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PA 2018 Gathering Dates set

Discussion in 'Events' started by HalfSmoked, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. LanceR

    LanceR Smoking Fanatic

    Hmm....7+ hours away....and it's deer season in both NC and NY....but it IS BBQ and new friends.....

    I've traveled a lot further for hunting, military vehicle events and shooting matches but it would set a personal record for BBQ events. Hey, Joe!! Are you tracking the 2018 thread? I can probably talk Nancy into going if you and the Missus are going. Or, if the gals aren't going we could run up together from NC.

    Maybe make pastrami...or goose stroganoff with homemade pasta....or some of that double smoked ham Alelover made at the NC gathering...and more of that artisan bread....or....



    OK, barring something unforeseen, I'm in. Along with Rosie the wonder hound, my then 8 month old red tick coon hound. My wife couldn't handle cold turkey retirement from nursing so she's doing two nights a week of private care on weekends and I'll need to make a convincing case for her to take the weekend off. Now if we mix in a side trip to NY or NJ for her to see some grandkids....


    Lance
     
  2. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Great be glad to have you and would be great to meet you. Hoping Joe will return also.

    Seems to be the thing with women my retired last June now back to working 3 days a week. maight be just to get away from me. :D

    Warren
     
  3. LanceR

    LanceR Smoking Fanatic

    I think a big part of it is just wanting to feel productive after a lifetime of nursing combined with less of the farm workload and not having any kids or grandkids nearby. The frustrating thing is that we promised each other for years that we wouldn't get tied down to fixed schedule jobs so that we were free to travel. We both work at a large BSA camp nearby and with other youth programs but to a large extent we determine our own work availability there. Imagine my surprise when she sprung the word that she was working two nights every weekend....

    As we get closer we can do some more detailed planning.
     
  4. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Hey take a look at C farmers my holiday cook sure glad to see him practicing for the gathering. :)

    Warren
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Its coming soon. I have to get sharpened up.
     
  6. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I plan to attend lance. I'll know in more detail the closer it gets.... It would good for someone to get good dry/seasoned wood and a smoker lined up for the weekend. I think Smokinpeachy and hardcookin said they had smokers.....

    Joe
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2018
  7. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Hey Joe
    Planning on having smokers lined up. Thanks for bringing yours last year this year bring the popup and wife.

    Glad to hear its in your plans. :D

    Warren
     
  8. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    So its getting closer on 4 months away now, Know its early to make definite plans yet but we have the following that are showing sincere plans on coming. Can we add your name to the list??

    C farmer - Smokin Peachy - HalfSmoked - Gator240 - Boykojo - Lance - Zerowin

    Warren
     
  9. I'm making a chicago deep dish tomorrow with some ribs and beans just to brush up and feed some local officers. I am starting to look forward to this year's shindig :)
     
  10. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Hardcookin are you in? All but you from last year have plans of coming back this year and a couple newbies.

    Warren
     
  11. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    It's a 3 day event come anytime Friday and leave Sunday or spend any amount of time with us that you can. Plenty of room for campers (dry Camping only) or tents. House available for showers (bring your own towels and supplies) and restroom. 5 bedrooms (no furniture in house you have to bring cots or something to sleep on) available on first come first served. Motels close by if that's your choice.

    Warren
     
  12. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Warren my wife and me are currently dealing with some serious sickness in our family.
    Hopefully in a couple months I will have a better grasp of things.
    But thank you for thinking of me.
     
  13. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    Sorry buddy. Hope things get better for ya.
     
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  14. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Man sorry to hear. Ok guys Doug (hardcookin) needs some prayers and support. Hope everything works out for you.

    Warren
     
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  15. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Hardcookin
    Thanks for the like but your guys are the ones in need of support right now no need for a like.
    Might ask who has the health issues you or wife. Makes no difference we are behind you either way.

    Warren
     
  16. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Well in 4 months we will be talking about what a great time we had at the gathering.

    Are you coming???

    Warren
     
  17. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    We had a request about motels last year Chef JJ had booked one about 20 minutes from Adams in State College area.

    Nittany Budget Motel Hope this helps,

    Warren
     

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