2008 Annual SMF Gathering Alert

Discussion in 'Events' started by peculiarmike, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    Lebanon, KS is the center of the 48 states. So I can see the logic of KC.

    How can you really accommodate all the members????
    I could argue the fact that SMF is based out of tulsa and it should be here. [​IMG]

    What was the logic of last years plan?
  2. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I hear that the Delaware sea shore is a great place to have a gathering... [​IMG]
  3. from my house to lebanon ks is 638 miles or 11 hrs thats a long drive but who knows for next year. this years vac is all set already going on a cruise and going to bristol nite race in tenn.
  4. The delaware shores are nice I go to Ocean city maryland all the time. Good place for the mid atlantic regional gathering.
  5. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah, you could argue that. But it wouldn't fly. [​IMG]
    I was not involved in last years planning so I can't answer that one.
    Last year the attendance was low, 9 members plus families. But the folks who attended were outstanding and it turned out great. We did not utilize a fraction of the location where it was held. Hoping it is bigger and better this year.
    You are correct about the central U.S. location and the logic behind it.
    Ultramag drove 1/4 mile to the location, Bud & Tonto drove 700 miles, in a 37 ft. motorhome towing a Lang 60 smoker. I think anyone who really wants to be there WILL be there.
    As I said, you can't please everyone. Just have to do the best you can.
    Hope to see you there!
  6. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    You are right on. Wherever you decide it will be convienient for some, and inconvenient for others.
    Do what you think works best.
    Those who can come will, those who can't will be missed.
  7. low&slow

    low&slow Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You know his plane crashed in my grandma's pasture in Dekalb? I was living there and saw it all. I was only 10 or 11 at the time, and had no clue who Ricky Nelson was, but I remember that day well. My grandma still lives there too.
  8. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Maybe hold it in conjunction with a contest. Plenty to see and do that way, members can still meet and hang out and the location is covered, and if you are cooking, enter and maybe win some money to cover the trip.

    http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=2007&month=07&id=816 Tulsa in July.
  9. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If I can make it anywhere I will. I would love to meet all these great people in person. I think I have about a 10hr drive limit in my head but who knows?????????????????????????????????
  10. zapper

    zapper Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Fatback Joe kind of has an idea there to work with.

    Maybe like a SMF tent, booth, area, camp ground, meeting place/time or something along those lines at established Q fest or events.

    Do the "Find the most SMF hat" thing at a big event or the "Find the most SMF thong" hunt

    Just throwing out suggestions.
    OK, You can throw out the thong hunt suggestion if you want[​IMG]

    Seriously, I do understand the efforts and difficulty to try to organize and pull off any event like this and my thanks go out to anyone that works towards making it happen. I don't think that anyone is really offended that the event is not as nearby as possible or that it may not work out with their schedule. Whether I make it to any of the events or not, I appreciate the invites and all of the hard work put forth to host such an event and hope that everyone that does attend has a GREAT time!

    Here is to the brethern one and all![​IMG]
  11. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I haven't seen it mentioned yet, but what about the idea of combining some of the travel...like regional carpooling? Maybe its just because I'm newly single, again, but the idea of a long 10-12 hour drive by myself seems kinda boring...not to mention expensive. I for one would certainly entertain the idea of meeting up with a friend or two from the group here close to the midwest area...say OH, PA, KY or wherever's on the way.

    Anyway, wherever its held, I plan to try my best to be there. I missed last years gathering (mostly because of the divorce and finances). Nothing doing this year, though, so get ready friends...the Great State of Ohio WILL be represented...

  12. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Or one step further... the "Guess who's wearing the thong" event. Winner gets an all expenses paid trip into complete and total drunkeness...[​IMG][​IMG]
  13. MAN!
    I just told the wife that we are going to the SMF Rally in June. She happened to remind me that we are going to the "delivery room" in June.
    No, not her, but two new grandchildren in June.
    And I had looked so forward to meeting all of you, but for any grandfathers out there, I don't need to explain.
    Being a grandfather is so much more fun than being a father.
    Maybe next year!
  14. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Truer words have never been spoken... we have 12 now, with 2 more in the oven! [​IMG]
  15. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Shouldn't that be 2 more in the SMOKER? [​IMG]
  16. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Down the shore is awesome!!!

    Hubby and I bought a place in Millsboro, DE, a couple of years back...going to sell it from lack of use, but check out my view from the front porch! Lookin out over Rehobeth Bay towards Dewey Beach!

  17. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I agree! Michigan is the place
  18. monstah

    monstah Meat Mopper

    Somehow I feel like New Hampshire is not in the running...

    Looks like I'm traveling! [​IMG]
  19. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member


    on ONE hand........have all yuz guise in mich

    and all of em in ok.

    seems like iowa is halfway between...............

  20. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    hopefully we'll make this one. the lil' 1 might even be up for abt's by then[​IMG][​IMG]

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