The location is at Selden Neck State Park. We chose this location because we met at the Selden Neck Canoe/Kayak Event which was held on 09/27/2003. (Too bad Wing-it can’t be there to give the bride away )
This is a 5 terrain event . . . not particularly kid friendly . . . you will need a canoe, kayak or small watercraft to get to the event.
The Main Event is not going to be anything fancy . . . just a nice casual event to enjoy and share with those who helped bring us together, doing the activity that brought us together (not that!!) .
Camping is available on the island. We have reserved the Hogback and Springledge Camp Areas. Camping at the Springledge Camp Area is by invitation only, but the Hogback site is available on a first come, first serve basis (there are approximately 14 sites available). There are other campsites available on the island if you wish to make separate reservations (permits must be obtained in advance). There are also riverside camping areas at Gillette Castle State Park and Hurd State Park.
Parking and launching are up for grabs. Please use the public launch at Deep River Landing (N41*23.725 / W072*25.594) which is free for launching, however there may be a $10.00 parking fee. (we have not seen anyone there to collect the money) Another location is at both sides of the river where the Hadlyme Ferry connects Rt.148. The west side has very limited space but the east side has lots of room. If you are coming from the west and want to park on the east you will have to take the Ferry across the river (the hours are from 10:30 till 5:00). Another way to get to the east side of the river is at the Goodspeed Bridge on Rt. 82, which is 5 miles north of Deep River and Selden Neck. There is also a boat launch at the Salmon River State Boat Launch. Located at mouth of Salmon River off Route 149, 1.5 miles north of junction with Route 82. Parking for 60 cars. About 4 miles upriver.
There will be food and beverages following the ceremony for all who join us in the celebration of this joyous occasion. We are providing hamburgers,hotdogs, chicken, salads, wine, beer, soda, water, etc. If you would like to bring something, please let us know.
We welcome the assistance of anybody who wants to help out with:
-canoes / kayaks (anyone who has extras to bring for those who don't have any)
-small power boat(s) to use as shuttles
PLEASE make sure to post if you are planning to attend, if you are planning on bringing anything and whether or not you want a campsite at the Hogsback Camping Area (14 available sites - first come first served). Or, e-mail us directly.
The ceremony will be officiated by Cybret (yes, he IS a minister ).
The ring bearer will be Geo Ho's son, Geo Penguin
Photography will be provided by fellow cacher Geo-Packrat (aka retphoto . . . www.retphoto.com)
Wedding favors will be provided by fellow cacher Honeychile www.bumblebuttons.com
The mega, gigantic grill will be provided by fellow cachers the Wolf Family
Shuttle services will be provided by fellow cachers CTSwamp Yankee and bblhed
We look forward to spending our special day with you!
Happy caching and stuff!
Fun stuff . . .
This thread provides an amusing bit of reading on how we sorta kinda met.
There is a travel bug that was placed in our honor that wants to make it back in time for the event. This one, too!
This cache listed with permission from Groundspeak, Inc.