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Sunday Afternoon Cruise/Picnic

August 2 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

For August we’ve been invited to the lake house of Doug and Gail Jones on Gaston Lake, on the Virginia side south of Valentines, VA. They have a huge back yard with water frontage and a large deck area.

We’ll continue our new tradition of picnicking so everyone is encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and non-alcoholic drinks for yourself. Since this is going to be a purely outside event there should be almost no risk of infections spreading among us. Of course we’ll all use “safe” behaviors as we interact with one another.

Things to bring:

  • Lawn chairs
  • Mosquito spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Masks
  • Swimsuits
  • Food and non-alcoholic drinks for yourselves

We’ll all stage up in Wake Forest at 11804 Galaxy Dr, Wake Forest.  This is the previous location of the Verizon Store, which is just north of Lowes Home Improvement on Galaxy Dr. This building is unoccupied so the parking lot will be a very safe and uncrowded place to meet. This will also allow us easy access to head north on Capital Blvd.

  • Departure time: 1:30.
  • It will take about 90 minutes to get to our destination.

Please sign up for this Cruise by using SignUp Genius. It’s a great tool and simple to use. To use SignUp Genius go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4ba8ac2faaf49-sunday5

Caravan Driving TIPs:

  1. Your job is to keep track of the car directly behind you. If that driver slows down, you slow down. Or if that driver has to stop, you pull over to wait for them as soon as possible. If everyone does this, it will cause a reverse domino effect. The leader will then only have to pay attention to the car directly behind him/her rather than trying to keep track of everyone, and it will keep all cars in closer proximity.
  2. When approaching an intersection with a Green Light, get through the intersection as quickly as possible. If you lolly-gag, the chances of you and the cars behind you catching a Red Light greatly increases. So stay “as tight as is safe” when you see a light ahead of us.
  3. If we have to stop for a Red Light, and there are multiple turn lanes, feel free to break out of line and take up both lanes. Then once we get through the light you can get back into single file.



August 2
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Steve Blakeman