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Title: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Jeff on May 28, 2011, 12:18:21 pm
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?
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Norm 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?
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Jeff on May 28, 2011, 12:54:00 pm
Yes!  Bring Patty!  ;)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Shotgun 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.

Norm & Mary 
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: LeeB 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.  :(
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: ellmoe 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

Mark
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Jeff on May 28, 2011, 04:15:22 pm
Absolutely!  :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Magicman on May 28, 2011, 05:45:36 pm
Pat and I are planning to come, but I may need some adult supervision.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Dan_Shade on May 28, 2011, 10:50:31 pm
last year, we used DanG, Marcel, and Raider Bill for adult supervision
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: ellmoe on May 29, 2011, 07:04:12 am
last year, we used DanG, Marcel, and Raider Bill for adult supervision

    :o
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Texas Ranger on May 29, 2011, 09:41:32 am
Is that what they did?  More like adult probation!!!!!!!!!!! 8)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Kansas 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.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: DR_Buck 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.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Jeff 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.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Norm 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.  :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Jeff 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. (http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,45352.0/all.html) 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.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Mooseherder 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.

Pigman had to tell a couple fellers something but I only caught the tailend of it. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrCwB5MuL0U
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Kansas 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.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: pigman 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. ::)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: DouginUtah 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.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Kevin on June 04, 2011, 06:58:23 pm
Sounds like you overdosed on pork and started busting things up when you got back to your room, eh?  :D

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. ::)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: beenthere on June 04, 2011, 07:38:46 pm
Pigman
Maybe parking the broom outside would be a good idea.... ::) ::)     ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: doctorb on June 04, 2011, 07:40:00 pm
I was certainly counting on attending my first pig roast this year.  I had already done a search on lodging and air flights.

My problem is that I had to move up my total hip replacement from next year to this because the symptoms have progressed pretty rapidly.  Anyway, I will be about 5 weeks post-op when the pig roast convenes, and that may be a little soon for a flight, long drive, meeting strangers I already know, and drinking a few beers.  Maybe not.  So I have to play it by ear this year.  Sorry I can't fully commit, as I was looking forward to meeting my many friends in person.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Jeff on June 04, 2011, 08:15:31 pm
I'm hoping you progress quickly. If not, we'll count on you for the next time. :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: paul case on June 04, 2011, 09:17:41 pm
unfortunately, i plan to hurt my leg by the first of august(jumping for joy over being done putting up hay for this year) and have planned to go to california to visit some very good friends while i am healing up. maybe i will be able to convince the little missus to go next year?   pc
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: doctorb on June 04, 2011, 09:22:22 pm
If I do make it, I am coming a day or so early to help set up and get in some Michigan fishing.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Norm on June 05, 2011, 07:15:53 am
If you do make it doctorb bring the fishing pole and we'll load into the pickup and hit some local spots if we can get Jeff to point us in the right direction.

And happy birthday!
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: WDH on June 05, 2011, 10:59:53 am
Happy B-day Doc!
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Magicman on June 05, 2011, 02:29:30 pm
Happy Birthday doctorb.   :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Coon on June 05, 2011, 02:34:44 pm
happy b-day doctorb.  :D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: doctorb on June 05, 2011, 03:11:58 pm
Thanks guys - turning 60 is something new!
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: red oaks lumber on June 05, 2011, 05:09:00 pm
but its only new for a year then you get to try another one :D
 happy b-day
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Texas Ranger on June 05, 2011, 05:17:55 pm
ah, try 70, DocB, you will remember the good old days, when fewer things hurt.

Happy Birthday.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Woodchuck53 on June 06, 2011, 01:10:39 am
Happy birthday Doc. I just had one also, just a few shy of the big 60 mark though.

Well it is official. I will not be able to come and meet you guys up North. We are planning a big turn around here at work and they kind of frown on some of us not being here. Maybe next year.

Jeff, Patty is their any thing we can send to help out with? We hate that we won't make it. Ya'll have fun.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Patty on June 06, 2011, 12:58:21 pm
Woodchuck, I am just dang happy to be going to the picnic myself !!  Jeff would be the person to ask, but I do know for sure that money is always a welcome gift. Jeff & Tammy put on a huge production for the piggy roast, and I can not even imagine what it must cost them. A donation to help pay for the piggy or for the paper plates and such would certainly be a good place to start.  ;)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Papa1stuff on June 06, 2011, 01:04:58 pm
Happy Birthday Doc and many more smiley_clapping smiley_clapping
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Woodchuck53 on June 06, 2011, 10:38:49 pm
Thanks Patty, I did mean to say Tammy. Must be that age thing. Sorry I won't get to meet some of ya'll this year. Maybe next. CV
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: LeeB on June 09, 2011, 11:53:54 am
I didn't think turning 60 was something new. I thought it was something old old old.  :D Happy birthday doc.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on June 09, 2011, 03:48:13 pm

 I put in for a couple of days off around the picnic, got my fingers crossed and the Street Glide is ready to fly! It's always 50/50 with me and work lets hope I can swing it.

