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Chill Times: Waywayanda State Park BBQ Picnic and Drive-In Movie

  • Sep 1, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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You guys have been great meetup group and have brought a lot of good times to my adventures. Let's enjoy each other's company one more time and close out the summer season with what I hope to make an annual event -- a BBQ picnic at New Jersey's Waywayanda State Park with a drive-in movie afterwards.

The plan ...

We'll gather at our picnic site in the morning to drop off our stuff and then everyone can head off to play in the park until lunch time, or if you just want to kick back in a chair to play a game or read, you can do that too. Waywayanda offers a refreshing lake to swim in and a beach to catch some sun rays on -- just make sure you're wearing a swimsuit please. Or if you want a little more activity, you can rent a kayak or canoe and paddle the lake, take a hike on the 60 miles of trails in the park which are suitable in difficulty for an afternoon stroll or a heart pumping work out, or play ball on one of the sports fields. If fishing is your thing you can do that too, just make sure you have a NJ fishing license.

For those that are not too exhausted, after our day in the park we'll enjoy a classic American pastime -- catching a double header at the nearby Warwick drive-in theater, one of a handful of drive-ins left in the tri-state area. Watching two first run movies for only $10 bucks while enjoying a summer evening in the country. Yeah, it doesn't get any better than this.

For food ... new idea

Folks, it looks like we don't have enough people bringing the main items for a hearty BBQ. I am making the suggestion that everyone brings a main item that they'd like for lunch as well as a little something to share with the rest of the group. From what I have read, most of the stuff people are bringing so far is suitable for that plan.

The important stuff ...

• Dress for the activity you choose to participate in that day, hiking, swimming, etc. Also bring warmer clothing for the evening as it gets chilly at the drive in.

• Park admission is $10.00 per car for New Jersey residents, $20 for everyone else.

• Drive-in admission is $10.00 per person, cash only. Bring a blanket/low chair and radio if you want to lounge outside your car and enjoy the movies.

• No guests allowed, sorry.

• Please DO NOT RSVP if you do not seriously plan to attend as space is limited. No flakes allowed! If you RSVP and I notice that you have a number of no shows or have a history of last minute cancellations, you will be removed.

How to get there ... carpool!

You know how it goes by now, please comment if you need a ride or are looking for one. Passengers should kick in for gas and tolls.

This hike is cross-posted in I wanted to do that ... just not alone! Check there when trying to set up a carpool http://www.meetup.com/justnotalone/events/135561092/

 

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  • Dan

    Kevin,
    Will we have a grill to heat things up and can we or should we bring alcohol?

    August 31, 2013

    • Dan

      Things took longer than expected. I won't be there til 12:30 or so.

      September 1, 2013

    • Gene

      Be there at 1:30p

      September 1, 2013

  • Janet

    This sounds fantastic...however I won't be in town. Do it again soon and I'd love to join you!

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like fun weather permitting. I have a car in the city if anyone needs a ride

    August 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Anshul & Chris I have room so meet me at my garage

      August 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Address is Central parking 153 W 48th

      August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can bring lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard, mayo, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. However, I don't have ketchup and probably won't have time to go get any, so if someone could get that I think we'd be all set on veggies and condiments.

    August 30, 2013

  • Gene

    I'll bring deli sliced cheese. Any preference, if available?

    August 30, 2013

  • Tracey

    And I don't think I'll make it to NJ before 10. So we will be a little late.

    August 29, 2013

  • Tracey

    Also it would be easiest for me to make pickups in NJ over the GW in fort Lee. The drive is about an hour from there unless someone want to come to LI and Join me for the ride!

    August 29, 2013

  • Tracey

    Yikes! I have been bad about posting this ride, I am coming from LI and have room for at least 2 others in my car. I will also bring hot dogs mustard and relish but I need a head count, Kevin ?

    August 29, 2013

  • Raychel

    I'm bringing summer apple potato salad; watermelon and some cups, napkins, plates

    August 29, 2013

  • Nicklaus G

    motorcycles ok?

    August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring chicken-shrimp-kebabs

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Darlene

    I may have room for two in my car if two of my friends flake out . I will know by Friday. But I live in Staten Island , so either u take train to ferry or train path train in New Jersey

    August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am driving from queens and can bring 3 more people. What is the good time reach there.

    August 27, 2013

  • Dan

    I will bring roasted vegetables.

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! Looking for a ride. I live in hell's kitchen and would of course split gas/tolls :)

    August 27, 2013

  • Raza

    I'm driving and have room in my car BUT here's the dilly: I'm not a morning person and I'm going on Kevin's night ride the night before this event. So, I expect to arrive in Way Yonder at around 3 or 4 pm and I will stay for 1 drive-in movie, at the most. If this works for you, e-mail me.

    August 26, 2013

  • Lorna

    So far I have a large bag of charcoal

    August 25, 2013

  • Nigel

    Damn, Sept 1st why cant it be on Sept 8. I'll look to see what I can do.

    August 19, 2013

  • Tracey

    Yay!!

    August 19, 2013

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