Back in the early 80's my aunt and uncle moved to a small house on 5 acres in the redwoods of Aptos. After expanding the house, they lived there until they moved into a retirement home in Scotts Valley in 2014. They sold the house to a nice family. I always loved that house and really regretted not buying it then but as I am living in the Netherlands for the time being, the timing was not right. To my surprise the house came on the market a few weeks ago and I went for it! Now expanded to include the 3 acre parcel next door. I will not move there for 6 or 7 years but hoping to spend the summer there next year. To make a long story short, I hope to host a (perhaps) bi-weekly jam session there during that time. Looking forward to meeting all the Santa Cruz area folks.
When you can consider it, I and my wife Angie have had some grand fun hosting some 2-3 day, & even longer camp jams here on the westside in SC, on only a regular town lot with some neighbors' driveways pitching in for RVs. 8 acres could be a fabulous setting for a whole buncha musical fun! I love your willing spirit about hosting jams, & would be happy to share experiences here with ya anytime!
Good thinkin'! Jim