Meetup.com is a website that lists interest and activity groups. Most groups are open to the general public, a few a closed and by invitation only. You can find/start/sponsor a group by interest and/or zip code.
What finally motivated me to join and attend this group? I bought a new kayak last week. The Heritage 9.5 Featherlite. I wanted to take it out on its maiden voyage, and I didn't want to take it out alone.
Low and behold the day I bought the kayak, there was an email from AL-R inviting me to a kayak Meetup on Sunday to Willie River put in at Plains Rd, (Eagleville Dam + Upstream) and PotLuck BBQ. The desire to kayak motivated me to check out this group.
|photo via Laura Z|
I had a great afternoon, glad I finally came out the shadows to attend this Meetup. My fellow kayakers were a fun supportive group of people. Always there to lend a hand. We had 3 people who kayaks tipped, and someone was there within seconds to help get them out of the water and right their kayak.
Afterward we gathered for a potluck picnic and BBQ. We shared stories, laughs and music. What a wonderful day to end a perfect afternoon.