I'll update this post as things go along...
Alright, so this thing is happening and it's going to be at my family's cottage on Lake MI (Holland area). In case of terrible weather my house is fine as an alternative and it's only a couple miles away.
The date is July 28th
, I figure people can start showing up around noon. Like Fro_Bozz I'll send out PMs to the confirmed attendees a couple days before the event...
So lets get the attendance list going:
FroBozz and family
idchafee and family
PRIME1 and wife
Gleek and wife
z-man and his delicious ribs
oumike (aka rachsumat)
We'll work on who's bringing what later, but there will be a grill and stuff there we can use. I have no problem supplying hot dogs, burgers, chips, soda, paper plates, silverware, etc myself but anything else you guys will want to bring. Well, I'll probably also have stuff for smores on the beach...
The old post wrote:
I'm 99% sure everything is fine with having at the cottage. The cottage is actually 50% owned by my dad's side of the family and 50% owned by my grandfather's sister. It's right on Lake MI and pretty nice, lots of lawn (with a croquet court pretty much always set up in part of it), lots of parking, lots of sand, water, etc... Sadly we wouldn't have an internet connection there but we'd probably survive...
The other option is to have it at my house, which has all the travel benefits but without the beach (but I do have internet)... It's also probably the best option in case of rain. The garage is plenty big to hold the event, the front yard would be perfect for epic games of cornhole and the backyard is fenced in for babies to roam free.
Also, I've already cleared with the wife people coming inside to play Wii or whatever.
I'm all about having it at the beach though, I think it'd be a blast! If we can decide for sure that it will happen there I'll warn the family and get the final ok from my dad's Aunt. We should pick a date within a month though...
If the consensus is to have it at FroBozz's that's totally cool too, no hurt feelings, I'll be there either way.