About Monterey... (split from the initial Poll thread)

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  1. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Can anyone give me info on where Monterey? East or West Coast? Which state? Anyone willing to tell me which hotel you guys will be staying? since I want to be in close contact with you guys in case I get lost in a real big city.

    Oh, and any more attractions in Monterey? I wouldn't ming if anyone can arrange a tour of the local universities or research labs.
    Steve (Hint Hint) -----------------------------(above)
     
  2. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Chrono,

    Monterey is on the West Coast, about two hours' drive from San Francisco, about five-and-a-half hours' North of Los Angeles. There is a shuttle service from San Francisco International Airport straight into downtown Monterey. In terms of size, Monterey is more of a medium-sized town than a big city, kind of like Santa Barbara or Santa Cruz if I recall. Of course, that will mean little to you, but it's a nice place. Very pretty. Hope you can make it!
     
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    I'm sure at least some of us should be able to meet up at the airport and ride the shuttle together, assuming arrivals aren't too far apart... as Melissa noted, logistics to come...
     
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    What day is everyone coming in???? I'm looking at the 4th.
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    At present, I'm thinking of coming in on 8/5 (the Friday), and leaving 8/7 (the Sunday), but that could change depending on how the agenda shapes up.
     
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    There are three different labs here that you might be able to visit.

    Moss Landing Marine Labratories http://www.mlml.calstate.edu/
    I applied for a cooks job on thier RV Point Sur. Would've had it too, if I hadn't spewed my guts out the whole second day. Cool place though, I'll see what I can russle up for a tour.

    Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute www.mbari.org I met one of the postdocs a few weeks ago, and I'm working on that one already.

    Hopkins Marine Lab http://www-marine.stanford.edu/ Don't know anyone there, not that I know of anyway. Although I suspect there are TONMO members that have something to do with the place.
     
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    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Thanks for all the info, by the way, anyone planning to go there before TONMOcon and stay there after it has ended? I mean why stay there only for a few days when you use so much money on transportation? I staying there at least for a week since it takes about 4000-5000HKD
     
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    ARGH!!!!!!!!! :mad: :mad:


    Priceline can't offer me anything since I'm below 16. Dam.
     
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    We'll be putting up some cheaper lodgings in Monterey over the next week, either here or on the Monterey: FAQs thread.
     
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    Cheap=where I am staying

    :lol:
     
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    I will be paying for this trip out of my own bank account, so puh-leeze make it cheap!

    So selfish,
    -Squidman-
     
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    The MG, too??
     
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    I wish :lol:
     
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    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Everthing is SO expensive!!!!!!!!!11!!!! :mad:



    I don't think I can make it, unless the school sponsers me....
     
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    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    anyone willing to sponser me? Please? Please? Please? :razz:
     
  16. a rabid squid

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    monterey

    hey i live in monterey i will look for the cheapest hotels for you all i am looking foreward to meeting everyone.
    http://www.cheaptickets.com/trs/cheaptickets/accommodations/accommodation_availability.xsl
    dont go to the one salinas its really crappy i have never stayed in that hotel but salinas is a dump. if youre going for an ok, safe place thats still cheap i would go fo watsonville.
    i personally like the carmel hill lodge over the rest or maybe the embassy suites.
     
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    the coolest place as far as ceph labs go is hopkins marine lab. professor Gilly is really cool and its right next to the aquarium.
     
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    Thanks for all this info! It's great to have some local hands to offer advice. I hope Dr. Gilly realizes how many fans he will have to entertain!

    Melissa
     
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    thanks a bunch, rabid squid.

    I'm currently looking for a place that's safe, has a bed with no fleas or ticks on it, a TV and a clean bathroom. Wonder where anyone is looking for what I'm looking for.
     
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    Finally, a breakthrough! My mom promised to fund my first 'adventure'! :lol:
     
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