You're cordially invited to attend our 1st Annual GilSUMMER Gathering!
WHAT: Start your day caching your way to Gilsum! Take a refreshing dip (or jump from a high rock and make it a SPASH!) in the Gilsum Swim Hole, convenienently located directly across the street from the event location! Then dry off by a warm campfire in the backyard, fuel up on a potluck buffet and s'mores, trade TB's and caching tales, play games, while meeting and making friends with your fellow GeoCachers! Other activities (if you have the gear) include: tubing, kayaking and fishing! They are popular along this stretch of the Asheulot River.
WHERE: 11 Surry Rd., Gilsum NH, 03448, home of the SurryRoadSeekers.
WHEN: Sunday, August 24th, 3pm-LateThirty. Caching, Fishing, Kayaking, Tubing and Swimming are available all day (the swim hole is on public land). We will light up the campfire around 3pm and will open the logbook for signing at that time. Come and go as you please throughout the evening, although, certain activities, like the potluck, will occur at specific times (see itenerary below) . For those traveling a long distance, some overnight tent-camping accomodations can be made in both the backyard or elsewhere on the 16 acres of property if you bring your own camping gear.
WHY: COOL CACH'N FUN, BABY!
All Day Activities: Local Caches, Swimming, etc.
Event Activities: Games, TB/Swag Trading Post, and other activities to be announced.
3pm: Official GilSUMMER Gathering start time! Campfire is lit and Log Book is open!
4pm-6pm: POTLUCK. Please bring a side dish, condiments, and/or drinks. Reference food list to see what is still needed.
6pm: GROUP PICTURE
6pm-Late: S'Mores & Campfire Company!
9pm: Logbook Closes!
Late-9am: Tent Camping Accomodations upon Advance Request.
Potuck: The main course is hotdogs and hamburgers with S'mores for dessert, courtesy of SurryRoadSeekers. Please bring a side dish, condiments and/or drinks. Please note in your log what you intend to bring so we don't end up with too much of one thing! Also, please note if you or anyone in your family has special diet restrictions or allergies, so that hopefully we will be able to accommodate, if possible. Thanks.
MountainViewFarmTeam: Potato Salad
Bren1467: Corn Chips & Salsa
lizf13: Case of Water
WhiteBuffaloHunter: Cheese & Crackers
Beretta29: Cucumber, Tomato & Basil Plate + Cubed Watermelon Bowl
cwgray & jmjones38: Soda
GoRaw4U: Ketchup & Mustard, etc.
kgdg11: Marhmellow Fruit Salad
celestrial76: American Cheese
sleepypeepers: Macaroni Salad
WHAT WE STILL NEED: A BIG FABULOUS GEOCACHING CAKE! (in other words: if you haven't signed up to bring anything yet, you have been volunteered to break out some serious creativity!) JK! Okay, but just use your best judgement! Maybe you have an odd dish or you make _____ really well. Just bring that. Anything but Frog Legs. That would be messed up. Signal is a frog. Not because they don't taste good (and they do).
NOTE! PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CAMP CHAIRS! We do have some campfire seating on the patio; even making more benches as we speak- but we do not know how many to expect at this time, so play it safe and bring additional seats!
Additional Note on PETS : Just want to let everyone know that we do have pets. Two dogs and three cats. The latter will probably vanish like three farts in a windstorm with all the new company, but the former, named Boomy and Pax (black lab/german shepard mixes), will be in pure ecstasy by all the new visitors! They love to play fetch- so throw them a stick! You're welcome to bring your own well-behaved dog if you wish so they can all play together; just realize we have an underground fence for our dogs to roam freely in, not an actual physical barrier between the yard and road. Use your best judgment. If you or someone in your party is uncomfortable around big dogs, or you plan to bring your own dog(s), please let us know in advance so we can make the appropriate accommodations! Thanks!