The Sidetrackers, an outdoor activity club for singles, is a wonderful organization and we always have a great time at our meetings and activities. We encourage each of you to attend one or more of the following upcoming events.
Sept 7, Wednesday, 6:30pm MONTHLY MEETING AND NEXT QUARTER PLANNING: This meeting is open to visitors and members and is a combination of our normal monthly meeting and a planning meeting for next quarters activities. We normally have approx. 20 - 25 people in attendance and is a great way to get to meet other Sidetrackers, learn more about the group, and contribute to ideas for upcoming activities. The joint meeting should last an hour and is at the Southeast Regional Library near the intersection of J T Butler Blvd and Gate Pkwy.
Sept. 8, Thursday, 6:10 PM. and every Thursday: WALK THE DOWNTOWN BRIDGES and RIVERWALK Meet at the River City Brewery parking lot at 835 Museum Drive next to MOSH. We will walk the Acosta and Main St Bridges and portions of the Riverwalk and get a bite to eat afterwards.
Sept. 17, Saturday, 10:00 AM: PADDLING AT ANASTASIA STATE PARK IN ST. AUGUSTINE: Salt Run, a tidal salt marsh inlet, is a kayaker's and canoer’s delight. You can paddle from the park to the lighthouse. It is a great place to see birds, marsh life, dolphins and other sea creatures. It is an easy paddle. It is a great place to try kayaking for the first time. Anastasia Water Sports [masked]) rents kayaks and canoes in the park. For rates see http://www.anastasiawatersports.com/home.html Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and your canoe or kayak if you have one. We can go swimming at the beach afterwards. We will meet at the park. The rental place opens at 10:00 and they may get busy later in the day. High tide is at 11:45. Directions: you chose how you get to St. Augustine, south on I-95 or U.S.1. Go across the Bridge of Lions/ south on A1A. the light house will be on your left and the Alligator Farm on your right. Just pass the Alligator Farm to the left is the park. Look for the brown signs. Go through the park entrance ($5 per car), Boat rental is on the left side about a ½ mile into the park. Look for the tall person with a red kayak. Leader: Diane J. [masked]
Sep. 24, Saturday, 9:15 AM: NATURE HIKE ON LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND: Sleep in a bit and then lets enjoy a very pleasant four mile nature walk experiencing a cross-section of ecosystems on Little Talbot Island State Park. This includes maritime hammock, beach dunes, depression marsh, and a stroll on the beautiful white sandy beaches of the island. There should be a good opportunity to view wildlife and locate shells or sharks teeth. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, and a bright smile. Cost: Entry fee of $4.00 per vehicle onto the island, plus lunch if you desire.
We will meet at Hardees on Merrill Rd. at 9:15 AM. Take 9A North or Southside Blvd Connector North and exit at Merrill Rd. Proceed East and Hardees is immediately on your left. We will car-pool and caravan approximately 20 miles to Little Talbot Island State Park off of Hecksher Blvd. If you live in north Jax or Ga. then suggest you meet us at the island at approx. 9:50 AM. If there is interest, we will probably have lunch at the nearby Sanddollar Restaurant that has good food and a wonderful water view. Please let me know you plan to come by either a phone call, e-mail, or sign up on our meetup.com site. http://www.floridastateparks.org/littletalbotisland/ Leader (Mr.) Kim L. [masked] (cell-[masked])
We hope you will give the group a try and get to meet many of our wonderful members. Please call me if you have any questions.
SIDETRACKERS is an outdoor activities club for single people in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. We've been around for over 15 years and offer high-quality experiences for singles who genuinely enjoy outdoor activities and who would like to meet like-minded single activity partners. Club events are mostly oriented towards outdoor activities and may include camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, cycling, sightseeing, ziplines, hang gliding, marksmanship, and horseback riding. Activities are varied and provide opportunities for a wide range of interests, abilities, and skill levels. Membership and participation in our singles club also provides opportunities to develop and refine outdoor leadership skills. SIDETRACKERS in Jacksonville is the place for active singles!
Even if you don't live in or around Jacksonville and are looking for high-quality singles activities, you can still participate with us. Use our web site to view our calendar of events and activities, find out how to sign up for trips and events, and even apply to become a member. It's easy, and it's all online at our main web site - http://www.sidetrackers.com. We would love to have you visit or join our club.
ABOUT "MEMBERSHIP" IN OUR GROUP: Meetup membership is free and open to all, however some Meetup members elect to "join" the Sidetrackers club in order to help defray the costs involved in running Sidetrackers. For example, we incur expenses to maintain our web site and we also buy and pay for a supplemental medical insurance policy. Club membership is ridiculously cheap for one year - $15 - and in exchange (and also as a reward) for helping pay for our expenses, club members are invited to a few special "members only" events where the club may pay for some of the food. If you elect not to join the club, you're welcome to participate with us, but please respect and understand this arrangement within our club when you see two or three "members only" events each year. This way of running things has been in place for many years and it has worked very well for everyone.