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No. 0     Original Topic:  Summer in Tennessee   
By:  JohnD_B   Gender: M   Age: 41   on  May 27, 2007 at 12:38 PM   Viewed 188339 times     
What I need to know is a date and some of the what....
We have several members here that are in close proximity to TN and specifically speaking of Nashville/Metro area...
RedeemedTam777 lives only a few minutes away as well as Cindy.
Those in Ohio can be here in a few hours as well as those in Ark, Miss, Georgia, Kentucky, and etc.

I was thinking that we could have a Lakeside BBQ (I used to be a chef;can handle it easily) and then we could see either a show(grand old opry or something different) and then on sunday AM I can direct us to either one or if a desperate need for a particular denomination another church.

We all can make some kind of arrangements for those that need help with accomadations but definately a meet to have fun and play...maybe a skidoo or two would be fun...some might need to cut out early with no foul but lets put down some times and abilities here for when a meet would be best and we can play...

No. 1     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Danny   Gender: M   Age: 48   on  May 27, 2007 at 12:45 PM     
I am interested. Have a date in mind?
No. 2     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  outdoorman93   Gender: M   Age: 51   on  May 27, 2007 at 12:58 PM     
Thanks Bro. I have a friend in Franklin who I've been meaning to visit for some time.......like to cycle down there.......busy until after June..How about the 4th of July holiday time??




The South shall rise again Praise Jesus
No. 3     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Lois_aka_Lois   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  May 27, 2007 at 6:33 PM     
There is a Christian retreat in Nashville over Labor Day, so let's avoid that weekend as it would already be too busy for anyone attending that. I'm debating it. I guess if I do, I might not want to go twice this summer, though. Maybe I'm just rambling.
No. 4     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 45   on  May 28, 2007 at 12:06 AM     


Johnny, my preference would be August or September to allow myself and others time to schedule vacations and to sock away money for the trip. We have a few brothers and sisters here whose lives are up in the air right now and might not be able to come unless we make it later.

However, I am flexible and probably won't miss it no matter when ya'll decide to get together. Darrell has me really worried with his "study" that the longer that I wait to meet my online friends, the less likely they will be anything like what I envision them to be. Hmmm...thinking of some of you, that could be a GOOD thing. :laugh:

I am dreaming of horses, and mountains, and waterfalls, so if you can fit any of those in, I'll love ya forever. A BBQ sounds wonderful. Should we bring our volleyball set? Does the park rent bikes?

You also mentioned that people might want to bring their children/families. If so, our entertainment choices need to be more outdoors and family-oriented and also less costly if we are having to pay for ourselves plus our families. And if families are coming, perhaps some would prefer a campground instead of staying in a hotel. That could be a lot of fun if we all stayed in one together.

** Can everyone specify if you would prefer an adult only or a family get together? **

I am open to either. I can bring Sam or not. I'll be bringing my sister, Sherry, but don't worry, she'll be on a short leash and has promised to behave.

No. 5     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Zenya923   Gender: F   Age: 44   on  May 28, 2007 at 1:00 AM     
That would be awesome....Sept would be great....warm during the day and a little cool at night. Just a thought. Would be great to meet everyone. Please keep me posted.
No. 6     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Curtis   Gender: M   Age: 43   on  May 28, 2007 at 1:06 AM     
Hmmm, Tennessee, Huh?

Curt
No. 7     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  May 28, 2007 at 1:11 AM     
Tennessee? Isn't that where Al Gore lives?:no-no:
No. 8     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  justmekim   Gender: F   Age: 42   on  May 28, 2007 at 10:10 AM     
This might be doable if I can get the Bwat to come... Not sure about September...Some with children will be dealing with school starting back for the year etc.... We homeschool all but the two little ones as they are in a special needs program at school.... I can work around that myself though...Also the Bwat is going home to Oz in Sept... that would most likely put me on a plane hopping over or something simular as I wouldnt want to drive that far by myself...

If I come, it will most likely be just me and the bwat... I dont think its feasible for me to bring the kids... it will be quite a trip for me as it is.... 8 or 10 hours I cant remember how long it took last time...

I am game for camping or hotels though I tend to lean towards the Hotels... this body is getting to old to tough it out on the ground and I dont have an RV...

Lets also not wait too late to set a date so people can actually plan firmly on it... and some can travel so far and then hook up with someone else for the remainder of the trip etc....

Gas prices will be a consideration of course so I would caution on planning to many organized events that cost extra fees.... Many of those show tickets are over 100 bucks a pop....


Keep me posted...

God Bless
Kim
No. 9     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  May 28, 2007 at 11:26 AM     
I say we bring a cot for Kim and do the camping thing.:tongue:

I'd also recommend that any activities focus on people getting to know each other, rather than going to shows and the like. Past MC campouts have worked well with that in mind. A campground with a swimming lake would be just about perfect (I'm assuming it will be hot in Tennessee at the time)
No. 10     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  aussiebwat   Gender: F   Age: 47   on  May 28, 2007 at 6:20 PM     
for once, i agree with storm. i think that when we get together then we should do some together stuff rather than a theatre show, camping will be fine, if we go somewhere there are cabins, then we ladies can have real beds, and you blokes can sleep intense, sorry, intents, intense intent in tents.

i won't be back in the country until september 7th.

after then would be good. if i can talk kim into it *LOL*

No. 11     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  justmekim   Gender: F   Age: 42   on  May 28, 2007 at 6:32 PM     
LOL a cot for Kim... ok that will work... now lets talk about the shower and makeup table etc... we might need blow dryers and such... you know the drill... and then there is the AC thingy.... it sure gets hot at night in TN.... oh and I suppose we could keep a bucket of ice handy ... do with it what you will ...

I too agree with storm about the time spent getting to know one another... Even in my own home last fall I felt like I didnt have enough time for each person to get to know them like I would have liked... too many diiferent conversations in too many different areas.... and of course the weather didnt help...

I think the idea of spending time just getting to know each other and sitting about talking and visiting etc is the best idea... I have been to many gatherings and that seems to be the best idea.... I have done it both ways...

Any one have a date picked out yet... who is the organizer.... John?

God Bless
Kim
No. 12     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  May 28, 2007 at 10:03 PM     
Hey gals, campgrounds sometimes in the US even have showers and counters and electricity, Heavens to murgatroid! (remember that QuickDraw McDraw saying?)!

AC, well, did Jesus have it? (heh heh heh)

aussiebrat wrote:

for once, i agree with storm...


...and now your life will finally be blessed.

:naanaa:
No. 13     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  May 28, 2007 at 10:13 PM     
No. 14     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  May 28, 2007 at 10:16 PM     

In the interest of "laying it all out on the table," I think I should tell how this get-together idea truthfully came about. :tongue:

I was talking to John, and I mentioned that I was thinking about having a girls' slumber party at his place because he is centrally located so that most of my MC gal pals wouldn't have to travel as far as they would to see me in Florida.

Now John hasn't been here long enough to know some of the stories of the parties that I have thrown at other people's houses. It's something that I have done for years. I invite myself to their house to visit, and then invite a few friends over, and pretty soon, I am "hostessing" a party...at their house. :laugh:

I'm only surprised that people let me get away with this. But they always do. *giggle*

So, anyway, I was telling John that it would be a whole weekend of just me, and the girls, and John. I told him that he would be the only guy and that we would fluff and buff him. Yep. Manicures, pedicures, facials.

Next thing I know, He panics and posts that HE is having an MC gathering including the boys. What a chicken! ROFL!!!!!!!

Jeepers, I figured that any guy in his right mind would have loved those odds.

So now I have a feeling that this get-together is going to be a gender war (just like in the Twisted Biscuit thread) - with John trying to recruit as many of you boys to come as he can. Now, that's just fine. We would love to see anyone who wants to come.

But if only girls show up, we are GONNA have a slumber party. And John, you ARE gonna get a makeover. So be still and quit fussing !!!!!! :dramaqueen:




No. 15     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Keisha   Gender: F   Age: 25   on  May 28, 2007 at 10:55 PM     
Look at this...a gathering of our resident characters! Would TN be able to handle all that?? lol Y'all are too much.
No. 16     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  May 28, 2007 at 11:26 PM     


:popcorn:

Keisha, whatcha talkin' about, Girl?

YOU are gonna BE one of the characters.

Oh yeah. You will be there, too. For sure.

Plan on it.

:ban_dance:

No. 17     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Zenya923   Gender: F   Age: 44   on  May 29, 2007 at 1:10 AM     
John, now remember Connie warned ya!!!!

Connie...what about some pink fluffy barbie slippers? I think he'd look adorable in those!!!

I'm still hoping for Sept. (not around the first week tho). My son Derek leaves for Marine bootcamp on September the 4th. So will need to be up in Michigan for that to send him off

If we could schedule it for later that month it would be great. Also, I'll need at least a 6 weeks in advance notice so that I can schedule my work days around this event. I know, I know....I'm very demanding aren't I?
No. 18     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Ben_Jammin   Gender: M   Age: 40   on  May 29, 2007 at 1:49 AM     
I thought my gathering days may have been over,, but..., this is Possibly very doable.... Depends on the Date set.

I have two friends from my hometown in Nashville I haven't seen in awhile that I possibly would like to arrive a day or two early to catch up with them. One is a songwriter, and the other is a guitarist in Allen Jacksons band.


