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 http://www.meetup.com/skiing-96/events/233360977/.Check 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
REALLY FUN ITINERARY
(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
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
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
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Millers Ale House
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Winter Park, FL
(corner of Lee Rd & 17/19)
Drawing for four $100 Trip Credits
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Sun Valley, ID
Feb 25 - Mar 4
Banff/Lake Louise, CA
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