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Old 07-23-2007, 07:59 PM   #341
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I agree, one or two pot lucks and maybe bring your dinner to the table the other nights. We need a few tables and a few canopies. I will bring one of each.

I plan on making cherry cobler in a dutch oven one night as well. maybe some ice cream to go with it.
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:04 PM   #342
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I think your idea of bringing a grill is a great idea.

Perhaps the suggestions should be for folks to grill what they bring. That way we can accomdate the folks on hot dog budgets and those that want a steak.

My personal opinion about the "everyone dumps a can of soup in the pot" is that is talking quantity not quality. If the majority wants to do that, its OK, but think I will pass.

Restaurants will be very crowded for sure. Getting anyone to cater your food into the balloon park is not likely to happen either.

I think we should plan to have pot lucks, group grill and/or eat on your own.
i would agree with this advice. you not only have varying budgets but we have vegetarians, vegans, low car / high protein, ice cream only... you name the food pref; we got it.

so a pot luck or two, plan on bringing your "pref" food, going out optional. we will be boondocking, so bring a folding table and chairs for your group. a canopy is strongly advised... i do both kinds of music, country and western...

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Old 07-23-2007, 10:49 PM   #344
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The "soup dump" is actually a chile dump...not too bad, but keeping the Zantac or Pepcid handy is a good idea...grilling sounds great, but so does the shrimp boil...I'm really getting hungry just thinking about all this...we'll bring an EZ up, small grill, and tables...
Ken- will there be a 'commons' area for grouping?
Lew- cold sounds good
Kevin- are you bringing your horses...?
Richard- will you be burning another chair...?

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Old 07-24-2007, 04:21 AM   #345
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Coolers?

While I'll be bringing copious quantities of NW Micro-brews, I don't have any large coolers................sooooooo...............if any of the local folk have an extra (or two) for to keep the beers icy cold, please do bring them along.

Nothing spoils a camp-out like warm beer.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:33 AM   #346
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We did one of these in Vermont (smaller scale of course) and it was awesome. If you have never been up close with the balloons you will be overwhelmed with a feeling of other worldliness. Wish we were joining you.
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While I'll be bringing copious quantities of NW Micro-brews, I don't have any large coolers................sooooooo...............if any of the local folk have an extra (or two) for to keep the beers icy cold, please do bring them along.

Nothing spoils a camp-out like warm beer.
We've got extra coolers and the new ice maker in the 345 works like a charm.
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We've got extra coolers and the new ice maker in the 345 works like a charm.
Great, maybe you could make ice cream for the cherry coblem I am going to make!
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You can do soup dumps (cream as one and beef as another) or you can do chili dumps. Have done it many times, really not a bad way to go...

I'm sure we can find a caterer at this point if you like, but as has been mentioned everyone has differing diets - although everybody likes/eats greasy mexican food.....

As far as a grill, I still think its a great idea to have one and we can either do a grocery store run and everyone on there own - I think something like Lew suggested sounds great.

PB&J does help Coors - now pizza and Coors... mmmmmmmmmmmm
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As far as catering, I've already talked to one vender who would prepare everything, but we would to pick up.....

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Ken----Let's cater at least one evening meal. Mexican cuisine is fine. We rarely spend time preparing hot meals in our unit. Grilling is fine, campfire hot dogs are fine. Are we going to be allowed campfires in this venue?
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Will get some numbers on the catering and see what it would cost, then we can all decide what to do.

I doubt they will allow fires...does anyone have one of those propane camp fires?

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Will get some numbers on the catering and see what it would cost, then we can all decide what to do.

I doubt they will allow fires...does anyone have one of those propane camp fires?

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a propane camp fire as in a Fire Dancer? i saw my first one 18 months ago in Chama, NM. i thought all you SW folks had those deally bob's.

in re: to food & drink, let's not over plan... a chuck wagon may fall from the sky and ex-nay the evil witch or warlock... how bout plan for your own brood and a little more to share. be prepared for anything, or not.

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I agree on over planning - I think for now we should keep throwing ideas out, and see which ones stick.

I've seen those fire thingys too, just don't have one....

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I've seen those fire thingys too, just don't have one....

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I know that azflycaster (Richard and Jan) has one. After we saw his, we got one. There will be at least two there. Ron
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Cool - sitting around the fire - maybe a little western and country music....
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Carnival

There is a lot happening on the grounds other than balloons. All kinds of venders including food venders. It's sort of a carnival amosphere - lots of people watching
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More about food

Other than the traditional potluck which is always fun, the rally meals where everyone makes and brings their own and then we all sit down and eat together seems to work well. That way no one needs to stress about coordinating a whole big event and we can get down to the really important stuff like eating and drinking too much.

Spontaneous outings to go out for dinner are good too. I like to sample the local fare. Will it be difficult to come and go?
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Debra (Babeebloos) has a fire dancer too.

(So does Uwe but I'm not sure if he is coming)

That's at least three fires to cozy up to.
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out for dinner

If you want to go out for dinner, you should plan to drive miles away from the fiesta if you want to avoid long restaurant wait times.

Leaving and entering the fiesta grounds will be difficult from about 6AM to 10AM and again from about 6PM to 10PM. This is because most events occur around sunrise and again around sunset. However, it will be relatively easy to drive in and out at lunch time.

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Other than the traditional potluck which is always fun, the rally meals where everyone makes and brings their own and then we all sit down and eat together seems to work well. That way no one needs to stress about coordinating a whole big event and we can get down to the really important stuff like eating and drinking too much.

Spontaneous outings to go out for dinner are good too. I like to sample the local fare. Will it be difficult to come and go?
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