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Hike and Picnic at Washington Oaks Gardens

Sat, 9/14, 10:30am, Hike and Picnic at Washington Oaks Gardens, Palm Coast, FL

The Gardens are the centerpiece of Washington Oaks and contain a formal garden where many species of exotic plants grow along side of azaleas, camellias, roses and multiple reflecting ponds.  There is something growing and blooming at all times of the year. http://www.washingtonoaks.org/

After we view the “breath taking” gardens, we will hike over 2 miles on shaded trails along the coastal maritime hammock and venture into a dense canopied coastal scrub and the tidal marsh along the Matanzas River.  We will picnic near the water.  Hot dogs, buns, paper plates, forks, napkins and charcoal will be provided by your leader.  Please bring a side dish to share with everyone. Suggestions: condiments, potato salad, fruit, desserts, chips/dip, drinks and more!  Side dishes do not have to be homemade. Grocery stores
make great sides.

Please dress accordingly for weather and bring bug spray, water and something for the
picnic.

We will meet at 9:30am at the Bartram Park McDonalds on Old St. Augustine Rd just west of I-95 Exit 335 (11230 Old St Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, Florida 32257).  Washington Oaks State Park is located at: 6400 N Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast, FL 32137. The drive is approximately 45 minutes due south on I95 from McDonalds.  Directions and maps will be distributed at McDonalds.  Carpooling can be arranged at McDonalds, or you may want to arrange ahead.

You will need exact change to get in the park (honor box):  $5.00 per car (up to 8 in car $4.00 - single rider car. 

Leader: Julie H. [masked].

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  • Trish

    Thanks Julie for organizing the walk and picnic. Enjoyed the. Day.

    September 15, 2013

  • Stefanie B.

    Sorry guys, but after leaving my wallet and taking a wrong turn on the way...I was beyond fashionable late =(

    September 15, 2013

  • Kathy C

    This was a great trip. The park was one of Florida's prettiest and the hike was well-shaded. The picnic was bountiful and delicious! Thanks to Julie for a fun Saturday!

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful place

    September 15, 2013

  • Tim S.

    Beautiful place. Nice hike and great picnic! Thanks Julie and Vic (for cooking in hot weather).

    September 14, 2013

  • Joni B.

    Thank you, Julie, ( and Vic) for a great day discovering a beautiful area of Florida. The hike, company & food was wonderful!

    September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed seeing familiar faces and newbies,too. Great weather. Thanks Julie.

    September 14, 2013

  • Barbara T.

    Great day with a nice group of people.

    September 14, 2013

  • Barbara T.

    Great day with a nice group of people.

    September 14, 2013

  • Barbara T.

    Great day with a nice group of people.

    September 14, 2013

  • Tai

    I am so sorry that I couldn't make it to today's outing. Something unexpected came up last minute. I hope everybody has a great time.

    September 14, 2013

  • barb g.

    Can't make it after all :(... Hope you all have a most awesome day!

    September 14, 2013

  • Stefanie B.

    I will meet you all at the park and bring a bag of chips =)

    September 14, 2013

  • vic c.

    Bringing 40 dogs/buns ,,,,,,,,,,for me ,don't know what you all are going to eat,,,,,,,,,,,just messing with you all but if anyone can bring another pack of dogs we'll be good

    September 13, 2013

  • Tim S.

    Is anyone bringing ice? I would but I don't have a container. Just thought to mention it.

    September 13, 2013

    • vic c.

      I will bring an ice chest

      September 13, 2013

  • John P.

    Will not be able to attend. Have had a very long and tiresome day.

    September 13, 2013

  • Penelope (.

    Not sure Julie if you got my email re trying to join if still room..please let me know,
    Peni

    September 13, 2013

    • vic c.

      I'll pass it on to her but I'm sure it would be ok , quite a few folks have dropped out and they'll always be one or two the nite before

      September 13, 2013

  • julie h.

    Hi All -

    We are looking at beautiful weather this weekend for our hike/picnic! Here is a list of what we have on the menu so far: Deviled Eggs; Chips/Cookies; Celery/Carrots/Pickles; Chips (2 bags); Chopped Onion; Ketchup/Mustard/Relish/Mayo; Coleslaw; Green Salad; Pineapple Cole Slaw; Brownies; and Hot Dogs/Buns/Charcoal; and Beans.

    Please remember fill out the waiver if you are a guest. The form is on Sidetrackers.com.

    If you know you are not coming, please let me know ASAP so I can plan accordingly......I want to make sure we have enough for everyone!

    Thanks.

    Julie

    September 12, 2013

    • Teresa P

      teresa papp will bring something to share !

      September 13, 2013

    • Kathy

      Will bring potato salad

      September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing my gps,and have always wanted to geo cache....so awesome.

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • vic c.

    Ok for those with handheld gps , I'm going to go after a few of the geo-caching sites in the park

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • barb g.

    Looking forward to my first Meet Up! :)

    September 12, 2013

  • Trish

    I'll bring apple cake for desert.

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • Penelope (.

    I aam going to try and rearrange my conflict and try and join you.if there is still opening No worries about hot dog, I am a veggie and will bring my own...Julie, please advise
    Peni

    September 12, 2013

  • Tracey T.

    Sorry, having a wood floor installed in my living room

    September 12, 2013

  • Penelope (.

    Conflict last minute...have a wonderful day

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I made mistake, thought this was friday so I can come.thank goodness didn't change rsvp.see you saturday.

    September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I made mistake, thought this was friday.can I still come?

    September 11, 2013

  • barb g.

    I will bring some brownies! We will need something sweet! :)

    September 11, 2013

  • Barbara T.

    I will bring celery, carrots and some pickles.

    September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have something scheduled for delivery that day. so
    I can't come after all. you would have loved my pineapple coleslaw sorry.
    have fun for me.

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • Joni B.

    I'll bring some beans.

    September 11, 2013

  • John P.

    I'll bring the chopped onions.

    September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry, but I won't be able to go after all. It sounds like a wonderful morning.

    September 11, 2013

  • Janice

    Julie: I will bring condiments for the hot dogs -- ketchup, mustard, mayo, and relish. If I have left out something that someone really likes, please let me know, and I will add it to the list.

    September 11, 2013

  • julie h.

    Hi All -

    Looking forward to our trip to Washington Oaks Saturday! Had to close the RSVP's in order to make it more manageable, especially as I am bringing the hot dogs...LOL! Please let me know what you are bringing to the picnic. Here are some suggestions, but of course bring whatever you would like to bring or make. Potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, desserts, condiments for hot dogs, paper plates, napkins, chips, fruit tray, veggies/dip. I am bringing hot dogs/buns and charcoal. Please bring your own soft drinks/water.

    Looking forward to a great day!

    Julie Hayes

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing pineapple cole slaw.

    September 10, 2013

  • Tai

    Is there a signup sheet for the side dishes, so that we all don't bring potato salad? :-)

    September 6, 2013

  • Penelope (.

    How do I pay membership fee?
    Peni

    September 1, 2013

    • vic c.

      You can go to sidetrackers.com and download membership form but we ask newbies to go to 2 events to see if they like the club

      September 5, 2013

  • Tracey T.

    I will meet you there also.

    September 4, 2013

  • Teresa P

    I live near Green Cove, so I'll meet ya'll at the "honor box" at 10:30 at the Park ? teresa p

    September 3, 2013

  • Carter M.

    Hi, just setting down for the night. Hope to see you Wed. night.

    September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where we meet at the park? I live in palm coast.

    August 30, 2013

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