Moonlight Wine & Cheese Kayak Trip

Moonlight Wine & Cheese

         Kayak Trip

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013

Cost: $50:00

Meeting time: 12:30pm

Departure time: 1:00pm

Meeting location: Chik-fil-A

Must be 21 years old (at least) Limited to 15 registered participants

Let's celebrate the end of the paddling year in style with a slection of fine wines and savory appetizers.

This is a leisure 9 mile paddle down the gentle and scenic Etowah River with a Wine and Cheese Party at a unique rock formation less than a mile from the take-out at Kelly Bridge. We will take a quick tour of Bear foot Falls which is an interesting site 275' feet from the river and the campsite for the "Overnight on the Etowah" trip. We will stop for the Wine & Cheese Party.

Note: Wine & Cheese are provided however you are invited to bring anything you wish to share with the group. Chairs are not suitable on the rock at the event. Blankets, pads or towels are suggested to sit on Please wear shoes that will get wet. Water shoes or old tennis shoes are best but no flip-flops.

A Port-O-Let is provided at the put-in and take-out locations.

Participants must provide their own kayak, paddle and PFD, PFDs are required by Georgia DNR law. For convenience the organizer has 2 -12 CD Kestrel kayaks with paddles and PFDs available for rent including delivery & pick up on a first come basis.

Admission includes: Parking, shuttle, food, & wine.

Sorry: pets are not permitted. This is a leisure kayak trip and not a float trip so everyone is expected to keep up with the group.

Please don't be late. We will leave Chik-fil-A at 1:00pm with or without you.

We will arrive at the party spot around dusk so the event will end well after dark.

To register for the event or ask questions please contact Richard Grove, event organizer,[masked] or e-mail: [masked]

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  • Dale L.

    Wow! Weather was spectacular. Loved our picnic on the rock. Would recommend this meet up. Very fun! Nice, nice people too!

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Allen

    This trip was an adventure for all the senses, especially the palate. Richard and Linda presented a first rate buffet of cheeses, cheese dishes and delectable’s that nicely complimented both the cheeses and wines! I’m not a connoisseur by any means but I really enjoyed the wine selections offered. A beautiful day, a good group of folks and fine dining ‘paddling style’ at a great setting. Good stuff all around! Nicely put together and well thought out. The trip back in the dark was very cool I thought, I enjoy new experiences and that’s one I won’t soon forget.

    1 · October 6, 2013

    • Allen

      My bad, Linda mentioned she made a cheese dish so I assumed it was a joint effort on the food :o) NICE JOB ON THE FINE FOOD RICHARD!

      October 7, 2013

    • Tonya B.

      And a tasty cheese dish it was! But yes, overall outstanding food!

      October 7, 2013

  • Tonya B.

    Every trip is an adventure with Richard, but I really think he outdid himself this time! I mean we would have been happy with wine & cheese, but he provided us with such a huge buffet, it was unbelievable! And I thoroughly enjoyed the wine selection. Overall, the trip was just perfect--enjoyable weather, fun people, interesting stories, beautiful walk to the waterfall. It was fabulous! Always a good time. And the last mile was exciting. I always feel like I've lived, if I've escaped with my life! Just kidding. It was an adventure and one that I'll remember!

    1 · October 7, 2013

  • Linda W.

    What a night. Richard, the food was fabulous and your corned beef spread is still my favorite. That's only because I don't do blue cheese and your blue cheese spread was apparently the hands down winner. The wines were good and I enjoyed sampling some new ones. And any night that ends with champagne and chocolate truffles glow sticks of every kinds has to be a stellar time. Had a great time, as always, and it was fun to make some new paddling friends and paddle with some old ones. Pictures are coming soon. I took too many, but they're like kids, I have a hard not posting everything that turns out.

    2 · October 6, 2013

  • Richard G.

    This event was designed for the group to enjoy so please
    read their comments which I'm sure will tell the story. Pictures will be up by 10:00pm Sunday night. enjoy

    2 · October 6, 2013

  • Margot S.

    So glad you had a great time!! You don't need to rub it in any more than you already have about what we missed.

    October 6, 2013

  • Steve H.

    It was everything it was advertised to be. Love the Etowah, and met some very nice new friends. Party rock was the scene of fabulous dining, darling. The paddle after sunset was unreal.

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • katy

    Awesome! One of the best kayak trips ever! The river was beautiful, and Richard did a fabulous job organizing and leading. The wine and cheese dinner was unbelievable!

    1 · October 5, 2013

  • Mirna C

    sorry I won't be there - committed to go to Helen and do some Oktoberfest partying. I know ... life is rough.

    1 · October 2, 2013

  • Margot S.

    Have a wonderful time everyone!! Sorry I won't be there with you in person, but will definitely be there in "spirit"!! :-)

    September 26, 2013

  • katy

    Looking forward to this! Sounds great!

    September 11, 2013

  • Steven C.

    Richard, how do I get the $50 to you? Can I mail it to you in advance? Or should I bring $50 cash on the day of the trip? (Elliot's Dad)

    September 11, 2013

  • Julia

    I would LOVE to do this again. I'll check to see if my schedule is free.

    September 11, 2013

  • Margot S.

    I hope I can make this, because I have heard so much about it. I am saying yes for now to secure my spot, and may have to change it to no once I have checked 100%

    September 11, 2013

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