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Lake Ouachita Gathering in 2018 ( June 9th weekend)

Discussion in 'Gatherings' started by Betik, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Betik

    Betik Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Last September @Scottintexas & @Bruce & I have mini gathering at lake ouchita. Although, we are new to boating this trip was voted as our best boating trip. That even includes Bimini. Without sidetracking too much, for our family Ouchita has a higher ROI than Bimini (period).

    So last year we camped at an island and had some minor water activities. This year we are hoping to get a bit more organized and possibly organize kid/adult specific activities. For example, my kids are suckers for treasure hunting. Depending on who ends up coming we will figure things out. Scott and I have spoken and have some ideas already.

    I am appending 2 relevant links about the lake itself and available accommodations.

    If I recall correctly the following had conflict last year, so I hope yall can join this year

    @kthrash @Lstorey89 @Wayloncle @swatski @DCB-270 @Stevenpigsooie @jcyamahariders wife @clint6760 @Speedling @PEARCE @BAC.94 @LTM1964 @SeanPC @USN SCPO RET @maboat @SAGERFLY @ExATCer @LOZBum



    Link with info
    https://jetboaters.net/threads/possible-lake-ouachita-gathering-in-2017.10818/

    link with pictures from our 2017 gathering
    https://jetboaters.net/threads/lake-ouachita-royal-ar-mini-gathering-sept-16th-and-17th-2017.15117/
     
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  2. Stevenpigsooie

    Stevenpigsooie Active Member

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    I hope my family can do this trip this year. Following closely.
     
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  3. Wayloncle

    Wayloncle Jetboaters Commander

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    I’m following and hoping I can make this trip!
     
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  4. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Admiral

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    I would absolutely LOVE to join, this trip has been high on my list last year but there was no way.
    Thank you for organizing, Captain @Betik !!!

    This year we have something else going on as well, but I am secretly hoping that... you know... sometimes things can fall through...and plans can change :cool:

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  5. Betik

    Betik Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    I will offer a sacrifice to Poseidon to assist on things falling through just enough so to free that weekend for you.

    PS. I hope you are approved to to run with @tim h at the end of June.
     
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  6. PEARCE

    PEARCE Jetboaters Commander

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    We have been discussing a possible boat trip with the Yamaha for a long weekend to our (my) favorite lake, Broken Bow, but no reservations have been made. No plans for a big (2 week) trip this year with the camper so we my have time and funds for a boat trip. We need to visit our calendar and make some decisions.

    Is the June 9th weekend locked in?
     
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  7. Betik

    Betik Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    @PEARCE
    june 9th weekend is not set in stone, but I tried to make it at least one week after school ends and as far away as possible from the first Bimini trip.
     
  8. PEARCE

    PEARCE Jetboaters Commander

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    @Betik I need to check with my CFO/travel agent/ navigator/Dear Wife to see what weekend will work best that will not conflict with the Bimini trips. You're going in June and Bruce in July correct?
     
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  9. Betik

    Betik Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    I am going in June & July, but Bruce is going in July.

    Note: I have an obligation in Lake Powell at the end of July but besides that, I, personally, will be up for 2 lake Ouchita gatherings. Given the proximity and company I will probably go every other weekend LOL
     
  10. PEARCE

    PEARCE Jetboaters Commander

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    Is this going to be a camping on an island like last year or stay where you wish and meetup on the water gathering? Is it cool enough at night to be comfortable sleeping in a tent in June? @Bruce ? Are there resorts that would allow us to bring our labrador retriever?
     
  11. Bruce

    Bruce Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    @PEARCE, my guess is that it is going to be too warm to sleep comfortably on an island.

    I bet we can find a resort that will allow your retriever.
     
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  12. Speedling

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    I would love to but i really need all the time up until bimini trip for prepping. I work two jobs to support this hobby!
     
  13. Betik

    Betik Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    I knew you will not be able to make it, but I tagged you so I can use it as leverage in 2019, when I can say " come on man.... you have skipped 2 of them already "
     
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  14. Speedling

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    Do that please! With bimini and shelbyville and another family vaca in between all in july my boss isn't gonna think twice letting me take a week to go down next year!
    And remind me about this like January!
     
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  15. Betik

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    You got it
     
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    Betik Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    My kids were practicing “camping “ by putting the mattresses on the floor. I think they desperately need to learn what camping actually is
     

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  17. Crlos16

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    I like this idea. Count us in, will block off this weekend in my calendar.

    Will the group camp out or stay in a resort?

    This is perfect timing this might convince the wifie on taking the Bimini trip!

    Carlos V.
     
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    Betik Jetboaters Lieutenant

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  19. James R Whitten

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    Man I'd love to do this. Being my bimini trip got canceled I was looking for another trip. Depends if I go to lake travis in july.
     
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  20. ApelilaRains

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    Thanks @Betik , this sounds intriguing. Never been up that way before, but let me know what the plans are, would love to try and meet with the group!
     

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