Hello all. I recently receive a PM which said I need to get off my bum and get this done ( thanks Wade ) so here we go.
Some of you expressed interest in a U.K. members get together. I have spoken to the campsite and they are fine with the idea. They do not allow open fires on the ground but that’s understandable and no wild parties after 23:00 but I assured them we were not that kind of group. I suggested we be put to one end and said we would like to be grouped together. The owner said she saw no problem with that. Pets are welcome for a small charge. The missus and I stay there 2-3 times a year at least. Woodhall Spa isn’t a “swinging” town but it’s a beautiful, quiet site and great for a “chillin out” weekend The missus also tells me to say the free shower and toilet blocks are always immaculate, heated and have plenty of hot water ( she says the ladies will want to know; apparently you are supposed to take a shower when you go camping; who knew? ). The site doesn’t have a venue for a meal but I thought we could do a bring a dish ( or 4-5 ) for a Saturday nite feast. Folks will need to bring tables and things but most folks who camp have that sort of thing anyway. If your smoker isn’t portable you will just have to come along and trust that at least ONE of us knows what they are doing ( might want to bring some luncheon meat just in case ). I did ask and unfortunately they do not offer a “group rate”. The campsite link will be posted below so you can have a look around and see the site charges. Also please take a quick look at the site rules .
So now all we need to do is pick a date. July 19 and 20 are OUT, they are fully booked. May I suggest the weekend of July 11-12-13, or the weekend of August 8-9-10. These just work for me; I had to start some place. If a majority of those interested would like another weekend, I am certainly open to suggestions. I believe Wade said he is away in June and I will be going home to see my Dad and family around the first 3 weeks of September. So let's get 'er done!
I guess the best way to do this is for you folks to PM me and I can compile a list of alternate weekends and post the results using the majority rule method. From there I will contact the site to set things up and let you folks know any further relevant information.
Here is to the inaugural U.K members smoking weekend; may we have many more!