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Summer Solstice Cruise on The Spirit of 76

  • Jun 21, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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****** UPDATE*****

We shall gather at C.I. Shenanigans and socialize on their back deck as we await for our boat. It is during this time we plan to check names off the manifest, so that when the boat arrives, we get on and sail away :) At least that is the plan. We shall board The Spirit of 76, between[masked], for a  3 hour cruise around Commencement Bay and the surrounding area. Sunsets at 2110. This will be identical to our Christmas cruise. Potluck and bring the beverage of choice, and we will have a sound system for dancing. The Spirit of 76 is a retired ferry boat, so no carpeting or plush seating are available. Please make appropriate choices on foot wear. That said, the dock at Shenanigans has a third of the slope then that of the Rock of the Doc. e.g. this dock is heels friendly.

The deal we brokered is as follows: BYOB and potluck event so your scrumptious dishes and deserts are on the menu. Finger foods are convenient dishes for a boat in motion. Like most Meetups that I host that call for a potluck, I will not assign a particular category of food per the first letter of your name. If everyone brings chips and dips, that is what's for dinner. I will leave it up to you to decide if you are bringing appetizers, main course or deserts.

Cost: $29, per person. Payment required at time of RSVP. No Refunds, see Pay Pal for details.


Ignore the formal wear pictures, dress is summer time fun casual/Hawaiian.

Parking: there is plenty of parking in the lots in front of Shenanigans and The Ram. There is over flow parking across the street...all up and down Ruston Way on that side (south) of the street.

Boat Details: The boat has two levels. The main level is fully enclosed, the second level is three quarters enclosed and has the stern (the non-pointy end) of the boat is open. We have access to a bar (not stocked), but it has a frig and a small microwave; coolers will be stocked with ice to keep your items chilled or for drinks. Tables will be setup for your food and for seating. Tables will be on the main deck and the top deck. There is plenty of opportunity for us to mingle and move around the boat.





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  • Kenan

    Steve PooBah "the Greek"... i am so glad you you are who you are.. you were totally determine to make this event happen.. Because of you, and a couple other organizers the event set sail.. and was a blast which was expected... thank you.. as for sound system "dance music".. please know there was a fantastic music list as well as a secondary back up list waiting to be played.. the boat had an unexpected problem with sound system that was disappointing to all of us that could not be overcome.. but laughter, smiles, great conversation and awards giveaway as well as a Karaoke Machine on lower level made another fun-filled Tacoma Wine and Dine Event..

    4 · June 25, 2014

    • Janice S.

      So Kenan, when/where will we get an opportunity to hear this fantastic music list and secondary back up? This was a fun-filled event for sure. Thanks to all organizers.

      June 27, 2014

  • Linda

    It was a wonderful evening. Thanks to the organizers!

    1 · June 25, 2014

  • Kenan

    Sharon... thank you so very much for all your wonderful photo's... one day i hope to be half as good as you with picture taking..

    4 · June 22, 2014

    • Alexa Diane R.

      Thank you sweet Sharon for your honorable mention! I have sooooo much fun with you and our camera's!!!

      1 · June 22, 2014

    • Margaret

      to kenan and sharon.. the wonderful warm personalities you shine upon people as you click away set a wonderful tone for the night. and the numerous group shots put people together that might not otherwise have connected that closely. there is something about a camera that gives license or permission for people to be silly and carefree and welcoming. and put a camera in your two wonderfully warm hands.. photo taking was a highlight of the night.. and seeing them posted elongated the event and the memories!

      4 · June 25, 2014

  • Jill

    Great fun! Perfect day! Thanks to all of the organizers!

    June 24, 2014

  • Margaret

    Welcoming organizers. Friendly folks. Great variety in potluck. Gorgeous night to be on the water! Tad disappointed dancing couldn't start as early as planned. . But that was minor compared to the mingling and scenery. Really enjoyed all the people I met

    2 · June 24, 2014

  • Sandra T.

    Great weather, lovely sunset, fun people

    2 · June 23, 2014

  • Crystal

    Great group of people. Fun first event for me.

    2 · June 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a lot of fun

    2 · June 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good food, great friends and perfect weather for a fantastic boat cruise. A big thank you to all the hosts.

    2 · June 23, 2014

  • Vicki W.

    AWESOME!!! Great food, great weather, great people!!

    2 · June 22, 2014

  • Sharon M.

