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Yep, it was fun!

Here are some more photos - and a short time-lapse video! hehe.
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Hope no-one is susceptible to motion sickness... I need to work on keeping my floating dolly more level. LOL.

By the way,

The Ithaca/Fingerlakes Team is having a short rally the morning of September 19 in Taughannock park - anyone who is interested is welcome to join us for a walk by the big waterfall...

See our team site for more details:
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GORGEOUS day today and a wonderful time had by all at Dorchester! I posted a couple of group pics on our SparkTeam homepage (check "Photos"). Soon ORIGAMIFREAK will be sharing her "waterproof" camera pics from out on the water.

As much as I enjoyed today's time together, I'm already thinking...all right, what are we up for doing next? :-)

All ideas welcome!

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8/29/09 11:43 P

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Thanks, Don, utensils and dishies will be very handy!

I have a bag I bring along for picnics and bbqs that I'll throw in the car too, just in case.

This is the last chance for anyone to ask me to bring my second boat... If I don't have a message asking for it by tomorrow at 8am, then it's not coming. :-)

See you guys tomorrow afternoon!

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We'll bring extra plastic ware, plates, bowls so that no one needs to bother.

Still calling for a "passing shower" tomorrow...I figure it's nothing that should keep us from our appointed FUNTIME!

See you all tomorrow! :-)

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8/28/09 10:17 A

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Yeah, kayaking often involves getting wet anyway, regardless of meteorological causes. hehe.
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But of course I will bring the camera! What a question! LOL

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YES! Can't wait! :-)

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The weather looks not so bad for Sunday! Hopefully it will stay dry.. or we will get wet.. either way, it should be fun!

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Okay, we'll stay the course for Sunday! :-)

Noontime to enjoy our potluck meal and OFF we go in our kayaks!

I think you covered everything Anja...going to have your waterproof camera again...? Those picks were terrific up Ithaca way!

See everyone there...pray to the Sun Gods, do an ANTI-Indian Rain dance...! :-)

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About the food, just about anything healthy would suit me! Surprise us! LOL.

Here's a list of the things I usually have with me or on me when kayaking:

swimsuit
shorts/capris
water shoes
T-shirt
sunscreen
sunglasses
sun hat
protein bar(s)
water bottle
towel

Looking forward to meeting you guys!

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8/27/09 4:45 P

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Tara and I are both game for Sunday but not available on Saturday. What kind of food should we bring? What else do we need besides cash?

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Other than going to a farm to pick up some basil in the morning, it looks like my schedule is pretty open on Saturday.

So I guess I could do it Saturday if you guys want...

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Getting down to the wire!

The weather sounds a tad iffy this weekend...I had a thought that perhaps we ought to try for Sat. and if we get rained out we can use Sun. as a backup...?

What do folks think...?

Haven't heard from Tara or Ezmerelda re: dishes to pass...? You ARE coming, right?

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I'll just rent mine...no need to go through the trouble...but thx for the offer! :-)

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One week to go!

Does anyone need me to bring my second kayak, a Hobie Mirage Outback?
www.hobiecat.com/kayaking/models_out
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(KOBEBROWN, this especially is directed at YOU! hehe)

If not, then I'll only bring my usual kayak, because the Outback is really heavy and a pain in the @$$ to load/unload...

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FYI:

I plan to bring a pasta (whole grain) salad which will have LOTS of marinated veggies in it.

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I'll have to see if it costs...& how much...

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By the way, did you ever reserve a picnic shelter in case of rain? 607.778.2193
...just wondering, having the weather these past two Sundays in mind...
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Didn't think so...also requested that feature.

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I did not receive an email saying you'd officially set up a spark rally...

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One would think it would show up there, but I'm guessing that only rallies which are set up by the NY Team would show up there...?

The NY team leaders are: NYSKINNYJEANS & BARBIEO1117

I'll run this by the Team Leader Team and see if anyone has any ideas...it would make sense for any SparkRallies set up in NYS to show up on this page. Good point...glad you noticed that!

Also I wondered: did any of you get an e-mail notification that I had officially set up the SparkRally?

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Hey Don, that's pretty cool!

That's one of the benefits for you guys having your own "city" status (which Ithaca doesn't yet).

By the way, how come the rally isn't showing up here?
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Hey, I just discovered that our area SparkTeam has the privilege of setting up SparkRallies within our www.sparkbinghamton.com website!

