Well since I forgot my camera the gathering pics seem to be rolling in slow so I'll try to give you a "statement" of what happened and just have to live with Bubba giving me the "Without pictures this thread is useless" statement... Friday afternoon I arrived about 1:30ish. Peculiarmike and his wife Jane were already there along with his neighbor Mike, wife, and two daughters. Also Shortone Steve, his wife Rhonda, and Smokinmeat Matt was there. Matt was looking for the dog that was supposed to be on the leash tied to the back bumper . I don't think Mr. Griswold ever found that dog. In the later part of the afternoon Chargrilled came rolling in with his lovely bride and found that his Dad had cruised down from Montana (BIG surprise) just to be with him on his birthday. Way cool surprise ... two big thumbs up to Greg for the sneak play Friday evening Buela was fired up and 14 racks of ribs were set to smoke. Chargrilled was busy with his projects and catching up with his Dad. I believe (correct me where I go wrong Travis) he was working on most excellent chicken wings at the time. Steve had pig candy and ABT's on Buela also... almost forgot about those. Good stuff maynard. We had way more ribs, of various rubs and flavors, than twice as many people would have eaten. Along with the sides and the constant snacking nobody went away from that one hungry. Friday night was spent chatting about what ever and general good times. Saturday morning - Peculiarmike and Jane made up their famous breakfast fatty burritos - mmm if you haven't tried em you gotta whip some up. After breakfast Mike put on a couple of boneless pork butts into his pineapple drum smoker for a good smokin. Snacks were always coming out and everyone kept their tummy full. Saturday afternoon I had my pig barrel fired up for hamburgers (light lunch) along with the corn on the cob which was done over the sites pit grill. I made an attempt to fry up some squash, but the coals weren't hot enough so that idea got scrapped. I also put some Spam on with the burgers. Chargrilled brought down some sausage and some venison fatty... WOW that stuff is good. If you ever get the chance try it out. Saturday evening Chargrilled finished up some beef that he pulled and smoked mac n cheese. Nice job Travis! That beef was great! Also that evening we had Mikes Pulled pork with the Po Boy Sauce and my god everything else under the sun I think. Steve did up some awesome stuff in his dutch ovens (sorry Steve I forgot the name you put on it) along with 3 cobblers. If you can ever try one of those cobblers (I mean if you're within a 1000 miles) you better try it. Super duper good eats. Park ranger (Ranger Smith from Yogi Bear) stopped in to get some groceries. I think he went away happy cuz nobody got a ticket for dogs not on a leash. All in all the weekend was a major hit and I think it will only get better everytime a get together happens. Next year I hope everyone can plan on coming - Even Big Al. That's the high spots. I'll leave some for the people who had sense enough to bring their cameras finish the story.