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Some updates for our beloved Terrible Ones who are waiting on pins and needles to welcome the Wonkebago carrying their overlord, the UNIMPEACHABLE Donna Rose: Here is the first batch of Wonkette 2017 Beach Bum World Tour stops!

Boise! We will see you Tues., Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m., at Quinn’s Lounge and restaurant, 1005 South Vista, Boise.

Eugene, Oregon! CHANGE OF VENUE! Rain’s expected, so we will buy you pizzas at WHIRLED PIES 199 W. Eighth Ave., Thurs., Oct. 19, let us call it 5-8 p.m.!

Sacramento! Sat., Oct. 21, 4-9 p.m. at East Portal Park! Your comrade Laura got us an alcohol permit! Let’s use it!

And Sonoma, my loves, we are on for Sunday, Oct. 22, pot luck, 3 to 6 p.m., at the town plaza. In case of rain, we’ll meet up at Mary’s Pizza, which is just right there. I will bring you IMPEACH hats and kisses.

The Wonkebago will be in Avila Beach, Oct. 23, 5 to 7, at the Woodyard pullout, OUR FAVORITE YAY!

Santa Barbara, Oct. 24, 5-7 p.m. at Leadbetter Beach.

Oct. 26, Orange County, at Moreno’s in Orange, from 7 to 9!

Los Angeles, we have decided you will find parking, Oct. 27, at the Red Lion Tavern in Silverlake, where an old man once offered me so much cocaine! Call it 7 to 9 as well, though we bet you could find us there early, NOT DOING COCAINE.

San Diego, Chicano Park, you’re up Monday, Oct. 30, potluck from 5 to 8!

And Big Bear area (actually Sugarloaf), you’re up at 5-8 p.m., Nov. 1, this address self-destructed!

Salt Lake City, coming to ya Thurs., Nov. 9! Salt Lake Pizza and Pasta aka Fiddler’s Elbow, 6 p.m. to ???!

Pocatello, we will be in you Fri., Nov. 10! Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S 1st Ave, 6-8 p.m.

Helena, Montana, how’s Sat., Nov. 11 sound to all y’all? It sounds mighty fine to us! Lucky bastards, getting a Saturday night. Let’s meet up at the Windbag Saloon, say at 5 p.m.!

MONEY PLEASE.

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  • Oblios_Cap

    Damn! I’m on the Gulf Coast. I’ll send my thoughts and prayers.

  • Mpeg

    Hugs from east coast. I entered the world long ago to parents who were West coasters but we didn’t stay. I did enjoy visits to family out there very occasionally, cross-country flights followd by a days-long drive via RV along Big Sur one summer; camping with aunts at Lake Alpine in Northern California another year.

    I am still trying to process “400 people still missing” from these wildfires.

    Enjoy your itinerant wonklords fellow snarkers and be safe over there!

    • Beanz&Berryz

      I’m hoping/believing that most of those 400 are safely holed up in a shelter or some such thing somewhere…

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    Disasters, global calamity, daily political humiliation and the possibility of nuclear war. The rolling Wonkette Happy Good Times Winnebago and Donna Rose are the only things I have to look forward to anymore!

  • Oblios_Cap
    • JMP

      Well misogyny is a Christian value.

      • SterWonk

        For some definitions of “Christian”. :-/

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Just ask any of his wives.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    I’ve already rescheduled things so that I am there on the 27th. Can’t wait to see everyone!

    Also too, much love to Northern Cali peeps. Stay safe, Wonkers, and fuck you, fire season.

  • Welcome to Santa Barbara!! I’d like to say hi if possible.

    • little miss high and mighty

      Alice Keck Park Park , right?
      or Rocky Nook (or something)?

  • MynameisBlarney

    Yeah…

    *sticks out lower lip and pouts*

    I’m not jealous at all.

    • rosenbomb

      it’s not too late to start driving to Boise! ;)

      • MynameisBlarney

        Boise?
        Wait, that’s north of Homestead innit?

        • rosenbomb

          Yes. Then you take some turns and cross some time zones. You may have to leave a blood offering in order to enter Mythical Mountain Time Zone, however. We are selective that way.

