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    FOURTH ANNUAL Burke Lake Park picnic JULY 17 @ NOON

    OK, so 17 July got (slightly) more votes than the other dates. It conflicts with the VCDL picnic in Newport News, but I don't imagine too many from NoVA will drive that far for 3 hours. I could be wrong. Rain date the 24th. We'll make the weather call at the last moment.

    Let's plan on noon arrival and charcoal start -- around 1:00pm for eating.


    Anyway, I'll keep a running tally of who plans to attend and who's bringing what. See this post for changes.

    VERY IMPORTANT -- someone willing to stake out our tables very early in the morning. Last year, I think nakedshoplifter got there around 10 and we still didn't get the tables we wanted.....
    jadedone4 has agreed to do so....anyone who doesn't mind cigar smoke might think about joining him!


    Who is coming: (Running total)

    Tess - 3
    Nova - 1 (4)
    jadedone4 - 1 (5)
    Harper1227 - 4 (9)
    longwatch + Mrs Longwatch - 2 (11)
    nakedshoplifter - 1 (12)
    Bohdi (+2) - 15
    Ed (3 plus RayRay) - 18
    Glock27Bill - 1 (19)


    List of supplies and who is bringing what.

    Charcoal - nakedshoplifter
    grill tools - Tess
    Plates - bohdi
    Cups - nakedshoplifter
    Napkins - Tess
    Plastic forks knives and spoons - bohdi
    Table cloth - bohdi
    Aluminum foil - nakedshoplifter
    Hamburgers - Tess (32 -- they were in packages of 16)
    Cheese - Tess
    Hot Dogs - jadedone4
    Rolls/buns - Ed
    Lettuce, Tomato, Onion - bohdi
    Chips - Bohdi (1)
    Tin Foil Corn
    20 bowls of potato salad - Tess
    Cole Slaw - Tess
    Baked beans
    Water -- Nova
    Soda - bohdi (Coke)
    Coffee / coffee pot?
    ketchup - bohdi
    mustard
    - bohdi
    relish - Ed
    other food? -- Harper1227
    Camcorder
    other gear?
    cheesecake
    Cookies/Cupcakes for kids
    ICE...
    Chairs - bring your own; some of us will have 1-2 extra

    Propane grill - longwatch
    Helicopter lure
    Last edited by Tess; 07-17-2010 at 08:48 AM. Reason: highlight what's needed
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    I'll take care of the water again.

    I do only live a few miles from the park so if I can I'll get there early but can't guarantee it a hundred percent (the same front area as last year, correct?)

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    I'm willing to stake-out early for sitehope no one minds cigar smoke, if I need to be outdoors, it's great bug-repellent); just need to know what/where; also no issues in supplying hot-dogs/brats (the kind youcook, not the two-legged variety) - just need a head-count.

    This will be first "OC-function" for me, so might as well jump-in feet first.

    I'd appreciate a PM from the "powers that be - planners" with any directions/guidance to making/continuing this as a successful event.


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    Jaded1:

    Can you edit out the quote from Tess? It doesn't add to the discussion but greatly increases unnessecary screen information. We should keep the first post as the running total of supplies and who's bringing what and not repost the list a bunch of times.

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    Hubby and I are planning to attend barring any out of town trips. We will bring some chairs and "other food" (likely my new apple coleslaw recipe)

    I'll keep ya updated.

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    Count me and the wife in. We can bring 2 chairs,, a cheesecake, a propane gas grill, pop up shelter if needed, we have 50 sets of forks knives and spoons. More if needed.

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    has anyone informed jadedone4 of the spot to stake out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova View Post
    has anyone informed jadedone4 of the spot to stake out?
    Sorry I have not given an "official" RSVP yet. it is my plan to come again this year.. but I won't know if I can until next week. Thanks. Ed

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    Add me to the list, I'll bring charcoal, alum foil, and plastic cups. I buy the charcoal with the starter fluid already applied so scratch lighter fluid off the list too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova View Post
    has anyone informed jadedone4 of the spot to stake out?
    Yes, Tess sent a PM to me about two (2) weeks ago, I plan to recon the area this weekend so that I have proper bearings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadedone4 View Post
    Yes, Tess sent a PM to me about two (2) weeks ago, I plan to recon the area this weekend so that I have proper bearings.


    Quote Originally Posted by nakedshoplifter View Post
    Add me to the list, I'll bring charcoal, alum foil, and plastic cups. I buy the charcoal with the starter fluid already applied so scratch lighter fluid off the list too.

    Also I'm glad to see a lot of the OCDO regulars planning on attending

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    A week away - time to get serious about RSVP and planning

    Long-range weather forecast shows rain midweek and sun for Saturday.

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    I'll know later this week if I can make the drive up.

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    What's left to bring? Bohdi clan minus mrs. is in town that day. I do have some pressure washing to do but can put that off for a while.....

    So that's me with
    Plates
    Knives
    Forks
    Spoons
    table cloth
    1 bag chips
    Cookies - kids will probably only eat that, lol
    lettuce, tomato - I'll see about onion
    Ketchup/Mustard
    Case of Coke - unless there is an overwhelming veto for something else.
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    Ok.. I plan on coming but I wont know until Friday if I can make it Saturday. I will check the list and bring something thats left or something else that might not be covered.

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    Looking good so far. Hope everyone can make it and the weather is nice

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    Ok.. I am coming.. so is Brooke, OpenCarry and RayRay (our black lab).
    I will bring Hot Dog Rolls and Hanburger Buns and I see relish was still on the list, so I will bring that too.

    I will also bring KAN JAM (frisbee game) for anyone that wants to play. See below for how to play:

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    Coming together.

    WE STILL NEED SOMEONE TO BRING ICE.

    Still time to show up - bring something, whether or not on the list, and come visit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    Coming together.

    WE STILL NEED SOMEONE TO BRING ICE.

    Still time to show up - bring something, whether or not on the list, and come visit!
    I could bring ICE too.. but just bags.. I have no large coolers

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    picnic time?

    never mind.. I saw it.. noon. :-)

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    You guys are going to have a blast - nice job of putting this together.
    The list of attendees is a regular rogue gallery of those that "get it done."

    Great history at Burke Lake for OCers too - the stories will abound.

    Wish that I could attend both picnics.

    Have a great time and pictures, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    I could bring ICE too.. but just bags.. I have no large coolers
    Once "relieved" from reserving the space, I can head out and grab some ice if need be. I'll have a large and (really) small cooler (hot dogs and brats will be frozen in smaller cooler); larger cooler is on wheels and holds about 4 - 8lb bags.

    Headed over to the park in a bit to "recon" the area that Tess sent the link for.

    Will also grab some citronella pots so that we have area marked for use as well bug repellent.

    If anyone needs anything else I'm at jadedone4@yahoo.com for email (Tess has a cell phone number for me that I am not posting on open-forum).

    This will be the first "OC-event" or me so be gentle.... hopefully the weather holds and we have a good turnout...!

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    I'll be there early on and can accomodate coolers as well. I can probably bring some ice as well. And some chairs. I plan to roll out around 10 to get to store and then head on in to Burke Lake. Should be there shortly after 11.

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    I'll be making potato salad and cole slaw tonight so I can not freak in the morning. Will be there sometime between 11 and 12.

    jadedone4, I'll be driving a red Jeep Liberty -- if weather is as nice as we expect, spouse and manchild may ride the motorcycle, but I don't think I can get the food on my bike!

    Weather forecast calls for the potential for a stray thunderstorm, but I don't think we need to worry about a rain out.

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    jadedone4 - did you get to pick that phone number??????? I just noticed.

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