It's Back! Annual Party Barge on Lake Tichigan! New Boat, New Capt, New Route!


We have a New Captain!

Captain Steve is his name,  but never fear---Captain Jill will be going along as a guest!

We have a new boat that is 50' long by 11' wide and can handle a party of up to 40 people! It has a retractable tarp top, nice furniture, charcoal grills, a surround the boat sound system that will play your CD's, I-Pod or USB Flash Drive hook-ups, and possibly the most important - 2 restrooms---His and hers with hand sanitizing systems.

Here are the details: For those who would like to go ahead without the carpooling, we will be meeting at the Hilltop at 12:00 PM sharp to get ourselves situated with a Bloody Mary and a Chaser. We will be setting up the barge at 12:45 PM Sharp and shoving off at 1:00 PM Sharp.

If you want to carpool or caravan from my place, please be here by 10:30 AM Sharp. We will leave at 10:45 AM SHARP.  We will not be waiting for anyone---even for those who got lost.

More details later on about a hotel to stay for those who wish to spend the night there. Please note this is about a 45 minute drive from my place.

Capt Steve will be taking us on a new route this year, and we will be stopping at a place that is most southerly part of the lake, close to Waterford, and then we will head on back. We should be back on shore at 6:00 PM.

Please bring a dish to pass, your own favorite beverage, and your own main course for yourself that you will cook on the grill.

Me, it would be a great time to do some wine tasting. Nothing better than doing that on the lake. Please note that the Fox River runs into and out of this lake. Interesting fact. And I tried to get Capt Steve to make a pit stop at one of my favorite places along the river Capt Misty's. Unfortunately, the barge can not fit underneath the bridge---another adventure that needs to be told someday.

We will be joined by the Fun Friends Group, and Milwaukee PWP group.

Please remember folks, only 40 people can go on this trip.



Please welcome aboard Yours Truly,
Capt Jill, Mike B. and Guest, Zana and 4 Guests, Stacy, Patty & 3 Guests (Don, Callie, and Nick), Ray, Karen, Terry, Kelley, Judi, Ginnie, Brian R., Beth, Jan, Juanita, Gary, Tammi, Adriana, Jerry, Kathy, Debbie H., Joanne and Guest, Bob and Guest, John, Jeanie, Patrice and Guest, Robert, and Joanie. This event
is now sold out!


More details to follow later.



The cost is $35 by check or money order; and $37.50 by paypal. This will cover the boat, the charcoal and fluid, grill utensils, paper goods and plastics wares.

Everyone will be put on the Wait List until a payment has been received. You can either use Paypal or send by check or money order to: Brian Kjos, 1410 Cimmaron Ct, Johnsburg IL 60051.

Cancellation policy:This meetup event will not be cancelled due to rain for the boat has a canopy. You will receive a refund if you cancel before September 1st, 2013. If you cancel afterward, you may receive a refund after all the spots are filled and you must find a person to replace you.

Let's have a blast with this!

Til then,
















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  • Robert

    A fun time on the boat.

    September 15, 2013

  • Ginnie

    Wonderful weather, great company, great food and nice new barge! Wonderful day!! Thanks Brian for arranging this event.

    September 15, 2013

  • Little T.

    Hello I am new here just wondering how this works I'm looking to meet new friends I'm single and I would like to join an event thank you

    September 10, 2013

  • Brian

    Capt Jill, Mike B.

    May 27, 2013

    • zana

      Hello. Brian. Do you have 1 more spot for my friend? If some body will refund then please let me know. Thanks

      September 1, 2013

    • Brian

      Hi Zana, the boat is sold out. By law, this boat can't carry anymore people. There are two different groups with quite a few people on the waiting list who wants to go but it is also the first one pay is also the first one on. There maybe a good chance that your friend maybe able to go. It's a waiting game right now.

      September 2, 2013

  • zana

    Hi. Brian. 1 of my friends wants to go with us. Do you have free space?

    September 1, 2013

  • Rhonda

    Sounds like fun!

    August 20, 2013

  • Rhonda

    Sounds like fun!

    August 20, 2013

  • Tina

    Good Morning.
    I'm a little confused about whether I am confirmed or not for this event. My first email said I WAS confirmed and then I got a second email saying I was on the waiting list. Would you please let me know which is correct?
    Thank you.

    August 13, 2013

  • Tina

    There is a small chance I may have to work. Won't know for sure until it gets closer to the date.

    June 20, 2013

  • zana

    i really like to go. thanks Brain.

    May 28, 2013

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