          • MynameisBlarney

            Well…shit.

          • Historicat

            I thought you had leave a blood offering to leave the Mythical Mountain Time Zone.

            My mistake.

    • dslindc

      That’s good because you’ll have to pay out of pocket for that under TrumpCare.

  • dslindc

    I do not live in any of those places and as such, am not able to attend. This is obviously Obama’s fault!

    • Oblios_Cap

      Hillary’s stopping me.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Same here.

      • dslindc

        She has been known to do Benghazi like that from time to time.

  • Mr. Blobfish
    • Gayer Than Thou

      !!!

  • Beanz&Berryz

    Mind the Cascade roads… There’s snow up there these days…. I know you come from snow, but still… Safe travels…

  • dslindc

    OT: I am reminded that it is the Values Voter Summit this weekend, which I swear happens more than once a year. Probably a good idea not to open Grindr near the venue, lest your phone melt down due to the high volume of activity.

    • wavicles

      Where i see that Clump is the first *resident to speak there.

      • SterWonk

        He’s already declared that neo-Nazis are very fine people, so why not give a speech at the convention for a bonafide hate group?

  • TJ Barke

    Of course it’s Eugene on a Thurs.

  • JMP

    I just want to say, fuck, fuck, fuck you greedy capitalist monsters at PG&E and their refusal to actually upgrade their equipment so that it won’t start giant fires if it gets a little bit windy.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Wait. What? Really?

      • JMP

        It’s still not fully clear, but it’s looking like downed poorly maintained power lines started the fires.

        http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/10/12/downed-lines-equipment-failures-possible-causes-california-wildfires/

        • Beanz&Berryz

          Oh my…. well.. that explains how so many got going at around the same time…

        • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

          Sounds familiar. We had a similar fire up in the Caughlin Ranch area a few years back due to poorly maintained lines coupled with high winds. The lines had too much slack, the wind slammed them together until they arced, and BOOM!

    • TundraGrifter

      It’s a long sorry history – San Bruno gas lines, and Alameda before that. It takes a horror for them to clean up their act.

      • JMP

        They’re still running ads apologizing for the gas explosion; I don’t buy it.

        • glasspusher

          They said they were sorry- isn’t that enough?

          No.

        • rebecca

          didn’t a couple HUNDRED people die in that??

          • JMP

            Eight, but 38 homes were destroyed, and it was apparently easily preventable if PG&E had just performed normal routine maintenance; it was before I moved out here so I don’t know all the details.

          • Historicat

            Whoa, whoa, whoa – don’t you know that routine maintenance costs money?!? I mean, let’s not go crazy here.

        • SterWonk

          They’re still running ads required by the legal settlement

          FTFY.

      • Pm Deering

        My son was mere blocks away from that explosion! What a scary night that was.

    • Cock Blockula

      http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/PG-E-Guilty-In-1994-Sierra-Blaze-739-counts-of-2821364.php

      They’ve been slapped for this before. They were using money that was supposed to be for maintenance, especially tree trimming, in their profit margin. Free money = Value for shareholders!

  • Villago Delenda Est

    ‘Trix, has a covered shelter been reserved for Armitage? Forecast looks like rain on the 19th!

    • rebecca

      I do not believe so. but it is a Thursday. how hard could it be to just annex one?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        It’s a Thursday, and I’ll check and see!

        • rebecca

          (already edited my reply ;) )

          • Villago Delenda Est

            I checked reservations for day use/picnic, and it says nothing is available. There are RV hookups there, ready to go, just google “Armitage Park” and you’ll be able to get set up!

    • shivaskeeper

      I am planning on the Eugene one. I can bring a 10 x 10 and a 10 x 20 canopy. It’s not much, but better than nothing.

      • rebecca

        if you could, you’re an angel! we can just stick em right next to the Bago and people can come in and out.

        • little miss high and mighty

          heheheh, you said ” in and out”.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            lulz

          • little miss high and mighty

            yes, the REAL reason behind this little automotive soiree into the inferno of the public and into the negected disaster zone edges.

        • shivaskeeper

          consider it done.

