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Old 08-31-2009, 12:32 PM   #323
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The itinerary that you will receive shortly calls for lunch on your own, and departure of the caravan at 1200 on Friday. At one point, I had thought about an 1100 departure, and a picnic lunch at the park, but with bad weather a possibility, I changed my mind.

It may be a little difficult to find a place for us all to park while you run in for carryout .

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The traffic isn't terribly heavy along the main highway where Shemwell's is located. At that point, the highway is four-lane with parallel parking on both sides of the highway. In addition, there is a rather large parking lot across the side street from Shemwell's. Shemwell's have their own parking lot so there aren't normally very many (if any) vehicles parked along the street.

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I would say that if people want Shemwell's then they could stop. They may even see if Shemwell's could deliver to the park for them. I don't however have plans to stop the entire caravan on the main road because I am sure many people will have eaten before the caravan to Cairo. While there may be abundant parking, we will not know for sure on that day until we arrive. Maybe we should have Pee Wee drive far ahead to work it out with the folks in Cairo before we arrive like in 1959 .

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I would say that if people want Shemwell's then they could stop. They may even see if Shemwell's could deliver to the park for them. I don't however have plans to stop the entire caravan on the main road because I am sure many people will have eaten before the caravan to Cairo. While there may be abundant parking, we will not know for sure on that day until we arrive. Maybe we should have Pee Wee drive far ahead to work it out with the folks in Cairo before we arrive like in 1959 .

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What's PeeWee going to drive? do you have a scout truck hidden in your garage with all of the Airstream parts?
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What's PeeWee going to drive? do you have a scout truck hidden in your garage with all of the Airstream parts?
There were two scouts, Nick and Dale. It's my turn for R&R while Nick drives.
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I was going to call Shemwell's today, but got side tracked working on my huge last minute project.
A very good friend of mine called in a panic last friday.
She had a lady making 4 bridesmaid dresses for her daughters and niece. The wedding is this Saturday and this lady left town for 2 months with only 2 (badly)completed dresses, 1 more 3/4 done and the 4th wasn't even started! The good news is we will get this done without my poor friend having a heart attack. My friend is originally from Nigeria and is very interested in hearing the caravan stories. She was only 3 years old when it happened and does not remember anyone talking about it. These dresses are made out of the coolest fabric ever! It is from Nigeria and is very fancy with beads and embroidery. Grace has promised to bring back some for me the next time she visits.
Once I get rid of all of this on friday I WILL start on airstream stuff.
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50th Anniversary Cape (Town)To Cairo Caravan and Rally

If there is enough interest in Shemwell's, I could easily drive down to Cairo and check with the manager to see if they might deliver to Fort Defiance for a group order. I could also get a take-out menu and scan it in for everyone to see. Even if they can't/won't deliver, as Caboose, I could make what should be a relatively short stop to get the orders. Once we get to Shemwell's, the route is very direct to the park no turns until the park.

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P.S.: I don't mind making the trip -- we are having great convertible weather and it is expected to continue -- I am also craving a Shemwell's Barbecue (my father was with me on Sunday and isn't supposed to have Barbecue so we had to drive on by).
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Does Shemwell's have any vegetarian BBQ? (said as I duck and run for cover )
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Does Shemwell's have any vegetarian BBQ? (said as I duck and run for cover )
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The last time that I ate at Shemwell's the closest thing they had to vegetarian was Pig Salad -- standard garden salad with a pile of their pork barbecue in the center. I knew that I should have stopped and picked up a take-out menu -- I would have never escaped without a barbecue -- the hickory smoking pit aroma was enough of an enticement all by itself.

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The last time that I ate at Shemwell's the closest thing they had to vegetarian was Pig Salad -- standard garden salad with a pile of their pork barbecue in the center. I knew that I should have stopped and picked up a take-out menu -- I would have never escaped without a barbecue -- the hickory smoking pit aroma was enough of an enticement all by itself.

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(Heavy sigh!) Guess it's cheese and crackers again!
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I knew the veggie comments were coming before I even read the two offended paries responses. . Lunch is on your own for Friday, and I expected most people to eat before leaving on the caravan at noon. I am completely fine with folks grabbing Shemwell's on the trip if they want. We can take an hour stop for pictures, food, etc. I bet they would deliver the food to the location if cash was in hand.

Did anyone notice a group of 4 that signed up yesterday from Marion, IL? Their name is 64Cardsfan. I have been unable to reach them as I need to talk to them as soon as possible.

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Will not be able to attend due to a board meeting in Jeff City...was thinking how fun it might be if someone (one of the many creative and talented) came up w/ some Burma-shave type signs along the route. JAT
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