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Smoky Mt. Alpine Coaster and Pigeon Forge Trip

  • Oct 11, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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Let's take a weekend trip to Pigeon Forge, TN and do this awesome looking Alpine Coaster. We can camp or get a cabin.

I'm suggesting we leave Friday after work and do the Coaster Saturday morning and then whatever the rest of Saturday afternoon...there's lots to do in this area, so I'm open for suggestions! 

http://youtu.be/9yD9QjVBRu4

Group rate for the Coaster is $8 per person if we have 15+ ppl. (cheap date!!)

Details about the coaster:

• Top Speed = 27MPH

• Track Length = ~1.0miles

• You control your speed and braking
http://www.smokymountainalpinecoaster.com/

Here's our Cabin:  Total cost is $60

http://www.millcreekcabinrental.com/Reservations/TCSRWeb.dll/PropertyInfo?PropName=Soaring%20Spirit&Wrapper=wrapper1.html

Carpool Spreadsheet:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ap_F-zSeff1FdDhjRzYtVXotZDM3dUpOQmlmcDZjU3c&usp=drive_web#gid=0

Sleeping Arrangements:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ap_F-zSeff1FdDhjRzYtVXotZDM3dUpOQmlmcDZjU3c&usp=drive_web#gid=1

Snacks/Drinks/Other Items:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ap_F-zSeff1FdDhjRzYtVXotZDM3dUpOQmlmcDZjU3c&usp=drive_web#gid=2


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  • Alex L.

    So I looked through all my stuff and am definitely missing my phone charger. It is pretty standard for smartphones and says Samsung on it. If you've got it I'd like it back! It was last seen plugged in behind the stereo downstairs. Thanks. Call me at[masked]

    October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone up for a pool challenge ;)

    4 · October 11, 2013

  • Kat

    Ok trying to make sense of the carpool and have it figured out for fridays ride lol ive sent emails but dont know if they are going throughbso im posting on here in hopes of getting intouch with people i need to? : )

    October 10, 2013

    • James Deon Webb/ J D

      Awesome plan, since you live in w-s I can ride with Pol if that's ok? I'll call/text tomorrow and reddy sorry haha my phone is pretty crappy.

      October 10, 2013

    • James Deon Webb/ J D

      Hey pol call/text at[masked]

      October 11, 2013

  • Alex L.

    Hey all, I'm giving up my spot in Keith's luxurious ride because I'm dumb and would rather take my busted old 2 wheeled death trap. :) I'll probably leave between 3 and 4.

    3 · October 10, 2013

    • Alex L.

      Bring me a fat wad of cash and she's all yours haha :P

      October 11, 2013

    • GP H.

      I break I buy :-) does it wheelie??? Hows the clutch. Lol???

      October 11, 2013

  • Wesley

    Reddy, for privacy of this event, I have deleted your directions. If anyone needs directions please message Reddy, Myself, or Keith.

    October 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      you can delete my posts, but you cAN NEVER DELETE MY DIRECTIONS !!

      I should have known why you guys did not put it up :)

      2 · October 11, 2013

  • Wesley

    Does everyone have directions? Does everyone have a ride? Let me know if you do not.

    October 11, 2013

  • GP H.

    Lets hit up the grocery store as soon as we wake up Sat morning...we'll grab all the essentials there....i already bought the case of beer, so essentials for friday are covered :-)

    4 · October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As far as carpooling is concerned i cannot leave until after work at 630p. Anyone else looking to leave a bit later from ws?

    October 7, 2013

    • Brittany B.

      Hey Casey! Keith mentioned you still needed a person to share the sleeper sofa with, so I said I wouldn't mind sharing. I went ahead and added myself on the spreadsheet, but I just wanted to double check with you!

      October 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure! No worries : )

      October 10, 2013

  • Wesley

    I'm only bringing two Air Mattresses. Does anyone else have 1 they could bring with the linens?

