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    VCDL Picnic Richmond Sat Aug 6th, 2011

    Mark your calenders and plan ahead - bring family, friends and neighbors.

    Scheduled August 6 for shelters 5&6 at Pocahontas State Park.

    More details will be announced in the near future.
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    Picnic!

    My calendar is marked, sir GS - LOL. It's about time that we have a picnic in our area. Really looking forward to seeing everyone. Have been out of the loop for way too long.....

    See you there
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    For those of us who had to look it up:
    http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/poc.shtml
    10301 State Park Road
    Chesterfield Court House, VA 23832-6355

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    1. VCDL Picnic in Chesterfield on August to celebrate State Park OC
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    Mark your calendars!

    To celebrate the Governor McDonnell's directive earlier this year to allow both open and concealed carry in State Parks, VCDL is having a picnic on Saturday, August 6th, at the Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield county from 11 AM to 2 PM.

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    10301 State Park Road
    Chesterfield Court House, VA 23832

    We are planning some guest speakers, who will be announced at a later date.

    The picnic is open to the public and is free (there is a $5 parking fee that the parks charge for each vehicle entering the park), but waived this year if you are active duty or retired military.


    If you are planning on attending, please RSVP to: picnics@vcdl.org

    Use a subject line that say "Attending" followed by the number in your party, like this, "Attending 3"

    If you can help with set up, cooking on the grills, or tear down, please indicate so in your email to picnics@vcdl.org
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    1. VCDL Picnic in Chesterfield on August to celebrate State Park OC
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    The picnic is open to the public and is free (there is a $5 parking fee that the parks charge for each vehicle entering the park), but waived this year if you are active duty or retired military.
    Not quite. The parking fee is waived this year for active duty and all military veterans. If you're not retired, just bring your DD214.

    http://www.publicsafety.virginia.gov...ase.cfm?id=768
    A law-abiding citizen should be able to carry his personal protection firearm anywhere that an armed criminal might go.

    Member VCDL, NRA

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2a4all View Post
    Not quite. The parking fee is waived this year for active duty and all military veterans. If you're not retired, just bring your DD214.

    http://www.publicsafety.virginia.gov...ase.cfm?id=768
    You are right - appreciate the clarification.
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    This picnic is really taking off and promises to be a major success!

    I am up and about somewhat (recovering) and WILL be there. We have much more to celebrate than just the State Parks - look back over the years and you will see how far VCDL has advanced your RKBA. What I think we celebrate the most is YOU the individual members who have made this all possible. This picnic is yours, a small but public acknowledgement of our "Thank You" for making Virginia one of the best places to live on this earth.

    Please join with me in this opportunity to stand with your brothers and sisters, share stories, good food and a day of fun and relaxation.

    I'm going to be saying a few words - got a lot I could say, but I promise to be brief. ; )
    Will have my entire family with me and the pride of my life DoubleTap.

    I would consider it a personal favor to see everyone I have ever met, talked to and exchanged ideas with or simply share a common ground with there. Frankly, this is a celebration for me individually - the result of your faith and trust in who we all are. WE STAND TALL!


    If you are planning on attending, please RSVP to: picnics@vcdl.org

    Use a subject line that says "Attending" followed by the number in your party, like this, "Attending 3"
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    Snickerdoodle shortage in Virginia

    Sorry but I will have to miss it this year and can't bring the Snickerdoodles.

    I have been informed that I/we will be taking a trip to Florida on my vacation. While I enjoy the fine folks that gather for these functions, I have not seen my youngest since Christmas and am looking forward to seeing her again.

    Have fun folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by va_tazdad View Post
    Sorry but I will have to miss it this year and can't bring the Snickerdoodles.

    I have been informed that I/we will be taking a trip to Florida on my vacation. While I enjoy the fine folks that gather for these functions, I have not seen my youngest since Christmas and am looking forward to seeing her again.

