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**NOTE: THIS IS A WEATHER-DEPENDENT MEETUP; I WILL POST ANY UPDATES ON THE COMMENT WALL IF WEATHER’S LOOKING IFFY. IF WE HAVE TO RESCHEDULE, WE WILL DO SO.** (Now, on an optimistic note . . . ) LET’S GET OUTSIDE AND ENJOY THIS BEAUTIFUL WEATHER!!! Lake Fausse Pointe State Park is an approximately 60- to 75-minute drive from Baton Rouge, and they have 2-person canoes, 1-person kayaks, and 4- to 5-person flat-bottom boats to rent!!! We will meet at 11:00 a.m. NEAR THE BOAT LAUNCH AREA to enjoy eating and socializing in the park, and afterwards, as boats are available, we will go out in groups to paddle! There is also a nature trail for hiking enthusiasts. Newcomers can look for my red stop sign to identify the group! It costs $3.00 per person to get into the park. Cash and plastic (except AmEx) are accepted for the entry fee and boat rental fee; the boat rental fee can be divided among multiple debit/credit cards. Boat rentals cost $7.00 per hour per boat. They have 4 kayaks for rent, 10 canoes, and a number of flat-bottom boats. If you are not a water person but enjoy nature and social time, please join us! Please bring your own food and drinks for our day’s adventure, and remember, you might want extra water bottles for paddling! Life jackets will be provided; please make your friendly organizer happy and use them. ❤️ #preciouscargo I will bring some waterproof containers for items for the boats. Please don’t forget sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, insect spray, allergy meds, and comfy shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet (just in case)! A towel and change of clothing to keep in the car is advisable. PLEASE BRING COMFY CHAIRS AND BLANKETS IN CASE WE DON’T SCORE PICNIC TABLES!! Note: You can apparently bring an electric or gas motor to add to the flat-bottom boat. I know nothing about this and beg you to only do this if you know what you’re doing. 😂 Otherwise, we can pile 4 to 5 people with paddles into one, which sounds FUN to me (and possibly an opportunity to spin in circles in the water)! Please invite family and friends 21 and up; just include them in your RSVP! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
PLEASE JOIN US for this SUPER FUN EXCURSION OUT OF GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI!! ***PLEASE NOTE THIS IS LIKELY A SNOOZE/LOSE OPPORTUNITY!! TICKETS SHOULD BE PURCHASED PRONTO!!*** "Ferry boats depart Gulfport at 1:30 p.m. for a 90-minute shoreline cruise looking for the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. Take a boat ride aboard the historic Pan American Clipper and enjoy the Gulfport shoreline looking for playful dolphins. Snack bar service available on board. No outside food or drinks permitted. Book your memorable dolphin cruise from Gulfport with Ship Island Excursions!" Adults 21-61: $19 plus $1.14 fee Adults 62 and up: $16 plus $1.00 fee https://msshipisland.com/cruises/dolphin-watching-cruise/ PLEASE NOTE SPOTS ON THE BOAT ARE GOING QUICKLY, AND THIS IS THE ONLY SATURDAY CRUISE IN MAY (and no Saturday cruises are running in June)!!! A LARGE GROUP COULD COME IN AND SCOOP UP AVAILABLE SPOTS, SO BOOK NOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. You will get a full refund if you cancel at least 48 hours in advance. Full refunds also offered if the trip is cancelled due to weather. Gulfport, Mississippi, is 2 to 2.5 hours' drive from Baton Rouge. If you know people you are comfy with in the group who are also attending, feel free to reach out to them to arrange carpooling. We are meeting 45 minutes early to socialize and hopefully get spots together on the ferry. Please note we are not guaranteed to see dolphins. (They are not required to RSVP for this Meetup.;) ) Boat rides are a blast regardless, and we will hope those precious babies will come close for a swim!! FEEL FREE TO INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY 21 AND UP TO JOIN US! Just include them in your RSVP. If the cruise is cancelled due to weather, we will reschedule. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!