    October 10, 2013

    • Stephanie

      I also have one minus the linens

      October 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      i will be bringing one..I think we are good

      October 10, 2013

  • Eddard P.

    Hey guys, turns out I won't be able to make it this weekend. If you know anyone thats interested in going they can buy me out of my spot for $50.

    October 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have one friend joining as well...Let's fight for it Pol

      October 9, 2013

    • Pol V.

      Cool. Thanks Ed. And Reddy, too late.

      October 10, 2013

  • James Deon Webb/ J D

    Who is reddy?

    October 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I did not do anything officer. It is not my fault.

      4 · October 9, 2013

    • James Deon Webb/ J D

      Hey dude lol trying to catch the carpool up

      October 9, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Looks like hiking is out for now :( Are we sure the roads are open to the cabin and to the coaster?

    http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/sevierville-sevier/2013/10/01/park-officials-close-great-smoky-mountains-national-park/2900649/

    October 7, 2013

    • James Deon Webb/ J D

      A picnics another option. I heard that dollyland place is in the same city what if we stopped there. Fishing is another, just throwing random ideas out.

      October 8, 2013

    • Brittany B.

      1 · October 9, 2013

  • Kat

    Hello! Was wondering who else is leaving from winston friday and doesn't have carpool plans yet? Id love to carpool but if at all possible need to find someone else willing to drive since my car is not running well at all. I am more then willing to pitch in on gas of course! : ) I am flexible about the time but would really prefer to leave sooner rather then later if at all possible?

    Wesley or Keith, You mentioned in the carpool spread sheet that a GPS will not find the cabin to ask for directions. Am i able to please get directions ahead of time before Friday since my friend will be driving separate from Ohio and will need to know where to go, THANK YOU!

    October 8, 2013

  • Brittany B.

    Any suggestions for what types of food people would like everyone to bring? I would like to contribute to our snack pile, but I want to make sure to bring things that will actually be eaten. :P

    2 · October 8, 2013

    • Wesley

      Oreos, Chips, Salsa, 7 layer dip, Chicken/Cheese Quesadillas, Fruit, Cheeseball & crackers, brownies, etc.

      3 · October 8, 2013

  • Wesley

    What time should we set for our reservation for the Coaster? The place opens at 10AM and closes at 7:30PM. Reply with your suggestions.

    October 7, 2013

  • Alex L.

    I'd prefer a queen if that's alright, kinda tall for a sofa bed. Unless they are huge? I'll be too drunk to care who shares with me :P

    1 · October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone else heading back Sunday at noon? If so, we can carpool.

    October 7, 2013

  • Wesley

    If you would like to bring something to contribute to the community goods, please list it here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ap_F-zSeff1FdDhjRzYtVXotZDM3dUpOQmlmcDZjU3c&usp=drive_web#gid=2

    1 · October 7, 2013

  • Brittany B.

    How do I figure out whether I get a bed/couch/recliner or need to bring a blowup mattress?
    If I have to share a bed, who wants to be my cuddle buddy? :D hahah

    October 7, 2013

  • Keith S.

    Here ya go folks....helps get a better idea who is where & what time everyone is leaving.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ap_F-zSeff1FdDhjRzYtVXotZDM3dUpOQmlmcDZjU3c&usp=drive_web#gid=0

    2 · October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have we discussed car pooling yet?

    1 · October 5, 2013

    • James Deon Webb/ J D

      Wesley said we woupd be discussing it but havent asked him recently. Either way a back up plan doesnt hurt.

      October 6, 2013

    • Wesley

      I'll be posting a spreadsheet tomorrow. Sorry busy weekend. But yes, we will of course be able to carpool.

      October 6, 2013

  • Wesley

    Thanks everyone for making payments!! Now that all that is behind us, let's focus on making the most of this weekend! Few questions: Besides the Coaster, who all is interested in Zorbing: http://www.zorb.com/zorb/locations/zorb-smokies-usa/tickets-2/ ? I'd like to get a head count. We would likely do this Saturday Morning/Afternoon after the Coaster.

