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gahurts
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Cool  Posted: 9:34 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

At the Atlanta G2G in April a few of us floated the idea of having a get together and doing something on the water on Lake Lanier. So I picked up a brochure and got some prices.

Is anyone interested in renting a pontoon cruiser or party yacht some Saturday in August or September?

This is what I am thinking.

We rent the boat and split the cost of the rental evenly. Everyone brings drinks and food enough for themselves plus 2 more (rule of thumb we use for sailing cruises).

If we get 4 people or less we will go out on my sailboat Catalina 22 - small and slow but it can be fun.

5 - 10 people and we will rent a 32' MegaCruiser

The cost is $379 for 4 hours or $529 for 8 hours. Capable of holding up to 18 people max if a few people show up at the last minute.

If we get more than 10 people then I suggest we upgrade to the 35' Party Yacht.

$399 for 4 hours or $549 for the full day ( only a few dollars more than the 32 footer). This boat can hold up to 26 of us. That would be a hell of a party.

So what do you all think? Anyone interested in some fun on the water to round out the summer?

I can call and find out what weekends the boats are available. From what I have seen on the lake, I do not get the impression that these boats are used too often but I may be wrong.


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 7:41 AM, June 27th (Thursday)

Will there be margaritas???

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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 8:07 AM, June 27th (Thursday)

Sure! If you know how to mix them. I'll probably bring some watermelon juice and rum.


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"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 8:50 AM, June 27th (Thursday)

That sounds like so much fun! I can't commit at this point, by I will try.

Can I bring guests? DS & DIL live 5 minutes away


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 9:06 AM, June 27th (Thursday)

Will there be shenanigans and hijinks?

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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 9:58 AM, June 27th (Thursday)

I don't see any reason not to bring guests. This should be a fun time for all, shenanigans included.


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"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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Default  Posted: 10:15 AM, June 27th (Thursday)

I'll probably bring some watermelon juice and rum.

Or just pour the rum into a watermelon...

http://www.instructables.com/id/Tap-a-Watermelon-or-How-to-Make-a-Watermelon-Keg/


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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 10:17 AM, June 27th (Thursday)


I like that!!!


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"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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Default  Posted: 8:50 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

Will there be margaritas???

Will there be shenanigans and hijinks?

….and we’d be just another Lake Lanier story for Jovita Moore to report.

I can just see the headlines: "Another Lake Lanier boating accident...this time it's an infidelity group. Lurid details at 11".

But it does sound fun!!


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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 8:58 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

The first DC g2g I went to, the waitress asked us how we all knew each other, because we were having SO much fun. We exchanged glances and were like..... "Uh...we're all divorced!"

SI has the most entertaining g2gs.


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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 9:05 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

Ah hell Kuwaited. You're gonna scare everyone away.

We can find a hidden cove somewhere before we start pushing everyone overboard into the water.


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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Default  Posted: 9:12 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

I love you people, but you lost me at "Lake."

What rhymes with lake? Snake.


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Knowing that every crash is bleeding the hourglass
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From all our lives

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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 9:24 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

There aren't going to be any snakes on the boat! Not if I have anything to say about it.

ETA: Abby Cadabby has agreed to be out vermin extermination officer of the deck! She's got it under control.

[This message edited by gahurts at 9:25 PM, June 27th (Thursday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:25 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

Ah hell Kuwaited. You're gonna scare everyone away.

Well...it's not the lake...it's the people.

Stoopid people.

We aren't stoopid.

I've never been to a GTG that made the news....so we're good!!


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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 9:29 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

Stoopid people.... in very fast boats.... with alcohol... and no on the water experience.

These pontoons probably go a whopping 5 MPH. "Party in slow motion!"


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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Default  Posted: 9:30 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

Oh...come on Mad!!!

Unless you plan on roaming the shores of Lanier...you're not likely to encounter a snake.

....of course you do have a tendency of falling on your ass. So we should hope for smooth sailing.


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Default  Posted: 9:06 AM, June 28th (Friday)

ETA: Abby Cadabby has agreed to be out vermin extermination officer of the deck! She's got it under control.


How did I get volunteered for vermin control? I will be too busy sipping margaritas to control vermin... unless I take a break to toss a rat overboard for volunteering me!


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Default  Posted: 9:12 AM, June 28th (Friday)

How did I get volunteered for vermin control? I will be too busy sipping margaritas to control vermin... unless I take a break to toss a rat overboard for volunteering me!

Sounds like the shenanigans have begun.


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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 9:15 AM, June 28th (Friday)

If I go overboard, you're coming with me.


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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 9:28 AM, June 28th (Friday)

Come on folks! It's only a simple 3 hour tour!

[This message edited by gahurts at 9:29 AM, June 28th (Friday)]


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 9:34 AM, June 28th (Friday)

If I go overboard, you're coming with me.

Well damn.

And now I have the theme to Gilligan's Island running in a continuous loop in my brain.


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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 9:36 AM, June 28th (Friday)

We're the first G2G with our own theme music.


