Ichetucknee Tubing Weekend

  • August 2, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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ICHNEETUCKNEE SPRINGS WEEKEND

Friday, August 2th - Sunday, August 4th

Here we go again!

We are having 2 other meet up groups join us on this Great Event

Including  Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and Saturday night Dinner

all included in your weekend

Our annual tubing trip is taking us to
Ichetucknee Springs.
Some of you know that
we were not able to go to this location
last year because of terrible floods in the area.
Well, we are keeping our fingers and toes crossed
that we will make it there this year!

Join friends for this full of fun and sun.

We will be staying in a hotel in Alachua.
We have group rates that include hot breakfast each morning.
Nearby, is the beautiful Ichetucknee Springs State Park
where we will start our tubing early on Sunday morning.

On Saturday, we might be checking out Ginnie Springs Outdoors.
This is a great location for canoeing, kayaking, etc.

We are going to have a BBQ by the pool area:
hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips and drinks.
This is going to be about 5pm or so.
After dinner, it is game night!!!

BYOB or anything else you might like to have or share!

Early Sunday morning, we will have breakfast at the hotel,
then depart (about 7:30am) for the centerpiece activity of the weekend;
the float down the Ichetucknee River.

The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles
through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River.
In 1972, the head spring of the river was declared
a National Natural Landmark by the U. S. Department of the Interior.
From the end of May until early September,
tubing down the river is the premier activity in the area.
In addition to tubing, visitors can enjoy picnicking, snorkeling,
canoeing, swimming, hiking, and wildlife viewing.  
White-tailed deer, raccoons, wild turkeys, wood ducks
and great blue herons can be seen from the river.

Bring snorkeling gear, and jump off your tube
at any time to explore the springs along the way.

The entire float takes about 3-4 hours.
We should finish our tubing between 2-3pm.

 

What to bring: Clothing, toiletries, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, bathing suit, etc. Optional gear includes snorkeling gear, waterproof camera. To keep the river pristine, no food, drink, tobacco or disposable items may be taken on the river.

Cost: $90.00 per person based on double occupancy.
Price includes two night hotel room, poolside meet & greet snacks,
BBQ poolside dinner on Saturday and tube rental.
A $5 per person cash entry fee to Ichetucknee Springs
will be collected upon entry to the park.
(There is no vehicle entry fee when you are tubing.)

If you can only join us on Saturday night,
please call Karen for special pricing.

If you need a roommate, please let us know so we can pair you up.
(Girls with girls and boys with boys...sorry!)

 

For more information and carpooling, please call
Jimmy[masked]
or
Karen[masked]

Get Out There Adventures T- Shirts are for sale and caps

Let us know what size you would like. The T-shirts are $10 and hats $15.

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  • Luis y M.

    Thank you Karen... We had a good time.... Great group...

    August 7, 2013

  • yadira

    Posted my pictures starting on page 14-18 with the photos at Ginnie Springs. Includes BBQ pictures and underwater photos.

    1 · August 6, 2013

    • Pam

      Great pics!! Love the close up of turtles on log & the one kept kicking his back leg! Cracks me up! ;-D

      August 7, 2013

  • Shirley

    Absolute fun!!!

    August 7, 2013

  • Maggie

    It was nice meeting so many great people. Thanks to all who organized and planned-I had a blast!

    1 · August 6, 2013

    • Francine

      THANKS for rescuing me from the river, Maggie!! What would I have done without you! lol. :) Francine

      1 · August 6, 2013

  • Francine

    Thanks to YOU guys!!

    August 6, 2013

  • Jimmy

    I would like to Thank all who attended this great event

    August 6, 2013

  • Allan F

    It was an excellent weekend

    August 6, 2013

  • Allan F

    I had a wonderful time. Met a whole bunch of nice people.

    August 5, 2013

  • Dorie C.

    Does anyone have under water pictures?

    August 5, 2013

    • yadira

      I do. I will upload this week.

      August 5, 2013

  • Lyne

    what a fun weekend!!! Thanks Jimmy and Karen!

