.

    It’s flavor. :)

    • Mr. PoP@plantingourpennies.com November 29, 2012, 5:40 pm

      Agreed-Don’t delete the post, but make sure to put up some pics afterwards!

      • Chris November 29, 2012, 8:54 pm

        Agreed, pics would be great!

        • Freeyourchains December 5, 2012, 10:13 am

          Agreed, Developing any type of mustacian community encourages other’s to free themselves and have fun with the true values in life.

    • Jeff November 30, 2012, 6:51 am

      Delete the post but provide a follow-up that describes the event.

      • Joy November 30, 2012, 7:27 am

        I think an update with pics is a great idea.

  • kailuamoneygo-tee November 29, 2012, 3:37 pm

    be there with bells on! can’t wait!

  • Army Colonel K November 29, 2012, 3:59 pm

    Hiya MMM. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the family and I will make it down to the beach park on Saturday. As an extra, added bonus we have a booster seat you can use for the duration of your stay.

    Though maybe I should post it on Craigslist and make you buy it… that extra $10 could make a difference in my early retirement!

    • Mr. Money Mustache November 29, 2012, 4:09 pm

      Haha.. I’d be happy to contribute $10 to your fund, Colonel K!

      It’s better if someone does not need the seat back, since we’ll probably need it to get a ride back to the airport in mid-January, then it will be in the custody of our Kailua friends.

      From there, it can either be donated somewhere else, or returned to the owner, or saved by these folks since they are about to have their first baby – meaning the booster will come in handy in about 4 years :-)

      • Liz November 30, 2012, 12:49 pm

        Drat! 3 of our 4 family members will be at our tech rehearsal for “Annie” at Diamond Head Theatre that day and the 4th family member is 9 and can’t solo bike over. BUT, we do have an extra booster seat that we don’t need back-the 9 year old outgrew it. Please email me at the email associated with this reply if you can see it, if not I”ll email you shortly.

        Also, if you are fans of musical theater and would like to see a free preview of “Annie” on December 6th at 7:30 p.m., I think I can swing 3 extra tickets. If that sounds like one Dante’s circles of hell for you, I understand, but our local theater in town is very good and I thought I’d put it out there!

        Aloha! Liz

      • Freeyourchains December 5, 2012, 10:16 am

        I wonder how many objects get donated, refurbished, and/or resold from airports a year?

        All those objects banned from flights, or too big and not worth the haul once arrived at the airport and in too much of a rush.

  • Lucas Smith November 29, 2012, 5:13 pm

    Anyone else coming from Ewa/Kapolei. Still deciding on the family, but if they don’t come does anyone want to carpool?

    • Diane November 29, 2012, 9:55 pm

      Hi Lucas, I forwarded this link to a friend in Ewa Beach today. If he decides to go, I’ll point him in your direction.

      • Lucas Smith November 29, 2012, 10:08 pm

        cool sounds good. Thanks. he can email me at theprincereturns@h o t m a i l.com (remove spaces)

  • makincaid November 30, 2012, 5:06 am

    I wish I lived in Hawaii : (

    When will the Mighty Mustache come to Georgia?

    • LeRainDrop December 2, 2012, 5:33 pm

      Yes, Atlanta please!

  • Alex November 30, 2012, 10:19 am

    I’m jealous you all get to meet up in Hawaii. Thoughts about setting up Mustachian events in other cities? I’ll organize Kansas City.

    • Meghan December 4, 2012, 2:20 pm

      Yeah, KC!

  • Uncephalized November 30, 2012, 11:03 am

    Damn, MMM, I am going to be in Honolulu visiting my grandparents in the spring, but you’ll be long gone by then!

    I should get over it and just move there already…

  • Davi Assumpcao November 30, 2012, 5:56 pm

    Too bad I’m 84596030 miles away, being a Brazilian MMM reader.

    Have fun!

  • lurker December 1, 2012, 10:12 am

    Brooklyn New York meetups? I know it ain’t Hawaii but I like it…..

  • Blair December 1, 2012, 8:47 pm

    I’d be open to a Las Vegas meetup if anyone is out there….

  • lurker December 2, 2012, 8:13 am

    well how was the beach party? can’t wait to hear about it.

  • lurker December 2, 2012, 4:51 pm

    do you think the beach bash is still going on like a multi-day burning man festival that has engulfed the island with a frugal rave no one can stand to end???? that would be cool…

    • Mrs. Money Mustache December 2, 2012, 6:12 pm

      Hahaha! Yes, that must be what’s going on, since I haven’t heard from MMM since right before it started!

      • lurker December 3, 2012, 9:57 am

        perhaps he has been made king of Hawaii and is never coming home…

      • lurker January 4, 2013, 3:33 pm

        we never saw pictures. guess what happens in Hawaii, stays in Hawaii.

  • Keith Ellis December 3, 2012, 2:02 pm

    Well isn’t that google link the worst thing to see if you’re gearing up for a brutal Chicago winter! Even though it’s nonsensically warm today, I made the mistake of checking if Google had a street view of your meeting place. Completely envious right now. Enjoy!

  • Sarah December 4, 2012, 10:23 pm

    Yeah, I agree with @Keith Ellis, this post is very annoying to those of us not in Hawaii (I’m in Chicago too, though it might not be so brutal due to climate change). But that annoying-ness is what got me and my dh into MMM in the first place–you guys are retired, and we found you during maternity leave, when I had to go back to work in a month even though what my kid really needed was to be near his nursing mom–me. And I was like, hey, why am I not retired? So that’s when I first got a clue 1. what blogs are for, like why anyone would read a blog, and 2. why I might want to earn money (I’m one of those mustachians who’s naturally frugal–more so than MMM, I think, but it never occurred to me to try to make lots of money until January, 2012, during said maternity leave). So I’ve started my own law firm, _and_ we’re working on selling our co-op apartment, which has a too-high interest rate and no way to pay early, and our plan is to build out our new-to-us Sprinter Van into an RV, and drive through Longmont on our way to points west (while I practice Illinois law online). This is why we seriously are going to bring a lavish dinner to MMM’s place. And it will not be sushi b/c we are vegetarians.

    • lurker December 5, 2012, 5:11 am

      go Sarah! I am in awe of your badassity. well done.

  • Freeyourchains December 5, 2012, 10:24 am

    This is what a real Mustachian village is about! After fishing/learning/fun-hobby-work for 3 hours, they all gather to the local bonfire potluck with friends and family and enjoy the sunset. Once they all are FI’d, it is potentially like this for the rest of their lives.

  • Luke December 5, 2012, 11:24 pm

    Bah! Late to the party again!! Apparently I don’t read this blog fast enough. I’m down in Waikiki at the Hale Koa for the foreseeable future, let me know if you guys do something again soon! I’ll keep an eye on the current posts as I keep slogging my way through the older ones!

  • Raquel December 17, 2012, 10:53 am

    I am actually going to be moving with my husband to Oahu when he we PCS there next June. Am looking for ideas on where to stay, or possibly to set up a rental deal if anyone is renting. Please contact me if you know of anyone renting for reasonable prices. We will be working with BAH funding, but I am as frugal as they come, so I want to help out some fellow Mustachians and possibly get a good deal myself! We will be based there for three years, so it has the potential to be a long-term rental situation if it works out. If there is a better forum to place this in, let me know!

  • mjmartyn October 28, 2014, 1:31 pm

    Lol, so much for deleting this post after the hawaii trip. ;)


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