Though I never thought I would say it, I agree with Storm on the camping thing for anyone who would wish to do so. Been to many gatherings from MC so far and Camping was the very first I attended years ago. After debate on homes, hotels, camping, etc..., and experiencing them all through the years, for Spring, Summer and Fall months I think it's hard to beat. Just the pure fellowship that camping automatically brings out. Just a different experience, hard to explain.

But hey, I'm always game no matter where or How anyway, and I have to keep up with Kim, Aussie, Rebecky, and Storm for the most gatherings and meeting people! lol...

Plus the chance of meeting people in general, those that I have already met several times, and some that I have always wanted to meet who live more in the Central States who haven't been able to attend other gatherings before. Would be cool...

A lot depends on how well my Dad still recovers and the Date that is finally planned, so there's no way I'm a sure lock yet.
No. 19     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  aussiebwat   Gender: F   Age: 47   on  May 29, 2007 at 6:31 AM     
connie, gatherings are never gender wars, it's at gatherings that we all get together and put off some of the childish displays of gender bashing that we often see here on mc. it's a great time for fellowship and getting to know others that we've been talking to for a long time.

ben, it will be great to see you again, depending on how your dad is of course, and storm, yep, i must be doubly blessed now eh? *grin* you'll have to bring that weird looking thing you attach to the back of your car, looks all the world to me like kims makeup travel bag

OUCH, that hurt, but it was worth it

kim's not the only one who will need a cot, my old bones and the floor just aint what they used to be.

look forward to meeting up with you all again, if'n i'm back of course.
No. 20     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  May 29, 2007 at 9:57 AM     
Snapper657 wrote:



Though I never thought I would say it, I agree with Storm


I'm beginning to develop a complex...
No. 21     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  May 29, 2007 at 10:57 AM     


That's okay Stormy, I still luv ya. :hug:

Aussie: I was teasing about gender wars. Well, sorta anyway. I know very well that there will be some guy/girl competitions going on (pillow fights, water wars, etc.) All in good fun, of course. :laugh:

Well, I guess that I'm the one planning this thing. It was supposed to be MY slumber party for my gal pals, but NOOOOOOOoooooo, John had to stick his big nose in and say that he had a better idea. What IS it with the boy's fear of facials, anyway? :shock:

So then, I politely demurred and stepped back. Then, when I began asking him what HE was gonna do with HIS gathering, he decided that I should organize the whole enchilada 'because womenfolk are better at these things'. :tongue: Hee hee. What a dingbat!

Isn't it just like a man to barge in and take over, then lose interest and hand the whole project over to a woman so it actually gets done?

:rofl:

:shock:

:duck:


Sooooo, being as I am not at all familiar with the Antioch/Nashville area of Tennessee, I need help from you all. I am looking for an exceptionally scenic campground and/or parks for our picnic. I am thinking along the lines that the boys can camp, and the girls can rent a block of adjoining hotel rooms, so that we can have our slumber party in peace.

Then, we can spend most of our time at the campground - together - canoing, biking, playing volleyball, singing around the campfire, BBQing for most meals, etc. This is why it is vital that the campground be beautiful and have amenities if we are going to spend most of our time there.

After I get some feedback from you all, I will post an outline of the likely date and the tentative schedule of activities.


Thanks.

No. 22     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  May 29, 2007 at 11:27 AM     
Many campgrounds have cabins that are acceptable to most women who like their creature comforts. Though some are rather primitive, many are quite nice.

I've been checking some Nashville campgrounds and none so far are tent-friendly. Not a problem for me now that I have my hobbit-cruiser but for the other guys....? Plus the Nashville campgrounds are pricey.

I did find a very scenic camp with many other items of interest in the general area, though not on top of Nashville. Unsure of the tent policy at the moment. I'll check it out and get back to you.
No. 23     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  May 29, 2007 at 11:52 AM     
This camp I'm checking out is looking AWESOME!

At any rate, how about Labor Day Weekend? It gives us an extra day together, rather then getting there on Friday night (probably late for many of us), spending one day, Saturday, together, and then packing up Sunday for the drive home.

I took a group of single adults way up North in Michigan last Labor Day weekend and having that extra day for fun & fellowship was very, very nice. In fact, if y'all weren't all that set on Tennessee heat, I'd suggest it as a great alternative.
No. 24     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  May 29, 2007 at 12:38 PM     


Stormy, I agree that Labor Day weekend would have been great because of the 3-day weekend. However, Cindy can't come until after the 4th, and Aussiebwat isn't available until after the 10th, and Kim won't come without Bwat. I don't want to eliminate anybody if at all possible.

Are you going to have trouble getting off of work if you ask for Friday off on another weekend? I'll just bet that your "boss" is a real stickler about the rules. :tongue:

We are doing Tennessee because it is central and more convenient for most people to get to - except for me. I'll be driving about a zillion miles!

Hopefully, the campground that you think is awesome is in the foothills and will be a little cooler. It would be great if you can also find one with bike/canoe rentals in case anyone wants to do anything in that heat. Maybe a babbling brook or a waterfall. See? I'm looking for great scenery. LOL.

As for the cabins, the whole point of the hotel rooms is to GET AWAY from the boys, so that we can have our slumber party in relative peace and not worry about seeing our "unmentionables" at halfmast on a flagpole in the morning. :uups: :laugh:

But if you find nice cabins with A/C and electrical outlets for our necessities, AND if you are willing to make a makeshift makeup vanity in each cabin (you should NEVER have mentioned that!), maybe we'll be brave enough to sleep at the campground with you boys. But the other gals might prefer the comfort of a hotel and outvote me.

No. 25     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Redeemed-Tam777   Gender: F   Age: 48   on  May 29, 2007 at 1:24 PM     
PrincessConnie wrote:


In the interest of "laying it all out on the table," I think I should tell how this get-together idea truthfully came about. :tongue:

I was talking to John, and I mentioned that I was thinking about having a girls' slumber party at his place because he is centrally located so that most of my MC gal pals wouldn't have to travel as far as they would to see me in Florida.

Now John hasn't been here long enough to know some of the stories of the parties that I have thrown at other people's houses. It's something that I have done for years. I invite myself to their house to visit, and then invite a few friends over, and pretty soon, I am "hostessing" a party...at their house. :laugh:

I'm only surprised that people let me get away with this. But they always do. *giggle*

So, anyway, I was telling John that it would be a whole weekend of just me, and the girls, and John. I told him that he would be the only guy and that we would fluff and buff him. Yep. Manicures, pedicures, facials.

Next thing I know, He panics and posts that HE is having an MC gathering including the boys. What a chicken! ROFL!!!!!!!

Jeepers, I figured that any guy in his right mind would have loved those odds.

So now I have a feeling that this get-together is going to be a gender war (just like in the Twisted Biscuit thread) - with John trying to recruit as many of you boys to come as he can. Now, that's just fine. We would love to see anyone who wants to come.

But if only girls show up, we are GONNA have a slumber party. And John, you ARE gonna get a makeover. So be still and quit fussing !!!!!! :dramaqueen:





:rofl: to cute! I have the cameras!
No. 26     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Redeemed-Tam777   Gender: F   Age: 48   on  May 29, 2007 at 1:28 PM     
Stormchaser wrote:

This camp I'm checking out is looking AWESOME!

At any rate, how about Labor Day Weekend? It gives us an extra day together, rather then getting there on Friday night (probably late for many of us), spending one day, Saturday, together, and then packing up Sunday for the drive home.

I took a group of single adults way up North in Michigan last Labor Day weekend and having that extra day for fun & fellowship was very, very nice. In fact, if y'all weren't all that set on Tennessee heat, I'd suggest it as a great alternative.

where is it? Which one?
No. 27     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Redeemed-Tam777   Gender: F   Age: 48   on  May 29, 2007 at 1:39 PM     
There is a park a few miles out of Nashville that has camping, tent &rv, swimming in the lake, FISHING!, playground, and volleyball. The Volleyball place is right next to a couple of big covered table areas with barb a cue pits but it is not walking distence from swimming and camping area maybe for some it is but not if you are carrying everything for cookout. O good bathrooms close by to! There might be something in Nashville like this that I do not know about. John?
http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/projects.cfm?Id=H303040

http://www.campgroundreport.com/state.php?state=TENNESSEE&abbr=TN


There is a KOA camp ground in Nashville right across the street from the Opryland Hotel that has live music on weekends and church service on Sunday but it does not have a lake.
http://www.nashvillekoa.com/

If we are gona swim I have to get that swim suit off that hippo!:rofl:
No. 28     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Redeemed-Tam777   Gender: F   Age: 48   on  May 29, 2007 at 1:53 PM     
If you want a beautiful water fall plus everything else and a swimming pool you have to go east a little to Fall Creek Falls
http://www.tennessee.gov/environment/parks/FallCreekFalls/
No. 29     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Redeemed-Tam777   Gender: F   Age: 48   on  May 29, 2007 at 1:58 PM     
If you want all of that and mountains (and a whole lot more) we have to go to the Smokys! I am packed and on my way! If you have not been you are missing out big time, if you have you are packing to go back.

http://www.great.smoky.mountains.national-park.com/:spot1:
No. 30     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  May 29, 2007 at 5:27 PM     
PrincessConnie wrote:



Stormy, I agree that Labor Day weekend would have been great because of the 3-day weekend. However, Cindy can't come until after the 4th, and Aussiebwat isn't available until after the 10th, and Kim won't come without Bwat. I don't want to eliminate anybody if at all possible.