    August 5, 2013

  • Dorie C.

    Thank you Karen and Jimmy for all you do to organize such awesome excursions. I had a great time. I can't wait to take my family and friends to do this.

    August 5, 2013

  • Cat

    Karen / Jimmy I am carpooling with Dorie, please roomie me with her. Please let me know...Thank you!

    July 30, 2013

    • Dorie C.

      Cat, You missed an awesome experience. It was soooo cool words can't do it justice.

      August 5, 2013

  • Juan Jose M.

    Just got in to the hotel. See you all in the morning for some kayaking.

    1 · August 2, 2013

    • Dorie C.

      Juan, It was great to meet you and Jennifer. I hope you had a safe trip home. Thank you for hanging with out and getting us out of the woods from time to time. LOL

      August 5, 2013

  • Pam

    Whoohoo! What a blast!! Karen & Jimmy did it again!! Thanks! Loved it all!!

    August 5, 2013

  • Frankie

    great people great party great adventure

    August 5, 2013

  • Vicky

    great trip starting with dinner at a great restaurant with about 20 friends on Firday night, 2 days of tubing events plus hiking for those who are hikers, pool party and BarBQ, what more could you want....oh yeah...great group of people

    August 5, 2013

  • Andrea P

    We are looking forward to tubing with you AGAIN next year. One of the best outdoor experiences we've had.

    August 5, 2013

  • Francine

    Fun! Fun~ Fun!

    August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great job by Karen and Jimmy, you did it again! We had a blast, thank you for putting this together!

    August 4, 2013

  • Jimmy

    what a wonderful weekend

    August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for organizing this weekend! We all had a blast and feel so relaxed!

    August 4, 2013

  • Gail W

    Thanks to Karen & Jimmy (& all the others) for organizing such a fun weekend!

    August 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was so much fun..thank you.

      August 4, 2013

  • yadira

    Need female roommate

    July 28, 2013

    • Jimmy

      Need tequ

      August 2, 2013

    • Mariana

      I am really sorry that I Miss the event this time. I would LOVE to join the next time!

      August 3, 2013

  • yadira

    Jimmy, what time is early morning for the Saturday hike?

    August 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Me too!

      August 2, 2013

    • Jimmy

      We are going kayaking leaving about 8:30

      August 2, 2013

  • Sharon

    We just got on the road. We're getting in late tonight, so could someone leave Ginnie Springs info for us at the front desk? Thanks!

    August 2, 2013

  • Shirley

    I need a ride RETURNING. Can I carpool back with anyone? Drop me off Sterling and Flamingo Rd. tks
    .

    July 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Maybe. Talk to me at event.

      August 2, 2013

  • Jimmy

    last minute updates:: bring sneakers if your walking, bring 2 bathing suits to go swimming sat/sun

    if your bringing food for Saturday side dishes, we are supplying hot dogs and Hamburgers

    also bring board games for Saturday night

    1 · August 1, 2013

  • Jimmy

    Bring your sneakers or boots bottles of water

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Jimmy

    an event for Saturday morning lets go on a nature walk

    July 31, 2013

  • Jimmy

    I'm bringing my Margaritaville Frozen mixer to mix drinks ,if you would like please bring frozen drink mixers to share for Saturday night by the pool

    July 31, 2013

    • Francine

      Do you mean the canned ones from the freezer? If I bring that and some tequila will that do it? Or do we need something else?

      July 31, 2013

    • Jimmy

      the real stuff

      July 31, 2013

  • Lyne

    Sounds good, thanks Sara! Can you give me a call tonight after 7pm?

    July 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      HI Lyne, sorry I just got home and am exhausted. Call you tomorrow at 5 pm?

      1 · July 30, 2013

  • Lyne

    Hi!
    Would like to carpool. Anybody from the Palm Beach Gardens area still available? Call me![masked]

    July 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, i'll pick up Francine in fort Lauderdale on Friday at around 5.30 pm. You can join us if you wish

      July 30, 2013

    • Lyne

      Sounds good, thanks Sara! Can you give me a call tonight after 7pm?

