Steamboat Podium
Dave Pels with boots touching
No they are not silhouette cutouts.
Ann & Jackie on the Steamboat Mountain Coaster
Moose crossing ahead!!
SteveO and Todd watching the chicks go by.
Nadia, Steve, Zbigniew, JP, Ann, Sandra and Cheryl
Zbigniew, Jackie,??, Ann, Roger
Zbigniew plowing through
Kathryn getting some loving.
Leftover Party
Jeff, is that you?
3 Stooges, Chuck, SteveO and Jeff
Cheryl, JP, Nadia, Sandra and SteveO soaking in the hottub
Orlando Ski and Travel Club, Steamboat 2018
Our OSTC Race team won the Florida Cup, we had the Fastest Man 40-49, Fastest Man 50-59, Fastest Woman 60-69 and Fastest Man on the Mountain Left to Right Jackie Warren, Jeff Szarzanowicz, Todd Bauerl
Headed to Steamboat
Are we boarding yet?
Ready for Steamboat
Moose on the loose at Steamboat
Lunch time
Steamboat 2018
Acting their age?
WOW, what a kiss.
Debbie offering a "free" grooming?
Race training at WinterClub Ski in Orlando, she helped win the Florida Cup
Jeff helped OSTC win the Florida Cup
Race Captain David Miller leading the training at Winter Club Ski in Orlando. His team brought home the Florida Cup!!
Meloni at WinterClub Ski, she helped bring home the Florida Club.
And there was plenty of SNOW!!!
Pat, Steve, Gunther, Kathryn & Mark at The George
Jose, Steve Jana, Stephan & Greg at The George
Richard & Kendra, Russell, Sam & Reni, Stacey & Tom at The George
Next Social, Trip Sales Event is Wednesday Sept, 14th  click for details
 Spots have opened up for Banff/Lake Louise !! 
September 2016

President's Message

Talk about fun.good golly Miss Molly (yes, she was there too)did we OSC rafters have a BLAST! In four days we packed in two weeks of activities…we never stopped…from touring Ruby Falls to dinner cruise on the Tennessee River,bar hoping downtown Chattanooga to ducky rafting on the Hiawassee, hiking VERTICAL path for sunset view after sunset (CRAZY) to white water rafting with guides the Ocoee and much much more…oh my the fun never stopped!!

Thank you to Pat Murray for your knowledge and experience to help Steve Clark organize the PURRfect trip! Thank you Steve, Snow Dog Mackey & Gunther Zurstadt for safely driving eternal twist and turns six million times!  Stay tuned...we’re already talking about doubling the adventure for next summer! Plus, perhaps a Colorado SUMMER trip,how does that sound?

For more FUN & good exercise.... OSC learns to play PICKLEBALL! What a hoot! Join us on theindoor courts on Sunday, September 18th, more details at out the calendar for tennis too!

Next for SKI & SNOW BOARDING FUN….soon OSC will be hitting the slopes! Start getting those quads ready NOW! Starting with along weekend luxury pre-holiday trip to Aspen; followed by two Florida Ski Council trips, first to US Rockies for Beaver Creek, second to Canadian Rockies for Banff & Lake Louise! And in between those two, we’ll hit the slopes in the old west at Telluride and in the lap of luxury with the movie stars in Sun Valley! In early March we’ll spend 11 days in Japan. What…skiing in Japan???You betcha and the good soft fluffy powder we all long for! Then we’ll end our OSC ski/board season as we always do with the Magical Mindy tour to Big Sky! Oh my…how does one choose? How ‘bout multiples?

Join us at Winter Park Ale House on Wednesday, September 14th for more trip sign ups, hurry as space is limited! Some trips only have one or two spots available! We’ll be drawing FOUR names for $100 Trip Credits….you may be next in line! Must have paid Trip Deposit and current paid member to be eligible.

As a reminder, you can’t buy happiness but you can buy a lift ticket!

See you on the 14th! Think snow, Kathryn



My scenario of what happened on the OSC white water rafting trip last month.  Some of the names were changed to protect the innocent.

David Pugh, Raft#4



(subject to change at fun guide’s discretion, lol)


6:30am – Meet at Orlando Airport for flight to Atlanta

10:00-10:30am -pick up Rental Vans

Picked up 4  15 person vans. 15 seats, just no where to put the luggage! Had to pass it over seats and put in back row. Load, Unload, Load, Unload, Load, Unload

10:30am-12:30pm – Drive to Ruby Falls

Hey Gunther, I think we are on the wrong road!!

11:30 -12:30pm – Lunch at Cracker Barrel – Cartersville, GA

Due to detour above, Van#1 was just a little late, can we get ours togo?

12:30-2:15pm –Drive to Ruby Falls

2:30 – 4:00pm - Ruby Falls tour

  Passed this on my way to FL for many years, did not know it was so close to I75. The cool cave felt good.

