Trip report

GO 10th Anniversary BBQ Party!

Social Event DATE: 09/05/2009 - 09/05/2009

Trip/Event Location: Concord/Hopkinton, NH
US

Trip Leader(s): Gandalf

Max # People: 100

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I'm not making any money running this trip

Difficulty Level: Easy

With our 10th year, come join your fellow GO members on a beautiful summer day by spending the afternoon at our Anniversary BBQ Party on September 5th! We have use of a picnic shelter at Elm Brook

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Trip Report/Photos
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July was a challenging month this year, wasn't it? Sometime around the 4th the sun disappeared and day after day it rained or was gray. Lawns were green, but not growing. Rivers swelled back to their spring flood levels. Trails were impassable.

The wet and gray weather continued into August. And the thought on everyone's mind was: Would GO be able to have its 10th Anniversary party of sun, beach, and games, planned for September 5th at Elm Brook Park? Or would guys come with fleece and snowshoes, rather than swim suits and kayaks? Would there be any sun to even hold the party? And where were the Sun Maidens when we needed them?

They must have been active. It just took longer for their gloom-destroying magic to kick in. Saturday dawned with a magnificent day. All agreed that the bright thing in the sky had to be the sun. Our 10th Anniversary Party was a GO! And it was Good!

Jon Normand and Mike Boisvert were the hosts, and we rented a covered pavillion near a playing field, and there we gathered throughout the day, with some guys taking a short walk to the beach for a swim. When the grills were lit, everyone stepped in to grill their own meat, and the potluck dishes, brought by members, were fantastic, as usual. Near the end of eating, Mike said a few words about the club, its plans for the future, recognized GO Board of Directors who were present, and thank those who helped out during the day. 

During the day, members played horseshoes, croquet and bocce ball. We also had a 50/50 raffle with Tim taking home the money. 

As always, an event like this doesn't' come off without a lot of work from volunteers. While members throughout the day pitched in as needed to help with the setup, cooking and cleanup; we can't thank enough Jeffrey Albair who was their early to help us setup, took care of passing the bucket to pay for our expenses, and handled the 50/50 raffle including donating the tickets.    

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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • It was great to see people from Florida to Canada. Wonderful location for the party. Thank you Mike for making this organization a reality! - WalkaboutBrian
  • Thanks for putting this club together - it was a great day catching up with old friends and hopefully making so new ones - Happy 10th - goshenrich
  • Great way to cap off 10 wonderful years. Thanks, Mike and Jon! - shep5

Members That Participated

Gandalf

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Thornton, NH


United States
shep5

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Jaffrey, NH


United States
JPHiker

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Lake Worth Beach, FL


United States
vtfred

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Barre, VT


United States
DaveSchumaker

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States
HikerBiker

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Londonderry, NH


United States
moosehill

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Londonderry, NH


United States
WalkaboutBrian

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Gilmanton IW, NH


United States
Cartman

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Framingham, MA


United States
alrom2009

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States
alex4mts

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Lexington, MA


United States
HikerLegs

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Manchester, NH


United States
JDNnh

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States
EASTSIDE33

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Lincoln, RI


United States
dennism

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Concord, NH


United States
snowsurfer

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Framingham, MA


United States
goshenrich

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Bridgeport, CT


United States
radar

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Madison, CT


United States
rocketmandan

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States
richardc

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Danbury, CT


United States
TIM02118

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Somerville, MA


United States
damenard

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Kent , RI


United States
skypatrol

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States
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