First Annual Gator Gathering (Gainesville, FL and surrounding areas) Feb 20-22, 2015

Discussion in 'Events' started by dougmays, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Hey guys...@Rubbin Butts  (Ron) and I have been talking about having yet another FL gathering for anyone in and around Gainesville. This is not to interrupt or take place of the North and South FL gatherings but just another excuse to get together with like minded individuals and cook up some food and hang out!

    Ron has offered up his property in Lake City (just north of Gainesville). Right now we are looking at the middle of February, possibly the weekend of 2/20. 

    More details to come but we wanted to put a feeler out there and see if anyone local, or abroad would be interested. Just to throw a few names out there @Brooksy  @Flash  @jtstitzel  @Rob63  @ufboostedgator  @JckDanls 07  @Pineywoods  @Gators2000  @OrlandoSmoKing  @jarjarchef  

    When? Feb 20-22, 2015

    Where? Ron's (RubbinButts) Property in Lake City


    For those that will be attending, the directions to the gathering are as follows:

    Take I-75 and get off at exit 427 (which is US90), go west on US90, 3.5 miles and you will see Smitty's Western Store on the right. Just before Smitty's Western Store turn right on NW Rodeo Ct which is a private drive. Follow it to the end (1/2 mile) and you will be at the gathering.

    For those navigating by GPS, the address is 635 NW Rodeo Ct., Lake City, FL.

    Ron's Cell: 386-623-0175

    Doug's Cell: 954-218-2063

    Name# of GuestsDay of ArrivalComments
    Ron (RubbinButts)      
    Doug (dougmays)  Friday  
    Mark and Jody+2Friday  
    Fritz and Marie  Saturday  

    Food: Friday Dinner and Saturday Breakfast will be Covered by Ron. Everyone is welcome to cook stuff up for constant feasting Saturday..haha
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2015
  2. Would love to attend, but that time of year is very difficult for me with LOTS of kids activities going on. Come to think of it, the entire year is pretty bad timing for me. Oh well, that's life with 3 young kids...  :) 

    Ya'll have fun and post some pics whenever you make it happen! 
  3. Doug,

    Just to add to your post, I want to let people know we have plenty of room for camping, whether it be tent or RV, a huge pavilion with a complete kitchen and restroom facilities. If not camping, we are only 3 miles from I-75 with several motels. If your not spending the weekend then just come for the day.

    As you said Doug, this is not to take away from other gatherings in Florida, but only to add to them, and give everyone another opportunity to get together and meet new friends.

  4. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Possibility.  Can we bring a couple small dogs if camping?
  5. The dogs would be fine.

    Flash, You still playing with the old cars?
  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Only this one, but need to get that fuel pump in her.

  7. Looks good, I have a 68 Camaro on the rotisserie now, plan to finish it this winter. Still have my 33 Ford

     3 Window coupe and my 72 Nova SS
  8. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    This reminds me i gotta drive my Studebaker up there to your place Ron and show it to ya
  9. Would love to see it.
  10. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

  11. Doug, The studebaker looks good.

    Save the date, Sept. 26th, there will be a gathering at my place in Lake City.

    As you know, I do fund raisers for disabled vets, one of which is a huge car show. Last years show raised $8000.00 for the vets. There are 2 car clubs in Lake city that always support me in the car shows, so this year on Sept. 26th I am putting on a BBQ gathering for them. I am supplying and cooking all the food & drinks to feed them. We are expecting between 50 and 100 plus they are bringing their cars to display. Would like to see you be able to make it, also Flash and any other car enthusiasts on the forum are hereby invited. We will start cooking about 8AM and eat about 1PM. Weather will not be a factor as I have a 50 X 50 pavilion with full kitchen and restroom facilities.

    Doug bring your Studebaker.
  12. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    checking the calendar! Sounds fun!
  13. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    I know its still far off but wanted to a pulse we have any definite "yes" attendees yet?
  14. Hey Doug,

    Me and Bonnie and two other couples from Lake City, I think Flash is planning on it.

    Are you competing in the Hog Wild Pig crazy event this month? Don't forget the last Saturday of this month at my place.
  15. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    I wanted to do the Hog Wild but its Pro division only and that's just way to much money right now. So maybe next year! I might try to go up and just check it out though.
  16. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     Well I was until my best friend of many years decided that was the weekend he wants to remarry. (Lost his 1st wife to MS) So, I will be over in the Cocoa Beach area thru out that weekend. Added a couple extra days since it will be close to Mrs Flash and my anniversary. Will have to make it another time.
  17. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    I don't know why I didn't see this earlier. I will check my schedule. I would love to get together with the SMF family and eat some super grub.
  18. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Hope you can make it Brooksy!
  19. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Ok...south florida gathering is in the past and i'm getting life stuff all together ready to start planning the Gator Gathering!

    I posted on the South FL page to see if anyone wants to partake from that gathering.

    As with the SFG i'll get a list of attendees up on the first post so it'll be sticky and we can track details of the gathering

    Everyone still excited! Sorry for my absence 
  20. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Still excited here! Hope it all comes together!

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