Re: [Ricks-Hiking-Fun-Group] New Meetup: Another Saturday Funday

From: anna
Sent on: Friday, October 2, 2009 3:16 PM
I don't remember if I replied, but I'm planning on going.

--- On Wed, 9/30/09, Rick Malkowski <[address removed]> wrote:

> From: Rick Malkowski <[address removed]>
> Subject: [Ricks-Hiking-Fun-Gr­oup] New Meetup: Another Saturday Funday
> To: [address removed]
> Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 11:53 PM
> Announcing a new Meetup for
> Rick's Hiking & Fun Group!
> 
> What: Another
> Saturday Funday
> 
> When: October 3,[masked]:00 PM
> 
> Where:
> my house
> details later 
> Beverly Shores, IN 46301
> 
> we invite you to a
> 
> hike/bbq/game night
> 
> in Beverly Shores
> 
> in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
> 
> Saturday, October 3
> 
>                      
> starting at 12 noon                              
> 
> length of hike about 5 miles,
> a few moderate
> climbs
> sun exposure high (if it's sunny)
> 
> dear friends--
> 
> We invite you to an eclectic
> event, with something for everyone.
> 
> The weather
> forecast has been flip-flopping between rain and shine--I
> would check it closer to the date and dress appropriately. 
> http://www.weathe...­.
>  Since we are meeting in the comfort of my house, we have a
> few options if the weather is bad.  We could hike anyway, we
> could wait and see if the rain diminished before setting
> out, we could shorten the hike, or we could scrub the hike
> and have a pot luck lunch   and game day   instead.  We have
> some options, so don't worry too much about the
> weather.
> 
> Be sure to bring along plenty of water
> (preferably 2 quarts), appropriate clothing, and a snack
> which we will eat along the way.  We will start out with a
> shorter than usual hike, then return for a barbeque and pot
> luck, then a game night.  I guess this will actually be more
> of a game afternoon and early evening than a game night, but
> that is just as well people will have a ways to go home.
> 
> we will meet around noon at our house in Beverly
> Shores, for a hike on the Dune Ridge trail and through the
> Furnesville Blowout, returning along the lakefront--about 5
> miles--right out my front door.  Afterwards we will return
> to my house for a barbecue and pot luck dinner, and then a
> game night. 
> 
> here is an approximate  schedule
> (feel free to come to any or all of these events)
> 
> 12:00   please meet at my house in Beverly Shores at high
> noon.  directions by both car & train, and parking
> instructions, are below.  If you're bringing something
> perishable for pot luck, we can put it in the refrigerator. 
> Beverly Shores is in Indiana on Lake Michigan about 9 miles
> west of the Michigan state line, about an 1 1/4 hours from
> downtown Chicago.
> 
> 12:30   we will depart on foot
> right out my front door for our hike.  We will then walk 5
> miles.  I imagine by this time it will be approximately
> 
> 3:00-3:30  we will start grilling, and bring out the
> other food too.  We could eat for an hour or so, then start
> some games. 
> 
> We will keep the grill going for
> whatever you would like to bring to toss on it, so feel free
> to bring some meat (real or fake), fish, vegetables, tofu or
> what-have-you to cook. Side dishes like chili, baked beans,
> a potato dish, etc, or any other dishes, snacks, wine, etc
> are welcome too. I plan to make coq au vin.
> 
> You
> can stay till any reasonable time, or till I go to bed,
> whichever comes first, but don't worry, I don't go
> to bed very early.  If you have a problem finding a ride, or
> have any other special requests, let me know, I will try to
> help out.
> 
> Please let me know if you plan to come,
> and if you can give someone a ride, or need a ride (and what
> area you live in).  I may send out another mailing which
> includes possible rides later this week. 
> 
> Remember, feel free to come to all or any part of this
> event, but you may want to call ahead [masked])
> because, other than the start of the hike, the times are
> approximate.
> 
> a few suggestions to make things run
> more smoothly
> 
> 1)      print out the announcement,
> or at least the directions ahead of time and bring it with
> you in your car if you are driving or navigating--I have
> frequently been delayed from arriving on time myself because
> I'm giving directions over the phone
> 
> 2)     
> if you are going to be late, be sure to call.  If you will