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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Default  Posted: 10:05 AM, June 28th (Friday)

Come on, madseason; this won't be a sequel to SOAP; Samuel L. Jackson will not be with us; there will be no motherf##king snakes on this motherf##king boat!


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luvbug0915
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Default  Posted: 10:15 AM, June 28th (Friday)

This sounds like a lot of fun! I'm pretty sure SO would be up for it but I wont commit until after I can speak with him. Also, I guess it will all depend on what weekend will work with his kid schedule.
Keeping fingers crossed it will work for us.


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Default  Posted: 8:10 AM, June 29th (Saturday)

I'll go if Kuwaited does. I can't guarantee I can drive after being on the boat! (Inner ear not alcohol )

ETA: any weekend after the first weekend in August - I am moving then! Though y'all are welcome to help!

[This message edited by sadcat at 8:17 AM, June 29th (Saturday)]


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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 8:16 AM, June 29th (Saturday)

Don't suppose you can use the effects of alcohol to counter the effects of the inner ear, can you?

Sorry, we need a wiseas icon.


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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Default  Posted: 8:19 AM, June 29th (Saturday)

No counter effects- unless you count as a counter effect

There will be buckets rights?


I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper and complain.

If this isn't what I consider soulmate crap, I don't know what is.


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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 8:26 AM, June 29th (Saturday)

There certainly can be. These boats do have a restroom on board.

Of course there is always the lake and we can move the boat to a cleaner location afterwards.


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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Default  Posted: 8:41 AM, June 29th (Saturday)

Ok then! Whoohoo!!!!


I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper and complain.

If this isn't what I consider soulmate crap, I don't know what is.


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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 8:48 AM, July 5th (Friday)

Just bumping to drum up interest.

Anyone?

Bueller?...Bueller?


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"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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Default  Posted: 4:14 PM, July 12th (Friday)

Where on the lake is the rental marina?


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Default  Posted: 4:37 PM, July 12th (Friday)

Several near Gainesville,Ga and one in Cumming,Ga.


Me: BS 47
Him:WH 55
M: 27 yrs
DD 4/29/13
3 kids (25,23,22

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Default  Posted: 4:40 PM, July 12th (Friday)

Had no idea we had so many Ga people on SI!

Waving!


Me: BS 47
Him:WH 55
M: 27 yrs
DD 4/29/13
3 kids (25,23,22

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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 5:25 PM, July 12th (Friday)

If we get a group interested and pick a date then I'll PM everyone with the address of the Marina that has the rentals I'm talking about.

I saw one of the boats in the pictures on page 1 on the water yesterday. It looked like we can have some fun on that thing.


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 5:27 PM, July 12th (Friday)

Hi madsadalone. There are a bunch of us here.


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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Default  Posted: 2:58 AM, July 13th (Saturday)

To me, super fun. Let me know the weekend to see if I have kids.

I usually 'do' Lake Allatoona, so Lanier should be neato!



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Default  Posted: 9:10 PM, August 21st (Wednesday)

Bump!

Is this g2g still a possibility? Or something like it?


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Default  Posted: 10:37 AM, August 22nd (Thursday)

I'm interested but limited to the weekend of Sept 21.

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Default  Posted: 5:13 PM, August 23rd (Friday)

hmmm maybe we could move it off the lake to october fest or some such?


I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper and complain.

If this isn't what I consider soulmate crap, I don't know what is.


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Default  Posted: 11:33 PM, August 23rd (Friday)

I spoke with another SI friend near me and she would be interested in going to Lake Lanier too.

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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 7:39 AM, August 24th (Saturday)

Sorry it's taken a while to respond. I am still game but September is shot for me. And even October is tight because of havign the kids (unless we want to open up to kids too - idk what everyone thinks of that.

I like sadcat's idea of maybe we make it a dinner somewhere one night and save a day on the lake for next year.

You mentioned Octoberfest - anyone want to go up to Helen before it gets cold?


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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Default  Posted: 6:41 PM, August 24th (Saturday)

I am perpetually poor, but with proper planning I can participate.

How's my alliteration?


I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper and complain.

If this isn't what I consider soulmate crap, I don't know what is.


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Default  Posted: 10:15 AM, August 26th (Monday)

Your participatory post was particularly prolific- your prose was perpetually proper!

Idk if my alliterative attempt makes sense, but I tried.

I like the idea of Helen in the fall! What are the dates for Octoberfest?


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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 10:22 AM, August 26th (Monday)

I love it Abby! I couldn't remember that if I tried.

The dates for Octoberfest are liosted here: http://www.helenga.org/events/oktoberfest

I am available on

Sunday September 22
Weekend of Sept 28 - 29
Any weekend in October except the 3rd - 5th


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"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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Default  Posted: 11:20 AM, August 26th (Monday)

I can do Sept 21st or 22nd.

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Default  Posted: 6:04 AM, August 27th (Tuesday)

22nd sounds good to me! Pretty much any weekend works, though.


I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper and complain.

If this isn't what I consider soulmate crap, I don't know what is.


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