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

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

  1. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Hey Guys,

    I wanna get a Muster List together...here is what i think we have right now for attendees(and maybes?)

    SmokinAl (Organizer)
    DougMays (Organizer)
    Mballi3011
    Turnip Mockley
    SumoSmoke (?)
    MasterOfMyMeat
    FPNMF
    Caculus
    Young One
    Scooper

    Can you all please tell me yay or nay or maybe if your in
     
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    LOL @ Joe

     For some reason i thought you was from fla.???
     
  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    YA Bob I got a kick from Joe also, Rick came down from there too.I will wait a while to put my name in guys, it's not a problem for me to get a load there. Heck I now sit in Ocala,leave for Miami in the am.Than off to Tn.
     
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    We are a definite maybe...

      Craig
     
  5. A Yay here if my hubby and kids are welcome as well, 4-1/2 & 6 yrs old.

    Is this group a major hoop hollarin partying one? OR kid tolerant ? LOL
     
  6. Definitely .....IN!
     
  7. calculus

    calculus Newbie

    I'm in for 4 adults!
     
  8. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Awesome, seems like we got some good numbers now! 
     

    Can we be a little bit of both? Hoopin and Hollarin kid friendly crowd:)  Heck yea being whom ever you want
     
  9.   COOL ! [​IMG]
     
  10. Hey Doug, Al,

                             Another Fisheating Creek inscentive: the owners of the campground who also own Gatorama down the street have their own farm raised gator meat, and gator meat rubs and sauces available for sale.....

     MMMMM smoked Gator Ribs or Tail ! Sounds Like a nice weekend chowdown for sure! ( Nudge, Nudge )

    Bren
     
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  12. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Alright so here is what I'm thinking...based on everyone's posts how about this for a tentative plan....

    The first weekend in November, 4-6...at Fishing Eating Creek Outpost.

    they have nice campgrounds as well as RV sites.  Let me get a count...who all will be in a RV and who will be in Tents?  i'll be in a tent (if i'm the only one i might look into renting an RV).

    there are tent sites near the RV sites so we can still all be together.  Another option is there Group Sites which would give us more room to be "alone" (dont want strangers trying hit us up for our BBQ). Haha.  The group sites allow for unlimited people, vehicles and equipment.  The base price for the group site is a $55 which includes payment for 4  people.  All other people are only $4/each per night.  Only downfall is that they dont allow RV's at this site.

    Another option we can rent The Shack...which is a air conditioned house next to the intersection of the first couple RV sites and first row of campsites.  The shack was $120 ( i think i forgot to write that down)...it includes 1 RV site and 4 tent sites.  I explained to her what our goal was and she said this would be our best option. 

    Also all RV sites have full electricity. 

    That's about it for now folks...

    let me know about the weekend chosen and the camping preference (rv/tent)
     
  13. Hi Doug,

    I think the date and site are perfect. The only hitch I see is that my

    wife is NOT a camper or Rv'er. Is "The Shack" like a fully functioning

    house or is it, "A Shack" where we can only keep our Q'ing stuff and

    for restroom facilities?.

    Still want to go, found a hotel in Labelle for a not bad price and it's

    only about 10-15 minutes away. Just be using it for sleep and showers,

    maybe a late night bourbon or two :)

    I don't have a big rig smoker like most of you all, I'll be using my ECB.

    Count us in...James
     
  14. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    i double checked and the Shack is not for sleeping unfortunately, its only for AC, food prep and storage.  You also reminded me of something else to check on, Pavilions.  Because we'll need some sort of protection from the sun if we are not in the shack all day or want to be outside for horseshoes, bonfires or other activities.

    http://fisheatingcreekoutpost.com/showpage.asp?page=campground
     
  15. That's cool. Yes, a pavilion, just in case of rain as well. That time of year we should be cool

    though from rain. I can't wait for this. I want to learn as much as I can from all the pro's out

    there.

    Thanks for getting on top of this Doug, your work is greatly appreciated..James
     
  16. YAY!...... I'm excited too, perfect time of year for FL camping. My Mom & Dad heard about it and want to attend as well ( AVID campers ) so now our count is at 4 Adults, 2 kids. We will need 2 tent sites. And we've got an Electric ECB,  but tent sites have no electric..... hope someone has a big rig smoker!  

     I do know the creekside or southend of the campground is MUCH nicer, the original campground with BIG trees dripping moss. The other end is Fl scrub brush and not as nice. But whatever works were good either way.

    Bren
     
  17. smokinal

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

    This is going to be perfect for Judy & I. The site is only a short drive from our house, so we will probably just drive back & forth each day. Doug has me listed as an organizer, but he's been doing all the work. This is really his baby. Thanks Dave, it sounds like it coming together nicely.
     
  18. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     We would probably tent. Do they allow pets. I know my wife would not let me leave these two.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Pets??? ACK, completely forgot about my two...sheesh. Gonna have to board them,

    hotel says no way. Ahh, they don't want to be holed up in a hotel room anyway,

    although I know they would prolly' dig the pool, heh heh.
     
  20. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Good question about dogs, i was just going to leave mine with a friend.  i'll call and find out. 

    So from the looks of it i was wrong about alot of people having RV's.  Are we all tenting and hotel-ling? Is anyone bringing a RV.

    Also is this form of communication preferable?  or would a email thread be better?  i think this might be ideal because we can all click our profiles and see if there is a new update to this thread.

    let me know.  if anyone has has prior knowledge of this campground, since i've never been, please feel free to chime in with ideas like YoungOne did.  YoungOne maybe when we get down to the specifics i can pick your brain. 

    One more thing.  As far as activities and meals, i've never been to a gathering like this so i have no clue what protocol is.  Do we eventually want to list out meals  by day and we can all sign up to cook something either individually or as a smaller group? my assumption is at least one person's smoker will be going each day/night.

    BTW i dont have a big rig but i'll be bringing the WSM 22.5"
     

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