Edit 7/19: If you feel so inclined, donations to the BBQ fund are appreciated.
Let's get this out of the way first, at this point in time, every TR BBQ could be the last one I host on Lake Michigan. Beyond that, I can't speak for alternative plans, so every TR BBQ could
be the last one, period. I just don't know. So, make sure you attend this year if coming to a TR BBQ is on your bucket list, because I can only promise the event will continue one year at a time.
I don't know about you, but last year's TR BBQ seems like an eternity
ago. I guess that's the product of watching a slightly over one-year old turn into an almost two-year old during that time, heh. Anyway, the first order of business is to pick a date. I believe it was generally accepted that last year's BBQ was a bit too early in the summer. What do you guys want to see for this year?BTW, winter isn't over yet, but the coast is already getting madeover by the various forces of nature. My parents hit up the cottage over the weekend and shared that there's actually a decent amount of beach at this point. Hopefully, we can take down the velociraptor signs this year.
Yeah, there's no beach.
Edit: 6/19 - let's get this post into shape....Parking:
1) Let's start with parking, we're going to do the same thing we've done the last few years, it adds some walking but makes things less complicated overall. Read this post
and this post
from a few years ago and you'll have all the details.Dates:
2) Our normal sequence of events will be in place too:Friday Evening - Pre-Party 8/9
Anyone that gets into town early and wants to hang out at the cottage and eat some pizza is welcome!Saturday Early Afternoon - Main Event 8/10
You know the drill, show up between 11:00 and 1:00 and be ready to feast around 2:00.Saturday Night - TR After Dark 8/10
*record scratch* So, last year the fire and fireworks part of the BBQ didn't work out. Sadly, it seems like that will also be the case this year thanks to high lake levels. That doesn't mean folks can't hang out and chat as long as they would like though, so plan on sticking around if you're so inclined.Sunday Morning - Lakeside Breakfast 8/11
Anyone still in the area is invited to come back to the cottage and enjoy what's become the traditional breakfast feast served up by my mom and pitch in with cleaning up the aftermath of the BBQ.
...and now we start the attendee list!Confirmed:
drfish & Mrs drfish & Ellie & Wren
sis_of_fish & Mama Fish & friends
SHOES & family
Sheldomaus & family & friends
FroBozz_Inc & family
Bomber & friend
JSmitty & Taylor
just brew it!
finkka & family
chubbyhorseUnconfirmed (but possible):
thegleek & wifeFresh Meat (taking all bets!):
(post in the thread what you are going to bring and I will add your name below so we know everything is covered)
Ribs - zgirl
Burgers - zgirl
Hot dogs - zgirl
Buns - zgirl
Cheese - zgirl
Charcoal - zgirl
Plates - drfish
Napkins - drfish
Silverware - drfish
Garbage bags - drfish
Soda - Mr. Robot
Water - Bomber & friend
Beer - just brew it!
Other drinks -
Chips - The Frobozzes
Deserts - JSmitty
Cornhole sets - drfish, zgirl, gleek, FroBozz
Brats/campfire food -
Smores stuff - Bomber & friend
Cooking forks - drfish (some)
Any other food stuffs - Mrs. Shoes bringing THE BEANS
Breakfast supplies for Sunday morning - Grandma fish
Potato Cannon - Captain Ned