Save the date: the TR BBQ XVI is happening on August 10th

The countdown for the TR BBQ XVI has officially begun. If you're unfamiliar, the TR BBQ is a yearly gathering of TR forum goers on the shores of Lake Michigan in Holland, MI, where we all partake in juicy ribs, a cornhole tournament, a hardware swap, and general tomfoolery. I started up this year's TR BBQ thread a few months back, but things get real once we reach the three-months-to-go threshold.

Yes, that means TR BBQ XVI is coming up on August 10. Last year's BBQ was a big success even though we didn't have beach access or the traditional fireworks that come with it. The state of the beach looked promising in late March, but I checked it out yesterday and, well, see for yourself.

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Oof. Lake levels are high and the sand we had just over a month ago has been washed away. If I had to guess, I'd say that we're probably looking at a repeat of last year's coastline deficiency, but who knows? Of course, a carbon copy of last year's festivities would still be a very excellent thing, just ask these credible looking folks.

Ok, some of these people look a bit… (⌐■_■) shady.

Let's get down to brass tacks. The TR BBQ is awesome, and you should try to come. Due to the ever-present uncertainly surrounding the long-term viability of my family continuing to own the property, any BBQ could be the last one hosted on these sacred gerbil grounds. If FOMO is still a thing, give into it and make plans to join us. You'll have a great time, or at the very least, be able to Twert some sick InstaDank snaps to your TubeBook FaceLine . If you have any questions, post them below or in the thread. Hope to see you there!

Colton Westrate

I post Shortbread, I host BBQs, I tell stories, and I strive to keep folks happy.

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    • Captain Ned
    • 3 months ago

    Water level data:

    [url<]https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/waterlevels.html?id=9087031&units=standard&bdate=20190101&edate=20190513&timezone=LST/LDT&datum=IGLD&interval=h&action=[/url<]

    • Xylker
    • 3 months ago

    Ack – one week earlier, and I would be there. Coast Guard festival is happening in Grand Haven the week prior and I’ll be visiting family.

    • Waco
    • 3 months ago

    I really wish I could justify the time/time off to fly up there. Here’s to a great BBQ!

    • Bomber
    • 3 months ago

    Well last year was a hoot. Wife has given approval for another trip this year. Even asked “I thought you said last year was the last year” question lol Our friend in Detroit said she’s willing to chauffeur me around again even! Now to see if I can get the time off work…wish me luck!

    • LoneWolf15
    • 3 months ago

    Totally planning on it again. Especially now that I figured out how to get back into my account. =)

    • NovusBogus
    • 3 months ago

    I’d probably come if that lake wasn’t in the way of what would otherwise be a somewhat reasonable drive. Can’t really justify a 3 day, 2 night thing right now though.

      • Captain Ned
      • 3 months ago

      5 day 4 night for me.

    • liquid_mage
    • 3 months ago

    I was just over on that side of the state, I took my son to scout camp Gerber.

    • WhiteDesertSun
    • 4 months ago

    Been a TR reader for something like 10 years. Time to make the trip

    • morphine
    • 4 months ago

    When I attended the BBQ back in ’17, one of finnka’s kids just kept calling me Dude.

    I got to be The Dude for a day.

    11/10, would do again.

    • toki
    • 4 months ago

    These BBQ’s are one of the things that make this site so awesome.

    • sweatshopking
    • 4 months ago

    can you move the property closer to me? it’s like 3000km away (that’s like 500,000 miles for the Americans). also, please do a sexy pose next time. let’s see some chest hair.

      • chuckula
      • 4 months ago

      No and…… HAYELLL NO.

      • drfish
      • 4 months ago

      [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_404<]YOU GOT IT![/url<]

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 4 months ago

      You went the opposite way with your units, bro.

      • Captain Ned
      • 3 months ago

      Hey, it’s about a 3000km round trip for me and I can make it …

        • DragonDaddyBear
        • 3 months ago

        I intentionally almost traveled that much just riding the motorcycle there. The country is beautiful; go see it.

          • sweatshopking
          • 3 months ago

          you guys are forgetting or unaware that i’m a stay at home dad of 3, full time student, and my wife is a medical student in a compressed program (she gets no breaks and goes all year). I’m basically stuck in calgary until she’s done (though our last legally required trip to malawi should occur next summer).

    • chuckula
    • 4 months ago

    Unlike our 10nm process, this 10th event won’t be cancelled!

      • Krogoth
      • 4 months ago

      Clever girl……

      (Chuck ambushes Krogoth with a tub of Elmer’s glue)

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 4 months ago

      Just wait until the event falls on the 7th!

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