Based on the schedule we have set up already, we are planning on getting to the plant early on Friday to get our tours done. We have two days where we can squeeze in some group activities. I don't expect that everyone will be available for all of these activities, but it will be nice to spend time with fellow members.
We have two days available for extra activities:
Saturday all day
Sunday all day
So far, we have three activities available. Please feel free to make recommendations for other group activities. Naturally, all activities are subject to weather, which we won't know about till we get closer to the date.
- Shooting range - Sunday or Saturday. I'll be there showing up around 10 or 11, and will stay for a few hours, mostly at the trap range.
Address: A&A Shooting Club, 12006 Fenstermaker Rd, Garrettsville, OH 44231
We went here last year and everyone had a really great time, even the Canadians! It's a huge complex with several ranges. I'll have a double barrel side by side 12 gauge that everyone is welcome to use for trap well as a couple of 9mm handguns for anyone who wants to hit up a pistol range. I can teach you how to use them safely.
Cost (cash only):
Pistol Range: $10/hr
Trap Range: $6 per round (25 clays)
I recommend that you get your own ammo before you get to the range. All you need is an ID to shoot. You can find 12 gauge and 9mm at any Walmart. A box of 25 12-gauge shells runs around $5-$6. A 50-round box of 9mm will run you about $15. If you plan to hit the trap range, you'll probably only go through 2-3 boxes before your shoulder tells you it's time to quit.
- Drag racing - Friday only. Quaker City Motorsports park has a Test & Tune that day. Gates open at 5:00. It can get busy there, so you'll probably get 3 or 4 passes in the entire night. Plenty of time to hang out and talk to other racers though.
Address: Quaker City Motorsports Park: 10225 W South Range Rd, Salem, OH 44460
Racers: $20 per car
Spectators: $10 per individual
I've been to this track and it's a lot of fun.
- Drive-In Theater - Friday or Saturday. There are two in this area; Elm Road Triple Drive-In (which we went to a couple years ago), and Skyway Drive-In. Both seem to have concession stands, and the prices are pretty reasonable.
General Admission (Elm Road): $9
General Admission (Skyway): $8
Children 5-11 (Elm road): $4
Children 4-11 (Skyway): $4
Any age younger gets in free.
I'll update the drive-in theater once I can call and get show times and available movies.
- Bowling - John, do you remember where we went last year?