• Planetarium Double Feature: US Space Travel

    Fernbank Planeta

    Time for our solstice trip to the planetarium and this time the theme is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. There is a cool double-feature at 7pm and 8pm, on the Apollo program and the space race, and we'll check them both out. Cost will be $7 each ($14). Hope to see you there.

  • Bunkhouses b4 Duckies on 6/23

    Nantahala Outdoor Center

    Spend the night before Duckies on the Nanny (https://www.meetup.com/gaCRAP/events/258945621/) in an AC'ed bunkhouse in the mountains of NC. There'll be fun peeps, ice cold beer and live music at the bar right on the river. There's also a nice little fire pit by river so bring a chair to chill by the river. The cool air rising off the river keeps you cool by the fire. You will want to bring toiletries, towel, swimming suit, etc. Also, you'll need a pillow, twin sheets (or a sleeping bag) and maybe a flashlight so you don't wake your roomies by turning on the overhead light if you have to get up and pee in the middle of the night. Bug repellent, sunscreen, hat... .... For folks who wish to carpool, it is an approximate 3 to 3.5 hour drive. A suggested meeting area is the Indian Trail park and ride off I-85 exit #101. .... BUNKHOUSES (I will try to put folks in bunkhouses by gender but some might end up mixed depending on who RSVPs) 2-Person Bunkhouse (Bartram 4): John & Amy 2-Person Bunkhouse (Bartram 5): Regina & Susan Bonds 2-Person Bunkhouse (Kephart 5): Clay D and +1 2-Person Bunkhouse (Kephart 4): ??? and ??? 2-Person Bunkhouse (Tsali 3): Terry & Anne-Marie 4-Person Bunkhouse (Tsali 2): Anusha, Gayle M, Sue M, & Jennifer 4-Person Bunkhouse (Kephart 3): ???, Meg A, Tracey Jordan & Samantha 4-Person Bunkhouse (Bartram 3): Carey Kelly, Eileen G, Shannon G & Sandra 6-Person Bunkhouse (Bartram 1): Lisa, Emily (John's +2), Mary, Mary’s +1, Regina Cassidy & Rachael 6-Person Bunkhouse (Kephart 1): Tammy, Tammy's +1 (Dianne), Alicia Kuntzman, Cindy, Celina & Lori 8-Person Bunkhouse (Tsali 1): Brad Cullison, Mike, Eric Berkobin, Tony, Tony's +1, John's +1 (Roland), Dougie & Brian W $26.50 per person (this is ONLY for accommodations not a Ducky) Go to www.paypal.com and send $26.50 to [masked]. SORRY, NO REFUNDS. If we find someone to fill your spot, I will refund you minus a $5 cancellation fee. FOR DIRECTIONS FOLLOW THEIRS: http://www.noc.com/whitewater-rafting/nantahala-river/driving-directions/ These pictures aren't necessarily our bunkhouses as they have quite a few but it gives you an idea of what to expect.

  • DUCKIES on the NANNY!!!