      July 30, 2013

  • Shirley

    Am looking forward to this. Last year, this was the highlight of my year. When you see me I'll tell you why.

    July 29, 2013

  • Samantha W.

    I will room with my guest.

    July 28, 2013

  • Mariana

    It is my first time in this group. I love to go!

    July 27, 2013

    • Jimmy

      wanna go pay on line

      July 27, 2013

  • Dorie C.

    Jimmy, I will room with Andrea's friend Jan.

    May 22, 2013

    • Jimmy

      let karen know

      May 22, 2013

    • Andrea P

      Oh, I just noticed that Cat is going. Cat is your son going too? My son is.

      July 27, 2013

  • Andrea P

    Just letting y'all know how excited I am for this tubing event!!!!!

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to come, I'll know my schedule next week, though. I can carpool using my car, I'd need a roommate and... can i bring a watermelon LOL? :)

    July 24, 2013

    • Francine

      It's [masked]

      July 27, 2013

    • Francine

      I'm so excited....never been tubing here in Florida!!

      1 · July 27, 2013

  • terri s.

    I would like to know the name were we will be staying at.and the address. so i can plan my trip there.

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm hoping to sign up for four people after I get out of work today at 5pm, is this okay?

    July 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Done! How do we see the hotel information?

      July 26, 2013

  • Peggy

    I will be carpooling and rooming with Maggie.

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is it ok if i let you know on Monday? Most probably I will come, but need a confirmation from my boss... I live and could carpool from Surfside/Bal Harbour

    July 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      done! rsvp'd and paid!

      July 26, 2013

  • Juan Jose M.

    Change of plans for my wife and I. We're leaving from Kendall on Friday around 3pm. I'll be taking my kayak on top of my mini cooper, but we can probably fit one person with us. If anyone wants to carpool or drive up there with us, let me know.

    July 25, 2013

  • Carol R.

    YEA! I'M GOING BUT STAYING WITH MY COUSIN (BETH) SO I GET TO STAY A FEW DAYS LONGER AND FLOAT A FEW MORE SPRINGS ! ! ! I WILL BE HANGING WITH THE GANG AT BBQ ETC. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NOT DONE THIS RIVER, IT'S AWESOME AND WAY MORE REMOTE THAN KP HOLE. (LAST YEAR'S FLOAT). THE RIVER IS RUNNING A BIT SLOW THIS WEEK BUT THAT WILL PROBABLY CHANGE IF WE GET ANY RAIN FROM THAT TROPICAL STORM. CAN'T WAIT!!!!

    July 25, 2013

  • Sharon

    I'll be accompanied by my husband and teenage stepkids.

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • Francine

    I would love to join you....
    Would need a carpool ride (any time after around eleven a.m. would be fine) from Fort Lauderdale / Plantation and home. Also, need a roommate or roommates. Please let me know if this can be arranged and then I'll happily sign up and pay. Thanks! :) Francine

    July 23, 2013

  • Andrea P

    I need to pay for two more people. It's not allowing me to do so. It's showing me a refund button. Please advise.

    July 18, 2013

    • Jimmy

      Andrea, you can add up to 6 more people its open

      July 19, 2013

  • Juan Jose M.

    Woo, just made my reservation for my wife and I. I'll be bringing my kayak, just in case it seems like something we want to do. I have class until 730pm on Friday, so we'll likely drive up Saturday morning from Kendall. Anyone else leaving around that time that wants to convoy up there?

    July 18, 2013

  • Pam

    Hey, Jimmy, keep getting non-reply emails regarding this event. Yes, I'm going (Yahoooo - can't wait!!)! Going up early to stay with my sister as she lives up that way. Then she & I will be at the event for the weekend - all paid up for 2, (back in May)! Any more questions?? ; )

    July 18, 2013

  • Jimmy

    we now have 2 other cars going up on Friday to carpool one from Ft Lauderdale area and the other from Lake worth area

    July 16, 2013

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Additional notes: no refunds after July 26,2013

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