      • Ill-Advised

        I’m expecting to road-trip down from Portland. Sadly, I lack useful items, but can bring food. I’m not sure if I’ll drive back to Portland or stay over (cheapo motel).

        • shivaskeeper

          I’m going from the Centralia area. I will also bring food. I’ll probably be passing Portland early, like 1200-1300 so I can get through Eugene before the traffic kicks in.

          • Ill-Advised

            Getting south of Salem by 1500 is my plan also. Saves time I’ll need for my directional dyslexia!

          • shivaskeeper

            Manuvering the not nimble truck through rush hour traffic is not my favorite thing to do, so I’ll go early to avoid it.

  • little miss high and mighty

    Danke SOOOO Schööön,
    HEY, Editrix- Jumbo, next door (Ex Calli) recommendsFor the Santa Barbara one nighter: ROCKY NOOK PARK or ALICE KECK PARK MEMORIAL PARK one for the possums, one for the mockingbirds@ sunset (turtles, too after dark at Park memorial Park).
    Now Jumbo says the La Raza house (whatever) might get a bigger crowd- refugee-wise.Plus, too Mariachis often goes there, a little tip and they stay for the rally-dally.

    • rebecca

      hi LMHM! did you get your present?

      • little miss high and mighty

        you r so an angel!
        Thanks, danke danke wiedermals.
        Wir verbreiten den Wonkette Predigt im C.E.T Timezone for ya’s all.
        Wir freuen uns sehr.
        Alles gute
        LM H&M, DrX, J, M.M, Landlady,too… and (our email connect) P—,P— (he wear a 2020 sportsballcap to the Dems abroad funxions and gets us more readerships and snarks).
        You an angel.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Monida Pass looks good, but you’d best get to moving, because I saw snow at around 4500′ yesterday. Winter is coming.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/56605aa0b23134813ac00c4785a2e4500079215a5ce75243c01149be0f1b27f9.jpg

  • MynameisBlarney

    Thank goawd some folks have the goddamn bawls to challenge the orange bastard.

    https://twitter.com/AGSchneiderman/status/918868368115093504

  • TundraGrifter

    Good call on Sonoma – you don’t want to be a Rubble Necker (h/t the late, great Herb Caen).

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    Good news everyone a Dutch/British collab was shot into spacce this morning. The Tropomi spectrometer on the Sentinel 5 Precursor satellite will measure greenhouse gases with unrivaled precision, mapping atmospheric chemistry in city-sized blocks to help tell policymakers and scientists how air pollution changes day-to-day.

    As soon as Trump’s gone we will let you guys use it.

    https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/10/13/modified-russian-missile-boosts-europes-newest-environmental-sentinel-to-space/

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Some steely-eyed rocketeering going on there… tally ho!

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Acquisition of signal ho!

    • little miss high and mighty

      still too early fora reading on the impact of the coastalfires this round?
      Oberpfaffenhofen is tracking this one, too.
      Thanks for the link to the new source.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        It’s in orbit so it can already be of assistance.

        Now if POTUS would just acknowledge something is going on in Cali that’d be great.

        edit: It make take a little while: Sentinel 5P should begin full operations in about six months, officials said.

        • little miss high and mighty

          like he “yer fired!” UNESCO yestreen?

          • SterWonk

            Yes, the guy who said that the crowd flying the Nazi flag and chanting “Jews will not replace us” contained many fine people, is the same guy who withdrew us from Unesco for “anti-Isreal bias”, because they admitted Palestine… in 2011. A move so biased that Israel… remained in Unesco. (They ultimately did withdraw… hours after we did.)

          • little miss high and mighty

            P P here but LMH&M would say the same.:
            Time is not on Likud Isreal’s side.
            There will be a State of Palestine.

          • little miss high and mighty

            check, time is not on their side.

        • JMP

          But California voted overwhelmingly against him, therefore he’s got to just completely ignore any disaster here and let people die as punishment.

    • GoutMachine

      So Major Tom has a year’s supply of Gouda, is that it?

