End of the world party!

  • December 21, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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The Mayan calendar comes to an end on December 21... Some people think its the end of the world... Sounds like a great excuse to party in the woods to me! It looks like we will be renting a place in Gaylord that has a game room, beds for 16, pool and hot tub... In the middle of the Huron/Manistee forest there are lots of places to hike/ski... I will do further research on destinations... I will need people who want to go to submit $44 for a bed and $20 for a floor spot... The place is reserved yay!

I require payment by December 7th... That's when the landlord wants me to pay the balance! Thank you to those who have already paid, you rock!

For those who haven't heard, you can pay me via amazon, send it to [masked] or to 620 Hollywood dr, monroe, mi 48162 Ski/snowshoe rentals are available at all 3 REI stores in metro Detroit, you might want to reserve them ahead of time http://www.rei.com/stores/rentals.html#Michigan You can also rent equipment from UM outdoor adventures (not sure of cost, couldn't find the direct link :-( But, there is a downhill ski (Treetops) and a cross country ski area in Gaylord... The easiest route is to rent from there: http://www.gaylordblog.com/?p=250 Link for food stuffs: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0AtwnuSv_9QwddGtzOUVMdThMZDVOTFZNWnZ2M0hXbVE

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  • KT

    winter wonderland

    December 25, 2012

  • Jim S

    for the record, katie had a great time cross country skiing for hours then swimming and soaking in the hottub, but it would have been even more fun with a few of you guys. why did everyone want to go home so fast? we still got home by 8; plenty of time. oh well, see you all next time

    December 24, 2012

  • Eric H.

    Great weekend with some amazingly awesome people! We should repeat it as soon as possible!

    -Mike Die

    1 · December 23, 2012

  • Chris N.

    Flat tire :(. Gonna be late, probably like 10pm

    December 21, 2012

  • Keith K.

    I have a corkscrew.

    December 21, 2012

    • lisa m.

      Thank you Keith!

      December 21, 2012

  • lisa m.

    Can someone bring a corkscrew please? I already left and need one. Thank you!!!

    December 21, 2012

  • Jim S

    so much food, so many games, so much stuff (two people in an suv, might as well bring everything!)

    1 · December 21, 2012

  • Brooke

    I have grim tideings. There will be very little snow and a possibility of mud.

    December 16, 2012

    • Brooke

      @shane...I can totally picture you doing that...

      1 · December 17, 2012

    • Dylan C.

      It's snowing! http://www.snowmancam...­

      1 · December 20, 2012

  • Bobby L

    I know it might be a little late to ask, but does anyone have any room in their car That's leaving from Ypsi/Ann Abor area?

    December 19, 2012

  • Keith K.

    According to this forecast, we can expect some pretty interesting weather on Friday. I guess the Mayans had it right after all. Be sure to dress appropriately...
    http://www.meetup.com/a2adventu...­

    December 18, 2012

  • lisa m.

    Does anyone know how much it is to rent ccx gear at REI?

    November 28, 2012

    • Caryn ;.

      Lisa, I would try sun and snow in Pontiac first... Then Forbush... I am very reluctant to tell people to rely on the resorts... A few years ago, we went to ski sleeping bear dunes and we tried to rent in traverse city... They were completely out... Some ski group was doing their annual weekend

      1 · November 29, 2012

    • lisa m.

      Ok there is no sun n snow in Pontiac just Plymouth and a2. I guess I'll try REI

      December 18, 2012

  • Brooke

    Please sign up for the potluck spreadsheet. Otherwise, Link and Jim S will eat EVERYTHING and there only scraps of bagels left for the rest of us.

    1 · December 17, 2012

    • Dylan C.

      Yay! I'll bring my skis and a couple sleds in case we find a big hill.

      2 · December 18, 2012

    • Lauren

      So in for sledding, Dylan!!!!

      1 · December 18, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    Jess is upgrading to Derron's bed spot... So there is now a floor spot available for $20!

    December 18, 2012

    • Caryn ;.

      Hi Bobby, send $20 through amazon payments and its yours! https://payments.amazo...­ if it doesn't go through, let me know... And just pay me Friday... Send it to: [masked]

      December 18, 2012

    • Bobby L

      ok great thanks!!! I will send payment as soon as I'm able.

      December 18, 2012

  • Rick B

    Wish I could...just too last minute for me. Shoulda found this event long ago. Hope you all have fun, and HOPEFULLY you'll be back for other events after the armageddon 8^P

    December 18, 2012

  • Ellen

    Thank you for the invitation but I cannot attend.

    December 18, 2012

  • Derron S.

    Unfortunately I cannot attend this weekend due to a last minute family obligation so my space is available for anyone that can go.

    December 18, 2012

  • Jim S

    if you can leave early on friday, KT and i still have room in our carpool. i have no idea what to bring yet, but we'll bring a side dish or two that can be used any time, as well as plates, napkins, and stuff like that. better safe than sorry.

    December 17, 2012

    • Caryn ;.

      Earliest check-in 4 pm... When they give me the code, I'll pass it along to you!

      December 17, 2012

  • Link K.

