Santa Cruz Boardwalk...Ok Gang...When are We Going Again?

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  1. Master--Kenobi Jedi Master

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    Actually found this on a whole other website.

    I know its for Feb, but it got me thinking that we need to set up another FF get-together. We all had such a blast at the last one. And this time..... I CAN GO WALK ON THE SAND AND GO DOWN TO THE WATER!!!!! [face_dancing]

    So whatcha all think?

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk release/newsletter

    February 2006

    FEBRUARY NEWS

    The Boardwalk is gearing up for Spring with longer hours, full ride operation, "2 for 1" Weekends and the 24th annual Clam Chowder Cook Off and Festival.

    It?s exciting to watch the park prepare for the new 2006 season. Artists are touching up the paint on the Carousel horses, beach driftwood is being cleaned up from winter storms, and construction is proceeding underneath the Boardwalk for the new WipeOut ride!

    This Spring, WipeOut will open in the Cave Train area, in a "seaside cavern" tucked underneath the Boardwalk. Inspired by local surf culture, the ride delivers the thrills of a board-crunching day at Steamer?s Lane. When the ride starts, the lights go out, the music heats up and riders spin through space to the beat of high-energy surf music and a state-of-the-art light show. Get ready for some serious fun!

    Here's the February scoop?

    FEBRUARY SCHEDULE
    Starting February 11, rides are open Saturday and Sunday from 11am ? 6pm for full operation, weather permitting. Rides are also open President?s Day, Monday, February 20th 11am ? 6pm.

    The Casino Arcade, Neptune?s Kingdom, and Boardwalk Bowl are all open daily.

    BIG DEALS

    One of our best deals of the year ? "2 for 1" Weekends in February!

    On Saturday & Sunday, February 11 & 12 and on Saturday, Sunday and Monday February 18, 19, & 20, 2006 ? you can buy two Unlimited Ride Tickets for the price of one! Rides will be open from 11am ? 6pm (weather permitting). It?s a great time for families to save big on a day at the Boardwalk.

    SPECIAL EVENTS

    You won?t want to miss the Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Festival on February 25, 2006. Fifty cooking teams from the Monterey Bay area and as far away as Fresno compete for cooking awards. Admission to the ?rain or shine? event is free.

    Visitors can watch chefs prepare their special chowders, and for $7.00 taste up to five different clam chowders as well as vote for the People?s Choice winner.

    Preparation and cooking begin at 10:00 a.m., tasting starts at 1:00 p.m., and
    winners are announced at 3:30 p.m.

    The Beach Boardwalk Arcade and Beach Boardwalk rides are open during the event.

    The Chowder Festival is an important fundraiser for the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department.

    The deadline to enter the Clam Chowder Festival has been extended until February 13th, so there?s still time to show off your cooking!

    For more information, please visit our events web page or call the Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department 831-420-5273.



    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk FUN FACTOID
    Did you know?

    According to Amusement Business magazine, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is the most popular amusement park in Northern California, and the 6th most popular in the state!

    More than 3 million visitors came to the Boardwalk last year!
    See you at the Clam Chowder Festival!

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ? 400 Beach Street ? Santa Cruz, CA 95060 ? www.beachboardwalk.com ? Phone (831) 423-5590




  2. DarkLordSid Jedi Master

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    Aug 3, 2004
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    Hey yeah, this weekend is a three day weekend, let's go to the beach...

    NOT!

    They expect us to get SNOW in the hills.

    It was frosty this morning in the valley even at 9am, means the conditions are right, and when we get snow it's usually late February or early March, so the time is about right too.

    If it rains, and they say it should, I suspect they might close off Highway 9 over the summitt. Been COLD at the house, can't tell for sure, but we might even get a dusting at home.

    It will make for some nice pictures, but driving is probably going to be a bit risky, so you might hold off a bit until it warms up a 'tad'.

    Mrs. Sid and I will chat over it though, and let you know what our schedule is. However, for the close locals we might be able to wrangle up dinner at Royal Taj sooner than later.

    After the Olympics, though. GO Apollo!!!

  3. TionneHawk Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 28, 2002
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    Bah. Feb and the beginning of March are bad for me due to theater. But after this show ends I am taking a break from the stage and would love to go hang out in SC with you guys!
  4. Master--Kenobi Jedi Master

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    Same as Hawkie..well except for the theater part...but Feb and Beginning March are already spoken for. However, how about thinking seriously about something Mid-March -> on....

