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Old 09-24-2012, 09:15 AM   #85
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It looks like we have 7 confirmed and 1 maybe according to the rally sign up page.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:47 AM   #86
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This is the first rally for the organizers of this one, too.

Might we suggest a potluck on Saturday evening? They're always fun and a good way to get everyone together, IMO. Also, traditional and present at every rally we have ever attended.

We will be in on Thursday, as well. I think our pot is big enough for 5 pounds of shrimp. I have shrimp boil and will also get a couple of fresh lemons, which my Confederate cousins say is integral to good boiled shrimp.

Could perhaps do a happy hour gathering Friday night, cook the shrimp and whatever else anyone might want to bring. Shrimp will keep til Friday? They're best fresh, but could always cook them and hold them cold a day if we needed to.

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Old 09-24-2012, 09:59 AM   #87
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Sounds good to me, I will pick up the shrimp the night before I leave and ice them down. They should keep at least a couple of days.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:47 AM   #88
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Just an afterthought-----there are pot lucks where everyone brings their own meat (or not) and then a side to share.

Can make it easier for carnivores and vegetarians.

Doesn't much matter to us.


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Old 09-24-2012, 01:40 PM   #89
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View of the the park from a few miles up. The park recently changed their website and the map is not on the new one. Hopefully we can all get parked in the same area. On the water with lots of shade, of course.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:39 PM   #90
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We may actually want that sun!

It's starting to cool off down here. Lovely time of year to be out and about.


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Old 09-24-2012, 02:57 PM   #91
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Sun is good, but close to 100 degrees and max humidity has been a killer this summer on the coast. The AC has been making water faster than my RO pump on my boat did and flooding over the cup into the trailer, freezing up and the trailer quickly becomes a convection oven. Takes all the fun out of even being out and about.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:19 PM   #92
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... Hopefully we can all get parked in the same area. .
I'm just hoping the save me a spot that's long enough!
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:40 PM   #93
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It looks like they have several pull-thrus. Would those be better for the longer trailers? Looks like a compact little park. Where ever we all end up we will still be close together.

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:19 PM   #94
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Hey guys! Sorry I've been out of pocket for a while.....long story. Starts with middle and Jr. High school kids this school year and ends with possibly selling our house. If anyone gets REAL bored I can tell you all about it.

I thought about the pull-thrus and if spot 24 is available along with the ones around it that would be a good area for us to try and be for the views, but there are several pull throughs we may can try and gather around. I've got Friday off, so depending on where I'm working Thursday I might can be there Thursday night, but definitely Friday morning. They might even let us reserve a block of sites since we're a group, I'll try and work that from this end here.

Shrimp sounds good for Friday night, let me know what I need to do or get here in town. I don't have a kitchen in my trailer - yet - but I've also got a burner/pot/basket here at the house and if we need to get something bigger (we can boil up to 35 pounds of crawfish at once) we've got that at the lake just up the road. Crawfish! That may be something for a spring rally....

I've thought about smoking a brisket or some pork butts on Saturday. I might even have space to throw some chicken leg quarters on as well. Those will go well sliced up on plates or chopped up as sandwiches for the potluck and I'll be glad to do it. It should be plenty of meat if that's a direction we want to go and we can do some easy standard BBQ sides.

I haven't thought much about activities/games/party favors. I did look around on some other rally threads and saw what was going on there. My apologies for being the extreme rookie here both in planning and in rally attendance. We've got to start somewhere.

Thank you guys for coming and I can't wait to meet everyone!

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:30 PM   #95
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No need to get into a lot of activity planning for this one. Time is kind of short. I say we just wing it and just have a relaxing weekend. For the next rally if need be we can plan more to do. I am bringing 5 lbs of shrimp and if anyone else would like to bring some more or something else to go with them would be good.
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BBQ Shrimp and New Orleans French bread to dip in butter sauce

Sat. Cajun deer sausage to grill
Baked beans

This is our first rally and I can't wait!

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I agree with just keeping things loosely structured. Time is short, no need to stress anyone out.

We are small, will take a small site and save the biggies for others.....

I don't think any of us has met any of the others, so visiting and getting to know each other (along with the usual eating and imbibing a bit) will easily fill the weekend, IMO. It will all fall together, it always does.

Haven't decided quite what to cook (other than Mike's shrimp), will decide that as we get a little closer and know what temps are going to be. Have the DO with me, and my favorite big skillet that prepares most of our meals and potluck dishes. . I am so in love with this skillet---is it wrong to be in love with an inanimate object?

See ya soon, looking forward to it!


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Old 09-26-2012, 07:23 AM   #98
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Usually I can lose a pound or two on camping trips. Got a feeling this one might be a bit different. Food, food, food. Bringing the kayak, so might have to spend some extra time on the water to burn it all off. In addition to the shrimp and a steak to throw on the grill I will bring the ingredients for my famous in my own mind taco dip to share at the pot luck (no cooking required).
Matt, If the park could reserve a section for us that would be good. The section you pointed out on the map looks like it would work for us all.
The weather sure is getting comfortable, actually had to pull a blanket up last night. Been a while since I have had to do that.
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