Is there an interest in an early August get-toghether for the bay area? I know the Cambria gathering will be in early Sept, but not all of us are going there.
The weather should be great in August for an outdoor gathering. The moon rises after 11 PM starting Aug 5th, with sunset about 8 PM. On the 14th, the moon does not rise will the wee hours of the morning. I like the 7th and the 14th.
Does anyone want to host a gathering? I will chip in for Pizza, burgers or whatever for eats.
I can't do the 7th but the 14th would probably be okay. Lemme double check with the official scheduler. We can probably do it at my house again if we want to do it the 14th. Also weekdays, if easier, are also open. Usually the only days we have stuff going on is Monday's and Friday's.
I have been holed up too long and should break out even if the work isn't done. I am going to give it my best shot to make this. I'll even check with our friend in So. Cal to see if I can give any sneak peeks on his behalf.
I would say if there is anyone who is a veggie only, we can either get boca burgers, or if being on the same grill with meat is too much for them (I know some vegans...) we can order a veggie pizza for them. I don't think anyone at the last get together was a veggie tho. They will just need to speak out and let us know a head of time and we can accomodate them.
Daniel, don't worry about food, I have it covered. I had planned to make a big costco run anyway since I have a BBQ on sunday too. I'll just need to know by the Wednesday before the meet who all is coming so I know how much/what to pick up.
If charcoal, do you have a light bright enough to start it???
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I have one bright enough to give the illusion of starting it. I think what we really need, in the way of a light to start the grill, would be one of those old fashioned carbide miner's lights. That would for sure get it going.
Okay, Daniel, here's the challenge - you've got two weeks to hit the surplus stores and come up with a carbide lamp for the get together. You always wanted a light that nobody else had anyway [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Wow if this keeps up we might have as many as we did the last time we met at my house. I think that was 15+ people that time. Looks like we are going to have a similar turnout. Can't wait to see everyone and all their new toys.
Yeah who would have guessed a little BBQ would be such a good incentive [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
Since I'll be doing the shopping for the event next Wednesday, I would like to start a head count so I know how many dogs and burgers to buy. This should give everyone time to figure out if they can make it or not.
So far the list looks to be: