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    • 26 Dec 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 30 Dec 2018
    • 2:15 PM
    • New Orleans, LA
    Registration is closed

    Hello NOLA Travelers, only 11 more days until we all meet up at the Amtrak Station in Birmingham, Alabama ** Google shows two address** 1819 Morris Ave. B'Ham, 35203 & 1 19th St North, B'ham, 35203.  However I have driven by and either one will get you there, ** please note Amtrak is in the same building with the Greyhound Bus terminal  GET THERE EARLY!!!  OUR TRAIN DEPARTS AT 10:00 a.m. Central time, 11:00 Eastern time.  I would suggest being at the train station no later than 9:00 a.m. Central Time.  There is a 3 level parking garage within walking distance of the station.  I would suggest parking there.  *** this is crazy but we are all on one "group" ticket (in my possession).  They will issue individual tickets when we arrive and show ID! Please make a photo copy or take a picture of your ID  to have with you. We had a member of the Steamboat Trip that lost her drivers license and was not able to board the return plane with the rest of us.

    When we arrive in NOLA, we will take taxies and Uber to the Royal St Chares Hotel located at 135 St. Charles Ave. 70130.

     * For those of you going on: Our NOLA Haunted Pub Crawl is Thursday night December 27th, be at the Tujague Bar located at 823 Decatur Street no later than 7:45 to meet our tour guide for the 8:00 p.m. tour. 

    * For those of you going on: The Harbor Jazz Sightseeing Cruise be at the Toulouse Wharf on later than 2:00 p.m. on Friday December 28th. to load for the 2:30 cruise 

    *** group dinner is at Daisy Duke Restaurant  121 Charles St. @ 6:30 p.m. on Friday night.  

     * For those of you going on: The St. Louis Cemetery #1 tour be at 1010 Conti Street, NOLA no later than 10:45 for the 11:00 tour.

    After the information above the rest of the info below is not new. 

    P.S. PLEASE BE PATIENT with me, this is my FIRST TRAIN TRIP!!! YA'LL are my "Virgin" group!!! any help or advice would be greatly appreciated... Barb 


    CSC members will take over New Orleans, LA December 26-December 30, 2018

    Please read-New Info:  Group Dinner, Friday Night December 28, 2018, @ Daisy Dukes Restaurant, 121 Charles St. 6:30 p.m. for menu choices go to www.daisydukesrestaurant.com.  Thank you to Co-Captain David Satterfield for arraigning the dinner for the group.  ** of course you are NOT obligated to attend, however please let us know if you are NOT going to join us.   

    Co-Captain David Satterfield and I have been working on some excursions for when we are in NOLA, *** Please note*** book your own tours (that is IF you want to), there is no "Planned Group Tours".  I am giving you info and you can go online and purchase if you so choose.  Here is what we have so far, David and I thought a "New Orleans Ghost Pub Crawl Tour" would be fun for Thursday night December 27th.  I have just gone online and purchased my ticket for the 8:00 p.m. Ghost Pub Tour.   If you want to join me, go to Ghostcitytours.com, follow the prompts.  If you sign up for the newsletter you will get a promo code for a $2.50 discount which made my ticket $23.80.  If you choose to NOT sign up the ticket is $26.45 including tax.  *** Make sure you go to the correct date in the calendar.  This is the most popular tour and you must book ahead, It will not be available when you get there.  The tour allows 28 people, so far I am 1 of 28.  I am also going to book a "Cemetery Tour" for Saturday December 29th @ 11:00am. I will have to "call" the tour company on this one.  I was not able to book online for this.  I have spoken with this tour company via phone and I was told that the City of NOLA only allows one tour a day now for the Cemetery, due to vandalism the cemetery is now closed to the public.  This is the only way to see this very beautiful historic cemetery. * I will update after I call tour company on how to book your tour.   * I will book a restaurant for a "group" dinner on Friday night for all of us.  

    David Satterfield has information on a 2 hour Jazz Steamboat Cruise for Friday December 28th at 2:00 p.m. *** (must be on Toulouse Wharf no later than 1:45 p.m.)*** the cost is $34.  If you have interest in the Jazz Steamboat Cruise please let me or David know just so we will know how many are interested,** again will send info for you to go online and book your own ticket.  Barb-423-902-6095, David-423-488-6189.

    On another note**** PICK POCKET**** Make sure to keep your credit cards and cash in a secure place on your body... usually a front pocket or around your neck is the best.  