    September 29, 2013

    • Pol V.

      Saw this on their website: Please take note that we are close from October 1st, 2013- February 28th, 2014 for the winter period).

      1 · September 29, 2013

  • Wesley

    @Steph, Jenn, Ed, James, Alex, Pol, Brittany, & John: If there is anyway you can send me the remaining balance of $30 by the end of the week, I'd be very grateful. We have to pay on our Cabin balance soon. Thanks so much! @Will: sad you can't make it. :(

    September 25, 2013

    • Brittany B.

      Just sent the rest of the money!

      1 · September 28, 2013

    • Pol V.

      Money sent.

      1 · September 29, 2013

  • James Deon Webb/ J D

    Hey is there a carpool going? Can I tag?

    September 22, 2013

  • Alex L.

    Ok Wes I have paid in full.

    1 · September 25, 2013

    • Wesley

      Thanks Alex!

      September 26, 2013

  • Will L.

    I'm not going to be able to make this. I have to be in chapel hill on that saturday night, a 6 hour drive, and then I'll be driving 8 hours round trip the next day. Was looking forward to this, but I'm not trying to be in the car for 18 hours in 1 weekend. If anyone wants my spot, let me know. I have (half) a bed reserved and have paid $30 out of 60 so far. Let me know

    September 25, 2013

    • GP H.

      18 spots on beds....comes out to 66.67 ....I dnt think anyone would have a problem paying 7 bucks more. :-). Just hope the dude gets his money back. That is all. Thx.

      September 25, 2013

    • Wesley

      First we have to get to $1200. Having people pay more than what we promised is a last resort (really don't want to do this). If we have extra $$$ it will be reinvested in food/drinks for everyone for the weekend. We will be posting a signup/suggestion sheet for goods to bring once we get the finances down.

      September 26, 2013

  • Nick S.

    I would really like to go, but I would need to share a ride with someone. Is anyone coming from Greensboro?

    September 25, 2013

  • Wesley

    Some have expressed interest in Zorbing too. Here's the ZORB website: http://www.zorb.com/zorb/locations/zorb-smokies-usa/tickets-2/

    2 · September 25, 2013

  • Wesley

    FYI: In case you all didn't read the details of the cabin, there are only 9 beds. Each bed is assumed to have 2 people on it. 2x9=18. All the extra ppl will need to provide their own bed arrangements (air mattresss, sleeping bags).

    September 23, 2013

    • Wesley

      I got it. Erin translated it for me! :)

      September 23, 2013

    • Wesley

      @Katelin: Yes, you and your friend get a bed! And I got your money!

      September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Wes, i know the cut off passed but is there still room/can i send you money via paypal? Ive had yes as my RSVP but just kept forgetting to send the $. If not its cool just let me know!

    September 22, 2013

    • Brittany B.

      Ooh.. I didn't realize that. I sent $30 last night via paypal. I think it had it set as sending to Erin though?? Is that bad? Lol. Either way, I'll send the rest this evening.

      1 · September 23, 2013

    • Wesley

      It's no problem that it went to Erin. We can only have one paypal account set for meetup so it goes to her if you pay through Meetup. Erin and I will coordinate the money. I have you down for $30. So just send the remainder to [masked]

      September 23, 2013

  • Wesley

    To keep track of your payments, you can see the spreadsheet listed here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AuDLizIBn9RPdE9uVk51dmllQWU4ZDl3OGRCaDBkeXc&output=html

    Any additional payments can be made via PayPal to: [masked]

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all! May I please ride with someone? Ill help pay for gas! I'm coming from Winston but can drive to you and leave my car wherever!

    2 · September 22, 2013

    • Wesley

      We will be arranging the carpool soon. Don't worry, Fran, we won't leave you behind!

      1 · September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to join you guys...if there is room :) (sorry for the late RSVP)

    September 22, 2013

    • Wesley

      We can make room, but you might be on an air mattress. If that is okay, please go ahead and send payment.