Almost impossible to do, especially the larger the group of interested people becomes. We've certainly had the problem before.



Are you going to have trouble getting off of work if you ask for Friday off on another weekend? I'll just bet that your "boss" is a real stickler about the rules. :tongue:


Not really, and he gave me a break by turning me loose at the last minute last time, though at the moment my 'aroma' is not really great due to a screw-up on my part last week. No real problem, though, I get off work Fridays at 9am and off I go.



We are doing Tennessee because it is central and more convenient for most people to get to - except for me. I'll be driving about a zillion miles!


Thank you (said dryly), we Northerners are a little slow on the uptake. :wavey: I drive a considerable distance also, from the Ohio-Mich. border. Our MC get-together at Georgia in 2003 took 650 miles and driving through 3 states to get to.



Hopefully, the campground that you think is awesome is in the foothills and will be a little cooler. It would be great if you can also find one with bike/canoe rentals in case anyone wants to do anything in that heat. Maybe a babbling brook or a waterfall. See? I'm looking for great scenery. LOL.


They don't answer their phones until the evening for some reason, so I'm going to call them shortly and I'll ask them about foothills and babbling wom.....er.....brooks. You know, you might want to hold off on the slumber party thing since this is turning out to be a full-fledged MC get-together.

No. 31     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Lois_aka_Lois   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  May 29, 2007 at 5:46 PM     
Lois_aka_Lois wrote:

There is a Christian retreat in Nashville over Labor Day, so let's avoid that weekend as it would already be too busy for anyone attending that. I'm debating it.


I see no one ever listens to Lois. Or to Lois, either.

LOL oh well, what's new? You all act like my children. LOL

But on a serious note (and that was NOT serious!) there is a Christian singles' retreat going on in Nashville over Labor Day weekend. Yes, for real. *nods*
No. 32     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  May 29, 2007 at 5:54 PM     
oops


On the other hand, and 'seriously' also, is this really going to affect us? I know you mentioned going to it, so that's one, of course, but how many more?


(hmmmm, any more information about it? . .:tongue: )
No. 33     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  JohnD_B   Gender: M   Age: 41   on  May 29, 2007 at 6:57 PM     
Cheatam Lake and dam is at Ashland city. There is an easy acess highway to get to ashland city but it can be tricky for those that do not know the roads well. (Some of the state highway signs are missing in Ashland city's square;(some dumb rednecks keep cutting them down) and it will be easy for some to go the wrong way for a spell. Seems to me that there is one on Percy Priest Dam and lake out in the Donalson/Hermitage area as well.
I know where that one is but I have not been to it...Percy Priest I have been to but it has been a while...maybe it is a state park I am thinking of but I thought that it was a federal park. I can be wrong but...I need to find it again. Boat ramps, covered picnic area, Charcoal grills. Gonna take some time but time we got.
No. 34     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  aussiebwat   Gender: F   Age: 47   on  May 29, 2007 at 7:11 PM     
i vote the smokey's, rent one of their cabins, (all of us could pitch in i'm thinking, financially) the boys can put up the tents outside, most have jacuzzi's and we could go for a 4 bedroom at least, one with seclusion and still have an awesome time, being in the smokey's is awesome.

labor day weekend is out for most of us, so really if you are planning anything, plan it when more rather than less are available.
No. 35     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  May 29, 2007 at 8:18 PM     
Ok, here is the info on that interesting campground I found...

Name: Indian Creek Campground

Location: about halfway between Elmwood and Granville, Tn. (about 60-65 miles east of Nashville)

Passport America description -

"53 total campsites (22 lakefront sites), can accommodate RVs up to 40 ft, 30 amp service, hot showers, restrooms, dump station, wireless internet available in office area, seating area just outside of office, picnic tables, fire rings, boat launching ramp, archery range, swimming beach on the lake, great fishing, volleyball, playground, paddle boat rentals, every Saturday night live music and karaoke, open for hunting seasons (turkey, rabbit, deer)."

Indian Creek description -

"UP COMING EVENTS



APRIL 7th THRU NOVEMBER ~ LIVE MUSIC & KARAOKE EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT

APRIL 6th THRU NOVEMBER ~ MOVIE NIGHT EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT

Entertainment

We are fortunate to have some of the best talent around performing every Saturday night.(weather permitting) We have Guy Harden, who was a regular on "The Ralph Emery TV Show" and has toured with many stars, too numerous to mention. Also Trey Ackerman, drummer from Hee-Haw. Come out and enjoy the styling of Guy and Trey, and the Karaoke. Join your neighbors and sing at the covered pavilion. All pickers & singers welcome to join the fun, or just relax under the stars and listen.

Remember you too can be a star. Just come out and join the party. We look forward to seeing and hearing you, soon.


MOVIE NIGHT EVERY FRIDAY

Every Friday night starting on April 6th we will be showing movies. They will start at 8pm. The first one will be RV with Robin Williams, we thought this would be a fun movie to start with since we are a campground. We will also start with a cartoon before the movie just like the good ole days.

There is no charge for people camping but there is a charge for anyone just coming in for the movie. The charge will be $3 dollars per person and will include one drink and one snack of choice.


Other movies to be shown will be Flicker, Happy Feet, The Dark Crystal, just call to see what movie we are planning to show each week.


LIVE MUSIC & KARAOKE EVERY SATURDAY


The Live Music will again be a favorite every Saturday night here at Indian Creek, featuring Guy Harden (regular from "The Ralph Emery TV Show"). Also special guest appearances by Earl Lett (Ike & Tina Turner's sax player), Trey Ackerman (Drummer from HEE-HAW Tv Show) and Royce Porter (Song Writer of many hit song , "Ocean Front Property", "My Amie, My Miami", just to mention a few). Plus many other guest appearances.

Randy Cuttrell is still our DJ this season, so come out and join the fun and let Randy help you be a star (if only for one night)."

**********************************************************************

I've looked at the pics for this (you can also by clicking on the link) and this place looks very scenic, plus they have the foothills for Princess Connie. The karokie sounds like loads of fun, though not mandatory for our group.

There are no cabins on site, but in nearby Granville at the marina there are 4 hotel-type rooms available, should the gals want to lodge separately. Should you gals do this, you would still pay a daily rate of $5 at the campground with hours until 10pm.

Prices look pretty good for the camping, esp. the primitive sites, which allow up to 2 tents and 6 people per site. Group rates are available, but for over 20 people at 25% discount, which we would likely not make esp. with the ladies lodging elsewhere. Primitive rates are about $13 a site, which can be shared.

There is a swimming lake, and you can also bring your own boats, canoes, kayaks, etc.


All-in-all, I like the looks of this place. In fact, I may come down anyway when I visit my sister in Ky. and spend some time here.

Indian River website:

http://www.indiancreek.8k.com/index.html

Passport America website describing Indian River:

http://www.passportamerica.com/resources/cgDetail.php?record=2162





No. 36     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  justmekim   Gender: F   Age: 42   on  May 29, 2007 at 10:12 PM     
all this planning is exciting... and I appreciate all the considerations being made...

I was really sorta joking about the make up and blow dryers etc... though the sleeping on the ground part I was pretty serious about... but the cot will work for that... I do detest the really hot temps ... we can work that out... I have a 4 room tent and a 3 room tent... and a lot of camping supplies... so I could set up a girls tent or something if we needed and us girls could share some space if anyone wanted to...

As for the dates etc... please dont plan those around me at all... you guys figure out what works for you and if I can come I will and if I cant I wont... you guys figure out what works for you... seriously... but I am very appreciative of the consideration....

I just love MC gatherings... this one looks to be a really good group and still growing...

God Bless
Kim
No. 37     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Redeemed-Tam777   Gender: F   Age: 48   on  May 29, 2007 at 10:17 PM     
Lois_aka_Lois wrote:

Lois_aka_Lois wrote:

There is a Christian retreat in Nashville over Labor Day, so let's avoid that weekend as it would already be too busy for anyone attending that. I'm debating it.


I see no one ever listens to Lois. Or to Lois, either.

LOL oh well, what's new? You all act like my children. LOL

But on a serious note (and that was NOT serious!) there is a Christian singles' retreat going on in Nashville over Labor Day weekend. Yes, for real. *nods*


where is it? OK I spoke (typed) to fast!before I got to message!sorry
No. 38     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Redeemed-Tam777   Gender: F   Age: 48   on  May 29, 2007 at 10:48 PM     
Stormchaser wrote:

Ok, here is the info on that interesting campground I found...

Name: Indian Creek Campground

Location: about halfway between Elmwood and Granville, Tn. (about 60-65 miles east of Nashville)

Passport America description -

"53 total campsites (22 lakefront sites), can accommodate RVs up to 40 ft, 30 amp service, hot showers, restrooms, dump station, wireless internet available in office area, seating area just outside of office, picnic tables, fire rings, boat launching ramp, archery range, swimming beach on the lake, great fishing, volleyball, playground, paddle boat rentals, every Saturday night live music and karaoke, open for hunting seasons (turkey, rabbit, deer)."

