Event (PICTURES ADDED) 11th Annual South Florida Gathering - December 2-4, 2022

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Hey Everyone!
We've decided to host the 11th annual gathering the weekend of December 2-4, 2022 this year! The normal weekend in November that we usually booked has filled up.

The gathering will be at Highland Hammock State Park in Sebring, FL. Feel free to come, go and camp as much as you want. Our main day is Saturday the 3rd where we generally cook, eat, drink and play games all day! No planned meals on this day as we normally just cook and eat all day. Some people come the entire weekend and some just come for saturday. There are hotels that can be booked nearby as well.

We'll discuss having a friendly rib competition and other competitions that we've done in the past shortly. As always, check back to this post on Page 1 for updates, i'll be updating this post as details and campsites are booked.

If you book a site, please let us know where and i'll add that to here. If you look at the map on the booking site we generally around Site 80-83 and we'll have a gathering site where we set up tents for meals, games and much more

Attendees and Site
78 fxsales1959 fxsales1959
79 @Discus39
80 @floridasteve
81 dougmays dougmays
82 orlandosmoking orlandosmoking
83 orlandosmoking orlandosmoking
86 orlandosmoking orlandosmoking
87 orlandosmoking orlandosmoking
88 (Main Gathering Site) JckDanls 07 JckDanls 07
89 JckDanls 07 JckDanls 07

Activities
Snack Stick Making?
Cold Smoking Cheese?

Competition(s)
Friendly Rib Cook Off
  • No KCBS or FBA judging, no categories...just "favorite rib".
  • Judges might be internal (friends and family) or neighboring campers
  • Any Pork or Beef Rib will do
  • We'll set a turn-in time but we can be flexible
Cocktail Comp? We did this once in the past, just throwing the idea out there

Supplies needed
  • Paper Plates
  • Plasticware ( dougmays dougmays )
  • Napkins and/or paper towels
  • Vacuum sealers
  • Vac seal bags
  • ziplocks
  • Firewood (for nightly bonfire)
  • Extra Ice
 

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Alrighty....hitting the pavement. See y'all in around 3 hours. I'll call one of you about 40 mins out and see if i need to pick anything up
 

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Enjoyed meeting and talking with many people today.
Changed avatar to my new cap from the park gift shop.
I'll let others post details on the special guests.!?
We departed early as my wife is having a TMJ episode that limits her mouth opening and chewing ability.
If anyone wants either of the recipes from my breakfast brats, I will post a thread in the forum.

Cheers
-John
 

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Had a blast at the Gathering. Here are a few photo’s, I’m sure there are a lot more to come. For some reason I just stopped taking photo’s, maybe the beer had something to do with that. Judy took a bunch & I’m trying to get them on my iPad.


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Al
 

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Lucky to have Brian bmudd14474 bmudd14474 stop by.
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Got to meet bmudd14474 bmudd14474 Brian & his Son Mike, for the first time, along with some new members that I have never met before. Also had a chance to catch up with some old friends. Great time, and more photo’s to come.
Al
 

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dougmays

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Enjoyed meeting and talking with many people today.
Changed avatar to my new cap from the park gift shop.
I'll let others post details on the special guests.!?
We departed early as my wife is having a TMJ episode that limits her mouth opening and chewing ability.
If anyone wants either of the recipes from my breakfast brats, I will post a thread in the forum.

Cheers
-John
Those brats were amazing! I actually didnt get a chance to try to bacon ranch one 😭

Congrats to all the Winners of the comps....John, Steve, Charlyne (sp?). Great time had by all! Special surprise seeing and meeting the legend, Brian bmudd14474 bmudd14474 .

Pictures coming soon.....
 
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I wanted to start with a special picture post....We all had John and Carol ( carol506 carol506 ) in our minds and hearts. Wish you could have been here and we are wishing John a speedy recovery!
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Man I bet y'all had folks from all over the campground following that smoke to see where that great smell was coming from.

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Looks like a great time by all, Can someone explain the asparagus dish below to me? it looks interesting.
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Also SmokinAl SmokinAl is the below your infamous Mustang we hear about?
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