Chicago River Boat Cruise w/Captain Sweet Willie

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  1. Sweet Willie
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    So a few weeks ago for my Mom's B-day, I rented an electric boat for a two hour cruise on the Chicago river, it was fantastic to cruise downtown among the buildings, we went all the way to the locks at Lake Michigan, then up to Goose Island, then down to Chinatown's Ping Tom park. Also, the cruise is BYO food & booze. Here is a photo of a boat on the Chicago River similar to what I'll be driving.
    electric boat photo.jpg

    A big thanks goes out to Milepoint for being a sponsor of this cruise, that means MP is picking up the tab !!!!!!!

    Boarding is downtown in the Loop, further details will be forthcoming.

    So who wants to go on the 2 hour cruise on Sunday July 7 @ 6pm?

    (cruise is full at this time, boat seats max of 10 people)
    Attending:
    chrisphx
    P La Rue
    Polkacat
    Willie
    Cheryld +1
    ordogg +1
    legalalien +1

    No Can Do:
    Flying Machine
    Tommy777 +1
     
  2. chrisphx

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    This sounds great. I just happen to be in town and would love to attend! Thank you, Milepoint!
     
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    hey cool chrisphx, welcome to Milepoint !, I'll put you down as 1 attending, glad you can make it.
     
  4. cheryld
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    Thank you! I would love to go - we get back into town the day before. You might be at your maximum number already though. It would be me and a +1 or +3 depending. Thank you!
     
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    I am in! Though only solo. Thx Milepoint and Sweet Willie! Can't wait. Fun times ahead!
     
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    I'll add up & see, might be able to fit you +1, doubtful for the +3
    very good!
     
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    We would love to go (me and +1) thanks for organizing!
     
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    Captain Sweet Willie ( I like the sound of that ) too bad I will miss this Event, sounds like a great one to me.. Kudos to MP for the Hosting as well! Have fun to all those whom attend ( watch out for Willie he gets lost sometimes :) )
     
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    we are sorry as well
    got you down and Welcome to Milepoint !
    you are in for yourself +1 !
     
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  10. Sweet Willie
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    boat seats 10 people, so this cruise is full.

    BUT

    if you would like for another cruise to happen, please post your interest to this thread, I'd be happy to host another cruise. Please keep in mind that a new cruise probably won't be sponsored by MP so there will be a cost (~$15 per person if I there is a coupon or $43 if there is not).

    Willie
     
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    Or if anyone might be interested later in July...? (We'll be in and out of Chicago the weekend of the 20th and then again during the week of the 29th.)
     
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    I'm in again, especially if I can get the group a coupon (which I think I can to greatly reduce costs).

    IS ANYONE ELSE UP FOR A CHICAGO CRUISE during the dates Jenny & Curt posted?
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    Before any money is spent for a date certain, we will have to check with our Iowa relatives to see if our presence is required for the unpacking and auctioning of the family furnishings that have been in storage sheds since <wait for it> 1990.
     
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    Capt. Willie,

    Thanks for setting this up!

    Unfortunately, it looks like Melinda and I have to bail on this one, but we´d be interested if you put up a new date.

    Please give our seats to the next folks in line

    Cheers

    -Tommy
     
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    We'll take T&M's seats, thank you.
     
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    bummer, sorry to hear Tommy !
    ok, done deal, glad you can make it!!
     
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    Conversation message sent to attendees with location/logistics info, please let me know if you did not receive. thanks.
     
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    Hi all, just popping by to say I'm looking forward to the cruise!
     
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    most excellent!
     
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    Looks to be a beautiful day tomorrow for a cruise !!
     
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    Hi, Looking forward to seeing everyone this evening!
     
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    two brief minutes of light rain right before cruise started, then fine weather. The boat (& certain riders inside) got more wet going under the Centennial Fountain:
    centennial fountain.jpg

    So glad that all could come out on the cruise & have faith in my skills as a captain:eek: No one was made to walk the plank.

    BIG THANKS to Milepoint !!
     
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    Hey Willie and Crew.. I was thinking about your cruise. Any photos to share?? Glad to hear that you had a nice time.. Safe Travels
     
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    Fantastic Cruise and a Huge Thanks to Milepoint for sponsoring! It was great to meet everyone and thank you to Sweet Willie for organizing and for his excellent captain skills! :)
     
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    There were a few that were taking some photos, hopefully they will upload a few key shots to this thread.
     

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