    • Fartknocker

      This research will be essential in advancing the application of chemtrails.
      R. Perry
      DOE

  • JMP

    We’ll probably be heading up to Sacramento to visit MT’s parents then meeting with you guys on the 21st.

  • Finnibar87

    I’m trying to talk my U of O kid into attending.

    • SisterArtemis

      This Eugenian supports you in that effort!

  • Gayer Than Thou

    You are not coming in my town! Sorry, to my town.

  • shastakoala

    Can’t wait to see you in Boise Rebecca, Shy and Donna Rose! Drive safe! :)

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    You come to Sonoma and eat smoke-flavored sammiches with us and drink local wines and craft beers with just a little ash in them and sing every verse of “Hard Times Come Again No More” and make up the words if you don’t know them and bask in our love and hospitality like the weary wayfarers that you are. Or will be. The firefighters, etc, should be gone home and the carnage (like the cannibalism in the Royal Navy) should be relatively under control. You come! The former capital of the Bear Republic calls you!

    • rebecca

      that is JUST WHAT I FIGURED.

      • thegirlwiththekittentattoo

        We need all of the nice time we can get right now. And sleep. Also sleep.

  • bobbert

    I dunno, it’s a 2 hour drive to Sac…

    Who am I kidding? See you on the 21st.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      YES!! Awesome!

  • Arki J. Kirwin-Muller

    I still think you guys should come to Seattle y’know!

  • SDGeoff3

    Let me know if help is needed in San Diego.

    • little miss high and mighty

      help is needed EVERYWHERE.

      • SDGeoff3

        Sigh…

  • glasspusher

    Hey! Interested in a Sonoma get together, but if not, Oakland? SF?

    • covfefesumgame0005

      or even pre-fire Fresno…

      • wavicles

        Got some plans, do ya?

        • covfefesumgame0005

          we had a bad one here last year…not fun

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    OT but I need some quick comments from you guys. So, my precocious and way smarter than me twelve year old daughter asked me last night why I was a liberal atheist. I told her I would have to think about my answer. I have to pick her up from school in a couple of hours and want your thoughts on this answer before I give it to her.

    As a liberal I believe that you (generic you, as in all of us) and your well being are more important than money or political ideology and that those things should be used to improve the lives of all of us on the planet.
    As an atheist I know that you (generic) are my responsibility and that all my actions should be guided by my liberal beliefs, not by some imagined, punishing god, that I have to effect change, not just wait for it to happen.

    • Shanzgood

      I think 12 is well old enough to comprehend and discuss those things.

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        Thanks! She brought it up, so I know she’s thinking about it. Was the answer okay?

        • Shanzgood

          I think so. But I was raised by liberal atheists myself. Also, you know your daughter best so you’ll have a better handle on how to approach explanations of worldview things.

        • Ill-Advised

          Worked for this formerly church going Episcopalian, but we are very fond of the “via media” and also of respecting questions from kids: the answers should help them think, and help them be. Yours definitely does all that!

          • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

            After I picked her up, we talked about liberal atheism. She was okay with my answers. More than okay. I think she’d already made up her own mind about it. Anyway, after that we, the daughter and I, had a daddy daughter day. Mom had “me” time while the offspring and I went out to dinner. It was fantastic! She’s growing up so fast that I really enjoy it when she’ll be silly with me, IN PUBLIC! By the end of our dinner we had three other tables join us, all just laughing and telling stories. On the way back to the car she looked up at me and said, “Someday I want to be like that.” “Like what?” I said. “Like you. You just aren’t afraid to talk to people. I think because you are just you, no one else.”

            I cried a little in the car.

          • SterWonk

            I’m down in Fremont; how did smoke from Wine Country make it into my eyes just now…

          • Pm Deering

            Alas! I keep thinking the same thing.

    • SDGeoff3

      I always keep it simple. What makes sense? And what sort of explanation would have made sense to me when I was twelve? This is a discussion that will develop over time.

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        I was forty when we had her so the answer my parents gave me, “Because I said so!” won’t work. She’s pretty sophisticated so I’m not sure what would make sense to her. Did the answers make sense to you?

