Things You’ll Want to Know Before Coming to Peachtreat 46

This page exists as our evolving Mommy Letter, the final instructions preparing you for this year’s Peachtreat Gathering. As time passes, and the page evolves, there will be more and more instructions.

Primary Information:

Peachtreat 46: The RG to be Themed at a Later Date        

Friday 9 September 2021 through Sunday 11 September 2021

Committee:

Chair: Lynne Masters-Lee

Programming:

Registrar: Mark Schilke

Hospitality:

Beverages:

Chocolate: Jan Fredrickson

Paper Games: Freya Harris

Tabletop Games: Jolie Elder

Location:

Sonesta Select Atlanta Duluth 

3530 Venture Pkwy NW

Duluth GA 30096

phone number 770-623-9699.

Rooms are $94 per night plus taxes and fees. (Plan for $110 per night.)

Our room block closes August 10. (Booking link will be here)

If all else fails, our code is _______________.

Registration should begin around 4:00 pm Friday, September 10, with the RG scheduled to end around 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 12.

Driving Directions:

Note: The overpass at exit 104 is a diverging diamond.

From Atlanta (and points and south):

Take northbound I-85 to exit 104 Pleasant Hill.

On the approach, keep to the next-to-the-right lane as you pass exit 103 Beaver Ruin.

On the exit ramp, keep to the near left lane.

Turn left at the end of the ramp onto Pleasant Hill Road.

If not already there, get in the right lane immediately.

Turn right onto Venture Expressway.

Go past Market Street on the left.

Turn right into the second driveway.

Turn left and follow the road around to the hotel entrance on the right.

From South Carolina (and points north and east):

Take southbound I-85 to exit 104 Pleasant Hill.

Note: The exit is after Sugarloaf but before GA 316!

Notice this is a very long exit ramp.

On the exit ramp, keep to the right lane.

Turn right onto Pleasant Hill Drive

Turn right onto Venture Expressway.

Go past Market Street on the left.

Turn right into the second driveway.

Turn left and follow the road around to the hotel entrance on the right.

Covid-19 protection (appropriate PPE will be provided if we still need it in Sep 2022)

Hugging dots, and …

Green dots

Please hug

We hope we can use these again in 2022

Yellow dots

Please ask first

Red dots

Please, no hugging

Blue dots

Single and searching

Orange dots

Peachtreat newbie

If you see someone with an orange dot, please welcome them to the group

Stars

This is a volunteer

If you see someone with a star, thank that person.They are giving of their time to make the event better for everyone.

Yellow Ribbon

Presenter

If you see someone with a yellow ribbon, thank them for taking their time to present something special to us.

What to Wear

Whatever is comfortable for you, and will neither shock others nor defy common laws of decency.

We currently have nothing planned that requires special attire, so be yourself, or whoever you want to be.

We recommend exercise attire for the gym, (the pool will be closed), but if you want to wear your street clothes, well, that’s your decision.

There will be Food

Registration includes meals Friday evening, Saturday lunch, and Saturday evening as well as food-related events like the Chocolate Orgy and Saturday Sundaes.

Breakfast is complimentary for registered hotel guests.

The plan is for food to be placed in the breakfast nook, have everyone grab what they want (with supplied gloves if that is still required) and go sit to eat (either in the lobby areas or one of our rooms), and then we will clear the buffet. If you’d like leftovers, please bring containers! (We will have a few different types available, so don’t worry if you left yours on the table when you left home.) There are small refrigerators in all guest rooms.

Games and Puzzles

Mensans like to play. There will be games. We will advise you where games will be and when any tournaments/competitions will take place. Paper games will be in the registration packets and as usual, should be returned before 23:59 on Saturday.

Mensa Admission Test

We are not planning to administer tests, but if a member of your party is interested in testing, we will have at least one proctor and materials on hand to administer a test. Anyone taking the test may participate for the weekend at no additional charge. Contact us at PeachtreatRG@gmail.com to schedule the test session.

Packing list:

☐ Clothing for the weekend

☐ Athletic wear for gym

☐ No spill mug or bottle for water

☐ Pens or pencils for paper games

☐ Reading glasses

☐ Badge holder, if you have a nice one from another gathering

☐ Containers for leftover food

☐ Games and/or puzzles you want to introduce to us

☐ Special food or beverages you'd like to share with your friends