    Nantahala Outdoor Center

    This is a kid friendly event. It is your responsibility to check NOC's website to check on the minimum age but what I have been told is the following. The age/weight requirement is 7 years or 60 pounds. Join us for a fun day floating down one of the most beautiful rivers in the Southeast on an inflatable kayak………otherwise known as a Ducky!!! North Carolina's shimmering Nantahala River offers river rafting through family friendly rapids that are mild but exciting. Nantahala rafting features eight miles of practice on easy Class II rapids before splashing through the exciting Class III whitewater of Nantahala Falls. This is one of America’s most popular whitewater runs! We will meet at 10:15am and our trip starts at 10:45am. It is a 2-3hr float and will cost... $42.00 per person whether you are in a Single Ducky or a Double Ducky. Post in the comments section if you want a Single or Double (and your partner in crime). The price includes the Ducky, paddle, helmet, PFD and shuttle ride. Go to www.paypal.com and send $42.00 to [masked] SORRY, NO REFUNDS. If we are able to find someone to fill your spot, I will refund you minus a $10 cancellation fee. For folks who wish to carpool, it is an approximate 3 to 3.5 hour drive. A suggested meeting area is the Indian Trail park and ride off I-85 exit #101. If you'd like to stay the night before in an air-conditioned NOC bunkhouse, click HERE (https://www.meetup.com/gaCRAP/events/258945592/) FOR DIRECTIONS FOLLOW THEIRS: http://www.noc.com/whitewater-rafting/nantahala-river/driving-directions/ Once you RSVP, let me know if you want a single or double and how many. Also, post your +1's name or email me the name(s) to crappycrow@yahoo com DUCKIES: Single - Brad Cullison, Jennifer, Mike, Michael Dresdner, Anusha, Anu, Sue M, Jennifer, Susan Bonds, Regina M, Clay D, Clay D+1, Lisa W, Meg A, Tracey Jordan, Tammy, Tammy +1 (Dianne), Alicia Kuntzman, Eric Berkobin, Cindy, Celina, Tony, Tony's +1 (Charles), Beverly, Lori, Terry, Anne-Marie, Gayle, Eileen, Carey, Shannon G, Samantha, Sandra, Dougie, Rachael, Brian W Double - John & Amy; Davy Crockett & +1; Renee Oys & Samuel Sanders; Bob & Linn Hodges; Andrew & Ashton; Roland & Emily; Mary & Mary’s +1

  • Hike Kennesaw Mountain up Pigeon Hill and back - June

    Kennesaw Mtn. National Battlefield

    Hikes continue in June. We'll do the 6 mile flat around the back of the mountain up Pigeon Hill and back. This hike requires a level of baseline fitness as we will go at a moderate pace. We will continue with this route through the summer because of the heat and because my Achilles won't be full strength until then (we'll go back to doing the peaks then). Come out and join the hike and hopefully the weather will cooperate. Please bring plenty of water! Those who have no-showed for past events or have repeatedly backed out of events at the last minute will be given less priority than others if there is a waitlist.

  • IMAX at Fernbank: Apollo 11

    Fernbank Museum

    Fernbank is showing the Apollo 11 film once a day at 1pm. Seeing the footage of the first manned mission to the moon on the big screen will be more than a little cool. Here is a description from the website: "Timed to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the moon. Join Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the Mission Control team and millions of spectators around the world, during those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future." Cost: $13 Hope to see you there!

  • Hike Kennesaw Mountain up Pigeon Hill and back - July

    Kennesaw Mtn. National Battlefield

    Hikes continue in July. We'll do the 6 mile flat around the back of the mountain up Pigeon Hill and back. This hike requires a level of baseline fitness as we will go at a moderate pace. We will continue with this route through the summer because of the heat and because my Achilles won't be full strength until then (we'll go back to doing the peaks then). Come out and join the hike and hopefully the weather will cooperate. Please bring plenty of water! Those who have no-showed for past events or have repeatedly backed out of events at the last minute will be given less priority than others if there is a waitlist.

  • Walk to the top of Stone Mountain

    Stone Mountain Park

    My leg appears finally ready to get to the summit of Stone so we will do the walk-up trail from bottom to the top and stop for some chewing gum along the way.

  • IMAX at Fernbank: Apollo 11 (Reprise)

    Fernbank Museum

    Fernbank is showing the Apollo 11 film once a day at 1pm. A lot of people can't make the early July date because of the holiday weekend so I am posting another showing. Seeing the footage of the first manned mission to the moon on the big screen will be more than a little cool. Here is a description from the website: "Timed to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the moon. Join Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the Mission Control team and millions of spectators around the world, during those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future." Cost: $13 Hope to see you there!