    Update on Cemetery tour, I called to book my tour and at this time they would not allow me to book just one(1) ticket, they said I must book two or more the cost of this tour with tax is $21.15.  If you go online to book and book two  tickets please let me know, then they will allow me to book just one.  Because there is no one else booked this far out they will not let me purchase just one (1) ticket> "go figure"? the phone number is: 888-859-5375.  IF you are able to book this one on line *** make sure it is the "Cemetery Tour" at 11:00 a.m... the site jumped me to a totally different tour that starts at 8:00 p.m. that is NOT the Cemetery Tour. 

    I know this is long but necessary... more from me later on NOLA,

    Barb Wise-Trip Captain

    David Satterfield-Co-Captain 


     

     

    Amtrak Train Departs from Birmingham, AL on December 26, 2018... train departs at 12:00 noon so be at train station; Amtrak, 1819 Morris Ave. B'ham, AL 35203, 205-324-3033 at 10:30 a.m. to have time to park and check in. 

    BAGGAGE  Carry on allowance:  2 bags at 28x22x14 and NOT to exceed 50lbs per bag. 2 smaller bags at 14x11x7 inches and NOT to exceed 25lbs per bag. 

    We have 16 CSC members on this trip that have paid for the round trip train ticket.  We cannot take anymore CSC members at the group rate and the extra group seats have been released back to Amtrak.  IF you want to go on this trip I will provide phone number to Amtrak for you to make your own reservations. This trip was announced via several emails with information of the deadline to register for the group rate.  The hotel Royal in New Orleans does have a few rooms left with the group rate, the rooms will be released back to the hotel on November 1, 2018.  

    There are no planned group tours or activities in New Orleans, you are free to plan your own outing and tours.  

    New member David Satterfield is Trip Co-Captain and has been to New Orleans multiply times will offer suggestions.  I will also research tours and excursions, please if you have an idea for some tours and excursions let me know. 

    IMPORTANT BELOW---PLEASE SEE

    If you are one of the 16 CSC members on this trip; go to the registration form above left and registrar for this trip.  You will be able to sign the release form online and I need you to do this.  

    Thank You,

    Barb Wise

    barbwire@flash.net 

    423-902-6095

    • 8 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN
    Register

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month (or 2nd Tuesday if 1st Tuesday is a holiday).  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left to sign up & pay for dinner @ $12 each.  For info contact Bob Tramel at rjtram@gmail.com

    • 10 Jan 2019
    • 7 Nov 2019
    • 10 sessions
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN

    Ski Club monthly board meetings are held on Thursday after the Tuesday general meetings of each month.  All members are welcome to attend.  Note there are no board meetings in July (because of Annual Picnic) and December (because of holidays).

    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Telluride, Colorado
    • 1 Feb 2019
    • 3 Feb 2019
    • Gatlinburg, TN
    Register

    Gatlinburg Ski Weekend-we are almost full, however Larry Plemons has located lodging that will accommodate a few more.  We must know by December 22nd. 2018 if you are interested in this "never ever" or "improve your level" ski weekend.   

    If interested OR IF you have already told John Neblett, we need you to register for this trip.  Please go to the Registration Form located at the top of the page, register and "sign" the trip release form.  

      If interested please contact Trip Captain John Neblett. 423-992-7343

    Gatlinburg trip will be February 1-3,2019.  The costs are very close but may change slightly depending on number attending. The cost for lodging is $100 for 2 nights. This will not be refundable this year. Two days of lift tickets and 3 lessons will be $150. The tickets can be cancelled. Children 14 and under staying with an adult will have no lodging cost. A welcoming wine and cheese party will be held Friday evening.  Saturday will have an evening BBQ.

    They now have 3 level 3 instructors so all levels will have great lessons. Last year they had 1 level 3 instructor who was excellent.

    Those who want to sigh up need to text or call me at 423-991-7343 or email me at neblett007@comcast.net by Friday December 7.  Payment will be due December 11.

    This is a chance to get a short trip in with friends. 

     

    John Neblett-Trip Captain

    cell-423-991-7343

     

     

    • 5 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN
    Registration is closed

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month (or 2nd Tuesday if 1st Tuesday is a holiday).  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left to sign up & pay for dinner @ $12 each.  For info contact Bob Tramel at rjtram@gmail.com

    • 9 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 16 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Park City, Utah

    • 5 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN
    Registration is closed

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month (or 2nd Tuesday if 1st Tuesday is a holiday).  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left to sign up & pay for dinner @ $12 each.  For info contact Bob Tramel at rjtram@gmail.com

    • 8 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Dolomites, Rome & Sorrento, Italy


    Trip Leader - Don Drumm
    Contact info:
    dondrumm@epbfi.com
    423-886-6111 home; 423-667-1656 cell
    4202 Wilson Avenue, Signal Mtn, TN  37377
    • 2 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN
    Registration is closed

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month (or 2nd Tuesday if 1st Tuesday is a holiday).  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left to sign up & pay for dinner @ $12 each.  For info contact Bob Tramel at rjtram@gmail.com

    • 3 May 2019
    • 5 May 2019
    • Abingdon, VA- White Top Mountain
    Register

    Hello Creepers & those that want to be, 

    The VA Creeper Bike Weekend Bike Ride will be May 3-5, 2019.  Make your way to Abingdon VA Friday May 3rd. 2019.  You are own your own Friday night for dinner, just "Google" restaurants in Abingdon and you will find  several to choose from.

    I have 20 (at this time can add or delete) seats on hold at the Barter Theatre for Friday night May 3rd. for the "back by popular demand" production of  "Madam Buttermilk"

    I must know ASAP if you would like a seat, ( Barter is working on our "Group Rate" price), I will let you know as soon price is available, in the past the "Group Rate" has been very reasonable.   

    Our "Group" dinner is Saturday night May 4th, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at "The Peppermill", 231 W. Main Street, 5 minute walk (0.2) from the Barter(** NOTE  "The Tavern  Restaurant" is closed to the public on May 4th for a private wedding).

    We need to be at the Barter at least by 7:40 p.m. to be seated (our seats are on 2nd. and 3rd. rows.  So plan your dinner accordingly.

     IF you are renting a bike, you must call VA Creeper Bike Shop 276-676-2552 to reserve your bike and if needed a helmet.  IF you are bringing your bike you must call the bike shop to reserve your spot on the shuttle to the top of "White Top Mountain".   Tell them you are with CSC club and you want the 8:30 a.m. shuttle.

    **** IMPORTANT**** When you arrive Friday, you must go to the bike shop to pay for your shuttle ride/rentals(if needed).  Do this Friday! Do not wait until Saturday morning to do this!!!

    Saturday Morning, we are on the 8:30 shuttle.  Be at the Bike Shop by 8:00 a.m. this is also very important as May is a  popular month of the Creeper Ride, the Rhododendrons should be in full bloom. (Hopefully)? 

    When you register for this event you must sign the Trip Release Waiver at the bottom of the Registration form.

    YOU MUST BOOK YOUR OWN ROOM!!!  For other room choices please contact me for information.  For now these two lodges have availability for the May 3-5, 2019 trip:  

    Creepers Inn Lodging- 276-525-2031, tell Jill Dalton you are with CSC.

    Black Dog Inn-276-628-4153, tell Rick you are with CSC.

    See you Friday May 3rd, 2019  in Abingdon, VA

    Barb

    423-902-6095

    The Virginia Creeper Trail is possibly the easiest, prettiest mountain bike ride you will ever encounter. The VA Creeper Trail, which is actually the "retired" railway corridor of the Virginia-Carolina Railroad, has become one of the most popular bicycling trail destinations in the eastern United States.

    The Va Creeper Trail stretches 34 miles from Abingdon, Virginia down thru the lovely town of Damascus, Va (known as the Heart of the Va Creeper) along the Whitetop Laurel River and up to its highest point Whitetop Station near the NC State Line at Whitetop, Virginia. The Va Creeper Trail is open year round to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

    This former rail bed passes through the Mount Rogers National Recreation area and the highland country of Southwestern Virginia. The Virginia Creeper Trail is rich in beauty and regional history. This is an easy biking adventure that you and your friends and family will talk about for a long time.  

    Join us on this May 4th, 2019 ride.  At this time we have   8 CSC riding the trail. 

    Contact Barb Wise for information on lodging and booking your shuttle/bike rental (if necessary) to the top of  White Top Mountain 

    Barb Wise

    barbwire@flash.net

    423-902-6095

     

     

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    • 7 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN
    Registration is closed

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month (or 2nd Tuesday if 1st Tuesday is a holiday).  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left to sign up & pay for dinner @ $12 each.  For info contact Bob Tramel at rjtram@gmail.com

    • 13 May 2019
    • 18 May 2019
    • CUBA
    Register


    • 4 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN
    Registration is closed

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month (or 2nd Tuesday if 1st Tuesday is a holiday).  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left to sign up & pay for dinner @ $12 each.  For info contact Bob Tramel at rjtram@gmail.com

    • 6 Aug 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN
    Registration is closed