4:30pm – Check into Doubletree

Rested and cleanup some before dinner cruise

7:00pm – 9pm – Sunset River Dinner Cruise

Walked down to pier #2 for a sunset river dinner cruise on the Southern Belle riverboat. Cruised upstream on the Tennessee River about 7 miles. Nice evening.

9pm to Midnight – Party in Chattanooga!

First stop was “Hair of the Dog pub”

  Next up, World of Beer

pm/am   Sleep


7:00 to 8:00am – Grocery Store

Picked up sandwiches (lunch), chips, coolers, ice, drinks, cups, water, wine,firewood supplies

8:00 to 9:00am – Breakfast included at Doubletree

Nice little breakfast buffet

9:45am – Depart in Vans 

Everyone dressed ready for the water. headed for Reliance, TN and the Hiawassee River. (a little banjo music please)

11:30am – 2:30pm– enjoy duckies down the Hiawassee

Can someone catch my raft!!!  

Below, Sandra & Shelly stuck on the rocks and Linda & Allen doing just "Duckie"


Rose & laid back Mark

Ann tanning the front of her legs. At end of the day everyone looked like they had pink shin guards on. 

SteveO & Jeffery just a cruising on down.

David M has Jean's back as Sam paddles by.

2:30 – 3:00pm – Eat Lunch from Coolers

Woops, someone locked van#3 with the keys inside! Good thing we had Pat with us, wonder where he picked up that skill?

3:30 – 4:00 – pick up KEG, supplies

Due to above, checked in first, then Steve went to get the beer & ice.

4:00pm 5:00pm – check into Mountain Stream Lodging

5:00pm- 6:30pm – BBQ dinner delivered at Cabins

BBQ pork & beer, my favorite food group. Served with baked beans, mac-n-cheese, & broccoli. Never had steamed broccoli with BBQ before but everyone else seemed to like it.

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Sunset Hike, The Bluffs. 

This was some hike, only a mile orso. Only problem it was straight up!!! Being 25lbs over-weight did not cause me much problems, just the going up & going down part!!

 But worth it in the end. 

Rose hanging 10.                Gunther, if you want help you are buying the beer!

Sandra & Kathryn

7:30pm – 8:00pm - Grocery run for breakfast items,drinks for Sat lunch, chips, ice, firewood.

The little grocery we stopped at had limited items and needed to be restocked after we left. Breakfast will be cereal and honey buns.  Linda & I thought the corn dogs looked good but figured they had been there all day!


7:30pm – Midnight - Party at Cabins with KEG andFirewood


9:15am – Depart to Ocoee Outdoors  

10:00am – 1:30pm – Raft the Ocoee River

Now this is what we’re talking about!!!  We split up on 5 rafts and our GREAT guides gave us a ride to talk about.

 Below is Treyton giving Linda, Allen,Kathleen, Jean, Bob, & David M the “Oh-S*** ride”


1:30pm – 2:30pm – Pickup Subway Lunch and eat atPark

2:30 – 5:00pm – Waterfall Hike

Sam & SteveO at the bottom of Benton Waterfalls


5:00pm – Depart to Mountain Stream Cabins

6:30 – 9:00pm - Dinner out

We won’t even talk about that!!

9:00pm 11:pm – Midnight - Party at Cabins or Out on the town

Out on the town??? You mean Dumpy’s.  A very local hangout where they server beer out of coolers.Had a great band and meet up with several of the rafting guides.


7:00am to 8:15am – Breakfast

Had a good old country breakfast at The Dam Deli and Diner, eggs, biscuits &sausage, with country ham.

8:30am – Depart to the Airport

Quite drive down through Georgia,think everyone was worn out.

11:30am – Turn in Vans

Unloaded vans for the last time!!

Noon - Arrive at Atlanta Airport and depart at 1:50pm

“home again, home again, jiggity jig”

  As a parting note, my expectations of a "trip leader" has just went thru the roof!  I want to thank our Captain Steve Clark & his 1st Mate Pat Murray for all the work they did setting this trip up.  I think Pat's knowledge of the area made the trip!!   Sign me up for next time! 

David Pugh, Newsletter Editor

Want to have fun like this?  Sign up for one of OSC's trips on the side bar!!!

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Plan on attending our next Social & Trip Sales Event on Wednesday Sept 14th 6-8pm
Millers Ale House 
1251 Lee Road
Winter Park, FL

(corner of Lee Rd & 17/19)
Drawing for  four $100 Trip Credits

2016-2017 Trips

December 8-12
Aspen, CO

January 21-28
Beaver Creek, CO
(sign up now! Time is running out)

February 4-11
Telluride, CO

February 18-25
Sun Valley, ID

Feb 25 - Mar 4
Banff/Lake Louise, CA
Spots opened up!!!

March 8-18
(female roommate needed)

March 18-25
Big Sky, MT
Spaceavailable only in 2BR condos for either couples, single supplements, or singlefemale needing roommate.

Check with trip leaders or go to website for details and to sign up.

Stay in shape or tune up your skills for skiing/boarding at Winter Club Ski

Airport parking for flat $5 a day. Just show an OSC badge when you exit.
No reservations.

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