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Labor Day Picnic at Tonto Natural Bridge Park (Southeast valley staging)

Hi Guys,

We're going to have a labor day picnic up at Tonto Natural Bridge.

Please RSVP Here, if you are coming from the North or West Valley http://www.meetup.com/Phoenix-Shy-Guys-And-Girls-Club/events/137759752/

It's a scenic two hour drive up the 87 Beeline Highway to the park, where temperatures are a good 15 degrees cooler and will be 80-90 degrees when we get up there.  That's practically where I set the thermostat in my apartment.

There will be a mandatory pitstop at Sonic for slushies just outside of Payson.  This is non-negotiable.

Please bring a bite to eat, and something to share.

We will bring some sides, and a number of extra car seats available if you need a ride up. 

The park has a large picnic area, some historic buildings, a babbling brook, and of course, the natural bridge itself, which is an easy 10 minute hike to the bottom (There is also a loop which takes 30-45 minutes to complete if you wish to hike the entire trail)

We will meet up by Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que (TEMPE TOWN MARKETPLACE) at 11 AM to leave for the picnic.  You can also meet us at the park if the timing or the sonic pit stop requirement are not convenient for you.

There is a $5 Fee per person to enter the park.  They have a generous and large grassy picnic area.

As always, feel free to text or call me at[masked] if you need help finding us :)

http://azstateparks.com/parks/tona/index.html



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  • Raghu

    Great pics...

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Geoff

    Hey Ryan and yagiz you guys meeting us tempe marketplace?

    September 2, 2013

  • Clayton

    Will be coming from west valley loop 101 and I-10 freeways.

    September 1, 2013

    • Clayton

      Was thinking just going to your place. If I could hitch a ride with you that would be great.

      September 2, 2013

    • Brian

      Cool. We are leaving my house at 10:45.

      September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there an estimated time of return?

    September 2, 2013

  • Karina Q.

    I dunno if everyone knows what they're going to bring, but I figure I'd share what I'm taking if it helps...

    I'm bringing a pack of water (I'll be putting it on ice in the morning), juice, and some chips and dip.

    Gonna be fun!

    September 2, 2013

  • Nicole P.

    Just got done camping don't feel like doing this sorry

    September 1, 2013

  • Karina Q.

    Is anyone planning on bringing a cooler? I'm trying to decide what to bring to share..

    September 1, 2013

    • Brian

      I've got my red one.

      September 1, 2013

  • Jorjanna

    Too bad I don't get out if work until noon, have fun guys!

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Seems we have some people that want to do something outdoors and some that want to do something cheap. We need three events.

    August 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      And some like me that want to do something indoors out of the heat.

      August 31, 2013

    • Geoff

      Outdoors, cheap, and out of the heat. :)

      1 · September 1, 2013

  • Brian

    Anyone coming from the North Valley, let's meet up at Fry's Marketplace 4707 E Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028 at 11AM, and both groups will meet up at the Taco Bell near Shea and the 87! If you're going to meet up at this location, shoot me a text so I know how many people we should wait for. [masked]-1075. See you guys Monday!

    September 1, 2013

  • Brian

    I think for people who are more North, Lucille's might be a little bit out of the way to hit the 87. If anyone is coming from North Phoenix, Paradise Valley, or North Scottsdale, the quickest way to the 87 is to take Shea straight up to it. Maybe people coming from those areas may want to meet up somewhere in that area, and then both groups can meet up in Fountain Hills?

    1 · August 31, 2013

    • Geoff

      I say you pick a place in scottsdale for the north people to meet at, and then we meet the whole caravan together at the Taco Bell by Shea and the 87?

      September 1, 2013

    • Brian

      Sounds good.

      September 1, 2013

  • Geoff

    Hi Everyone - Please review our plans and schedule and update your RSVP if necessary. Thanks!

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Swimming! Now that's a great idea! :)

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ill just be going swimming in my complex in n. scottsdale

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interested lets do something

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sooo...what are the ideas so far?

    August 31, 2013

  • Geoff

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If all else fails, there's always Chuck-E-Cheese! That's where I'll be with my 2 little ones. LOL.

    3 · August 30, 2013

  • Geoff

    Any ideas for cheapish laid back activities? preferably indoors and out of the heat?

    August 30, 2013

    • Brian

      the owner of the house is in town this weekend, and just outta respect I figure I shouldn't have a bunch of people over is all.

      August 30, 2013

    • Karina Q.

      I prefer the story that Geoff got us banned from your place.. Okay??

      August 30, 2013

  • Karina Q.

    Picnic by a lake so Brian can fish! And we can make it a potluck so I don't need to eat whatever Brian catches.......

    August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It seems another group is seeing the Diamondbacks game and some folks signed up for both events.

    August 29, 2013

    • Karina Q.

      We're going on Sunday. We're trying to find something to do on Monday

      August 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I completely missed that it was diff days. Well I vote for Talking Sticks on Monday.

      August 29, 2013

  • Brian

    I want to go fishing. And I don't think that will be a particularly popular event. Lol.

    2 · August 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Not in this heat

      August 29, 2013

  • Nicole P.

    Gonna be at canyon lake this weekend until Monday night sorry :/

    August 28, 2013

    • Nicole P.

      Never mind we will be back by noon so maybe lol

      1 · August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a suggestion, we could get lunch on Monday at Talking Sticks Resort and Casino. It has an awesome buffet. Would would probably want to meet a bit earlier at 1 pm or so.

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have nothing going on sunday and monday

    August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Already have plans with another group to go see "The World's End" and then have lunch after.

    Depending on what you guys find to do, and how late you go, I might come by.

    August 28, 2013

  • Karina Q.

    Doing stuff? With people? Being awesome? :D

    1 · August 28, 2013

    • Geoff

      Yeah, like things and stuff.

      1 · August 28, 2013

7 went

  • Geoff
    Grandpa Geoff, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Brian
    Captain Mickey, Organizer
  • Angie
    Keeper of the permapuppy
  • Clayton
    Claymation Clay
  • Courtney
    Volleyball Team Captain
  • Karina Q.
    assistant to the
  • A former member

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