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Author Topic: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)  (Read 72930 times)

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Hey! It's time to start planning if you have not.  This morning the count down to the left says only 70 days to go.  For us, that's like the day after tomorrow. :D   Really, this year is going to be a challenge for the one and a third armed dude, but we'll be ready.   I'll keep this first post updated as needed and link the countdown to the left under the sponsors to this thread. Nothing to really add at the moment other than its getting close!  Who's planning on coming?
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Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2011, 12:30:11 pm »
We're coming this year unless I get hit by a bus in the meantime.  :D

Don't tell Burl but we're going to stop by his place on the way up.  ;D

Oh and need me to bring anything?

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Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2011, 12:54:00 pm »
Yes!  Bring Patty!  ;)
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Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2011, 01:52:59 pm »
Disappointment for Mary and I. We've been to every roast, except one, so this will be our second miss. The reason for missing is my 50 year graduation celebration from the Michigan Technological University School of Forestry. Mary was there with me. It's located about 350 miles from the site of the pig roast. I have known for a several years that it would conflict with the pig roast, as the reunion always includes includes the 1st Saturday in August, the same as the pig roast.  It's always fun to meet long time Forestry Forum members for the first time, as well as meeting long time attendees again, and again. Sorry we'll be missing Norm & Patty, and probably a number of other folks that we'd really like to have the pleasure of meeting, as the attendee list grows. The one roast that we missed was because I was at the MTU reunion with our son.

Since Ron Scott and I were in the same class in forestry school, it's pretty likely that he and Jan will be at our class reunion as well. They probably haven't missed any of the pig roasts.

I am pleased that I can still do what I am doing in life after 50 years after college (hunting, fishing, canoeing, four times a week tennis, maintaining two homes, etc.), and I am confident that Ron is as well.

So, we're sad  :(  not to not be able to make it this time, but happy  ;D that all will gather again. We wish Lefty and Tammy well.  They always do a fantastic job of making a great pig roast and making everybody feel welcome. They go all out!

Don't miss the pig roast if you can possibly make it. It's worth traveling a long ways to attend. You'll not regret it. Thanks, Jeff & Tammy for all that you do.

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Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2011, 02:30:54 pm »
I've just about given up ever being able to make it, but if my rotation should happen to change I will come. Not gonna hold my breath though.  :(
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Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2011, 03:11:55 pm »
   I think that I'll make it for the first time this year. My Mother has never been in that part of the country and made a deal with Dad to go up there this summer (she has to go to his class reunion in Texas). As an invitee I said sure, but that I'd want to treat for lunch one day. Jeff, got room at the table for a couple more? ;D

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Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2011, 04:15:22 pm »
Absolutely!  :)
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Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2011, 05:45:36 pm »
Pat and I are planning to come, but I may need some adult supervision.
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Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2011, 10:50:31 pm »
last year, we used DanG, Marcel, and Raider Bill for adult supervision
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Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2011, 07:04:12 am »
last year, we used DanG, Marcel, and Raider Bill for adult supervision

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Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2011, 09:41:32 am »
Is that what they did?  More like adult probation!!!!!!!!!!! 8)
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Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2011, 09:54:04 am »
If a person was to plan for this, what city would they come into by air? And what would be the nearest town for hotel/motel rooms.

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Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2011, 10:02:24 am »
Odd number year and so many other things currently on the 'to-do' or 'go-to' lists that's it likely Kitty and I will miss this year.  We are planning on being at the October Paul Bunyon & Sawmill Shootout in Cambridge OH.
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Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2011, 10:18:28 am »
If a person was to plan for this, what city would they come into by air? And what would be the nearest town for hotel/motel rooms.

Saginaw is the closest. Exactly one hour from our place. Cheaper to fly into detroit, but you have a 3 hour drive from there. Clare and Harrison are the closest for lodging. Clare is only 15 minutes, we are in Harrison. Harrison only has small mom and pop places, Clare has chain hotels and some other larger ones.  Houghton lake is a half hour away. Largest inland lake in Michigan outside of the great lakes. It has many hotels as well.
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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2011, 10:50:47 am »
Jeff do you have a list like in years past for lodging?

This will be the first time in 11 years we've taken off more than a couple of days. Patty was just a bit surprised when she opened this thread. I told her we are finally going to travel without having to be somewhere at a certain time, except Saturday of course.  :)

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Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2011, 11:04:17 am »
There is one place I won't be recommending after last year and that is the lakeside motel. I think a google search of clare or harrison should return a bunch of options, If you see something intreaging, let me know first before you contact them so I can tell you what I know about it. There are some places in Harrison that I feel are not worthy of a forum member.
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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2011, 11:06:56 am »
You may not want to stay at the Deer Tick place either. ;D
When we got there Tammy and Stacy asked us where we were staying.
Then they said we'll find you another place and did.
We stayed uptown at the same place Burlkraft and Jill were at.

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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2011, 11:44:52 am »
You aren't going to believe this. But I just did an Expedia search from Kansas City to Saginaw, and one from Kansas City to Detroit. To Saginaw is 332 dollars. Detroit is 360. That is with a stop in Detroit. And you wonder why the airlines continue to lose money.

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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2011, 01:40:19 pm »
The Lakeside Motel is a fine place to stay. I would just make sure to check every little detail of the room for any damage as you check in and make sure the management checks the room for any damage before you check out. ::)
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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2011, 02:11:27 pm »
You aren't going to believe this. But I just did an Expedia search from Kansas City to Saginaw, and one from Kansas City to Detroit. To Saginaw is 332 dollars. Detroit is 360. That is with a stop in Detroit. And you wonder why the airlines continue to lose money.

Try flying to Grand Rapids. It is $197.
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