      September 23, 2013

    • Wesley

      Reminder, the lodging cost is actually $60. You can pay full amount to [masked].

      September 23, 2013

  • Wesley

    Just in case it wasn't clear, the total cost will be $60. If you have paid only the deposit of $30, you will owe the remaining $30 by the day of the event.
    Since, meetup doesn't handle this, and you would like to pay the remainder in advance, please Paypal me $30 to [masked]. Let me know if you have any questions! Also, the $60 (cabin only) does not include the Alpine coaster, which is $8.

    September 23, 2013

    • Jenn

      Yay, hot tub!! This place looks amazing!

      September 20, 2013

    • Eddard P.

      Looks great!

      September 20, 2013

  • Keith S.

    We have booked the cabin & its awesome!!!

    3 · September 20, 2013

  • Wesley

    I show that 6 have paid. The cut off for lodging will be tomorrow (Wednesday). Please contact me or paypal me before 5pm tomorrow if you are planning on lodging with us.

    September 17, 2013

    • Pol V.

      Hey Wesley, I just saw this. Is there a way for me to still pay?

      September 18, 2013

    • Wesley

      You can still pay, and I see you have. If we can't make room for you, then of course we will refund your money. We should be able to accommodate you though. You just might have to bring an air mattress.

      September 19, 2013

  • Keith S.

    I am going to call in the reservation shortly. Currently we have 13 , anyone else please let myself or Wesley know prior to 5PM today. (336) - 402 -4144

    September 18, 2013

  • James Deon Webb/ J D

    Hey is this a group ride or do we provide our own transportation?

    September 7, 2013

    • Wesley

      We will most def be carpooling, assuming the people carpooling are staying the same duration.

      September 10, 2013

    • James Deon Webb/ J D

      Ok cool well I am up to carpool with any who are going if you know any.

      September 18, 2013

  • Wesley

    Okay, so it looks to be around $60 per person. We are requesting a $30 deposit to know exactly how many are planning on coming. We really need to have a good idea of the number by COB Wednesday so we know what size cabin to get. Click the "Pay Online Now" button to make a PayPal transaction of $30. If we don't get the interest we need, we will refund your money.

    September 16, 2013

    • James Deon Webb/ J D

      Hi im still going, ill send the deposit now.

      September 18, 2013

    • Wesley

      James, there is a link above the description, to the Right of where it shows the price. You will only see this link in a web browser. Apps don't work.

      September 18, 2013

  • Stephanie

    I'm RSVPing as a maybe. I'd prefer camping over the cabin...

    August 29, 2013

    • Hannah

      Looks like I most likely won't be able to make this trip. Just in case, though, what time would we be leaving on Friday?

      September 13, 2013

    • Hannah

      jk I just saw that it would be after work..that helps!

      September 14, 2013

  • James Deon Webb/ J D

    Definitely!

    September 7, 2013

  • Wesley

    I'm also digging this one w/ a heated pool! http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164748vb#summary

    September 6, 2013

    • Stephanie

      How much is this one? Less than $60?? :-)

      September 6, 2013

  • Wesley

    Looks like this smaller one could work for us. It has beds for 16, but I'm sure we could fit all (23) of us! Price would come out to around $60 for two nights. If we only had 16 of us, it would be around $80 per person. What do you guys think? http://www.majesticmountainvacations.com/cabin.asp?property_id=1669&navmonth=102013

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I prefer the cabin and hot tub combo! : )

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Simon

    New date doesn't work for me.

    September 5, 2013

  • Eddard P.

    I vote cabin: hot tub

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Alex L.

    I like camping but I think it might get to be a little too cold at night for that. There's a lot of awesome driving roads around here if others are interested in having a little fun and seeing some nice scenery. There's a pretty sweet brewery in Bryson City as well.

    2 · September 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Pssh! Cold... that's why you have cuddle buddies!

      1 · September 4, 2013

  • Lindsey

    Gonna try to go.

    September 2, 2013

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