Indian Creek description -

"UP COMING EVENTS



APRIL 7th THRU NOVEMBER ~ LIVE MUSIC & KARAOKE EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT

APRIL 6th THRU NOVEMBER ~ MOVIE NIGHT EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT

Entertainment

We are fortunate to have some of the best talent around performing every Saturday night.(weather permitting) We have Guy Harden, who was a regular on "The Ralph Emery TV Show" and has toured with many stars, too numerous to mention. Also Trey Ackerman, drummer from Hee-Haw. Come out and enjoy the styling of Guy and Trey, and the Karaoke. Join your neighbors and sing at the covered pavilion. All pickers & singers welcome to join the fun, or just relax under the stars and listen.

Remember you too can be a star. Just come out and join the party. We look forward to seeing and hearing you, soon.


MOVIE NIGHT EVERY FRIDAY

Every Friday night starting on April 6th we will be showing movies. They will start at 8pm. The first one will be RV with Robin Williams, we thought this would be a fun movie to start with since we are a campground. We will also start with a cartoon before the movie just like the good ole days.

There is no charge for people camping but there is a charge for anyone just coming in for the movie. The charge will be $3 dollars per person and will include one drink and one snack of choice.


Other movies to be shown will be Flicker, Happy Feet, The Dark Crystal, just call to see what movie we are planning to show each week.


LIVE MUSIC & KARAOKE EVERY SATURDAY


The Live Music will again be a favorite every Saturday night here at Indian Creek, featuring Guy Harden (regular from "The Ralph Emery TV Show"). Also special guest appearances by Earl Lett (Ike & Tina Turner's sax player), Trey Ackerman (Drummer from HEE-HAW Tv Show) and Royce Porter (Song Writer of many hit song , "Ocean Front Property", "My Amie, My Miami", just to mention a few). Plus many other guest appearances.

Randy Cuttrell is still our DJ this season, so come out and join the fun and let Randy help you be a star (if only for one night)."

**********************************************************************

I've looked at the pics for this (you can also by clicking on the link) and this place looks very scenic, plus they have the foothills for Princess Connie. The karokie sounds like loads of fun, though not mandatory for our group.

There are no cabins on site, but in nearby Granville at the marina there are 4 hotel-type rooms available, should the gals want to lodge separately. Should you gals do this, you would still pay a daily rate of $5 at the campground with hours until 10pm.

Prices look pretty good for the camping, esp. the primitive sites, which allow up to 2 tents and 6 people per site. Group rates are available, but for over 20 people at 25% discount, which we would likely not make esp. with the ladies lodging elsewhere. Primitive rates are about $13 a site, which can be shared.

There is a swimming lake, and you can also bring your own boats, canoes, kayaks, etc.


All-in-all, I like the looks of this place. In fact, I may come down anyway when I visit my sister in Ky. and spend some time here.

Indian River website:

http://www.indiancreek.8k.com/index.html

Passport America website describing Indian River:

http://www.passportamerica.com/resources/cgDetail.php?record=2162






I do not remember ever seeing this on any shows or in books but looks real nice!
No. 39     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Redeemed-Tam777   Gender: F   Age: 48   on  May 29, 2007 at 10:53 PM     
aussiebwat wrote:

i vote the smokey's, rent one of their cabins, (all of us could pitch in i'm thinking, financially) the boys can put up the tents outside, most have jacuzzi's and we could go for a 4 bedroom at least, one with seclusion and still have an awesome time, being in the smokey's is awesome.

labor day weekend is out for most of us, so really if you are planning anything, plan it when more rather than less are available.



http://cgi.ebay.com/Smoky-Mountains-Pigeon-Forge-TN-Cabin-Rental-Lone-Wolf_W0QQitemZ110132321689QQihZ001QQcategoryZ3257QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
there is usally a whole lodge with a extra cottage on here but I can not find it right now!
No. 40     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Redeemed-Tam777   Gender: F   Age: 48   on  May 29, 2007 at 10:56 PM     
Someone asked about kids
No. 41     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  justmekim   Gender: F   Age: 42   on  May 29, 2007 at 11:23 PM     
I have rented cabins in the smokies several times... had an mc gathering there last year... they are very nice usually and secluded in the mountains... I have really enjoyed them... I would certainly be open for such an arrangement... and they are not that expensive especially if you are sharing the expenses...

but again we are trying to get a central location... is this central or no?


God Bless
Kim
No. 42     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Redeemed-Tam777   Gender: F   Age: 48   on  May 29, 2007 at 11:38 PM     
justmekim wrote:

I have rented cabins in the smokies several times... had an mc gathering there last year... they are very nice usually and secluded in the mountains... I have really enjoyed them... I would certainly be open for such an arrangement... and they are not that expensive especially if you are sharing the expenses...

but again we are trying to get a central location... is this central or no?


God Bless
Kim

central for east coast but not people out west. Worth the trip if they can do it!
No. 43     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  JohnD_B   Gender: M   Age: 41   on  May 30, 2007 at 6:38 AM     
This is what we are looking at.

http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/op/JPP/rec/

http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?subTabIndex=0&agency=nrrs&parkCode=andr

http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?subTabIndex=0&agency=nrrs&parkCode=seve

We are still looking at a few more possible accommodations.

These are the minimum requirements:

1) Accommodations need to be centrally and closer to Nashville so that a larger variety of rescources are nearby. I am concerned about all of the health and safety concerns of all. I don’t want this to be the MC gathering that ended in disaster, so we aren’t going to go camping way out in the boonies. Also, I need to be close to home to be able to transport food and cookware for the BBQ.

2) This MC gathering was never intended to be a camping trip. I was thinking more of a nice dinner out while meeting and getting to know one another and then people sleeping in the comfort of a hotel with Air conditioning, protected from summer thunderstorms, and bugs. I wished it to be more about the meeting than camping.

However, we are trying to accommodate those who wish to camp. (we like happy campers here in TN) We are also trying to accommodate those who do NOT wish to camp and would prefer hotel accommodations.(Many of the ladies come to mind) So now we have the task of finding a suitable campground AND a suitable hotel, and they must be close together so that we can all be within minutes of each other. This is going to be such a short gathering, that we don’t want to waste time shuffling back and forth too much. And we wished for the informality of a BBQ by a lake for the ease to accomodate all.

So far, we have not been able to find a campground close to Nashville, that also has cabins with air conditioning.

3) Cost must be relatively low so that anyone who wants to come will not be excluded because of tight finances. That rules out cabins in the Smokey Mountains (and the distance does, also) as they are quite pricey – especially in the summer. It also makes a BBQ tough to pull off as well.


We need to nail down a date so that people can start planning their time off work. We are thinking mid-August (17th or 24th) or mid-September (14th, or 21st.) Is there anyone who would not be able to attend any one of those 4 weekends?

Once the date and the accommodations are settled, we will post an itinerary which will cover activities Friday afternoon through Sunday 1pm. Then we will determine who has sports equipment and musical instruments that they can bring.
No. 44     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Zenya923   Gender: F   Age: 44   on  May 30, 2007 at 6:52 AM     
It would work out better for me for either September 14 or the 21st. Either weekend would work..as long as I have plenty of notice to do my hospital rotations on different days.

Let me know....can't wait..this should be lotza fun!! :D
No. 45     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  May 30, 2007 at 1:52 PM     
JohnD_B wrote:

These are the minimum requirements:

1) Accommodations need to be centrally and closer to Nashville so that a larger variety of rescources are nearby. I am concerned about all of the health and safety concerns of all. I don’t want this to be the MC gathering that ended in disaster, so we aren’t going to go camping way out in the boonies. Also, I need to be close to home to be able to transport food and cookware for the BBQ.


Hasn't been a problem in the past. Besides, with cell phones, there are no 'boonies' anymore in the US.



2) This MC gathering was never intended to be a camping trip. I was thinking more of a nice dinner out while meeting and getting to know one another and then people sleeping in the comfort of a hotel with Air conditioning, protected from summer thunderstorms, and bugs. I wished it to be more about the meeting than camping.


You know, that's a very good point. We kind of took over this thing and began running with it, didn't we. Ok, as of this point, I'm going to back off a bit and see what happens. Sorry, John.
No. 46     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  justmekim   Gender: F   Age: 42   on  May 30, 2007 at 3:25 PM     
this one is just not looking ver ydoable for me at the moment... so please let me just tip toe out the back... ya'll carry on and take lots of photos...

I am looking at my calendar and its just not looking at all favorable for August or Sept... bummer

God Bless
Kim
No. 47     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Vickie   Gender: F   Age: 52   on  May 30, 2007 at 3:45 PM     

May I come if I promise to behave?

No. 48     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  May 30, 2007 at 4:42 PM     

:laugh:

No ma'am.

But you can come...IF you promise to MISBEHAVE !!! :ban_dance:


The whole point is to feel young and silly; to have more fun than you thought possible; to eat no-no stuff that you would never eat at home; to stay up too late chatting with your new friends; to get to know your brothers and sisters-in-Christ in a whole new way; to appreciate God's beautiful nature; and to make memories that will make you giggle and blush years from now. :laugh:

John is trying to make my "slumber party" into a serious, grown-up affair, but I will have NONE of it! :dramaqueen:

In fact, I am prepared to stuff his precious, lovable self in my trunk if necessary. :dramaqueen: :dramaqueen:

:kiss: @ John.



