2013 SOUTH FLORIDA GATHERING (THIRD ANNUAL GATHERING) NOV. 8-10TH COME JOIN IN..............

Discussion in 'Events' started by dougmays, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    OK.. So we just got back from HIghlands Hammock St. Park.. Spent 2 nights there (in the rain, SUCKED) .... NOOOOO.. not the park... The rain sucked...

    As far as the park goes... IT'S PERFECT.... Ron, It was a good suggestion to try this park...have you been there before ? .... as everything else does, it has it's pros and cons....

    Have some pics I'll post later when I get them loaded... Also glad we didn't get the Rec Hall as it is up the road about a 1/4 mile from the sites...

    will have more info later with pics
     
  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sorry about the rain Kieth... Rain in the Carolina's have been horrible too.....  glad the park is looking good.. I'm ready for some time off and enjoy a nice stay....I'm even looking forward to the wet pictures...........
     
     
  3. Hey Keith, No we have never been there, just a lucky guess. I am happy it turned out to be a nice place. Being a state park has it's advantages as we have not yet had a bad experience with a Florida State Park yet.

    We don't need the Rec Hall anyway, as I am bringing a 20' x 40' canopy.

    On another note, I got Doug's smoker onto a trailer I built for him. It turned out good, or at least he seemed to be pleased with it.
     
  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    good deal Ron... if it's anything like your rotisserie (you are bringing it.. right?).. I'm sure attention was giving to detail... can't wait to see Doug's smoker as well...
     
  5. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    ok then... First let me say... the rangers told me that the main tent has to be called a "Gathering Tent".. and I said... "How Fitting"... LOL...

    It's gonna be a big challenge to get any satellite tv because of the pine trees... but who needs tv.. were camping and cooking.. right

    here is lot 79.. lucky winner gets a brand new table... BTW.. (on left side of the road standing at top of hill) this all goes downhill



    this is standing at 79/80 looking towards 81/82/83...


    back over on the other side of the road (right side standing at top of hill)...


    welp.. seem to be having problems loading pics.. the rest and more to follow
     
  6. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    this is 89.. goes from road to road.. 89 not loading..

    let me try 88... 88 gets a new table too




    this is looking from back of 88-89


    this is mine,87.. front and back.. (back not loading)


    front of 86-83


    back of 86-83.. oh well.. not loading...

    as you can see.. the hook ups are every other site... just means hoses and cords running all over (you can see how far mine are stretched... and that was actually using 88's hook ups... mine (87) was on other side of my camper even further away... so bring extra if you think you/ll need it....
     
  7. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    We went to Lake Kissimmie State Park before going to HH... Kissimmie's sites were more of a private thing.. each site was secluded from the other... wouldn't have worked for us... but fishing was good ( http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/...he-mini-wsm-with-a-fishing-story#post_1014036 )

    sites 79-80 might be the flattest for the "Gathering Tent"...

    after seeing these sites on the other side of the road behind me... we went up to see if any were available in Nov. no such luck...


     
  8. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Sorry i missed all of these updates for some reason this post was on the Page 2 of my news feed...updates dont always all goto the top.

    First off the smoker is AWESOME! I had put a post here

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/144231/not-so-cuuuuute-anymore#post_1011859 but not alot of people saw it i guess. Picture are on there. I'm also awaiting some pictures from my brother in law's mom of cooking pics on the 4th.

    Highland Hammock looks awesome! Looks like we'll have our own little smoking world, i cant wait! Thanks for scouting it out keith.

    Maybe we should plan an auxillary South Florida Smoking Meat and Fishing Gathering at another time at the other place! lol

    i'm going to email some of the sponsors on here this coming week about getting goodies for the comps and give-a-ways (A-maze-N, Vacuum bags, Jeff's book, the butcher shop, etc...).
     
  9. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Going to book a site here in the next couple days. Any suggestions to a site to help the cause with blocking an area for the gathering? Using a pop up trailer for this, wife was not keen on the tent idea.....[​IMG]
     
  10. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Jeramy, it looks like 77,78,83,84,85 are still available for the 8th-10th.
     
  11. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I would suggest 78 or 85........ 83 and 84 are on the ends of sites and are the lowest points... meaning that's where all the waters gonna run if it were to rain...

    another good thing... the showers and restrooms are very close... right behind the 70's site....
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2013
  12. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Phewwww.. glad I just looked at my reservations... I only had fri. and sat. reserved.. added Thur. and sun. nights....
     
  13. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just booked mine. We got 78 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. We will get in later on Friday and leave Sunday night.
     
  14. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Cool.........................[​IMG]
     
  15. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    I still need to book my Thursday also, going to do that today!
     
  16. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Thursday booked!
     
  17. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    See you on Thursday! Wait, today is Thursday! Oh, Damn, wrong Thursday!!!
     
  18. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    here it is Thursday... and nobody's here yet :th_crybaby2:


    oh wait.. wrong Thursday... dang nab it...

    for all the new members... your more than welcome to come join us
     
  19. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    haha you scared me for a second...dont play with my emotions keith!! :)
     
  20. Just a bump to drum up more interest.
     

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