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#371118 - 01/15/08 09:19 AM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: cattailspa]  
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The resort is around $38 and 7 points is $23. The only problem is the Friday and Saturday evening hang out at the docks, it would be a dark boat ride home in unfamilar waters.


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#371129 - 01/15/08 09:52 AM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: On Holiday]  
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I've done the nighttime ride back from the resort to Seven Points, and it's pretty easy, as long as you have a GPS track to follow. The water is very deep and usually clean, so you don't have to worr about shoals or dead heads too much. It's really cool cruising Raystown at night with a little moonlight! I made it back from the Memorial Day fireworks last year doing about 15-20 MPH (just enough to keep 'er on plane) in about 30 or 40 minutes.

Just checked moon phases for 2008, and August 1st is a new moon, so it'll be pretty dark.


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#372944 - 01/21/08 04:44 PM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: WayWeGo]  
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Ok, we are in. I just made reservations for Aug 1-3. We're staying at the resort again at wooded campsite 193. I was trying to get a site at 7 springs, as it is cheaper, but they were booked for that weekend.

If you look at the below picture, the site is across from the word "Hickory" on the right hand side of the road. It isn't too far from the showers/ bathhouse which makes for a short walk at 3 AM.

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#372947 - 01/21/08 04:49 PM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: On Holiday]  
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#372975 - 01/21/08 06:29 PM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: On Holiday]  
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Sounds Good OH. You know where we are.


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#373000 - 01/21/08 08:20 PM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: cattailspa]  
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We're in also. We got the last Oak Park Cottage available for that weekend...glad I called today to check availability/rates It'll be nice to meet you all.

#373006 - 01/21/08 08:41 PM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: WayWeGo]  
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What about it Waywego and Cobalt24sx?


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#373085 - 01/22/08 02:10 AM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: cattailspa]  
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I'm in and now have to see if we're getting a Villa again with friends or a lodge room. No tents for us until the little man gets a little older he's going on 20 months now. Looking forward to many weekends at Raystown.


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#373109 - 01/22/08 10:11 AM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: Cobalt24sx]  
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Cobalt, my little guy will be 9 months old by then. Thankfully he wont be walking but he probably will be crawling. He will be about the same age as your son was last year at that time. We'll be looking forward to the raft up and the swimming once again.

Admin, are you able to make it up?


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#373138 - 01/22/08 11:35 AM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: On Holiday]  
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Admin if you like to come up with out your boat. You are more then welcome to come out with us.


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#373422 - 01/23/08 11:19 AM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: cattailspa]  
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I just called the resort to reserve a cabin and did not have much luck. The only cabins available are the Maple cabins at $139 per night. The lodge was full as well. The past year has been a rough one financially for us, so it looks like we are camping.

OH, we are in the site next to you, #195. You may have a babysitter available if you and OHA want a chance to get off by yourselves ;-)

For the summer of 2009, we may want to get organized a little earlier to have a better selection of accomodations...


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#373427 - 01/23/08 11:34 AM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: WayWeGo]  
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We should just make is a standing tradition that it is always the first weekend in August.

Waywego, you better not snore too loud or I'll come over. Last year we were on the even side of the street and noticed that the odd side received more afternoon sun. Not that it is a big deal but do you remember how hot it was last year? We brought a fan and used that in the tent and actually had to put some blankets on.

This year we will be bringing a small fridge to keep the necessary stuff cold as we went thru ice real fast last year.

We plan to keep the boat at the campsite and use ramp each day.


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#373437 - 01/23/08 11:52 AM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: On Holiday]  
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I like the idea of making it the first weekend in August every year!

Bringing a fan is a good idea. I think being outside was LOTS better than the pine cabins without a fan. The AC in the cabin was barely noticeable during the day -- I could not decide if it was more like a sauna or an oven.

I am not yet sure if we will get a slip again or moor the boat offshore. The slip we had was pretty tight and we were lucky not to have any damage with all the comings and goings in the neighboring slip. I am pretty sure I don't want to launch the boat each day.

I am going to lobby for bringing the dogs this time. It will mean we cannot eat at the lodge, but I think they will enjoy the trip quite a bit.

I promise not to snore too loudly if you promise not to have OHFM wake us up in the middle of the night ;\)


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#373479 - 01/23/08 01:56 PM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: WayWeGo]  
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OHFM now sleeps through the night so we are very happy. He has been blessing us the past 3 nights with sleeping from 9PM until 6AM. I can not guarantee his schedule wont change come August.


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#373558 - 01/23/08 08:38 PM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: On Holiday]  
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I can not believe that they are getting full already.

So who is in charge of the campfires this year? Because this year we will make it back Sat night.

What kind of dogs do you have Waywego? Maybe Lucy would like to play with them.


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#373570 - 01/23/08 09:40 PM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: cattailspa]  
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I am sure we can work something out with a fire at our campsite or OH's.

As I recall, we made our reservations for 2007 in December 2006 and the cabins were pretty much sold out then. When I made our reservation this year, the person I spoke with said that they thought there might be a wedding or two going on the same weekend.

Cattailspa, my younger daughter still tells people about Lucy towing her around in the water when she grabbed Lucy's tail -- I think she will always have a sweet spot for Lucy! We have two toy poodles that would love to play with Lucy, and we are trying to buy a rottweiler puppy. If we have the puppy, we may not bring the poodles, or we may bring all three

I just talked my wife into staying an additional day and leaving Monday!


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#373575 - 01/23/08 10:04 PM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: WayWeGo]  
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#373616 - 01/24/08 08:26 AM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: cattailspa]  
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I thought about staying an extra day as well. I will play that one by ear.


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#373740 - 01/24/08 05:47 PM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: On Holiday]  
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We had to switch to site 182 to extend the extra day -- someone had already reserved 195 starting on Sunday afternoon.

OH, I guess you don't have to worry about my snoring now...

Quite surprising how popular the resort is!


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#373794 - 01/24/08 08:37 PM Re: Raystown Lake 2008 [Re: WayWeGo]  
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What's everyones "guestimated" time of arrival on Friday? We can't check into our cabin until 3:00pm, but plan on arriving earlier to check everything out since it's our 1st time at Raystown.

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