    (I need my Giant Dipper Fix.. Besides...Kai and AnashianSkywalker need to break our last record...well, we didn;t throw up anyways! [face_sick] [face_laugh] )
  5. Kai_Vandekar Jedi Master

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    That time period sounds reasonable to me. I'm pretty booked through Feb and part of March, myself. But yes! Must do more Giant Dipper!!!!
  6. Taeriel Force Ghost

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    I would love to go for another Boardwalk meeting, but I have to agree with the waiting till it's not bloody freezing idea. I mean, we do want to make a new Giant Dipper record... but it'll be harder if the air is freezing cold.
  7. Bith_Lord Jedi Master

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    I and Mrs. Bith are always up for Santa Cruz. We actually were in San Jose last week and jammed on over for dinner at Vasilis.
  8. DarkLordSid Jedi Master

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    *looks slightly guilty*

    Actually we go to the Royal Taj at least once a month.

    Hey, it's our special place and makes for a nice romantic evening for two.

    Besides, if I get seen consorting with Rebels and Jedi all the time, my reputation as a chief evil doer and bad guy will suffer, and then I'll have no choice but to dress up as Koza ALL the time.

    And you don't want THAT now, do you?

  9. Master--Kenobi Jedi Master

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    No! Not KOZA.....NOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    [face_laugh]

    Seriously, we do need to have a get together... Except right now, I'm sitting here freezing my Jedi parts off! (No wonder Kenobi decided to spend the next 20 years on Tat..at least it's WARM there!)

    There will definitely be a SCFF Meeting at BayCon...and we need to work one in before that.

    So, Mid-Late April? Early May?

    Let's start throwing some dates around (I know just set myself up for another one of Sid's comments!) ;)
  10. Kai_Vandekar Jedi Master

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    Most of my weekends in April are open, at this point. :)

    - Kai
  11. Taeriel Force Ghost

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    I'll be out in Denver for Starfest the weekend of April 21.
  12. DarkLordSid Jedi Master

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    I was cracking up watching the ads for the Boardwalk showing bikini clad teens strolling the beach, "We're open this weekend!" just after the weather report showing possible snow at sea level.

    They may be open, but I'd leave the swim suit at home and dress for Tahoe, heh.
  13. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Tentatively, the SFFF is planning a trip to Great America with the SVRF on April 22 (you guys are welcome as well!). Other activities mentioned with other FF's were Marine World, a Giants game, and a picnic. Still, things are up in the air at this point. We still have to get through March!
  14. Master--Kenobi Jedi Master

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    Matt,

    I haven't been to Great America since the first year it opened! AND I've been wanting to go baaaack However, unless things change, I'm committed to a costuming event down South. But, maybe something else will happen! Plus the boardwalk. Plus BAYCON!!! Thanks for thinking of us. [:D]

    Kim
  15. Kai_Vandekar Jedi Master

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    Oh, crud! Sounds like fun! Sadly, I am not in town that weekend. On the bright side, I'm working with a friend on my Revan costume for Baycon...

    Think fondly of me while riding rollercoasters!

    - Kai
  16. Master--Kenobi Jedi Master

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    We really need to hook up on the actual set date for this thing. Right now my calander is filling up with events fast!!!
  17. Kai_Vandekar Jedi Master

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  18. Master--Kenobi Jedi Master

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    How about a thread stating which weekends will work for us?

    Or just make it the BayCon meeting and then decide on the next one there.

    [face_thinking]
  19. DarkLordSid Jedi Master

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    Don't know what if anything we can do the next two months, kind of in a holding pattern with things going on. We're just planning on Baycon at this point.

    BTW, me and the Mrs. will probably do Royal Taj tonight for dinner, Kenobi.

    And I KNOW how much that annoys you that you can't join us.

    PPPPPHHHHTTTT!!!!

    BWAHAHAHHAHAAHA!
  20. Master--Kenobi Jedi Master

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    WOT!? :oops: But..But...why you...you..you.....


    ARGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

    Fine I guess we will just have to go to Fresno and to Brahma Bull then and call you like we did last time.. So There! Thbppptttttt!!! :p
  21. DarkLordSid Jedi Master

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    Aug 3, 2004
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    'Course the force was NOT with me, highway 9 was closed due to mudslides, had to take 17 roundabout Scotts Valley and then make the loop for home. Got in at 8PM, so we just did our shopping and hit McD's.

    >.<

    Must have been some kind of Jedi dirty trick.

    That's okay, I'll fix THEM.

    *looks around on his desk for the Order 66 codes*
  22. Master--Kenobi Jedi Master

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    /\ *Happily enjoying left over Tikka Masala from Brama Bull while reading book, "Dirty Jedi Tricks and How to Use Them*


    :D
  23. DarkLordSid Jedi Master

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    That's okay, we had sushi the next day, we'll have Indian food some week night, ppphhhhttt.

    And I'm sending you a ton of mud, FedEx delivers.
  24. DarkLordSid Jedi Master

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    Aug 3, 2004
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    Hills are VERY juicy, been dodging slides and rocks and the rain just ain't letting up.

    Fun.

    Welcome to spring.

  25. TionneHawk Jedi Grand Master

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    Looks like we've got 10 more days of it at least here in the Central Valley. I'm going to be floating to work in a rowboat soon.
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