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Re: Fall Foliage Rally, Frances Slocum SP (Northeastern PA)
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2011, 09:25:48 PM »
I am sitting here showing Lori where our campsite is and we are looking at a few things on the website.  One of the things we are looking at are the trails, which ones we might attempt to hike.  There 13 miles of trails here but they are not rated like at other SP's.  Easy, Moderate, More Difficult, Most Difficult. 

So, has anyone hiked these trails before?  We would like to check out the change in the leaves but we need to be able to push a jogging stroller with a 2 year old (OK, he won't be 2 for another 2 weeks).  We should be able to handle a moderate trail but would prefer an easy trail.   We can't scale any boulders or handle any deep washouts or stairs with the stroller.  I am thinking of the Frances Slocum trail, the Lake Shore trail, or the campground trial. 
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Re: Fall Foliage Rally, Frances Slocum SP (Northeastern PA)
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2011, 01:28:14 PM »
So, we have an idea for the dinner at this rally.  We want to do a Pasta, Passion and Pistols Murder Mystery Pot Luck.  This is an interactive murder mystery party in which the guests for the evening become characters suspected of the crime in question.  The crime must be solved before the evening is out.  It is in each guest's interest to prove their innocence by interrogating their fellow suspects until the murder is exposed.

There are eight characters in all - six suspects and two extra guests (four men and four woman).  Additional people can play by interviewing the 8 suspects. Costumes optional.

When the guests have all assembled, each one receives a character booklet and be asked to spend a few minutes reading the rules of the game and the introduction page.  You cannot read past the STOP Notice at the bottom of the page.  After everyone has absorbed the information, each one will introduce themselves as the character they play, using the facts listed in the "what the world sees".
Example:
  • Jim Miller
  • self employed
  • divorced
  • spent four months in jail for taxes
  • a ladies man

We will then play a DVD (on my laptop) where the narrator will reveal the crime and set the scene.  Through dinner and the evening, we will have 3 rounds of clues and questions and then we can each reveal our options as to the identity of the murderer.

Please post if you are interested in playing?
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Re: Fall Foliage Rally, Frances Slocum SP (Northeastern PA)
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2011, 03:29:25 PM »
It sounds very interesting.  If there is a part for the parents of a young child who leave abruptly at 7pm possibly putting their child to bed.... or could they be stalking their next victim....Lori and would have to decline from participating. 

It sounds like an awesome idea, I have always wanted to go to one of those mystery dinner theaters, but with Nathan we would prefer to be back at our site in our camper shortly after it gets dark, if not before.  We do not want our timeline interfere with your "Campground dinner theater"
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Re: Fall Foliage Rally, Frances Slocum SP (Northeastern PA)
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2011, 07:48:15 PM »
We are so in.... just one question - what level of alcohol is required for this......
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Re: Fall Foliage Rally, Frances Slocum SP (Northeastern PA)
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2011, 08:49:23 PM »
We have cancelled our reservation to camp, but hoping to come up for the dinner. The murder mystery dinner sounds great. Hoping to be able to join in. Will keep you posted.
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Re: Fall Foliage Rally, Frances Slocum SP (Northeastern PA)
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2011, 12:04:57 PM »
Phil - I am so loving you!!  As many of you know I've been on the wagon, trying to loose weight, I have had a few cocktails the past week but am still watching.   However, I do believe that this camping trip with the mystery dinner must involved alcoholic beverages!!  So Phil I am soooo in for un-winding this night and having a blast!!  Woohoo!!  And Joe honey no kids this weekend!! 

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Re: Fall Foliage Rally, Frances Slocum SP (Northeastern PA)
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2011, 02:28:58 PM »
Just remember Joy, there are no calories on vacation while standing up..... and clear drinks have less calories that dark drinks (can we say Martini!) :victory:
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Re: Fall Foliage Rally, Frances Slocum SP (Northeastern PA)
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2011, 02:58:31 PM »
She will be a lush since she's been very healthy for the last 7 weeks.
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Re: Fall Foliage Rally, Frances Slocum SP (Northeastern PA)
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2011, 04:42:23 PM »
So, has anyone hiked these trails before?  We would like to check out the change in the leaves but we need to be able to push a jogging stroller with a 2 year old (OK, he won't be 2 for another 2 weeks).  We should be able to handle a moderate trail but would prefer an easy trail.   We can't scale any boulders or handle any deep washouts or stairs with the stroller.  I am thinking of the Frances Slocum trail, the Lake Shore trail, or the campground trial.

We stayed at Slocum a couple of years ago and did a little bit of hiking (that, unfortunately, is about my limit) and drove around some other parts of the park. The part of the campground trail we were on had some moderate elevation changes and rocks. Some parts of that park have a lot of rocks/boulders left over from glacial action. We drove through the section where the Frances Slocum trail is located and that appeared to also have a lot of rocks. Also some decent elevation changes, if I remember correctly.

I think you'll probably be OK on most parts of those trails -- the Slocum trail isn't that long anyway -- but you'll probably get a pretty decent workout!

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Re: Fall Foliage Rally, Frances Slocum SP (Northeastern PA)
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2011, 09:22:49 AM »
Phil - I really think you and I are kindred spirits cause I too was thinking martinis!!

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Re: Fall Foliage Rally, Frances Slocum SP (Northeastern PA)
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2011, 04:24:43 PM »
John, thanks for the info.  I can handle slight elevation changes.  The stroller has brakes  :turtle: .  Basically I am thinking we will probably wind up hiking a trail until we find an impassable obstacle.  Hopefully we will get a little bit of a hike in before we come accross a boulder left over from the ice age.

I've never had a martini before, i don't like olives.  I think I will stick with beer.
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Re: Fall Foliage Rally, Frances Slocum SP (Northeastern PA)
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2011, 09:05:34 PM »
Got home from French Creek this afternoon.  Did a few things to get ready for Frances Slocum.

*Changed the door handle to one with a key so DW feels more secure  ::)
*Changed the thermostat for a digital one....Thanks for the info Phil
*Put a full tank of Propane on the tongue.

Now I just need to charge the battery after a weekend of dry camping and I want to insulate my bunks with foam of some sort.
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Re: Fall Foliage Rally, Frances Slocum SP (Northeastern PA)
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2011, 05:06:35 PM »
Just for kicks, I was searching youtube for video's on Frances Slocum SP to see if there were any of the campground.  This past weekend I thought someone mentioned that nobody had been there before.   I found this video which shows sites 46 and 45.  The video is taken from site 43.

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Re: Fall Foliage Rally, Frances Slocum SP (Northeastern PA)
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2011, 08:18:44 PM »
I have a few shots from Slocum at http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/573987831sWkMri. We were camped at site 7.

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Re: Fall Foliage Rally, Frances Slocum SP (Northeastern PA)
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2011, 08:41:00 PM »
So how is dinner going to work?
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