    Have fun folks!
    Will miss you AND the Snickerdoodles !!
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    The Mrs and I will be comming over from the Eastern Shore, Reserved a campsite for Saturday night.

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    It is my understanding that a member will be bringing a large industrial fan and generator to maintain a fresh breeze just in case the temperature/humidity is on the high side - good thinking.

    Right now the predicted high is 91degrees,so by mid-day we should only be about 86 - 87 - that's a radical improvement over recent scorchers.
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    I sent an e-mail...,

    hope it got through. It'll be me and two more for right now. Also may be able to help with set up and tear down if someone will let me know when, what, and where.

    Help me out Grape, as much as you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidestreet View Post
    hope it got through. It'll be me and two more for right now. Also may be able to help with set up and tear down if someone will let me know when, what, and where.

    Help me out Grape, as much as you can.

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    You're confirmed.

    Set up grills, cover tables, start chaffing dishes, and ice down drinks etc about 9:00 AM, shelters #5 & #6

    Clean up trash and load up grills etc, maybe an extra hour from 2-3:00 PM

    Extra hands are always appreciated.
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    From the picnic coordinator

    My current count right now is 94. Thinking we may see some more added in the next few days with the reminder going out. Of these 94, I have the following who offered to help with setup:

    Dave - (was told 10am)
    Richard
    JC

    If there is a preferred time for people to come help out, I can send a note to Richard and JC about it as well as any additional responses that come in. I know one email I have seen amongst us said to start about 8am so arrangements can be made for cake, ice, etc. As below there is a water spigot at each shelter so should make things a little easier. Our reservation goes 8am-8pm Saturday.

    http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_pa...picnicshelters

    Shelter 5 (large): This shelter accommodates 70-80. It is not within easy walking distance to the aqua center/pool, playground and boating areas. This shelter features a fireplace, water spigot, large grill and handicapped picnic tables. It's in a moderately shaded area; a small stream well suited for novice or young anglers is only a short walk away. The shelter is 40 feet from parking and 160 feet from the restroom. There is no electricity. There is no vehicle access (for unloading) directly adjacent to to this shelter.

    Shelter 6 (small): This shelter accommodates 30-40 and there are no additional tables around the shelter. This shelter is not within easy walking distance to the aqua center/pool, playground and boating areas. This shelter does feature a water spigot, large grill and handicapped picnic tables. The shelter is moderately shaded and a small stream that is well suited for novice or young anglers is nearby. The shelter is 100 feet from parking and 375 feet from the restroom. There are no electrical outlets.

    Brandy

    In addition, I might suggest bringing lawn chairs as a creature comfort.

    Children Welcome - they are the lifeblood of our country.

    Pets Welcome
    - Pets are permitted in enclosed areas or on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Please clean up after your pet. Pets may not be left unattended at any time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    My current count right now is 94. Thinking we may see some more added in the next few days with the reminder going out. Of these 94, I have the following who offered to help with setup:

    Dave - (was told 10am)
    Richard
    JC

    If there is a preferred time for people to come help out, I can send a note to Richard and JC about it as well as any additional responses that come in. I know one email I have seen amongst us said to start about 8am so arrangements can be made for cake, ice, etc. As below there is a water spigot at each shelter so should make things a little easier. Our reservation goes 8am-8pm Saturday.

    http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_pa...picnicshelters

    Shelter 5 (large): This shelter accommodates 70-80. It is not within easy walking distance to the aqua center/pool, playground and boating areas. This shelter features a fireplace, water spigot, large grill and handicapped picnic tables. It's in a moderately shaded area; a small stream well suited for novice or young anglers is only a short walk away. The shelter is 40 feet from parking and 160 feet from the restroom. There is no electricity. There is no vehicle access (for unloading) directly adjacent to to this shelter.

