[va-richmond-general] Re: RAS Picnic

  • From: "Al & Linda Warfield" <warfield101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 10:34:20 -0400


Glad you are coming to the picnic!
There are no problems getting there due to Gaston. Nelda Snyder herself edited 
the directions this time. If you could rent a boat you could get close, but I 
don't know where you could keep it when you get to the area, or how you would 
get to the Snyder's place from the dock. The information about the date of the 
picnic has been in the Thrasher starting with the May issue, but it's 
understandable that some people will have conflicts. Believe me, it will be 
worth the 25 mile trip! 
Make sure you are choosing the best route. There are lots of ways to get there. 
From Henricus I would probably go via Old Stage Rd to Rt 10 East (left turn) 
and take I-295 North to Rt 5 East, then follow directions in "From I-295" in 
the June Thrasher or on the RAS website. Maybe it will be less than 25 miles if 
you choose that route.

Al Warfield

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jim Blowers 
  To: va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 10:02 PM
  Subject: [va-richmond-general] Re: RAS Picnic

  I note that Chesterfield County is presenting a boat trip to Brown and 
Williamson park at 7-9 am that morning, and my wife Anne is signed up for that 
trip. They are to meet at the Dutch Gap parking lot, putting her only 1.1 mile 
from the picnic. However, after the trip she will have to travel 25 minutes by 
car, all the way to route 895, to get to the picnic (or she could take a boat 
and get there quicker). 

  I will be there, but I wonder if there are any problems getting to the place 
due to Hurricane Gaston last year. I heard something about Osborne Turnpike 

  Jim Blowers
    -----Original Message-----
    From: va-richmond-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:va-richmond-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Al & Linda 
    Sent: Tuesday, 2005 June 21 11:00
    To: Audubon Listserve
    Subject: [va-richmond-general] RAS Picnic

    Hi RAS members and friends,

    Don't forget about the RAS Picnic, which is Saturday, June 25 (rain date 
Sunday, June 26).  It's a really great time, and Nelda and Buz Snyder always go 
way out on a limb to make it enjoyable for everyone. Please come for awhile 
Saturday and bird, eat, swim, fish, go boating, talk about the latest gossip, 
walk through Nelda's great garden, see lots of hummers, or whatever you want. 
Bring friends and family, a food item to share, and chairs. You owe it to 
yourself to come, unless you really don't enjoy great surroundings, fun people, 
and all the other fun things you can do at the picnic. The Snyder's place is 
really cool!

    See your copy of the Thrasher, or go to the RAS website for more details on 
how to get there, what to bring, and other information.

    The RAS website link is as follows: 
    Note that there is an error in header of the website notice. The time is 
listed as 7:00 PM, which is obviously not correct. You can come as early as 8 
AM if you want to bird early, or around 9:30 AM or leter if you want to do 
other things. Lunch will be around noon. Stay until late afternoon if you want, 
but some of us will be leaving mid-afternoon to attend another event.

    If you need information besides that in the Thrasher or website, email us 
at warfield101@xxxxxxxxxxx, or (last resort) call 743-1479.

    See you there!

    Al & Linda Warfield

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