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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:06 pm

Needed a couple scoops of sand for a project so Wren and I hit up the lake this morning. We have beach! Here's a quick video too.

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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:20 pm

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I should be there as usual this year, got to give all that old hardware a new home after all.

I'm glad my wife will be there this year to tell me "no."
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:44 pm

What a difference 48 hours makes...

Saturday morning:
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Monday morning:
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:53 pm

How's the potato farm coming?
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:19 pm

I picked up a new toy, that you'll read more about later, but I've used it for almost a week to record a time-lapse of the ice melting out at the cottage. It's pretty darn cool if I do say so myself. It might even be better if you watch it at 2x speed on YouTube.

Watching this it's no wonder the sand can change so much. I'd love to get a season's long video of that, but I need to use my new toy for other things...
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:32 pm

Should be able to make it this year, assuming I don't get sick again :evil:
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:39 pm

Where is it again?
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:14 am

Holland, MI, cottage right on the big lake.
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:33 am

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cottage right on the big lake.

But not the one they call Gitche Gumme
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:09 am

That timelapse video was really cool Fish :o
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:45 am

That's what I thought. It's a 30 hour drive from here. ;(
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:20 am

FroBozz_Inc wrote:
That timelapse video was really cool Fish :o


Thanks! I made a playlist, added the last parts to it yesterday. I think parts 3 and 4 are the best, but it's all pretty neat.
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:43 am

Captain Ned wrote:
drfish wrote:
cottage right on the big lake.

But not the one they call Gitche Gumme

Correct sir.
The BBQ is on lake Mishigami.
https://www.livescience.com/32011-lake-michigan.html
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:18 pm

So this afternoon when I picked up daughter #2 from school, she said "who's the guy at the place in Michigan that shoots potatoes into the lake?" I said, "his name is Ned, why?" She replied "I was telling my friends about him and his cannon and now he's their new hero." So there ya go Ned.
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:06 am

The grill trailer is booked, that's as official as the start of TR BBQ season gets. I can't believe the 3-month warning is already coming up next week. :o
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Tue May 21, 2019 3:58 pm

Boss approved and tickets purchased!
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:19 pm

You know there's no way I'm going to miss it.

I will probably blow out a lot of spare gear (systems and such) to get it out of the house and increase storage space. Lots of Dell Optiplexes, some AMD A-series units, most quad core. Like Dposcorp, I'm a big fan of trading too if I find useful or fun gear to play with. I think I have a Moto G5+ unlocked all-US-carriers cell (4GB/64GB) running Oreo 8.1 in mint condition with accessories and some other fiddly bits too.
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:15 pm

i'm in (with the wife too), reserve us a room at the Fish B&B! :)
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:56 am

You got it! Two-month warning post coming this week, and then I'll start to get the thread into shape. :)

FYI, it is not looking good for the beach/fireworks again this year. Lake is high and sand it gone.
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:06 am

drfish wrote:
You got it! Two-month warning post coming this week, and then I'll start to get the thread into shape. :)

FYI, it is not looking good for the beach/fireworks again this year. Lake is high and sand it gone.

Bummer. But not surprising, given the crazy amount of rain we've had this spring. I've seen articles claiming that the Midwest has experienced the worst flooding since 1929, so effectively a 100-year event.
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:36 am

This is nuts. Check out the livestream from the state park. Water levels are no joke, it barely even takes any wave at all to get over the pier right now.

My sis took this pic at the cottage over the weekend:
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Yeah, not much beach...
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:09 pm

So the coatis like to chill there?
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:34 pm

They're considering it for their next purchase. Terrific guests!
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:00 pm

A pet, I assume? From what I'm reading, they can't survive Michigan winters outside.
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:10 pm

You could call them pets, my sister might, but they are soft mounts.
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:16 pm

drfish wrote:
You could call them pets, my sister might, but they are soft mounts.

Ivan & Turbo weren't enough?
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:27 pm

drfish wrote:
You could call them pets, my sister might, but they are soft mounts.

Duh, I feel kind of silly. Yeah, they definitely look "posed".
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:49 pm

Cats and dogs can sit silly. I've no idea how coatis might behave.
Anyway, eew. Poor critters.
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:47 am

I can't speak for these guys specifically, but most of my sister's collection was procured after dying of natural causes or "rescued" from a freezer where no one was doing anything with the hide/body anyway. There's quite a market out there for acquiring such beasties.
 
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Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:54 am

Yeah, I assume they're not hunted or grown specifically for this.
Still makes me uncomfortable.
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