  • CATS @ The Fox Theatre

    Needs a location

    ONLY 10 TICKETS AVAILABLE! 1. Kathie B 2. Michael Dresdner 3. Michael Dresdner's +1 4. Karen T 5. Anu 6. Anu's +1 7. Anu's +2 8. Carey Kelly 9. Eileen G. 10. Ed Popper Get your ticket before they go on sale to the general public! CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on coming to our own Fox Theatre! Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater—”Memory”. Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation! Section MAIN: ORCHRC Row H Seats 64-70 Section MAIN: ORCHRC Row L Seats 68-78 PayPal $87.50 to [masked] via their app or www.paypal.com. Make sure you choose family and friends otherwise there is PayPal fee. Or you can add $3.00 and use your credit card. RSVP'ing does not guarantee your seat, ONLY PAYING for your seat guarantees it. No refunds. If we are able to sell your spot, you will be refunded minus a $10 cancellation fee. Currently, no Organizer will be at this event but I will email everyone their ticket(s) before the show. You all can organize yourselves (maybe an early dinner before or drinks after) via the comments section.

  • Off the Grid @ HIKE INN!!!

    Len Foote Hike Inn

    SEE THE FALL FOLIAGE AT NORTH GEORGIA'S COOLEST ECO-LODGE!!! AN AMAZING 2-NIGHT STAY WITH INCREDIBLE FOOD!!! We "hike in" with the clothes on our back and a pack... AND BEST OF ALL... The ENTIRE Inn is OURS!!! Woo-hoo! Sign up EARLY to SAVE $$$. PRICE: (price INCLUDES $5 tip per person) $212.00 until April 30, 2019. $232.00 until June 30, 2019. $252.00 after August 31, 2019. Includes 2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONS, 4 "ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT" MEALS (SAT DINNER, SUN BREAKFAST & DINNER and MON BREAKFAST), the HIKE, the LAUGHTER, the CRAPpy PEEPS, the STORIES, the GAMES and an AMAZING TIME! PayPal me at [masked]. Choose "family and friends" and use a direct bank transfer, otherwise, PayPal charges a service fee which I will need to pass onto you. Or add $7.00 per spot to the amount and use your c.c. Sunday sack lunch - $8.00 (This can be paid by cash or c.c. at Hike Inn) This will be the 13TH YEAR in a row, we've take over the entire inn! This event is Saturday, November 2 - Monday, November 4. This ALWAYS sells out. Adults only. The 5.5 mile hike is moderate to lightly strenuous. Up and down hills but with a group this size everyone will find someone to hike with going at a nice pace. This event will occur rain or shine. REFUND POLICY: I will only refund you (minus $20 cancellation fee per spot) after I have found someone to fill your spot(s). If YOU sell your spot to a friend, co-worker, etc. (not including CRAP members) without my help via CRAP there is no cancellation fee. Please post in your RSVP if you have any allergies and if you are a vegan/vegetarian. About The Facilities Main Lobby Hike Inn merchandise & snacks, small library, wood burning stove Dining Room Family style dining serving hearty dinners & breakfasts. Trail lunches available upon request and fee. Wood burning stove Bunkhouse 20 rooms with bunk beds - Comfortable 7-foot-long mattresses - all bed linens provided. Electric light and fan. Screened doors open to shared porch. Temperature controlled by fans & heat panels Bathhouse Hot showers - all shower linens provided; soap, shampoo, and hair dryers provided. Odor-free, eco-friendly composting toilets Sunrise Room Wood burning stoves. Board games & puzzles. Eastern view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Wrap Around Porches with Adirondack chairs. A Typical Visit Begin your hike by registering at the Visitors Center located within Amicalola Falls State Park. The Visitors Center offers snacks and other essentials for your pack. After checking in, you are encouraged to explore the Southeast’s highest waterfall or enjoy a meal at the Amicalola Falls Lodge. Begin your hike by 2:00 p.m. to allow plenty of time for arrival. A conservation-minded facility tour is offered at 5:00 p.m., and a family-style dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. throughout the year. Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m. and checkout is from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. daily. What’s Unique? Guests arrive on foot! A moderate 5-mile hike takes you past beautiful vistas and creeks. Upon arrival, you will check in and go to your private room, which has bunk beds. Dinners are served family style, followed by an evening program about the natural or cultural resources of the Southern Appalachians. Early birds should not miss daybreak from the Sunrise Room. After a hot breakfast, explore the wilderness around the Hike Inn or head back to the park. Trail lunches, snacks, Hike Inn T-shirts, and limited hiking gear are available at the inn. Leave your worries behind - Enjoy your wilderness retreat! NO SMOKING. The Hike Inn is a Pack It In, Pack It Out facility. No trash cans are provided. What to Wear & Bring Wear sturdy, comfortable boots or shoes and bring more than one change of socks. Layered, lightweight clothing will allow you to adjust to temperature changes without having to carry too many clothes in your pack. Remember rain gear, flashlight, toiletries, camp shoes, sun screen and a first aid kit. Many guests also bring a camera to capture the scenic beauty. DON’T FORGET TO BRING DRINKING WATER FOR YOUR HIKE TO THE INN! Untreated stream water is not safe for drinking. If you RSVP with a guest, please post their name in the comments section. Otherwise, I will pair folks according to gender. But depending on ratio some rooms may be mixed. Rm: Amy & John Rm: Eileen G & Carey K Rm: Michael D & his +1 Rm: Brad C & Lori Rm: Angela T & her +1 Rm: Jenn & Lori C Rm: Joy & Katye H Rm: Desi & her +1 Rm: Clif & Jennifer Mallin Rm: Lara B & +1 (Thom) Rm: Michelle S & +1 (Kevin) Rm: Amy & +1 (Pat) Rm: Michael & Roland Rm: Francie & Pamela Rm: Tony Ooten & +1 (John) Rm: Jennifer Heal & Steve Heal Rm: Julie P & Candice H Rm: Mark & Mike Rm: Regina & Brenda Kelley Rm: Kevin Berthold & his +1 ************************************************** A $5 TIP per person is included in the price. We encourage CRAP members to tip more as they treat us very well. There are baskets and boxes for you to leave your additional tips. Also, last time we had live music both nights so tips are encouraged for those providing music as well... For those staying until Monday, we will be doing a day hike on Sunday. Hike to Springer Mtn. It's 4.4. miles (8.8 miles round trip) north from the Inn's front porch. We'll eat our sack lunch at the top. It's the official end or beginning of the App. Trail. For the hike out - some of you may want to go back down the hike inn trail.. and others might want the more streneous 5.2 mile hike on the Approach Trail.. both end up back in the same parking area. We will be happy to show you those options here as well. WE WILL BE MEETING AT 12:00PM AT THE TRAILHEAD AND START HIKING NO LATER THAN 12:15PM, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US. You may start earlier if you'd like. If you don't hike with us at 12:15pm YOU NEED TO CHECK-IN BY 2PM!!! Otherwise, they won't let you hike. It's about a 2 hour drive from Atlanta and you must check in at the Trading Post which is in the Amicalola Falls State Park Visitors Center just inside the park entrance so allow time for all of this. LET ME REITERATE, WE WILL START HIKING PROMPTLY AT 12:15pm For those of you who can not make 12:15pm or wish to hike earlier, feel free to post comments to arrange carpooling and your own starting times. According to their website, the hike is 5 miles and takes 2 - 4 hours. I believe it took us about 2.5 hours last year. Here is a link to their map to get you there. http://www.amicalolafallslodge.com/ga-state-park/park-map/ All guests MUST check in at the Visitors Center which is in Amicalola Falls State Park, just inside the park entrance. When you check in, you will be told where to park your car near the trailhead at the top of Amicalola Falls. If you hike in a bottle of wine (just an FYI - alcohol is NOT permitted in GA State Parks so bring at your own risk), remember, you MUST carry it back out with you when you leave. It's smarter to hike in a box o' wine, minus the box, so all you are hiking out is an empty bladder:) Again, read all about Hike Inn and their rules here... http://hike-inn.com/faq/