TR BBQ XVI is happening tomorrow!

The structural integrity of glow sticks has proven insufficient for our purposes. It’s an ongoing experiment that we only get one shot at each year. I think we’ve cracked the code this time around, but we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out. Behold just one of the TR BBQ’s plethora of attractions

Potato cannon tracer rounds…

Still on my list to bring out to the cottage are some zip ties and a cushioning sponge for securing a UV flashlight to the end of Captain Ned’s rifled barrel harbinger of tuber doom. Other than that, I think everything’s in excellent shape for tomorrow’s festivities.

It’s a bit late in the game for an introduction now, but I’m talking about the 16th annual Tech Report BBQ—an event that is open to all readers of TR, their friends, and their families. I host it each summer at my family’s cottage on Lake Michigan in Holland, MI. Most of the folks attending made their plans and booked their hotel rooms months ago, and I know that some of those coming from longer distances are already traveling.

Maybe not as far as you think

If you don’t live within reasonable driving distance of Holland, MI then it’s probably too late to make the trip, but if you’re semi-local, there’s still time. Holland in situated in great spot, just about the same three hours of driving from Chicago, Detroit, or Fort Wayne. Coming up from Indianapolis only adds about another hour to that. Making the trip from Pittsburgh or even Toronto is a scant six-hour journey. With those points of reference in mind, maybe you should consider changing your plans for this weekend. I know, any other day of the year, I’d consider spontaneity overrated too. Trust me on this one, though.

If you want to attend and don’t have the details yet, pop over to the BBQ thread and let everyone know or send me a PM and I’ll shoot you the details. For everyone else, I’ll either wish you were there or see you tomorrow.

Colton Westrate

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

    • Josh Pozzolo
    • 2 weeks ago


  1. Dang it, I should have captioned my image “RTX On”

    • Krogoth
    • 2 weeks ago



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