Stormy: I am the one who asked for input from all of you, and I just absolutely loved the campground you picked out. It's awesome. You did a great job, and I appreciate your feedback because you have been to several gatherings. We haven't made any final decisions yet, but we are getting ideas and requests from people privately and publicly, so we are trying to balance everyone's needs and as many of their wants as possible. Everyone probably isn't going to get his/her dream vacation out of this, because we have such a diverse group of personalities. I mean, just look at Theo. But we'll do our best to make sure that everyone will be comfortable and have loads of fun.

And we will try really hard to make sure that you get to camp; it would be a sin not to get to see your new toy. Besides, I am looking forward to your private tutoring of volleyball. I absolutely love the game but haven't had the time to play it in about 15 years, so I will need some serious help so that my team doesn't tie me up and leave me in the loo. :shock: Competitive people can get really nasty. *shudder*


Kim: I thought that you were the one who couldn't come until September so that Aussie could help you drive? :unsure:

Please try to move things around and come if you can. It wouldn't be the same without you. And I am not nearly so annoying in person as I am on MC. I am certain that my sister would agree with me...if I removed the duct tape from her lips.


No. 49     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Vickie   Gender: F   Age: 52   on  May 30, 2007 at 4:51 PM     
:rofl:
Careful Sissy, you might find yourself stuffed in a trunk with me.
Some will say "Don't encourage her!:shock:"
But truly, I AM quieter in person. Well, I could be. If I must.:dramaqueen:
I'll bring the duct tape, just in case...
No. 50     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Ben_Jammin   Gender: M   Age: 40   on  May 30, 2007 at 5:58 PM     
It's looking like a no go for me as well.

Have fun everyone and take a lot of pics.
No. 51     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Lois_aka_Lois   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  May 30, 2007 at 8:29 PM     
Stormchaser wrote:

oops


On the other hand, and 'seriously' also, is this really going to affect us? I know you mentioned going to it, so that's one, of course, but how many more?


(hmmmm, any more information about it? . .:tongue: )


Oh, I assure you that missing my presence will effect you! :naanaa:

No. 52     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  justmekim   Gender: F   Age: 42   on  May 30, 2007 at 8:32 PM     
well here is what I have to fess up to that I didnt realize was that time frame... let me explain...

Of course Aussie is away end of Aug first week of Sept.... then I have a family event the next weekend of September.. and then... oh this is so special... for mothers day my daughter submitted a letter to the local Christian radio station for their extraordinary mother contest. I was chosen and they called me at 7am and I sounded like a dork lol... but they read the letter my daughter wrote and I cried like a baby...

anyway, part of the gift pack for that was tickets to the extroidinary womens conference... I have ask my daughter to join me for that weekend... it looks very exciting...

http://www.ewomen.net/conferences/lynchburg-07/

soooo I cant come that weekend... and I cant ask Bill to babysit every weekend of that month... It just wouldnt be right even though he would most likely make it happen for me, I wouldnt want to ask that of him as he is so sweet to let me have time away as it is....

I didnt connect all those dots when I first responded about the gathering... soooooo you see my plight...

Besides you guys dont need me there and I will hardly be missed.... sounds like a lovely time will be had by all...

Thank you again for considering my travel needs...

God Bless
Kim
No. 53     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  aussiebwat   Gender: F   Age: 47   on  May 30, 2007 at 8:41 PM     
and here I am, begging off as well. I will be in aus for the last week in aug and the first week in sept as i've already said. so any other time off in the month of september is already ruled out, (my boss has ruled it out) I'm a payroll accountant and the rest of september will be spent in preparing and submitting quarterly taxes and mandatory government survey reporting. so as the others have said, thanks for thinking of us, but take pics and post them, we will live vicariously through you all. have a great time.
No. 54     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Lois_aka_Lois   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  May 30, 2007 at 8:50 PM     

By the way, I haven't posted about the Christian singles' event because I didn't want to take away from this thread's planning. Perhaps after this is decided, I could post the other.

If money is a concern, people wouldn't want to consider the one I'm thinking about going to. It could be as much as $500 plus travel expenses to get there. (That amount is for a person staying in a hotel room alone and not signing up until after the early registration which ends June 30th. Obviously it's cheaper if more than one are in a room and if a person signs up before that date.)

Just to tell a little about it, it's a retreat with some planned events like devotions and workshops; but it also has some FUN, FUN activities, too. Possibly a drawback to this event is that it IS for adults only; and single ones, at that.
No. 55     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  May 31, 2007 at 12:53 PM     


September may be a no-go, as several people are reporting that their schedules are already pretty well filled up that month.

Plus, September is sooooooooo far away.

I can't wait! :ban_dance: I can't wait! :ban_dance:


So it looks like August will be a better time. Pick a weekend in August, and we'll nail down the date today or tomorrow so that everyone can plan.
No. 56     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  May 31, 2007 at 12:59 PM     


Don't tell anybody that you heard this leak from me, but...


Cindy (Zenya) has agreed to organize a "Bikini Contest" for the ladies. :shock:


YOU ALL remember that scandalous thread that was ever so popular and did not want to die?!!

Well, you will get the chance to see it acted out...up close and personal. :shock: :shock:



And of course, we don't want you very competitive boys to sit by the sidelines while we girls show off. Sooooooooooo, we have a "Most Gorgeous Legs" contest for you boys. You are always posturing to claim that your legs are the best-looking. So now we'll settle this question once and for all.

Oh now ya'll are gonna want to bring your cameras for SURE!!!!


No. 57     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Zenya923   Gender: F   Age: 44   on  May 31, 2007 at 1:58 PM     
:rofl:

How did I get roped into organizing that one!!!

Should prove to be rather interesting.

No. 58     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  May 31, 2007 at 2:21 PM     

:popcorn:

See ya'll?

You can either volunteer to help out with this thing, or I'll sign you up for something that I think you will excell at. :laugh:

Sweet Cindy just found out the hard way. :tongue:

"She wore an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini" * repeat the chorus *

:unsure: Laura, can we borrow yours if you can't make it to the gathering? Hopefully, you CAN come, then you can wear it yourself.

Let's see, who shall I assign the next task to?


"Ohhhhhhhh, I'm dreaming of (Stormy) with the light brown hair. Wooo oooooooo. Doo wop doo wop." :ban_dance:

Now no ducking behind the bushes. Be brave and stoic. Hee hee. 8)

No. 59     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  JohnD_B   Gender: M   Age: 41   on  May 31, 2007 at 8:38 PM     
A bare, Naked leg contest:shock:

don't be rediculous I will be the first in line with my chicken legs.

No. 60     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  May 31, 2007 at 9:35 PM     



Well now, FINALLY the rat takes the bait.

Been waiting a long time. :popcorn:


That all you have to say, Pardner?

No. 61     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  May 31, 2007 at 10:48 PM     
I always said that my legs were the most sexiest part of my body.
No. 62     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  May 31, 2007 at 10:58 PM     


Ahhh, and there's Stormy.

How about you organize the Leg contest then? I'll email you with some details regarding your responsibilities. I just love how everyone is volunteering. LOL

No. 63     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Vickie   Gender: F   Age: 52   on  Jun 1, 2007 at 5:47 PM     
hmmmmmm



I volunteer to pray for us all, before I get assigned some other duty.
And although I don't often carry a camera, it's a must for THIS gathering to be sure.

Any date for certain? I'd vote for Aug 3rd, 10th or then 24th I guess, in that order, but I'll find a way to make most any date chosen.
No. 64     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  Jun 1, 2007 at 10:16 PM     




Vickie, you are such a clever little gal. :laugh:

You are pretty good at reading me. Too bad that you're gonna get a second assignment besides praying for everybody. LOL

I'll just have to think of one that suits your SPECIAL talents. :shock:

By the way, how are you getting there? If you bring your cycle, I definitely want a ride. Two biker babes turned loose on a tiny Southern town! :laugh:

:shock:

Thanks for letting us know what weekends are best for you. When a few more people give me their date preferences, we can pick a date.


......waiting.....

No. 65     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  JohnD_B   Gender: M   Age: 41   on  Jun 4, 2007 at 7:32 PM     
Three leged race does sound like a great Idea...a Water gun or balloon fight also sounds like a good Idea as well...

Maybe even a mud pie contest....I got my sights on a particular woman from florida to hit first with a mud pie or maybe even a lemon merengue...:shock:



Here is a great squirtgun to use...maybe I can borry one like this...LOL...got some fires to put out while Bar-B-Queing. He he he he...
No. 66     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  Jun 4, 2007 at 11:40 PM     


Just bloody great! Not only will you be throwing perfectly good meringue pie at my new summer frocks, but you will be setting my BBQ into flames! :shock:

What do I want with a man who won't feed me?!!!!!! :dramaqueen:

After all, it IS a picnic!


I am thinking hoola hoop contest, watergun fight (no white t-shirts for the gals)...

Anybody else got any hokey picnic games for adults? Stormy desperately wants us to do the 3-legged race, but we'll need a good guy/girl ratio for that.

No. 67     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  Jun 5, 2007 at 9:39 AM     

VOTE ON THE DATE TODAY...

or forever hold your peace.

August
10th
17th
24th - this might be the one!
31st


Cindy (Zenya) has to know today or she might not be able to make it. And we are NOT doing it without HER. Remember that she is the one who is organizing the bikini contest. 8)

:duck:



No. 68     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Zenya923   Gender: F   Age: 44   on  Jun 5, 2007 at 9:45 AM     
Connie the 24th would work best for me. Later then that...and Derek leaves for Parris Island, so I will be in michigan for that....the other dates I have some tentative stuff going on.

