Every year, during the last weekend of October, the Cedar Creek Grist Mill in Washington hosts their annual apple cider pressing. They press about 8000 pounds of apples and make cider, giving it all away.
What could be a better autumn event??
The mill itself is GORGEOUS, and makes for a great photo venue any time of the year. In the autumn it's even better. The apple cider pressing adds even another level of coolness to the whole place. I've never actually attended this event, and I'd really like to go.
So I'm creating a meetup.
Here are the details:
We will be leaving Friday night, and staying overnight at the Motel 6 in Vancouver Washington.
You will be responsible for your own hotel reservations. We should all be staying in the same hotel. In the past members have been willing to share rooms to split costs.
Phillip Soo has graciously agreed to volunteer as driver with his sedan, so everyone will be expected to share equally with gas expenses. There shouldn't be any other shared costs.
Food, beverages are your own responsibility.
Crossing the border is always a concern, and anyone that wants to come along on this trip needs to satisfy certain international travel requirements.
These are conditions that I include on all of my cross border trips, and they have never been an issue for anyone. It's all common sense things, but they are necessary to ensure that everyone on the trip has an opportunity to attend without any border crossing issues.
The event starts at 9AM, and I anticipate we should be done by noon or maybe a little earlier.
Depending on what people might like to do, there are a number of places that we can shoot in either Oregon or Washington on the way back:
Oregon- Astoria, Peter Iredale shipwreck
Washington- Moulton Falls, Mt. Baker, Seattle
I will be booking a refundable hotel today for the trip and will update this meetup later today with that info.
I've booked a room at the Motel 6 in Vancouver-
221 NE Chkalov Dr, Vancouver, WA 98684, USA
Single rooms are $89 CDN
I have booked a single room and also a double if anyone would like to split it with me.
Double room is $120 total- so $60 each.
Signing up will close 1 week prior to the event.