        • SDGeoff3

          Yes they do. I would humbly suggest that the reason they’re good is that they are honest, and sincerely demonstrated, as your daughter will already know. Your response will also encourage her to ask more questions; you cover a lot of ground.

          • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

            Thanks. Honesty was what I was going for. She can spot a phony answer by me a mile away. AND BOY does she ask questions!

          • SDGeoff3

            Good. She’s already comfortable with questioning authoritah.

          • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

            It’s funny how quickly kids pick up on things. She goes to mom for the intellectual stuff because Mom is the brains of our family. But she comes to me for the emotional stuff because dad is a softee who never, ever talks down to her.

    • I always go with “i don’t need a guy in a funny hat telling me how to live my life”

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Because Donald is a fucking moron.”

      • SDGeoff3

        She probably knows that.

        • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

          Yes, yes she does!

          • SDGeoff3

            So you have a healthy home.

          • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

            :) Other than the pre-teen whiplash emotions and crying over less than perfect test scores, yes. Hopefully she will get over the hump of hormonal change soon.

          • SDGeoff3

            Fasten your seatbelts. This is just the overture! Think back…

          • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

            AAAAAAAAAH!

          • CindyinEncinitas

            Haha! I started on that shit when I was 6!

          • SDGeoff3

            I know. We’re out of the same pod.

          • CindyinEncinitas

            When I meet you Ima kiss you on the mouth.

          • SDGeoff3

            And then we drink.

          • CindyinEncinitas

            And then we troika! So excited.

          • SDGeoff3

            Whee! I’m setting up for a toy piano concert this afternoon. It’s 91 in Coronado!!

    • bobbert

      Very nice, concise answers. You’re in good company:

      We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        I am so using that! Thanks. She’s reading the founding documents in class this term so it should make an impression.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        And we do that… no God required…

  • insolenttomato

    So you are planning on going to Eugene a week after I move to Cincinnati. Are you avoiding me? [sniffs armpits] You’re avoiding me.

  • Anna Rompage
  • BosGrl

    Sick for all of you in the fire areas. I know it doesn’t help, but sending love and big hugs, and as much good energy as I can muster for you.

  • SisterArtemis

    Hey fellow Eugenian-types (also Sprinfeldians etc) – I’ll be leaving from downtown Eugene to go to the park. If anyone needs a ride, let me know.

    • Ill-Advised

      I’m scrolling for a street address; where can I find that…?

      • SisterArtemis

        My street address? not putting that on the ol’ interwebs. But if you’re interested in a ride, reply to this and I’ll contact you through Disqus.

        If it’s Armitage Park you’re looking for, you should be able to find that on the googles.

        • Ill-Advised

          egads, no, of course not, I meant the park. Google did help. It’s been years since I’ve been to Eugene. Thanks for reply.

    • george lastrapes

      Hey. I call our sister-city Syringefield. But I’d refrain, for the cause. What time and wherefrom? I could hold up a small sign saying ‘to Wonkstock’.

      • SisterArtemis

        I’m sort of in the WOW-hall/Eugene Library neighborhood. We could maybe meet up at either of those places. Probably a pickup about 4:30ish, because it takes about 30 minutes to get out to the park that time of day. I’d definitely keep my eye out for a “wonkstock or bust” sign.

  • OddMan

    Avila Beach is a great little town. I consider it the beginning of the Southern California vibe. Just up to road is Morro Bay, which I consider the end of the Northern California ‘vibe’.

    The place you want to camp is a great spot right on the ocean. Hopefully it will be available. We go there often just to park and watch all the ocean activities, lots to see, bring binoculars.
    Avila Beach has a nice beach bar called Mr. Ricks that can be fun if one is into that.
    The Harford Pier is a great spot to walk out on, it still has a working fish company and sells fresh fish and crabs in season. Also has a nice place to eat (with viewing holes cut into the middle of some tables where you can occasionally see seals swimming below.)
    Fat Cats is right up the road from the camping spot and is good for California Diner food. For more upscale and great breakfast there is the Custom House in Avila Beach.

    You are also going to be about as close as you can get to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, the entrance is right up the road from that camping spot. Wear your lead underwear.