I hope that date is ok for everyone else.

However if its not possible, you folks do what you gotta do. I don't want a particular weekend to be a burden on anyone. If you choose another date, thats fine..and I'll see what I can do..although theres no guarentee's. I also am on call certain weekends so..the 24th is the best for me.

Hugs to you all.....
No. 69     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  Jun 5, 2007 at 9:48 PM     
Ok, the 24th works for me. I will be on vacation beginning that day, though possibly could get the day off in order to get there at a decent time (by leaving Thurs.). I'll likely be spending that week in the South anyway, with some time at my sis' on the Ky-Tnn. border, plus other camping activities. Might even seriously consider the singles event Lois mentioned the following weekend (Labor Day) if she posts any more info on it.

At any rate, timing looks good. Not a committment to come yet, as I'd like to get an idea of exactly what is going to happen (hotel stays, camping, gals heading off for pj parties, etc.)
No. 70     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  Jun 5, 2007 at 10:22 PM     







Looks like


August 24th


is the date.



Be there or be square. 8)

No. 71     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Zenya923   Gender: F   Age: 44   on  Jun 5, 2007 at 11:33 PM     
Wooooohooooo works for me.

Now I can make sure I schedule myself off for that time.

Thanks everyone.....

Will see you at the gathering...

Your sis in Christ.....
No. 72     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  FAITH254   Gender: F   Age: 37   on  Jun 6, 2007 at 12:34 AM     
Well shoot if I had been invited I could of brought along the mud for the mud pie eating contest. God knows we have plenty of mud from all the rain and the way things are going the rain will keep up way past the gathering.


Have a good time you all and make sure to post pics, I'll be praying for you all.

:pray:
No. 73     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Redeemed-Tam777   Gender: F   Age: 48   on  Jun 6, 2007 at 12:39 AM     
PrincessConnie wrote:



Don't tell anybody that you heard this leak from me, but...


Cindy (Zenya) has agreed to organize a "Bikini Contest" for the ladies. :shock:


YOU ALL remember that scandalous thread that was ever so popular and did not want to die?!!

Well, you will get the chance to see it acted out...up close and personal. :shock: :shock:



And of course, we don't want you very competitive boys to sit by the sidelines while we girls show off. Sooooooooooo, we have a "Most Gorgeous Legs" contest for you boys. You are always posturing to claim that your legs are the best-looking. So now we'll settle this question once and for all.

Oh now ya'll are gonna want to bring your cameras for SURE!!!!



Do we get extra points if we have to wear 10 Bikinis to cover what has to be covered? Do we have to wear the bikini? :uups:
No. 74     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Kari   Gender: F   Age: 56   on  Jun 6, 2007 at 1:28 AM     
sounds interesting....... sorry I won't be able to make it... take pictures, and get signed releases.
No. 75     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  dlm1130   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jun 6, 2007 at 4:21 PM     
I am from TN and visit as often as I can, but not sure about the weekend of Aug 24. That is the weekend before my daughter returns to college. Often tied up helping her move back to campus.
No. 76     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  Jun 6, 2007 at 7:01 PM     
JohnD_B wrote:

Those in Ohio can be here in a few hours as well as those in Ark, Miss, Georgia, Kentucky, and etc.



Reading the initial post again, I can only wonder about that phrase 'few hours', lol. Perhaps you were thinking Cincinnati?

For me, it will entail over 4 hours just to cross the Ohio River into Kentucky. And then what, another 3 hours to get through Ky? And then we have Tennessee.

Oh well, since if I come I have 10 days rather than just a weekend, it's really not all that big of a deal, or grind.

No. 77     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  justmekim   Gender: F   Age: 42   on  Jun 6, 2007 at 9:57 PM     
Yes, I would imagine Ohio would be a very long drive... its about a 10 hour drive for me if I come... Aussiebwat will be in Oz at that time... Bill says if I got a babysitter he might would come with me if I wanted to come, but with the amount of time to drive down there and back, not sure its doable on such a limited time frame... meaning drive a day, visit a day, drive back a day.... Bill has limited time to take off and the babysitting is a nightmare to arrange if Bill and I are both away...

what are the plans Connie... what are the accomodations looking like and what about activities etc... just getting an idea of what the plans are...

God Bless
Kim
No. 78     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  FAITH254   Gender: F   Age: 37   on  Jun 6, 2007 at 10:39 PM     
Stormchaser wrote:

JohnD_B wrote:

Those in Ohio can be here in a few hours as well as those in Ark, Miss, Georgia, Kentucky, and etc.



Reading the initial post again, I can only wonder about that phrase 'few hours', lol. Perhaps you were thinking Cincinnati?

For me, it will entail over 4 hours just to cross the Ohio River into Kentucky. And then what, another 3 hours to get through Ky? And then we have Tennessee.

Oh well, since if I come I have 10 days rather than just a weekend, it's really not all that big of a deal, or grind.



Stormchaser I am on the west side of Ohio and it only takes me six hours to get to Hazard county in KY which is on the east side of KY. I'm just wondering what route you take that it takes so long. We spend alot of time in KY just for a weekend visit because it takes no time for us to get there. :fftopic:
No. 79     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  SpicyKaren   Gender: F   Age: 24   on  Jun 7, 2007 at 11:52 AM     
i would loveto go but dont know if I can make it. i would probably have to fly out there
No. 80     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  Jun 7, 2007 at 12:12 PM     
FAITH254 wrote:

Stormchaser wrote:

JohnD_B wrote:

Those in Ohio can be here in a few hours as well as those in Ark, Miss, Georgia, Kentucky, and etc.



Reading the initial post again, I can only wonder about that phrase 'few hours', lol. Perhaps you were thinking Cincinnati?

For me, it will entail over 4 hours just to cross the Ohio River into Kentucky. And then what, another 3 hours to get through Ky? And then we have Tennessee.

Oh well, since if I come I have 10 days rather than just a weekend, it's really not all that big of a deal, or grind.



Stormchaser I am on the west side of Ohio and it only takes me six hours to get to Hazard county in KY which is on the east side of KY. I'm just wondering what route you take that it takes so long. We spend alot of time in KY just for a weekend visit because it takes no time for us to get there. :fftopic:


I am up on the Ohio-Mich border, and it DOES take about 4 hrs to hit Ky. going due South on I-75 if you are doing the speed limit, which I generally do. I'm less certain of the time it takes to get through Ky on I-75, for I don't go that way all the time.
No. 81     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  justmekim   Gender: F   Age: 42   on  Jun 10, 2007 at 7:59 PM     
again I ask, do we have an itenerary or at least a rough draft... what did we dicide about lodging... are we camping or are we hoteling or what... what type of entertainment and socializing etc... what about Sunday worship plans if any etc etc...

just trying to get an idea what is planned etc... what about dining plans etc. are we cooking or dining out... are we touring or visiting... what activities etc...

just curious where you are in the planning stages...

God Bless
kim
No. 82     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  Jun 10, 2007 at 9:43 PM     

Here is the rough draft of the itinerary:


Friday:

2pm $$$ check in and get settled (hotel/campground)

6pm $ * DINNER, informal meet –n- greet at diner

8pm girls host boys for board games and snacks, visiting until bedtime

Saturday:

8am $ breakfast - Cracker Barrel.

10am * day at park swimming, games (volleyball, bocce ball,
Frisbee), bring your fold-up camp chairs to chat

12noon $ * LUNCH BBQ group picnic – (take up collection,
John will shop & organize cooking & cleanup)

* CONTESTS: “Bikini Contest”, “Most Gorgeous
Legs Contest”, picnic games like hoola hoop
relay and 3-legged race, watergun/balloon fight, pie eating contest

6pm $25 nice dinner out (nice casual: dresses for girls & dress shirts/dress slacks for guys)

8PM GUYS: after dinner around the campfire
GIRLS: slumber party

Sunday:

9am breakfast at Denny’s

10:30am church with John @ campground (need
music/instruments, Bibles, someone to read
Scriptures

11:30am lunch, photo opportunities, time to say our
goodbyes

1pm pack up and hit the road for home

*********************************************

The hotels and campgrounds are located in the same park that we will be spending the day on Saturday. You can look at the accomodations available on John's link above.

http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/op/JPP/rec/

http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?subTabIndex=0&agency=nrrs&parkCode=andr

http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?subTabIndex=0&agency=nrrs&parkCode=seve


John, Cindy and Tam will be going to view the park and campgrounds and hotels on June 23rd, and we will post more details about them as soon as we have the accomodations locked down.

Haven't received much in the way of feedback or ideas, so I assume that everyone has no opinions. WHAT?!! This group? :shock:

:laugh:

Stay tuned, the plans are marching along... :spot1:

No. 83     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  aussiebwat   Gender: F   Age: 47   on  Jun 10, 2007 at 10:45 PM     
have a great time
No. 84     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  Jun 10, 2007 at 10:47 PM     
I don't have a bikinni either. Are they that expensive?
No. 85     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  Jun 10, 2007 at 10:52 PM     


Ummmm...Stormy, how do YOU feel about getting a facial? John seems to think it's only for girls...and sissies.

You want a bikini, huh? LOL

This is my suggestion. Go to JC Penney. They sell the tops separate from the bottoms. Just buy the bottoms. :shock:

But please don't wear them to the picnic. I don't want you to have to explain where you got your fashion advice from.

