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Thank you for your interest in joining the Slackers.

Please note that there is a $20.00 per year dues. You need to pay the Dues with-in 30 day of joining the group.

Slacker Dues $20.00 - To pay click below
https://www.paypal.me/Slackers
Zelle or Venmo 727-265-7556
or Mail Check to 8767 Merrimoor Blvd Seminole FL 33777

We are a group of outdoor enthusiasts that met in other Meetup groups and decided we would like to form our own group.
If you enjoy car camping, kayak day trips, kayak camping, day hikes or primitive backpacking - this just might be the group for you.  We are planning to complete the Florida trail in section hikes.
We will tailor trips from novice to expert.  As such, we do not put ourselves out there as experts.  we are just your ordinary individuals who enjoy outdoor pursuits and expect the members of our group to take full responsibility to be prepared for all activities with their own equipment.  Individual members will take full responsibility for their own safety. 
As a member of this group we hope you will feel comfortable enough to make suggestions, critique trips, suggest trips - whatever.  We want our group to be your group.
WAIVER AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY FOR HIKING, BACK PACKING, CANOEING/KAYAKING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
Participation in any Simply Laidback Adventures Campers and Kayakers event implies that you have read, understand and agree with our WAIVER AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY FOR HIKING,  BACK  PACKING,  CANOEING/KAYAKING  AND  OTHER  ACTIVITIES.  Per   the
Electronic Records and Signatures in Commercial Act, Public Law 106-229 by joining the group, you agree to the terms listed.
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I understand that the activities in which I will participate are inherently dangerous and may cause serious or grievous injuries, including bodily injury, damage to personal property and/or death. On behalf of myself, my heirs, assigns and next of kin, I waive all claims for damages, injuries and death sustained to me or my property, that I may have against the aforementioned released party to such activity.
I certify that I am physically fit to participate in any event and that I have not been told or notified differently by a Physician or qualified medical professional.
By this Waiver, I assume any risk, and take full responsibility and waive any claims of personal injury,  death or damage to personal property associated with Simply Laidback Adventures Campers and Kayakers     including but not limited to hiking, backpacking, canoeing or kayaking and/or practicing   and/or engaging and competing in any races or competitions or other activities and using the premises and facilities and equipment in any manner, form or fashion.
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ANTARCTICA CRUISE NOV 28, 2022 / 12 DAYS

Antarctica

$1,000.00

After an awesome Antarctica Cruise Melinda and I took we decided to see if we could get enough interested for a return visit.
We can go on the Hurtigruten Cruise Ship Fridtjof Nansen (Built in 2020) departing from Ushuaia , travel across the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula.
We will have an opportunity to do a polar plunge, camp overnight on the Antarctic ice, Kayak the Ice floes and visit research stations.

Day 1 - Fly into Buenos Aries (Hotel room included)
Day 2 - Fly to Ushuaia / Board Cruise Ship Nansen (Flight included)
Day 3-4 - Drake Passage
Day 5-9 - Five days in Antartica
Day 10-11 - Drake Passage
Day 12 - Ushuaia / Buenos Aries

Polar Cabin - Window View -$8269 - Double occupancy
If we get 10 people to go we will get a 5% discount.

Please sign up as soon as possible so that I can see if we have enough interest in this trip

Call me with any questions
Sam Gellerstedt[masked]

Day 1 Starting on the right foot
Your adventure begins with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.

Day 2 Southernmost city in the world?
It’s early to rise for our flight to Ushuaia, where our hybrid electric–powered expedition ship MS Fridtjof Nansen awaits you.

Day 3-4 Centering on the science

In order to arrive in Antarctica, we must first cross the infamous Drake Passage. Since there is no landmass at this latitude, wind and water flow freely, making it hard for ships to sail. But don’t worry, even the ‘Drake Shake’ isn’t a big deal for our modern expedition ship.

It takes two days to cross the Drake Passage, which is roughly 620 miles wide. That means you’ll have some time on your hands, which is definitely a good thing—there is plenty to do to prepare yourself for the Antarctic adventure.