> be a little late, we will usually wait for you.  If
> you're going to be more than about 15-20 minutes late, I
> will tell you how to meet us farther down the trail so
> everyone else doesn't have to wait. 
> 
> On the
> morning of the hike, if we're expecting you and you
> aren't coming, call me on my cell phone so we don't
> wait for you.  If you get lost or are running late; call me
> on my cell phone [masked]), even if you're totally
> late, don't despair, call me on my cell phone and I
> should be able to tell you how to join us somewhere farther
> down the trail.
> 
> hope to see you all,
> 
> Rick
> directions & parking instructions:
> 
> by car via Dan Ryan: (driving time from downtown is about
> 1 hour 15 minutes)  follow I-90 (Kennedy-Dan Ryan) East; at
> exit 59A, be sure to follow signs to "Chicago
> Skyway/Indiana Toll road" (tolls $2.50, $0.50, &
> $0.50--cash or i-pass); the Skyway will turn into the
> Indiana Toll rd; at I-90 exit 21, get onto I-94, be sure to
> go East (marked Detroit); exit I-94 at exit 26 marked IN 49
> north; continue to US 12 east, continue on US 12 about 4
> miles to Broadway (traffic light opposite National Lakeshore
> campground, gas station & liquor store on corner) and
> turn left; continue about 1/2 mile past Beverly &
> Bellevue, and turn left at Marne, continue to 11 w Marne
> near the end of a cul-de-sac; our house is on the left, and
> is a gray, three story house set back rather far from the
> road; street parking is not allowed in Beverly Shores, but
> our gracious neighbors, Henry & Mary are allowing us to
> use their parking spaces across the street (don't block
> their driveway!); if these spaces are taken, go to the end
> of our driveway and park on the right side, if someone is in
> that spot, park on the left side, next person park in the
> middle, following persons, go as far forward as you can and
> park single file in the driveway:  if all the driveway
> spaces are taken, call me at[masked], or ring the
> doorbell and I'll give you instructions; please try to
> arrive by 12:00--we will wait till 12:30, then depart
> 
> from Northwest, West, or South suburbs:  follow  the
> TriState tollway (I-294) east until it merges with I-94
> east; exit I-94 at exit 26 marked IN 49 north; go north to
> US 12 east (exit on left), continue on US 12 about 4 miles
> to Broadway (traffic light opposite National Lakeshore
> campground, gas station & liquor store on corner) and
> turn left; continue about 1/2 mile past Beverly &
> Bellevue, and turn left at Marne, continue to 11 w Marne
> near the end of a cul-de-sac; our house is on the left, and
> is a gray, three story house set back rather far from the
> road; street parking is not allowed in Beverly Shores, but
> our gracious neighbors, Henry & Mary are allowing us to
> use their parking spaces across the street (don't block
> their driveway!); if these spaces are taken, go to the end
> of our driveway and park on the right side, if someone is in
> that spot, park on the left side, next person park in the
> middle, following persons, go as far forward as you can and
> park single file in the driveway:  if all the driveway
> spaces are taken, call me at[masked], or ring the
> doorbell and I'll give you instructions; please try to
> arrive by 12:00--we will wait till 12:30, then depart 
> 
> by the South Shore line:  get the South Shore at the
> Metra Electric stations at 10:00 AM at Randolph, or at Van
> Buren, Roosevelt rd, Hyde Park, etc; take the train to the
> Beverly Shores station (you will have to tell the conductor
> you're getting off because it is a flag stop); train
> arrives at 11:25; walk toward the lake (away from US 12) on
> Broadway thru the wetland, past Beverly & Bellevue, and
> turn left at Marne, continue to 11 w Marne near the end of a
> cul-de-sac; our house is on the left, and is a gray, three
> story house set back rather far from the road, ring the
> doorbell (walk is about 15 minutes); trains returning to
> Chicago depart at 35 minutes after each odd numbered hour;
> you also may be able to get a ride back to the city from
> someone else
> 
> here is the South Shore website:  http://www.nictd....­
> 
> 
> 
> 
> The Dunes are to the Midwest what the
> Grand Canyon
> is to Arizona and the Yosemite is to
> California. 
> They constitute a signature of time and
> eternity. 
>  
> --Carl Sandburg
> 
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