Aussie: John and I asked for ideas and feedback many many times. The girls didn't want to camp outdoors, and most people weren't able to drag their camping cooking gear across the U.S. How would you suggest that everyone eat their meals? We haven't done this before. If you have a suggestion, please feel free to speak it.

No. 86     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  aussiebwat   Gender: F   Age: 47   on  Jun 11, 2007 at 6:36 AM     
modified

have a great time y'all
No. 87     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Danny   Gender: M   Age: 48   on  Jun 11, 2007 at 9:36 AM     
Cindy quote: (on phone) "Is NOT organizing the bikini contest and has committed to be out of state on the 6/24/07 exploration date, but has plans to attend the gathering."

I will do a little on line checking and be back with a suggestion or two. Aussie and Kim know what makes gatherings work. They would be good consultants on how to organize such. I can bring the old fishing truck and bring the smoker and some smoking wood, to cut eating expenses for us poorer folk.

Ben please reconsider and bring your guitar!
No. 88     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  justmekim   Gender: F   Age: 42   on  Jun 11, 2007 at 4:56 PM     
Have a wonderfully blessed time... cant wait to see the photos...

God Bless
Kim
No. 89     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  JohnD_B   Gender: M   Age: 41   on  Jun 11, 2007 at 7:28 PM     
I am going to take a look at the two different picnic and lake areas on June 23rd either alone or with Redeemed Tam and Cindy...I invited them to come along as they do live nearby...Tam gave a maybe and Cindy didn't reply. I assumed that she would even though she didn't give any resoponse...:sorry: I didn't mean to have trouble made of the situation at hand...I wasn't sure if it was a glitch and was going to reconfirm with her.

As far as the expenses goes...we can do some help here with the expenses but I do not have the rescources to do like others have done in the past with meets...I used to when I was married able to do so but now I live in an apartment and do not own a home...It would have been nice to offer it as a place for everyone to meet but it is not available now...someone else owns the house and I would feel a little funny asking them for permission to use it..

I also did not feel as it was neccesary for everyone to eat at breakfast or at any meal at a restaurant..I usually don't but am willing and able to choke down a biscuit or something while drinking the neccesary quantity of coffee for my daily function. I could care less about whether someone has financial rescources or not...I have been both rich and poor and now am poor again...I have offered what accommocations that I have at my disposal to certain people that I feel would be OK to do so with...again it is only an apartment...I can't fit all. I also could care less about your financial means unless you ask and then I or someone else might be able to assist you in your trip.

Tent Camping is not going to be possible for many as the only tent camping is allowed only on islands in this lake area. The two different camping/day use areas are there posted below the one that shows the lake in general and you can see all of the ammenities as well as a map to the different sites.
Please read them carefully if you are going to be doing any kind of camping.

There are also going to be a few hotels nearby and as I go and look for myself at the areas I will get the hotels direct phone numbers and directions so that those that wish to be near the Lake and the Picnic areas are going to be only minutes away...I will need some assistance in posting the pics that I take off of my PC as I have issues with this vista platform of doing some things...(I have trouble gettin my web cam to work)

I understand that we nor I can please everyone(an impossible task) but I would like to make accomodations for as many people as possible...I am looking to do so with the health, safety, and welfare of all involved very much in mind. I also want everyone to have a blast...I truly believe that those who come will have a great time...Each meet is a little different from what I understand and this one is sure to be another for the record books...especially with the cast of characters that have already decided to show up...
:ban_dance::rofl::spot1::hole::globehollow:
No. 90     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Redeemed-Tam777   Gender: F   Age: 48   on  Jun 11, 2007 at 7:48 PM     
PrincessConnie wrote:


Here is the rough draft of the itinerary:


Friday:

2pm $$$ check in and get settled (hotel/campground)

6pm $ * DINNER, informal meet –n- greet at diner

8pm girls host boys for board games and snacks, visiting until bedtime

Saturday:

8am $ breakfast - Cracker Barrel.

10am * day at park swimming, games (volleyball, bocce ball,
Frisbee), bring your fold-up camp chairs to chat

12noon $ * LUNCH BBQ group picnic – (take up collection,
John will shop & organize cooking & cleanup)

* CONTESTS: “Bikini Contest”, “Most Gorgeous
Legs Contest”, picnic games like hoola hoop
relay and 3-legged race, watergun/balloon fight, pie eating contest

6pm $25 nice dinner out (nice casual: dresses for girls & dress shirts/dress slacks for guys)

8PM GUYS: after dinner around the campfire
GIRLS: slumber party

Sunday:

9am breakfast at Denny’s

10:30am church with John @ campground (need
music/instruments, Bibles, someone to read
Scriptures

11:30am lunch, photo opportunities, time to say our
goodbyes

1pm pack up and hit the road for home

*********************************************

The hotels and campgrounds are located in the same park that we will be spending the day on Saturday. You can look at the accomodations available on John's link above.

http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/op/JPP/rec/

http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?subTabIndex=0&agency=nrrs&parkCode=andr

http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?subTabIndex=0&agency=nrrs&parkCode=seve


John, Cindy and Tam will be going to view the park and campgrounds and hotels on June 23rd, and we will post more details about them as soon as we have the accomodations locked down.

Haven't received much in the way of feedback or ideas, so I assume that everyone has no opinions. WHAT?!! This group? :shock:

:laugh:

Stay tuned, the plans are marching along... :spot1:


assume that everyone has no opinions. WHAT?!! This group? :rofl:
It all sounds wonderful (except wearing a dress just to go out to eat) I do have to warn ya all a Cracker Barrell in Tn on a sat. morning or any time on any day will be quite a wait! (we are in the Bible belt,good country cooking the ultimate recreation!):rofl:
No. 91     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  justmekim   Gender: F   Age: 42   on  Jun 11, 2007 at 7:52 PM     
JohnD_B wrote:

I am going to take a look at the two different picnic and lake areas on June 23rd either alone or with Redeemed Tam and Cindy...I invited them to come along as they do live nearby...Tam gave a maybe and Cindy didn't reply. I assumed that she would even though she didn't give any resoponse...:sorry: I didn't mean to have trouble made of the situation at hand...I wasn't sure if it was a glitch and was going to reconfirm with her.

As far as the expenses goes...we can do some help here with the expenses but I do not have the rescources to do like others have done in the past with meets...I used to when I was married able to do so but now I live in an apartment and do not own a home...It would have been nice to offer it as a place for everyone to meet but it is not available now...someone else owns the house and I would feel a little funny asking them for permission to use it..

I also did not feel as it was neccesary for everyone to eat at breakfast or at any meal at a restaurant..I usually don't but am willing and able to choke down a biscuit or something while drinking the neccesary quantity of coffee for my daily function. I could care less about whether someone has financial rescources or not...I have been both rich and poor and now am poor again...I have offered what accommocations that I have at my disposal to certain people that I feel would be OK to do so with...again it is only an apartment...I can't fit all. I also could care less about your financial means unless you ask and then I or someone else might be able to assist you in your trip.

Tent Camping is not going to be possible for many as the only tent camping is allowed only on islands in this lake area. The two different camping/day use areas are there posted below the one that shows the lake in general and you can see all of the ammenities as well as a map to the different sites.
Please read them carefully if you are going to be doing any kind of camping.

There are also going to be a few hotels nearby and as I go and look for myself at the areas I will get the hotels direct phone numbers and directions so that those that wish to be near the Lake and the Picnic areas are going to be only minutes away...I will need some assistance in posting the pics that I take off of my PC as I have issues with this vista platform of doing some things...(I have trouble gettin my web cam to work)

I understand that we nor I can please everyone(an impossible task) but I would like to make accomodations for as many people as possible...I am looking to do so with the health, safety, and welfare of all involved very much in mind. I also want everyone to have a blast...I truly believe that those who come will have a great time...Each meet is a little different from what I understand and this one is sure to be another for the record books...especially with the cast of characters that have already decided to show up...
:ban_dance::rofl::spot1::hole::globehollow:


John I appreciate all the leg work you are doing for this gathering... I also hope I havent offended you with what I wrote...I was in no way saying you had to do the same... I was simply responding to connies request for feedback... I am very sorry you seem offended...I will modify my post...

I hope you guys have a great time...

God Bless
Kim
No. 92     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  JohnD_B   Gender: M   Age: 41   on  Jun 11, 2007 at 8:26 PM     
KIm, I am not angry or offended at you...not in the least. I simply had a trying day at work...Your post touched a nerve surrounding my EX-wife...nothing was directed at you...I am so sorry that it appeared that way to you...

Someone also has made mention that I posted something else quite poorly...

If you have means to get here I am grateful...

I do not judge anyone for their financial situation whether they have a great quantity of means or have very limited financial rescources. I and I am sure some of the others would be only too glad to assist some if a need is expressed. We all would not want someone to be left out of any part of it.
No. 93     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Danny   Gender: M   Age: 48   on  Jun 11, 2007 at 10:05 PM     
I found this online. Maybe worth checking into.

http://www.discoverourtown.com/TN/local-56241.html
No. 94     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  JohnD_B   Gender: M   Age: 41   on  Jun 11, 2007 at 10:20 PM     
I was shocked to see this place at first and then I zoomed out the map...It is just south of the Land-Between-the-Lakes. It is a nice camping area but it is too rural for what we had in mind for this particular meet...another time perhaps and it would be fine...just not this time...K?