    Hope to see some other Wonkettes in Avila.

    • rebecca

      is Mr. Ricks a restaurant too? could we bring the babby?

      • OddMan

        It has been a while since I have been inside of Mr. Ricks but yes they do have food.
        http://mrricks.com/menu/
        Let me check on babby, it is a ‘family’ town so . . .

        PS Not open yet, they do advertise as a nightclub, but no music on a Monday night.

        • rebecca

          that sounds like it might work out excellently as backup spot for meetup if we don’t get a prime bluff spot.

  • M3lod1us

    What is Wonkette and Co.’s preferred choice for alcohol? I will bring you whatever (mostly) you request to Sac on Saturday.

    See you then.

    • rebecca

      we travel with a pretty full bar! but we are always fans of gin, vodka (shy likes flavored ones, lol), bourbon, and soft red wines.

      • M3lod1us

        Sounds good. I will do some shopping and see you at the park.

  • Basic English

    LUCKY LUCKY. (Oops, turn off caps lock, shouty shouty.) Sonoma Square will most likely be there as the firefighters have managed to hold the line north of town. Not sure I can make it to meet Editrix + Shypixel + Wonkette toddler but I will try!

  • President in Exile Firefly

    Hudson Valley–what, are we chopped liver?

  • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

    Dammit, I’ll be in Portland on that Saturday and I’ll miss you by thismuch. I’ll just have to wait until you come back to the SE. Maybe to visit Evan?

  • jowgajen

    That’s a nice place in Orange, but we’ll have to wait for you to come up to LA as there’s *no* way to get to Orange from here on a Thu night that doesn’t involve teleportation or 2-3 hours in horrible traffic.

    • rebecca

      there really really isn’t.

  • hendenburg2

    Lucky me! I actually get back the day before!

    Also, has the San Diego location been decided? I might suggest Holiday Park, but that’s just cause I live close by and I’m just being selfish like a common libertarian.

    • rebecca

      I am leaning toward the Mexican brewpub right up the street from Chicano Park we went to last time! it was great! anybody remember the name?

      • hendenburg2

        Border X?

        Edit: It’s probably Iron Fist. Google Maps is weird about which places it shows when you zoom in.

        • SDGeoff3

          I think it’s Border X. Iron Fist looks like there’s no food, but Border X says it has food trucks. There are some outta sight restaurants close by too. The Mexican seafood places, especially the holes-in-the-wall all have fresh fish. There’s nothing like a Baja shrimp or seafood cocktail!

          • hendenburg2

            Iron Fist has food trucks too, at least the Vista one does. Ah well, I guess we just wait and see which one ‘Trix has in mind.

          • SDGeoff3

            I did not know they were in Vista. It’s one I have not tried yet.

          • hendenburg2

            Yep. They started in Vista

          • CindyinEncinitas

            I will follow you wherever you go for shrimps.

          • SDGeoff3

            Mmmm!! I think it’s called Siete Mares. Looks like a little place plucked out of a Mexican village and placed in the city.

          • CindyinEncinitas

            Sounds absolutely perfect! I’m bringing a guy who is always questing after good holes in the wall. I will have him for 5 days so I need help figuring out where to go!

      • CindyinEncinitas

        It was great. I’d go back. 5 out 5 stars. I’m bringing an actual man of the dude species, Becca.

  • whitroth

    Folks, please – as you know, I have my own hats, and don’t wear baseball caps. How ’bout some *buttons*?!

    And *she’s* a peach.

  • msgypsy

    No Portland? I mean, Eugene is nice and it is “The People’s Republic” but on a Thursday night who the hell can fight that traffic!

    • rebecca

      we come to portland like twice a year! and all the coolest people are there!

  • HazooToo
  • Julia Mossbridge

    Here in Sonoma County. Thanks for the love. Don’t come until the air quality (airnow.gov) improves!

  • Roy Hughes

    If Avila doesn’t pan out there’s Pismo Dunes a bit further down, Drive on the beach, pick a spot.

    • CindyinEncinitas

      Montanaa del Oro is my favorite Beach up there.

    • wavicles

      Cool, except every car will be charged to drive on the beach to get to ’em.