    No matter how many new faces there are, it is always fun and a pleasure to see all of our members, new and old. To all the friends of members, it was a pleasure to have met you, and thank you for helping make the night a memorable evening.

    3 · June 22, 2014

  • Kathy M.

    Great photos from both of our photographers. Thanks!

    3 · June 22, 2014

  • Kenan

    Lost item found bottle of R & R as well as a pretty nice looking flask... if these items belong to you please shoot me a note..

    June 22, 2014

  • Kenan

    OK all my fellow Summer Solstice Shipmates.. first off... thank you for all attending.. you were all so fun... I took photos until my camera battery died.. 367 of them.. of course i am only posting a fraction.. if you see yourself and do not like what you see please shoot me a private note and i will delete you.. or crop you out... again thank you all for making this event happen..

    3 · June 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you to all the organizers for this great event...it was a lot of fun!

    2 · June 22, 2014

  • Alexa Diane R.

    Thank you Kenan...........I forgot my regular camera. Phone camera not bad and was low battery so, I'm happy some turned out ok!!

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Kenan

    Alexa.. you added a few award winning photos.. thank you..

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Kenan

    a found Visa... Janet... I will be sending you a note regarding your visa card.. it is safe.

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Alexa Diane R.

    What a BEAUTIFUL day and night it was to enjoy a boat load of wonderful people!! Fun was had by all and I'm looking forward to seeing all the pics.

    2 · June 22, 2014

  • Susan H.

    Great fun. Thanks to all the worker bees and, as always, to the Grand Poobah for a great event!

    2 · June 22, 2014

  • Shane

    What time does this sail

    June 21, 2014

  • Bruce B.

    Jello Machine is across the street

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ready. Have a table for 6 on patio.

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Steve D.

    Red Beemer wheels up

    June 21, 2014

    • John

      Wheels down sunroof up cops really don't like it the other way around

      1 · June 21, 2014

  • Bruce B.

    Jello Shoot Mobile is leaving Olympia and somehow 2 Jello Shots shy??? How does this happen??

    2 · June 21, 2014

  • Kenan

    OK Everyone.. my last post for now.. . Please get whatever deck seating you can at CI Shenanigans.. we will group you all up soon after 5pm..

    June 21, 2014

  • Mickey E.

    I'm now a +1 ~ she will pay at the dock :)

    June 21, 2014

  • Crystal

    Im hoping we can pay at dock? I'm planning to come and bringing a friend. My first event sounds fun.

    June 21, 2014

    • Roger

      Yes, you can pay at the dock. Better yet, come early and settle up on the patio at Shenanigans.

      1 · June 21, 2014

    • Crystal

      Wonderful. Sounds great. :)

      June 21, 2014

  • Kenan

    Hello All you Land Lovers.. you might want to come down to CI Shenanigans to wave us off... later today.. and you all know you will be sad that you are not attending.. boat max's out at 130 if any of you have a last minute change of heart.. you are more then welcome to join in..

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Bruce B.

    Blows me away Steve. I would never imagine for $29 bucks on the 1 day out of 365 to be the longest day of the year, a perfect weather night and 1000 members, this is not 999 members bucket list for 2014, but we will rock!!!!!

    1 · June 19, 2014

    • Bruce B.

      Can, or the Ice Chest will be boarding again Cappppitan!!! I google earthed the parking lot for a larger spot so will be there mid day with Mtn Bike to peddle the waterfront. Bring your skate board, I will pull you:)

      June 19, 2014

    • Steve D.

      You crack me up Bam-Bam :)

      June 19, 2014

  • Mickey E.

    So what are we wearing... or not wearing... as the case may be?

    June 19, 2014

    • Steve D.

      Oh this is an easy question; whatever you damn want to wear category! You wanna do Island, go for it. You wanna do Hoalie in Hawaii, go for it. You wanna do I haven't seen the sun and this is my first time in the sun...go for it. Code is optional, dress is mandatory

      1 · June 19, 2014

  • Bruce B.

    Hmmmm what do you get when you put Mango Slices in a Cherry Jellow Shooter cup with 1/2 water, 1/4 spiced rum and 1/4 Vodka?

    1 · June 18, 2014

    • Carole

      hangover?

      1 · June 19, 2014

    • Bruce B.

      Dance Naked thinking your alone?