Here is a direct link to the SparkRally page where you can complete the RSVP information:

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Pretty cool, eh? :-)

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Count me in. I haven't kayaked in years but am looking forward to it.

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My wife will be coming...and hey, no prob if you need a hand getting out of the kayak...no laughing allowed! :-)

It'd be super if you could join us!

Don

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Hi Renee,

If you make it on the 30th, you'll meet at least one of the Fingerlakes people - ME!
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Hope your work schedule will cooperate!

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Hi,
I live in Bath, NY and just recently joined the Ithaca, Fingerlakes group. Unfortunately I have not had the opportunity to meet any of the members in person. The outing you are planning sounds like fun and I would love to attend. I just have to hope that my work schedule will allow it. We have wide recreational kayaks but I have a lot of trouble getting in and out. My husband has to literally pull me out of the thing and he gets to laughing so hard I get upset. Anyway, I am doing weight workouts for upper and lower, so maybe by next year I can get in and out on my own.
Just a few questions. Does anyone bring their husbands, wives or significant others to these outings? Wouldn't want to be the only one there with or without. I would like to go with the flow if you know what I mean.

Anyway, thanks for the invite and I will get back to you as soon as my work schedule is finalized.

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Sounds like a plan...that way, folks can also pick / choose whether they would like to participate in the pot luck and bring a dish / snack to pass around.

If the interest is there, I'd be willing to bring charcoal to fire up the BBQ if anyone would want to grill things.

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my thoughts exactly don! how about lunch at 12 for anyone interested... kayaking/boating at 1:30 .. that way if some folks just come for the activities, they can then or vice versa

If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.

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Good question Tara...leave it to a "guy" to overlook such details, details...lol!

From the point of view of keeping food from spoiling and/or the need for keeping food cool if we DON'T eat first, I'd say we should eat first.

The only nagging part about that is should we be heading into water-type activities after eating...?

What do folks think?

Don

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I'll be there, not sure what I'm bringing but I will post it when I figure it out. Are we eating at 1p then kayaking or ?

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Awesome!

I'm in!

I'll bring cold spicy shirataki noodles with shrimp.
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I'm more likely to arrive around 1:30pm so I'll put it on ice in case we are hungry AFTER kayaking.

P.S. Any chance of reserving a picnic shelter in case of rain? 607.778.2193

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Most of you have seen my blog about the WONDERFUL time we had last weekend kayaking in Cayuga Lake this past Sunday with members of Ithaca & Syracuse SparkPeople chapters:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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You'll find a link to the pictures taken on ORIGAMIFREAK's camera both in my blog and here:

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Well it was such a great time I thought it would be the courteous (and FUN!) thing to reciprocate and invite SparkPeople members not only from the Southern Tier but also the Finger Lakes, Syracuse area and beyond to join us at Dorchester Park, Whitney Point on Sunday, August 30th beginning at 1 pm.

A number of us are planning to go out in kayaks or canoes (which are available for rental, see below)...however there is MUCH more to do at the park beyond this if water sports aren't your thing. There's a nice, newly-paved path for hiking, running, skating and biking. There is a swimming area. Folks can bring their bocce ball sets, volleyballs or frisbees.

And of course there's always the lounge chair one can bring to sit back, take it easy and enjoy the weather and conversations with other members of SparkPeople!

Let's make it a pot-luck where we each bring a dish or snack to pass around and plan to bring your own beverage. If anyone would like to fire up the BBQ there are a number of public grills to use. Post to this message thread if you plan to come and what you plan to bring so that we can avoid too many food duplications. :-)

Here is Dorchester Park on Google Maps:
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It is approximately 15 miles north of Binghamton, 25 miles south of Cortland, just off Interstate 81.

There are no fees to enter or use the park. Here is a link for more information about the park:

gobroomecounty.org/parks/dorchester

Boat Rental Information:

Boat--------------------Deposit-----Per Hour----Per Day
Canoes / Rowboats-----$10.00-----$3.00------$15.00
Paddleboats / Kayaks----$10.00-----$7.00-------N/A

If you've got SparkGear to wear / bring...go for it! Let's get together and show our SPARK! Woo HOO! :-)

Don

ps...for those interested in kayaking here are a couple of links to tutorials which you might find helpful in preparation:

www.kayakpaddling.net/
www.qajaqusa.org/Technique/Technique
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Edited by: DDOORN at: 8/4/2009 (15:12)
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