  • Shawn Renee Ernoehazy

    Are dogs allowed at the Sacramento stop? He loves everyone. Maybe I can get my Santa Rosa evacuee friends up from their current spot in Pinole to join in. The air quality here is currently better than San Francisco! How weird is that?

    • laura

      Yes, East Portal is dog-tastic! and was specifically selected for: ease of parking the wonkabago, dog friendly, heiress friendly, clean bathrooms and boozin’
      I’m a Santa Rosan living in Sacto and anyone travelling from the burn zone would find themselves warmly welcomed.

  • wavicles

    Pismo State Beach North Beach Campground. Just south of Avila Beach. You could get a spot and we can all walk to the sand and have a fire on the beach, or some such.

  • Sean Murphy

    See ya at Quinn’s. Been in Boise 6 years & never set foot in there – first time for everything.

  • Lambsendbeds

    Rebecca, if you can’t go to Sonoma, you could always come back to Oakland! *bats eyelashes*

  • Lambsendbeds

    Does anyone from the Bay Area, particularly the East Bay, want to carpool to the Sacramento or Sonoma drinky thingy?

    • SterWonk

      Maybe? Not sure if I’ll be free that weekend. Which part of the East Bay?

      • Lambsendbeds

        Oakland.

    • Pm Deering

      Yes! I’m in Oakland. Thing is, I never learned to drive, but I will gladly kick in for gas.

  • Renato Cuomo

    Great! Best regards from Italy

  • JohnW

    Keep us posted on a LA Wonkette-stop as it’d be great to meet face to face some of the like minded folk on here that help keep me sane during the many years of trump we’ve endured…..(what do you mean it’s only been 9 months?????)

  • Maggielle

    Here’s a recent article about the status of the affected areas: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article179039576.html

    ….At the town square in central Sonoma, some of the locals were trying to get on with the recovery. Someone outfitted the bronze statue of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo with a blue respirator mask and strung together a series of thank-you notes for firefighters. A poster sat nearby that read, “The love in the air is thicker than the smoke.”

    On the west side of the square, the Global Heart Fair Trade gift shop opened for the first time in a week. Owner Sofie Wastell’s mission was to tidy the place up; she wasn’t counting on a lot of customers and was afraid to guess how much business she’d lost already during the shutdown….

    I hope other places will be re-opening. I can’t make it to the get-together, but I’m thinking that the plans should still include the Sonoma town square, and that people should maybe spend a little money there. Still a few days till the final decision, though.

    • Stephen London

      If the town square in Sonoma is too smoky or inaccessible Sunday, there are plenty of other fine options in Sonoma County. I live in Guerneville, and in that town alone there’s lots of space at Stumptown Brewery, Korbel Winery or Johnson’s Beach, and there’s a fine dog friendly beach just a bit further down River Road in Monte Rio. Or the brilliant Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol.

  • richgibson

    Please come to Sonoma County. Somewhere. Anywhere. We are not all on fire, and I suspect that most of us will go to wherever you are able to show up.

    Also http://sonomafireinfo.org/

    The air quality is mostly better up here than further south, because wind. Or something. Probably Al Gore’s fault.

  • jowgajen

    I think my wife sent you an email with LA suggestions. I was thinking beautiful El Segundo might have the right combination of freeways, potential wonkebago parking, and restaurants/breweries for your needs.

  • abstract668

    Let me know if you want help planning a stop in Santa Monica. I am thinking Rusty’s Surf Ranch on the historic Santa Monica Pier, or the back room at Chez Jay, where the Pentagon Papers were allegedly transferred from the bowels of the RAND Corp. Or the patio at The Galley, where I once saw Ann Coulter eat one undressed lettuce leaf. (It was the day Dylan Roof domestic terroristed the church in Charleston, so we talked real loud about the need for gun control to protect Bible study groups from white men.) can’t wait to meetcha!

  • Pm Deering

    Wonkette! Why U skip the Bay Area? I would like nothing better than to drink wine with some of my political heroes. (Hint: Oakland has many fine establishments, a large snark mob, and is eminently affordable.)

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