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    NoVa OC Picnic - June 8, 2013 - Fountainhead Regional Park - 11AM

    As discussed in this thread, we are planning a OC picnic for June 8 at Fountainhead Regional Park. Let's aim for 11am to start. Ending time will be when the last of us leaves.

    user has offered to reserve the picnic area for us. He will accept donations to help defray the $130 reservation fee.

    We should need the following supplies:

    Paper plates - Defrock/user
    Utensils - Defrock/user
    Napkins - Defrock/user
    Charcoal/Lighter - user
    Hamburgers - grylnsmn
    Hot Dogs - Tess
    Hamburger Buns - grylnsmn
    Hot Dog Buns - grylnsmn
    Condiments - grylnsmn
    Drinks (Water/Soda) - bob888
    Ice - bob888
    Chips/Dip - vtloki
    Sides (please specify)
    Potato Salad - Tess
    Deviled Eggs - Defrock
    Beans (two varieties) - user
    Dessert - SteelerGal (arriving after 6)
    Other (please specify)

    I will edit individual names in as people post what they can bring.
    Last edited by grylnsmn; 06-07-2013 at 07:27 AM.
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    Repeating what I'd said on the now-retired thread:

    THE pic-nic shelter at Fountainhead Regional Park has been secured for our use, all day, Saturday, June 8, from nine o'clock a.m. to sunset. Capacity limited to fifty people; parking for 164 vehicles plus 6 handicapped.

    Here's a description of THE pic-nic shelter, including park rules:http://www.nvrpa.org/park/fountainhe...shelter_rental

    see also: http://rs.nvrpa.org/shelter_details.php?shelter_id=27

    Btw, I'm not keeping track of how many people are coming, what they're bringing, or any of that other administrative stuff.

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    grylsnmn - it's on you, I guess, since you can edit the initial post, to keep the tally of who's bringing what.

    We'll bring hot dogs and potato salad. Not 20 bowls of, just potato salad.

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    Does anyone know how far of a walk it is from the Picnic Shelter to the fishing area? My kids would love to go fishing and it would help to convince my wife to give up a pool day to go this event if there are fun things for the kiddos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    grylsnmn - it's on you, I guess, since you can edit the initial post, to keep the tally of who's bringing what.

    We'll bring hot dogs and potato salad. Not 20 bowls of, just potato salad.
    One extra reminder: If you bring a dish that requires serving utensils, try to bring the necessary utensils as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Defrock View Post
    Does anyone know how far of a walk it is from the Picnic Shelter to the fishing area? My kids would love to go fishing and it would help to convince my wife to give up a pool day to go this event if there are fun things for the kiddos.
    Information is available by clicking the links in my earlier post: as to this specific question, the page says that the water is two hundred and sixty feet away. I was thinking I'd be down there at about five to see if I can teach some worms how to swim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by user View Post
    Information is available by clicking the links in my earlier post: as to this specific question, the page says that the water is two hundred and sixty feet away. I was thinking I'd be down there at about five to see if I can teach some worms how to swim.
    Thanks, User. I had only clicked on the first link and looked around from there. I found a map, but it did not have legend that gave measurements.

    Also, the second link indicates that a water supply is 260' away, but the lake is 2400' away. 1/2 mile isn't far at all though. I'll talk to my wife tonight and if we can go I'll definitely be giving free swimming lessons to the worms!

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    Reservations

    I would recommend making the reservation soon as there is only one shelter and I didn't see and other place for a group...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnM15A View Post
    I would recommend making the reservation soon as there is only one shelter and I didn't see and other place for a group...

    user said he already did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    user said he already did it.
    Yup, got confirmation - and they rescinded the extra thirty bucks "non-jurisdiction" fee, on account of I told 'em most of y'all are residents of Fairfax Co., probably with a smattering of Fairfax, Falls Church, Alexandria, Arlington, etc. residents. They were very nice about it. Btw, the confirmation identifier for the event is "open carry picnic". So if you're not sure you can find the one shelter they've got, you can ask at the gate for the "open carry picnic".
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    I plan on attending and will bring some deviled eggs made from own backyard chicken's eggs (FRESH!) along with plates, utensils, and napkins.

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    I want to go but... I don't know any one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_James View Post
    I want to go but... I don't know any one
    But wouldn't that be exactly a reason to go! So you can get to know people?
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    Quote Originally Posted by user View Post
    ...Btw, the confirmation identifier for the event is "open carry picnic". So if you're not sure you can find the one shelter they've got, you can ask at the gate for the "open carry picnic".
    Well then, since it's an "open carry picnic", I have a splendid idea: I'll bring a large 55 gallon plastic tub filled with ice. Along with a few cases of water and soda.

    And I'll "open carry" those items with me, how's that sound to y'all??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_James View Post
    I want to go but... I don't know any one
    That may be true, but you'll have lots of friends there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob888 View Post
    Well then, since it's an "open carry picnic", I have a splendid idea: I'll bring a large 55 gallon plastic tub filled with ice. Along with a few cases of water and soda.

    And I'll "open carry" those items with me, how's that sound to y'all??
    yeah, I'd like to see what you look like trying to conceal that tub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vtloki View Post
    But wouldn't that be exactly a reason to go! So you can get to know people?
    This is true... I will try my best to make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_James View Post
    This is true... I will try my best to make it.

    And you already know that you have at least one thing in common with other attendees.

    Besides the fact you like picnics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_James View Post
    I want to go but... I don't know any one
    I am basically in the same boat although I have had dinner with Tess and her family. Have you been to a VCDL meeting? I have been to one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnM15A View Post
    I am basically in the same boat although I have had dinner with Tess and her family. Have you been to a VCDL meeting? I have been to one...
    No i have not. I am fairly new to OCDO, although i would like to go to one of the OC breakfasts in ashburn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_James View Post
    No i have not. I am fairly new to OCDO, although i would like to go to one of the OC breakfasts in ashburn.
    Yah, me too, but I don't see it listed too often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vtloki View Post
    Yah, me too, but I don't see it listed too often.
    Go here: http://www.vcdl.org/calendar
    Last edited by JohnM15A; 05-22-2013 at 10:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnM15A View Post

    The Ashburn breakfasts won't be on there; they're not VCDL events. Contact ed for details on the breakfasts (I don't know if he considers them opencarry.org breakfasts, VA Open Carry breakfasts, or some other.)

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