MS Fridtjof Nansen is worthy of your exploration. Work out in the indoor or outdoor gym or indulge in a spa treatment in our Wellness Area. There are also three superb restaurants on board serving delicious meals that are a treat for both your eyes and taste buds

Day 5-9 Otherworldly
Welcome to Antarctica. Here, surrounded by icy waters, glaciers, and icebergs as big as cathedrals, you may feel like you’ve arrived in a new world. Antarctica is magnificent, mesmerizing, and massive. The awe-inspired silence doesn’t last forever, though—it is inevitably broken when enthusiastic cheers spontaneously erupt throughout the ship at the sight of wildlife such as penguins, whales or seals.

Just as the Antarctic icescapes change throughout its seasons, so does the wildlife. In late austral spring, from October to November, there is much more snow, making the landscapes seem even more pristine. This is the backdrop for penguin courting and nest building. Whales are still few and far in between during this time. Most are on their way and begin to arrive in greater numbers by December and January. The arrival of more whales marks the height of austral summer, which is also when the penguin chicks hatch. Seeing those clumsy clumps of feathers running around is always a charming sight.

Day 10-11
Departures

The Expedition Team will seize every opportunity to take you ice-cruising and on landings to get closer to the impressive scenery and wildlife. Penguin spotting from the ship was pretty exciting, but nothing compares to the wonderous experience of seeing them on shore. Imagine the feeling when a seal or whale suddenly appears next to you when cruising in our small boats (RIBs) or when kayaking (an optional activity). the biology of Day 10-11 Heading back to civilization
After exploring remote and wild Antarctica over five days, the time has come to sail back home. By this point, lifelong memories will fill your head and your heart.

Day 12 Explorers unite!
Back at Ushuaia, your expedition cruise is at its end. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires, where you’ll have a second chance to explore the Argentine capital.

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Sex Trivia 😍😉 Let's Talk about Sex, Baby! Adult prizes...ages 21++

The Wexford Irish Pub & Grille

NOTE: Not for the faint-hearted--we'll actually be Talking About Sex, Baby! All the good things and the bad things that may be!

About this event
"Naughty Trivia" with Your Hostess: Tampa's Love Muse!
Join us weekly for a ONE of a KIND entertaining evening by testing your L-O-V-E knowledge through three rounds of SEX TRIVIA hosted by Tampa's Love Muse! We will have sexy adult prizes plus flirty food & drink specials made just for us! ;) This is a night of unique entertainment which will change all that you know and expect from a trivia night! SINGLES/solo peeps annnnnnnd GROUPS welcome! Great Girls/Guys Night Out and/or Date Night!

What is NAUGHTY TRIVIA?
Naughty Trivia includes ADULT trivia questions about the "BIRDS & BEES" [sex]...the good, the bad, & the ugly truths about DATING, MATING, & RELATING practices in humans, animals, and insects from all over the world! ;)
This is for MATURE audiences 21++ because it sometimes includes crude and rude language. Let's just say we're direct and we don't beat around the bush! [We DO have lots of innuendos and puns just for the sheer fun of it! ]

  • Entertaining, Unique, AND Hilarious
  • Lots of PUNS and innuendos ;)
  • If you don't know the answer, you can still get points for CREATIVE answers!
  • Great Date Night for Couples
  • Fun for a Girls Night Out and/or Guys Night Out
  • Sexy prizes
  • Flirty food & drink specials
  • Outside on the covered patio @The Wexford Irish Pub & Grille
  • Free & convenient parking

ITINERARY:
5 to 7pm -- -Happy Hour Drinks until 7pm plus Flirty Food & Drink Specials !
7 to 9pm -- Naughty Trivia with sweet and sexy PRIZES for the winning teams plus Flirty Food & Drink Specials continue !
9 to close -- Flirty Food & Drink Specials continue all night long!
Trivia starts at 7pm but feel free to come early and stay late to eat, drink and/or mingle. [Happy Hour includes $3 domestic drafts!]
--->We'll have a table just for SINGLES and a spot for singles to mingle after trivia so feel free to come solo.
Click HERE to get your RSVP and/or $5 ticket safely through Eventbrite!
[If you're paying cash at the door, please RSVP to save your seat by registering with the "FREE" ticket. This helps us plan & prepare...and guarantees you a seat, too!]
Flirty Food & Drink Specials!
Any food & drink that you order are extra & your responsibility.
NOTE: We would absolutely LOVE for you to plan on having dinner and drinks so that we are a blessing to this restaurant and their employees. They are providing us with waitstaff [server & bartender] just for our group. We also ask that everyone tip their servers well (20%+) so that we build a great reputation and the business wants us at their establishment! Thank you! :)
If you have ANY QUESTIONS, please text ERICA @[masked]. Please DO NOT call the restaurant as this event is being outsourced by Tampa's Love Muse at The Love Relationshop, LLC...aka Erica's business! Thank you so very much! We deeply appreciate you. ❤

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Christmas Day Paddle-Juniper Springs

Juniper Springs Recreation Area

Wear your Santa Hat and come paddle Christmas Day down Juniper Springs.

