South Florida Gathering--Nov 4th thru 6th 2011

Discussion in 'Events' started by dougmays, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Oh, you wanna camp AND get plastered too??[​IMG]

    We're gonna need some private land with an understanding host.

    TM
     
     
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    I'm on another watch list apparently.

    TM
     
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [quote name="Turnip Mockley" url="/forum/thread/104943/south-florida-gathering/20#post_615616"]
    My post is being held for moderation. Only 2 days here and my reputation precedes me.


    I'm on another watch list apparently.


    TM
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    TM - you're not on a watch list. Newbies' posts are under "moderator review" for a short period of time.
     
  4. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    The N. Florida and Lousiana guys are having there gathering the last weekend in Oct.  We should probably plan to do ours after that, as not to bump heads.  any further ideas on a place?
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Wasn't the gathering last weekend N. FL & Louisiana? Are they changing their date to the fall?
     
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    The N. FL Gathering is held in April

    The Louisiana Gathering is held in Oct
     
  7. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Al, i talked to eman and he said the combined fl/la gathering is in oct.  the n.fla has passed
     
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Man Florida is party central. I doubt if any of those guys would want to come all the way down here anyway. I guess between theirs & TG day would be good, or between TG & Christmas. Haven't found any spots to host it yet, I know there are a few guys in this area, I wish they would chime in with some ideas.
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011
  9. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    who are they...lets PM-bomb them :) haha jk
     
  10. I been studying on possible locations that might satisfy the largest number of potential attendees.

    I think this place has it all.

    http://www.fisheatingcreekoutpost.com/showpage.asp?page=maps

    One thing I know is that it's a family oriented place, so the whoopin and a-hollering is frowned upon after about 11PM.

    I'm hoping that the group here is mostly comprised of mature, responsible individuals so I'm hoping that's not a problem.

    It is kinda far from 95 but it offers a lot of amenities for RV's and tent camping.

    I can contact the owners and get more details if interest is sufficient.

    TM
     
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That really looks like a great site Turnip.
     
  12. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    yea that does look like a great spot! very central so it might appeal to tampa folk and maybe even north florida guys.  we should probably make sure we can bring our own grills/smokers also when camping.
     
  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I think your right Doug and since Turnip offered to contact them, is there anything else that we need to ask about. Like maybe a large area or pavillion that we would be able to use. I think we need to at least have a covered area with tables or something like that. Even if it only had a couple of picnic tables & an area next to it for a couple of small smokers. I think it would be fine, unless we get more than 10 or 15 people who would want to come. Then I guess we would hope one of us had a trailer rig. I'm starting to get exited about this now.
     
  14. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    i was planning to bring my WSM 22.5 either way...but if someone had a trailer that'd be cool also.  i'd also be tent camping, i dont have a RV trailer or anything.  i also have a friend who lives around this area so i'msure he'd come out to participate
     
  15. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Sounds like y'all are getting it together.  Big thing to remember is you will need shade and protection from the rain if any.

     11 pm may seem like an early time but after cooking and socializing all day  Only a few out of 50+ folks were up after 11pm.

     A few of us stayed up very late sitting around the fire drinking from the jar. We were going to our tents as others were getting up

    to prep briskets an butts for the sat smoke.
     
  16. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    thanks for the advice.  how was the n. fla gathering, were there pics? sounds like this place we are looking at has pavillions which will be our shade and rain protection! oh and i like to stay up late by the fire haha
     
  17. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Look at all the post that say north florida gatherings there are hundreds of pics.
     
  18. He Al and Doug,

    I just joined a few days ago but would love to attend, even

    if its just a few of us. I'm in E. Naples (extreme west coast)

    but I don't mind the drive and the wife and I love to get away

    whenever we can. Uh.....you do allow wives right?
     
  19. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    We could prolly find a spot in my busy schedule for some smoking and eating.

    Most folks are fairly family oriented between TG and Xmas.

    Early Nov would prolly be workable.

    Craig
     
  20. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    LOL, I think it is too HOT to gather at this point.
     

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