      June 19, 2014

  • Steve D.

    I am bound and determined to make this event happen; got my leadership team churning and burning to seek out more peeps; this will be cross posted with some Seattle MU's; So, if you have family or friends that are not TWDHH peeps, bring them!

    2 · June 18, 2014

  • Mickey E.

    Is this still on? Are we still short participants? When will the final decision be made? :)

    June 19, 2014

    • Steve D.

      @ Mickey...we are a go, full steam ahead! We are going to make this one happen.

      June 19, 2014

    • Vicki W.

      I'm glad you're allowing guests to pay on the dock....I'll be bringing one at least!

      June 19, 2014

  • Bob M.

    Looking forward to this 3-hour cruise. Only hope we don't get shipwrecked on Vashon (cannibals). Mary Ann and Ginger coming? The Howells?

    1 · June 19, 2014

  • Carolyn

    I think they should paint the Coug logo on the boat for equality. ;)

    June 19, 2014

    • Steve D.

      What!!!! First, horrible idea! Second, the boat takes peeps to DAWG games...last I checked Cougar stadium (named after a DAWG) is land locked!

      June 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the dress code Hawaiian or just summer clothes?

    June 18, 2014

    • Steve D.

      Oh this is an easy question; whatever you damn want to wear category! You wanna do Island, go for it. You wanna do Hoalie in Hawaii, go for it. You wanna do I haven't seen the sun and this is my first time in the sun...go for it. Code is optional, dress is mandatory

      June 18, 2014

  • Kenan

    my oh my... it is right around the corner...

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • Steve D.

    Hey Jim, where are you seeing the price of $34? I changed the price quite a bit ago to make it more affordable and to get more peeps. So the price is $29; pot luck and byob.

    June 18, 2014

  • James M.

    Okay, almost there, but see two prices listed. $29.00 and $34.00?

    June 18, 2014

  • Liz L.

    So...I just got back from dr and still only at 50% weight bearing......I am bummed I won't be joining the festivities! Have a blast!!!!
    I was going to go as Gillianna...the love child of Gilligan and Maryanne...oh well....only 3 more weeks and I should be good to go:) Later, Liz

    June 17, 2014

  • Steve D.

    wwwAAAHHOOO. We are at 52! 33 to go...Oh Tay go spread the word, bring friends who are not members of TWDHH. This will be fun!

    June 16, 2014

  • James M.

    How many more people are needed to make it happen for sure? I'm on the fence.

    June 15, 2014

    • Roger

      We're two thirds of the way there

      1 · June 16, 2014

  • Steve D.

    OK Sports Fans, I have changed the deets for this Meetup. Cost has moved from $34 to $29; for those who have kindly already RSVP'd, I will refund the difference. Again...for this one we will be adding events, and shortening the time afloat.

    1 · June 6, 2014

    • Bruce B.

      So then I owe you a buck for 6 months membership and we"re even? :)

      June 14, 2014

    • Steve D.

      Bruce, don't worry about that. Lets make this happen!

      1 · June 15, 2014

  • Janice S.

    Yay, I've RSVP'd. Hope to see everyone on Saturday.

    June 12, 2014

  • DeeDee

    I'm so bummed that I will be missing out on this one. I'm going to be in Idaho visiting my mom and dad

    June 8, 2014

  • Mark O

    Sounds like super fun! Will be ready! I think more fill this boat up merriment summer time baby!

    2 · June 7, 2014

  • Mike

    I like to attend but I need to know what is the dress code?? Also how many people can I invite??

    May 4, 2014

    • Steve D.

      Mike, the settings are fixed so that each member can bring two additional folks. I can change that if you are bringing more then 2. Just let me know. Casual summer attire is good, except for Kenan, since he didn't dress up for our Christmas cruise, he will be wearing a tux ;)

      1 · May 4, 2014

    • Carole

      Mike, did you decide to attend and bring a date? I dont see you on the list yet.

      May 29, 2014

  • Carole

    Women have far outnumbered the male attendees in RSVP's! C'mon guys...whatchya afraid of? How are we supposed to have dance partners, hmmm?

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • Bruce B.

    Last cruisie was so much fun...

    1 · April 25, 2014

    • Bruce B.

      Guess it takes MONEY:) haha. Done.

      1 · May 5, 2014

    • Roger

      I have a box of jello shot cups. Please use them.

      May 29, 2014

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