    Is anybody else driving up from A2? Given the type of car I drive, I definitely want to carpool and am a little hesitant to meet somewhat far away from A2 in case the weather is bad and I get super delayed (or spin into a ditch.. which would probably also cause a super delay).

    December 9, 2012

    • Link K.

      Whenever works for you works for me. I'm not working Friday, so I can head out pretty early. If that works for you, that gives us more time to explore!

      December 16, 2012

    • Alaadin

      Cool. We can leave around 12-1 pm

      December 17, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    Sorry it's so late guys but I made up a spreadsheet for food stuffs, please put your name in for a meal item and then maybe what you're bringing... Lunch on Saturday is up to you... Unless someone really wants to provide lunch fixings... Here's the link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsh...­

    December 15, 2012

    • Lauren

      I will try to find my Cards Against Humanity. It might be good enough to make you forget all about Catch Phrase. ;) And, thanks Caryn!

      2 · December 17, 2012

    • Colleen

      Consider Dominion (and a half dozen other games) packed!

      3 · December 17, 2012

  • lisa m.

    Joining caryns carpool now!

    2 · December 14, 2012

  • Shane

    Hey Caryn, can you add me to the group so that way I can get any updates through email? I'm Eric's +1. Thanks.

    1 · December 7, 2012

    • Shane

      Wait a minute...why am I paying double for a floor spot? You are slumming!!! hahaha. Not true.

      December 7, 2012

    • Caryn ;.

      Done :-)

      December 8, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    Paid the balance on our rental today!

    2 · December 6, 2012

    • lisa m.

      Tyvm for taking the time to organize thus caryn! Should we post something soon to decide who brings what in the way of food etc?

      December 6, 2012

    • Caryn ;.

      You are welcome! I plan on making up a google spreadsheet this weekend!

      1 · December 6, 2012

  • Jim G.

    There is a place to rent cross country ski about 15mile south of where we are staying and they have groomed trails. www.forbushcorner.com

    November 28, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    Carpool spreadsheet is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsh...­

    November 25, 2012

    • Caryn ;.

      Why because if your car can hold no more than 4 people WITH the driver... There are only 3 spots right? I assumed your car was able to hold 4... You can make it white again if you want, my car and Lisa's can't hold more than 4 with the driver... I will get the combination beforehand and can send it out to all the yes RSVP

      November 26, 2012

    • Caryn ;.

      So yes you may get there earlier...

      November 26, 2012

  • Jim S

    KT and i can either drive her Element, leaving at 1PM on Fri, 440 miles, at 20mpg, $3.50/gal, 4 people, $25 each, driver doesn't pay because of wear on vehicle. more if only 3 total. if we drive with someone else, then that figure will probably still work for that driver, or more if 3 people. i find it less stressful to work out gas money before hand so there is no confusion.

    November 25, 2012

    • Caryn ;.

      I will put you first on the spreadsheet!

      November 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    All spots are still taken? Darn.

    November 25, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    Yay, we've sold out the event... If something should come up and you need to sell your spot, please let me know ASAP so we can fill it... I cannot afford to provide refunds... Sorry :-(... For those who don't know, the place costs over 800 dollars... It was important to me to keep this as cost effective as possible for me and you guys! Thanks again guys!

    2 · November 21, 2012

  • Jess

    never mind if I read first I would know..sorry

    November 21, 2012

  • Jess

    how do you pay?

    November 21, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    Current tally: 6 bed spots remain and 5 floor spots... I changed the RSVP list to reflect payments made! Thanks guys

    November 9, 2012

    • Jess

      For people on the wait list, or are you just waiting for people who have joined to pay?

      November 21, 2012

    • Keith K.

      Jess, as Caryn says below "people are made a yes when they pay! This not like a usual event where you have to wait for spots to open up!"

      November 21, 2012

  • lisa m.

    I know you didn't post the spreadsheet yet but I plan on bringing breakfast stuff and have a ton of napkins left over from the last trip I can bring. And I'll make sangria! :)

    1 · November 20, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    People new to the wait list: people are made a yes when they pay! This not like a usual event where you have to wait for spots to open up!

    November 14, 2012

  • Jim S

    by the way, how many people are you expecting? how many have paid so far?

    November 13, 2012

    • Caryn ;.

      We are able to accommodate 25

      November 13, 2012

    • Jim S

      hey, you're doing the same thing as i am, but i didn't even notice. sorry. 25, wow, this should be fun.

      1 · November 14, 2012

  • Jim S

    i just paid you for the floor spot. i might upgrade later if there is room, or not. i'm going to xc my guts out up there. so, who wants to carpool? other then skis, i won't have that much stuff.

    November 8, 2012

    • Lauren

      Whitney, Bivouac in downtown A2 rents skis for just about $10 per day. I will look into rental places in Gaylord but will rent them here and take them with me if I can't find one.

      November 14, 2012

    • Caryn ;.

      I always forget about bivouac lol...

      November 14, 2012

  • Chip D.

    bed not bad, I guess it's time to get some sleep.

    November 12, 2012

  • Chip D.

    Payment sent for a bad

    November 12, 2012

  • KT

    Save me a floor spot! I'm paying you right now!!

