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CLAS Halloween river boat cruise: A McGee from Tennessee on the Provo River

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Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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r Let me assure you this is not a genealogy article. However, my maiden name is McGee, and my family has roots in Tennessee. I had never read or heard the poem, “The Cremation of Sam McGee” until Tuesday, October 3, when my husband and I took the Halloween Cruise at CLAS Ropes Course on Center Street in Provo.  At the end of the cruise, I asked the captain how many times he has a McGee from Tennessee on his boat. He said, “Maybe never.” He asked if I had an ancestor named Sam. I told him “Maybe.” Another scary story that the Captain sometimes tells is the story of the “Headless Horseman.”

The CLAS Ropes Course Halloween Cruise is a themed adventure riverboat ride on the Provo River. You can expect to see over 100 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns along the shoreline and wonderfully spooky holiday decorations which reflect in the water creating a wonderful Halloween event. You will experience a pirate attack, a scary story told by the boat captain, a round trip that takes about 20-25 minutes.

The cruise boat seats up to 40 people. Because the weather has become quite cool at night, be sure to dress warmly and wear a jacket. CLAS caters to the young and young at heart, so come expecting family-friendly fun. Because the river has been dredged to be quite deep, children wear life jackets.

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While you are waiting for your ride you can watch the free movie “Spooky Bats and Scaredy Cats.”

You do not need reservations unless you are bringing a group of 20 or more. A 25 percent deposit fee will be taken at the time of any reservation. All participants are required to check-in at the front desk for initial instructions.

The cost is $8 per person, and children 2 years old and under are free. If you want to reserve the whole boat (40 passengers) the cost is $175.

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Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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