Named one of the top 25 canoe runs in America by ReserveAmerica and typically a high point of a visit to Florida, Juniper Run is a narrow, winding waterway set under a dense canopy of old-growth forest and few places solid enough to get out of your canoe. The seven-mile journey starts just below the springs and follows the spring run through the heart of the Juniper Prairie Wilderness to a take-out off SR 19, well before the run empties into the St. Johns River at Lake George. Juniper Run is popular year-round. Please keep in mind that temperatures may be cool in the winter and afternoon thunderstorms may be frequent in the summer.
Boating

  • Canoeing and kayaking are the only permitted activities along Juniper Run. The waterway varies greatly in depth and width and passes under many low-hanging trees in the first several miles. Pull-off and take-out points are very limited due to the narrow channel and the nature of the surrounding terrain. Rafts, johnboats, inner tubes and other inflatable items are prohibited to protect the environment, provide public safety and ensure a more pleasant wilderness experience.

Wildlife Viewing

  • The dense, jungle-like forests surrounding Juniper Springs and Juniper Run - as well as the waterway itself - are home to wildlife that you might not commonly see elsewhere. Among the more interesting residents of our natural communities are the albino gray squirrels seen near the Mill House, the otters that play along the edges of the spring run, and the American eels that migrate out to the Sargasso Sea to spawn, returning to Juniper Springs to live. Just before the take-out point near SR 19, the waterway broadens to encompass wetlands teeming with wading birds and wildlife, providing a different perspective on paddling in Florida.

We will be shuttling cars...working together.

Bring a lunch and snacks, sunscreen, hat and fun attitude. This is a technical, challenging, rewarding paddle.

There is a fee to get in the park, I believe it to be $6.00 per person. Please bring cash.

SLACKER's 2022 - 12th ANNUAL NEW YEARS PARTY

Sertoma Youth Ranch Inc

$15.00

SERTOMA YOUTH RANCH HAS SPACE FOR BOTH PRIMATIVE TENT CAMPING AND RV SPOTS. THEY DONT TAKE RESERVATIONS BUT THANKS TO THE HARD WORK OF TRACY WE WILL HAVE 16 RV SITE AND A GROUP TENT CAMPING SITE RESERVED FOR OUR GROUP.
ALSO YOU CAN COME UP EARLY AND GRAB SPOT AND AS LONG AS YOU DONT HOOK UP TO ELECTRIC AND WATER YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR RV AND ONLY PAY A SMALL FEE (I THINK $5 PER DAY)
THERE IS PLENTY OF HIKING, BIKING AND KAYAKING SPOTS AVAILABLE AROUND THE AREA,

COST FOR PRIMATIVE CAMPING IS $15.00 PER NIGHT EACH

WATER AND ELECTRIC SITES COST ARE $30.00 PER NIGHT

COME FOR DINNER OR COME FOR THE WHOLE THREE DAYS.
WE WILL BE HAVING DRAWINGS FOR A LOT OF PRIZES AT THIS EVENT. YOU WILL NEED TO BE A SLACKER MEMBER AND BE PRESENT TO WIN AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE WON A KAYAK BEFORE ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN ANOTHER ONE.

THIS YEARS SCHEDULE

SATURDAY NIGHT - POT LUCK DINNER - PRIZE DRAWINGS

We will be camping Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights

THERE WILL BE A MINUMUM CHARGE FOR TWO NIGHTS FOR BOTH THE RESERVED TENT CAMPING AND RV SITES. YOU WILL PAY EITHER TRACY OR MYSELF WHEN YOU ARRIVE.
THERE WILL ALS0 BE A $15.00 FEE FOR MISC COST AND FOR PLATES, PLASTIC UTINSELS, CUPS, & TEA

Call me if you have any questions (Sam[masked]

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