    Shelter 6 (small): This shelter accommodates 30-40 and there are no additional tables around the shelter. This shelter is not within easy walking distance to the aqua center/pool, playground and boating areas. This shelter does feature a water spigot, large grill and handicapped picnic tables. The shelter is moderately shaded and a small stream that is well suited for novice or young anglers is nearby. The shelter is 100 feet from parking and 375 feet from the restroom. There are no electrical outlets.

    Brandy

    In addition, I might suggest bringing lawn chairs as a creature comfort.

    Children Welcome - they are the lifeblood of our country. Children are permitted in enclosed areas or on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Please clean up after your Children. Children may not be left unattended at any time.[/

    Pets Welcome
    - Pets are permitted in enclosed areas or on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Please clean up after your pet. Pets may not be left unattended at any time.
    fixed it for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by 67GT390FB View Post
    fixed it for you
    Be nice you were a kid once yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Be nice you were a kid once yourself.
    Yes and my mother applied those rules and lots more to me. Its why I turned out so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Be nice you were a kid once yourself.
    Quote Originally Posted by 67GT390FB View Post
    Yes and my mother applied those rules and lots more to me. Its why I turned out so well.
    Hmmm - the jury may still be out on that one.

    The weatherman seems to be cooperating - calling for a bit lower temperatures. Looks like a great day for a picnic on Saturday.
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    Thanks Grape...,

    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    You're confirmed.

    Set up grills, cover tables, start chaffing dishes, and ice down drinks etc about 9:00 AM, shelters #5 & #6

    Clean up trash and load up grills etc, maybe an extra hour from 2-3:00 PM

    Extra hands are always appreciated.
    got two replies to my e-mail and I let them know that I'd be there as soon as I could get away from work, get changed and run out there. I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone, but especially you and the beautiful Miss Double Tap!!! Just keep getting better, brother!!! Jeremiah 29, vs. 11-13.

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    [QUOTE=Grapeshot;1584282]It is my understanding that a member will be bringing a large industrial fan and generator to maintain a fresh breeze just in case the temperature/humidity is on the high side - good thinking.


    Sorry folks, the motor on the fan locked up and I don't have time to get new bearings or another motor before Saturday

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    [QUOTE=Billy in Chester;1587015]
    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    It is my understanding that a member will be bringing a large industrial fan and generator to maintain a fresh breeze just in case the temperature/humidity is on the high side - good thinking.


    Sorry folks, the motor on the fan locked up and I don't have time to get new bearings or another motor before Saturday

    With the shelter shade, trees and lower anticipated temperatures, we should do fine.
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    Just got off the phone with my brother-in-law, he has a motor that may work. I'm meeting Phil and another member this evening to pick-up supplies for the picnic and if time permits, will try to get the fan back together and bring it just in case. Wish me luck.

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    Spent about 3 hours on 95 today and only got to Dale City.. I bailed and came home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    Spent about 3 hours on 95 today and only got to Dale City.. I bailed and came home.
    Heard that I-95 S was a parking lot. You really missed a good one - approximately 100 in attendance, great weather, plenty of food and super non-stop conversations. Even some of the park staff stopped by for lunch.


    Hopefully Peter Nap will post some of the video he took for those that couldn't make it, so they can see what they missed.
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    It was great!
    A much better turnout than the last one.
    I saw a lot of the regulars...Joe, Kim, the Wolfhound and his parents, Double Tap was there and she always brightens up a room, the Nightmare,Paul, even User showed. Got to talk to Doug a little and I hadn't seen him for a while. J.C. was right in the thick of it, as usual and brought his wonderful family.

    The big pat on the back goes to those that did the work...Guys, it was perfect, thanks!

    I'm not going to put up a lot of video, or at least right away.

    Bruce and Philip spoke, I will put up a clip of Bruce because the message is important.....

    BUT there was a very special and touching presentation, that will be put up. That was made by Grapeshot whom we all know is an extremely complex person. Every time I think I know him well, he pulls a rabbit out of his hat and shows another side I hadn't seen. I definately had a lump in my throat after that was over.

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