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month (or 2nd Tuesday if 1st Tuesday is a holiday).  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left to sign up & pay for dinner @ $12 each.  For info contact Bob Tramel at rjtram@gmail.com

    • 3 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN
    Registration is closed

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month (or 2nd Tuesday if 1st Tuesday is a holiday).  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left to sign up & pay for dinner @ $12 each.  For info contact Bob Tramel at rjtram@gmail.com

    • 1 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN
    Registration is closed

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month (or 2nd Tuesday if 1st Tuesday is a holiday).  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left to sign up & pay for dinner @ $12 each.  For info contact Bob Tramel at rjtram@gmail.com

    • 5 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN
    Registration is closed

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month (or 2nd Tuesday if 1st Tuesday is a holiday).  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left to sign up & pay for dinner @ $12 each.  For info contact Bob Tramel at rjtram@gmail.com

Past events

11 Dec 2018 Annual Christmas Party
6 Nov 2018 General Monthly Meeting
19 Oct 2018 VA Creeper Bicycle Ride-PLEASE READ THIS
7 Oct 2018 CARIBBEAN CRUISE
2 Oct 2018 General Monthly Meeting
29 Sep 2018 Len Foote- IMPORTANT PLEASE READ BRING SOME CASH!!!
7 Sep 2018 Louisville Urban Bourbon Trail-September 7-9, 2018
4 Sep 2018 General Monthly Meeting
26 Aug 2018 Rafting Trip on the Hiwassee River
12 Aug 2018 SUP PARTY-THIS EVENT IS FULL
7 Aug 2018 General Monthly Meeting
27 Jul 2018 CHUHULY-BILTMORE- TWO TICKETS AVAILABLE !!
5 Jun 2018 General Monthly Meeting
18 May 2018 French Broad Dude Ranch
4 May 2018 VA Creeper Bicycle Ride May 4,5,6, 2018
1 May 2018 General Monthly Meeting
27 Apr 2018 Crescent Spring Conference
3 Apr 2018 General Monthly Meeting
10 Mar 2018 Austria/Spain Ski Trip 2018
9 Mar 2018 Crescent Series Race at Silver Creek, WV
6 Mar 2018 General Monthly Meeting
24 Feb 2018 Crescent Series Race at Appalachian Mtn, NC
17 Feb 2018 Big Sky Montana Ski Trip 2018
10 Feb 2018 Crescent Series Race at Beech Mtn, NC
6 Feb 2018 General Monthly Meeting
27 Jan 2018 Crescent Series Race at Canaan Valley, WV
20 Jan 2018 Snowmass Ski Trip 2018
11 Jan 2018 Monthly Board Meeting
6 Jan 2018 Crescent Series Race at Sugar Mt, NC
2 Jan 2018 General Monthly Meeting
16 Dec 2017 Crescent Series Race at Appalachian Mt, NC
12 Dec 2017 Annual Christmas Party
9 Nov 2017 Monthly Board Meeting
7 Nov 2017 General Monthly Meeting
21 Oct 2017 Panama Canal Cruise
20 Oct 2017 Crescent Ski Council Fall Conference
13 Oct 2017 Virginia Creeper Bike Trail Ride
12 Oct 2017 Monthly Board Meeting
3 Oct 2017 General Monthly Meeting
14 Sep 2017 Monthly Board Meeting
8 Sep 2017 Kentucky Bourbon Trail
5 Sep 2017 General Monthly Meeting
10 Aug 2017 Monthly Board Meeting
1 Aug 2017 General Monthly Meeting
8 Jun 2017 Monthly Board Meeting
6 Jun 2017 General Monthly Meeting
13 May 2017 BODIES Atlanta Day Outing
11 May 2017 Monthly Board Meeting
6 May 2017 CSC End of Season & Derby Party
2 May 2017 General Monthly Meeting
28 Apr 2017 Crescent Ski Council Spring Conference
13 Apr 2017 Monthly Board Meeting
4 Apr 2017 General Monthly Meeting
18 Mar 2017 NORWAY ADVENTURE
7 Mar 2017 General Monthly Meeting
25 Feb 2017 2017 Park City Ski Trip
25 Feb 2017 Crescent Series Race at Sugar Mountain
11 Feb 2017 Crescent Series Race at Beech Mountain
4 Feb 2017 2017 Tahoe Ski Trip
28 Jan 2017 Crescent Series Race at Wintergreen, VA
14 Jan 2017 2017 Vail Ski Trip
6 Jan 2017 2017 Gatlinburg Ski Trip #1