This is one that Stormy would love to go to...He loves camping...I tolerate it, know how to do it but really don't enjoy camping so much...I prefer the creature comforts.

There are many wonderful camping and fishing holes in TN...tough to remember all of them...
No. 95     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  justmekim   Gender: F   Age: 42   on  Jun 11, 2007 at 10:48 PM     
someone ask me who was coming... is there a roll call yet...

I know Connie and John
Tammy ?
Cindy?
Danny?
Storm?
me -not looking like it but not ruled out yet
who else is coming...

head count... roll call lol...

God Bless
Kim

No. 96     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Lois_aka_Lois   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  Jun 11, 2007 at 11:05 PM     
I haven't ruled it out. I have to wait and see about school and acting schedules for my children. (Yes, Kim - my children might be returning to the Christian school - since we've talked some about that before.) If they do, I have to provide transportation. Also, depending on when auditions are for the performance coming up, I might not be able to make it. I never miss an audition if one of mine is in it unless it's a closed audition. It's our life. Someday, I'll have my own (life).

Might I suggest a NEW THREAD for this?? Perhaps have the basics in it and then carry on from there? These long ones are difficult to load.

Edit: ALSO, was it decided that children are invited to come, too?
No. 97     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Redeemed-Tam777   Gender: F   Age: 48   on  Jun 11, 2007 at 11:14 PM     
JohnD_B wrote:

I was shocked to see this place at first and then I zoomed out the map...It is just south of the Land-Between-the-Lakes. It is a nice camping area but it is too rural for what we had in mind for this particular meet...another time perhaps and it would be fine...just not this time...K?

This is one that Stormy would love to go to...He loves camping...I tolerate it, know how to do it but really don't enjoy camping so much...I prefer the creature comforts.

There are many wonderful camping and fishing holes in TN...tough to remember all of them...

It is a few hours from LBL but it is one of those places I have wanted to go to for a long time. It is not cheep!
LBL has lots of beautiful camp grounds! Maybe next time!
No. 98     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Redeemed-Tam777   Gender: F   Age: 48   on  Jun 11, 2007 at 11:17 PM     
justmekim wrote:

someone ask me who was coming... is there a roll call yet...

I know Connie and John
Tammy ?
Cindy?
Danny?
Storm?
me -not looking like it but not ruled out yet
who else is coming...

head count... roll call lol...

God Bless
Kim


God Lord willing and the creek don't rise! LOL
I just got the call that my baby in the airforce is comming home for a couple weeks in Aug some time. If it is durning that time maybe I can still meet for one of the things!

No. 99     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Zenya923   Gender: F   Age: 44   on  Jun 12, 2007 at 4:30 PM     
Hey Everyone....
Sorry I have been absent from here...was up in Michigan for several days celebrating my second oldest son Derek graduate high school!!! Now....he's off into the Marines on Sept 4th

As far as going with John and Tam on June 23rd to look for sites I'm sorry, can't attend. I have previous plans and can not break my commitment. Sorry. As many of you will get to know...I do tend to live my life in my car with lots of road trips...(mostly to Michigan as I have family up there). Sorry John for not letting you know sooner, but I was busy getting working several days in a row then taking off for that long drive up north.

I do tho look forward to our gathering on August 24th. I think it will be a wonderful time for all.

Have a wonderful day.

No. 100     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  Jun 12, 2007 at 7:52 PM     
justmekim wrote:

someone ask me who was coming... is there a roll call yet...

I know Connie and John
Tammy ?
Cindy?
Danny?
Storm?
me -not looking like it but not ruled out yet
who else is coming...

head count... roll call lol...

God Bless
Kim



Stormcoming is still a question mark.
No. 101     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Vickie   Gender: F   Age: 52   on  Jun 13, 2007 at 1:16 PM     
PrincessConnie wrote:








Looks like


August 24th


is the date.



Be there or be square. 8)


:party:


Lord willing I will be there.
I'll probably drive the truck Connie, unless I'm feeling especially froggy.
Send a pm please when you decide on a hotel/motel and I'll try to get reservations at same.

No. 102     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Danny   Gender: M   Age: 48   on  Jun 13, 2007 at 3:19 PM     
Danny is questionable at this time. Will know more as date gets closer.
No. 103     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Zenya923   Gender: F   Age: 44   on  Jun 13, 2007 at 5:13 PM     
Looks like everyone is bailing out?

Whats the deal?
No. 104     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  riebe75122   Gender: F   Age: 55   on  Jun 16, 2007 at 5:18 PM     
just stumbled on this site,it was dark and i couldn't find my glasses meetin in tn is awesome if you are close to gatlinburg or pigeon forge there is shopping entertainment did i mention shopping fun for alllllll ages,,its also nice and cool in september and beautiful,,you can really get in touch with GOD then i think
rose
No. 105     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  FAITH254   Gender: F   Age: 37   on  Jun 16, 2007 at 7:14 PM     
Zenya923 wrote:

Looks like everyone is bailing out?

Whats the deal?


It will truly be sad if that does happen.
No. 106     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  JohnD_B   Gender: M   Age: 41   on  Jun 17, 2007 at 10:37 PM     
Most are just unsure as to timing of other things going on at that time and place...they will know better closer to time...
No. 107     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  FAITH254   Gender: F   Age: 37   on  Jun 17, 2007 at 11:55 PM     
JohnD_B wrote:

Most are just unsure as to timing of other things going on at that time and place...they will know better closer to time...


Yes it is hard to plan things two months away. But I'm sure some will be at the gathering and a good time will be had by all. :party:
No. 108     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Rebecky   Gender: F   Age: 44   on  Jun 18, 2007 at 3:29 PM     
Ok losts to read so what is the plan August 24th weekend?
Where abouts in TN. I could maybe make a weekend if I could find good flights not sure about driving long way to go for a weekend.

I will be in Kentucky from June 30th through July 5th if you get together around that time frame depending on how far away the part of TN is I could see if I could make it.

No. 109     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  Jun 18, 2007 at 4:28 PM     
Vickie wrote:

Lord willing I will be there.
I'll probably drive the truck Connie, unless I'm feeling especially froggy.
Send a pm please when you decide on a hotel/motel and I'll try to get reservations at same.



Ah pooey!

I was kinda lookin' forward to you blasting into Nashville on your bike with Curt hanging on for dear life...on the back! What a great photo that would make!!!



I'll update you as soon as Johnny gets the hotel details together.

Looking forward to meeting you, Vickie.

We're gonna have sooooooooo much fun!



No. 110     Reply: Re: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  Jun 18, 2007 at 4:31 PM     
Rebecky wrote:

Ok losts to read so what is the plan August 24th weekend?
Where abouts in TN. I could maybe make a weekend if I could find good flights not sure about driving long way to go for a weekend.

I will be in Kentucky from June 30th through July 5th if you get together around that time frame depending on how far away the part of TN is I could see if I could make it.



The itinerary is listed on post #82. The location is right outside of Nashville.

Lois, I think that most people are not going to bring their children, but I don't see why any of the activities wouldn't be suitable for a teenager or even a little younger. Check the itinerary for sure and see what you think, Dearie.

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By:  Lois_aka_Lois   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  Jun 19, 2007 at 2:09 PM     
PrincessConnie wrote:


The itinerary is listed on post #82. The location is right outside of Nashville.

Lois, I think that most people are not going to bring their children, but I don't see why any of the activities wouldn't be suitable for a teenager or even a little younger. Check the itinerary for sure and see what you think, Dearie.



Connie, could post #82 be started in a NEW thread here in this section? It's getting really difficult to wade through the whole thread. Then maybe it would spark new interest as it would be a new thread. That could also be the place to state our interest in attending. What do you think??

I would probably only bring my 14 yr old daughter, if anyone.

IF it works out where I can go, I would drive. Anyone want to be picked up along the way? (This could be better in a new thread. )
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By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 46   on  Jun 19, 2007 at 2:40 PM     


Yes Ma'am. I did as I was ordered.


I wasn't ignoring you earlier. I was just waiting on John to do it.

But you know, it seems like we are always waiting around on silly boys.



Waiting for them to notice us.

Waiting for them to call us.

Waiting for them to ask us on a date.

Waiting for the first kiss.

Waiting...waiting...waiting...



No wonder we ocassionally get a little cranky.




And yes, you can come and pick me up; I'm only a little out of your way. :unsure:

I can't wait!

I can't wait!

I can't waaaaaaaaaiiiiiitttttt!






No. 113     Reply: Re: Summer in Tennessee   
By:  Lois_aka_Lois   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  Jun 19, 2007 at 11:12 PM     
LOL and esp. when married ... always waiting! Waiting for them to get off work. Waiting for them to come to the table for dinner after calling them a half dozen times and the children get cranky, the food gets cold, and the wife is hot. LOL
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By:  Zenya923   Gender: F   Age: 44   on  Jun 22, 2007 at 2:00 AM     
Not sure if I'll be able to attend. The following week my son Derek leaves for Parris Island. I'm trying my best to swing it, will have to wait and see. Would love to go tho!!
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By:  outdoorman93   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Apr 7, 2008 at 11:32 AM     
Hey what happened to John ? Going to be riding through Tenn, is he still around ? - Bubba