    November 8, 2012

    • Caryn ;.

      Because of the number of people going, I will have a spread sheet up for carpool at the start of December as well as one for food!

      2 · November 9, 2012

    • Dylan C.

      ^^Hair dryer scene http://youtu.be/G1CYg...­

      2 · November 12, 2012

  • David S

    How can I pay you my $44 for a bed, Caryn? Maybe PayPal? Or my bank can mail you a check if I have an address.

    November 8, 2012

    • Dylan C.

      I just paid for me and Brooke

      This is the link to sign up for Amazon Payments:
      https://payments.amazo...­

      This is the link to pay:
      https://payments.amazo...­

      November 8, 2012

    • David S

      Yes -- I fly back to Detroit on Dec 13. You sure know how to make a guy feel appreciated!

      1 · November 12, 2012

  • Dylan C.

    This might be a sold-out event! It might be easier to manage if you move everyone to the waiting list until they promise to send money. I'll bring my xc skis if Gaylord has snow.

    November 8, 2012

    • Eric H.

      Caryn, let me know if you need a little more $ to cover the event.

      1 · November 9, 2012

    • Caryn ;.

      Thank you Eric, that is very kind of you! Hopefully, we will be sold out or close to it! Right now, I have enough to cover the deposit and will need to pay the rest the 7th...

      November 9, 2012

  • lisa m.

    I can leave around 4 or 5 Friday. Just sayin.

    November 8, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    People I have received payment from: Keith Knudsen (2 spots), Lauren Opra, Colleen Doyle, Eric Hammond... Payments pending: Jim Guy, Lisa Miranti... So we have 7 bed spots and 1 floor spot taken...

    November 8, 2012

    • dan

      How many spots are left and will we doing something if we run out of room?

      November 8, 2012

    • Caryn ;.

      There are 8 bed spots left and 5 floor spots

      November 8, 2012

  • Brooke

    I VOTE FOR THE FANCY GAYLORD PLACE

    1 · November 7, 2012

  • lisa m.

    Caryn! I need to reserve a floor spot! I can send you a check or give you $20 on Friday!

    November 5, 2012

    • Caryn ;.

      Hey girl, either one works!

      November 5, 2012

    • lisa m.

      Ok I will bring it Friday!

      November 5, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    Please post your preference! I can only make a decision based on who gets back to me! We are looking at two pretty different choices: Gaylord (luxury and hot tub but more money and farther driving) OR a rustic cabin within 2 or so hours of Ann Arbor... I will need to start collecting money on Friday for whatever people choose!

    October 31, 2012

    • lisa m.

      I'm sure my parents have a couple...

      October 31, 2012

    • dan

      I'm in for Gaylord

      October 31, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    Just did some digging, the yurt is not available... You have to rent it for the whole weekend, which I don't mind... BUT it is small and I am assuming it will be cold... The Bruin lake cabin is open that weekend... And looks bigger but accommodates 6... Island lake also requires a weekend rental but they can accommodate 20... So this would be a whole weekend thing... Need feedback guys!

    October 29, 2012

    • Caryn ;.

      The difference is pretty significant... Only the Gaylord place is available, they have beds for 16... And with 4 bedrooms we could probably accommodate 25 at most (floor spots)... So it would 44 dollars for a bed in Gaylord... And 20 dollars for a floor spot... And this is as opposed to one of the rustic cabins at a nearby park where we would pay at most 10 per bed...

      1 · October 31, 2012

    • Eric H.

      Gaylord sounds like a winner!

      October 31, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    I am still giving people time to give me their input but I have contacted the place in Gaylord to find out when they would need the deposit by... Tomorrow will be the last day for input... Based on the votes I will go ahead and make a reservation... Costs and all that will posted Thursday night... If you plan to come paying ASAP will secure your spot AND make it easier for me to work with whoever we end up renting from!

    October 31, 2012

  • Tracy

    I'm going to change my rsvp to a no, since going for a whole weekend is too hard with having to find a dog sitter, etc. If you guys end up doing it close enough to Ann Arbor where I could just join for Saturday partying but not staying over I'm in:)

    October 31, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    How far is everyone willing to travel? My original idea had been to be close but since most places ask for weekend rentals, I don't mind driving 2-3 hours

    October 30, 2012

    • Bobby L

      I dont mind driving that much either, especially if they have a hot tub or sauna. ^__^

      1 · October 30, 2012

    • Roxanne

      Caryn, thank you so much for looking into this! Your time and efforts are very much appreciated. :) The place in Gaylord looks good, and I think $840 is definitely reasonable.

      October 31, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    So a few other parks:So a few parks: Waterloo also has cabins, Highland Rec area, and Holly rec are all have cottages available! I will call the pinery tomorrow and see about their guesses on traffic!

    October 29, 2012

  • lisa m.

    Puberty has yurts. And doesn't pickney?

    October 29, 2012

    • Andrew

      That was pretty damn hilarious

      4 · October 29, 2012

    • Caryn ;.

      I have heard the Pinery is AWESOME... My only concern would be the border crossing with the holiday so close

      October 29, 2012

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