New England Kayak Meetup - August 16th in Brookfield

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    Aug 01, 2008 2:28 AM GMT
    Hey guys, as you've probably seen on the other thread about the August 9th hike that Gigadu/Gigaram is organizing, I'm organizing a kayak trip in Brookfield, Mass. on Saturday, August 16th. We'll meet at White's Landing which is just north of Sturbridge, Massachusetts (near the intersection of the Massachusetts Turnpike and I-84 out of Hartford) for some kayaking on the Quaboag River. It's supposed to be one of the most scenic trips in Massachusetts. They do have rentals for those without kayaks, and we should be able to do some great flatwater paddling.

    I'm pretty sure that I know of three of us who will be going. Who else is up for it?
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    Aug 01, 2008 2:53 AM GMT
    If I'm not already among those three, count me in. I can't make it on the 9th.
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    Aug 01, 2008 2:58 AM GMT
    You're one of the three. Glad you've reconfirmed!

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    Aug 01, 2008 3:24 PM GMT
    As soon as I know about one commitment after this weekend, I'll know if I can go since the only other hurdle was the availability of a rental. Yeah!
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    Aug 01, 2008 3:38 PM GMT
    Just FYI guys: I'm going off on vacation today, and will be back late next week, so if you email me, I might not be able to respond.
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    Aug 08, 2008 1:45 PM GMT
    Okay, I'm back! Let me know if you're interested in going on this trip. RSVP count is four currently.
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    Aug 11, 2008 5:47 PM GMT
    Argh. If only I could afford the 40$ for a rental. Stupid grad school
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    Aug 11, 2008 6:27 PM GMT
    DiverScience saidArgh. If only I could afford the 40$ for a rental. Stupid grad school


    RJ Scholarship!!!!
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    Aug 12, 2008 12:52 AM GMT
    Gigadu said
    DiverScience saidArgh. If only I could afford the 40$ for a rental. Stupid grad school


    RJ Scholarship!!!!


    I'm willing to contribute to get you there. As I have my own kayak, I don't have to pay, so I can add a little to the kitty. Anyone else?

    Also, I figure that we'd probably meet around 11 a.m. at White's Landing. Who else is up for it?
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    Aug 12, 2008 8:00 PM GMT
    It looks like a go for me since I didn't totally collapse after the hike with Gigadu last weekend.
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    Aug 12, 2008 8:14 PM GMT
    bgcat57 saidIt looks like a go for me since I didn't totally collapse after the hike with Gigadu last weekend.

    Pffft - you didn't mention you were snapping a whip on us the whole time! icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 12, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    Yes, whenever I could see you through the clouds of mosquitos.icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 12, 2008 8:34 PM GMT
    bgcat57 saidYes, whenever I could see you through the clouds of mosquitos.icon_twisted.gif

    True that! That's probably what had me at the death march pace more than anything!
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    Aug 13, 2008 12:15 AM GMT
    Great. So we've got a few guys and some contributions to the "Get DiverScience Kayaking" Scholarship Fund, so I hope he decides to grace us with his company. Anyone else?
    I promise I'll bring bug spray and won't be too much of a slave driver (as much as my Scandinavian heritage may bring out the viking row master ;-)
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    Aug 13, 2008 11:50 AM GMT
    I'm interested! What time do you plan on meeting up?
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    Aug 13, 2008 12:00 PM GMT
    11 A.M.
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    Aug 13, 2008 1:54 PM GMT
    Artea,

    Good to have you joining us. Looks like we'll have a nice crew coming for this.
  • DiverScience

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    Aug 14, 2008 4:37 AM GMT
    I'll be there, thanks to some kind people's generosity.
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    Aug 14, 2008 12:28 PM GMT
    Great! We've got a nice crew coming. Weather should be fine. Anyone else interested?
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    Aug 14, 2008 12:47 PM GMT
    Wish we could join you. We're over in Catskill, NY (about 2 and a half hours away) working frantically on our new house in the time I have before I need to take off for Florida to start rehearsals on the 26th so no free time these days. Have a great time. Won't be back in the area till mid-October, but I'll keep my eyes peeled for future events.
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    Aug 14, 2008 1:19 PM GMT
    I am very jealous! I love kayaking icon_biggrin.gif

    I hope you all have lots of fun!
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    Aug 14, 2008 1:41 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidI am very jealous! I love kayaking icon_biggrin.gif

    I hope you all have lots of fun!


    So why aren't you coming?
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    Aug 14, 2008 1:57 PM GMT
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    TigerTim saidI am very jealous! I love kayaking icon_biggrin.gif

    I hope you all have lots of fun!


    So why aren't you coming?


    Yeah, flights to Boston can't that expensive, and I'm sure there are a few New England RJers who will be more than happy to put you up for the evening. You've still got time! icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 14, 2008 11:34 PM GMT
    So! Thanks to the wonderful MikeOnMain, and thanks to the lovely folks at Continental for giving me the tickets, this Tiger is coming kayaking too!

    Hurrah! I'm excited!
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    Aug 15, 2008 1:30 AM GMT
    Guess what guys! I'm in! The husband has graciously agreed to pick up my little brother - I had thought he was working but he's got the day off.