Jon
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Corley5 on June 11, 2011, 12:46:06 pm
We should be there this year. 
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: OneWithWood on June 11, 2011, 07:16:33 pm
Linnea and I will be in attendance.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: scsmith42 on June 18, 2011, 11:40:59 am
Jeff, put me down as a "tentative".  Thx.

Scott
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: isawlogs on June 18, 2011, 09:27:01 pm

  I want to go, but sure don't want to drive that again alone. Da first ten hours are fun , but gets old real quick after that.
  Anybody care to share a ride  ???
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Coon on June 19, 2011, 01:03:24 am
You can swing by my place Marcel and pick me up.  I'm about due for a nice long road trip and I am only a few miles outta your way.  I am sure we can find a few fishin' holes along the way.   :D  
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: whiskers on June 19, 2011, 09:39:02 am
Marcel, since you'll be so close maybe you could come by for me ............
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: WH_Conley on June 19, 2011, 10:32:26 am
That wouldn't be far out of the way to stop and get me to. ;D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Jeff on June 19, 2011, 10:45:33 am
I'm holding all of you guys to this.  I've been really worried about this years pig roast because of gas prices and such. I'm glad ya'll are stepping up to come. ;)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: pigman on June 19, 2011, 01:55:48 pm
Marcel, if you are coming down to Kentucky to get Bill, it will only be another hundred miles over to get me. ;) Do you have a large van, I don't like riding on the top.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: isawlogs on June 19, 2011, 02:14:09 pm
 Don't worry Bob , got me an open trailer so you won't be bothered by the cold air coming out of the air conditioner of da car.
 I just new a few would step up to da plate .   ::) 8) :D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Magicman on June 19, 2011, 06:08:58 pm
Since you will be this close you might as well dip your toes in the Gulf of Mexico.   :D :D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Coon on June 19, 2011, 07:34:23 pm
I think you'll need a bus Marcel, hope you have your chaufer's license too.   :D 
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: isawlogs on June 19, 2011, 09:02:38 pm

 Ya .. I got me those good ones , here its class 1 or CDL for some. Think one of those bus with a trailer might do and about two months to go and do da round up.  ::)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: scsmith42 on June 19, 2011, 09:06:42 pm
Marcel, if you're swinging down south to pick up all those other fellows, how about swinging through North Carolina and giving me a ride?  

I'll ride up in the van with you, but we can put my Harley in your trailer, and that will give some of those other fellows something to sit on during the trip.   ;D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Magicman on June 19, 2011, 09:16:57 pm
Let's see,  Red Necks, Hill Billies, and Coonasses.  If you are going to haul Bikers too, you better get a bigger trailer.   :D :D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: isawlogs on June 19, 2011, 09:19:47 pm
 At least I don't need worry 'bout Bill, he don't do trailerin' to well.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Chet on June 20, 2011, 12:34:14 am
I'm not inta dat trailerin' either. But If ya would swing by and pick up me and da wife's extra clothes, and some beer, I would be grateful. Dat way  I wouldn't hafta load down da ole Harley as bad.  ;)  Da beer would hafta ride in da cab wit you, it may not survive ta trip if it rode in da trailer.  :-\

You could also grab Jeff's  box of bands dat Kevin wuz 'spose ta pick up when he brought me his.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: pigman on June 20, 2011, 08:26:09 am
If da beer is in the cab with Marcel, I am not sure I want to ride in da trailer.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: WDH on June 20, 2011, 11:58:58 am
Marcel, since you will be in the area, pick me up as well  :D.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Coon on June 20, 2011, 01:35:30 pm
I am beginning to think that a bus just won't be big enough... better find a second one and start up the Forestry Forum Convoy.   :D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: sandhills on June 20, 2011, 02:06:12 pm
 Well since you brought up "convoy" you have a Kenworth hauling logs, a cabover Pete with a refer on (I'm guessing that would be Chet's beer  :)) and a Jimmy hauling hogs, not too sure how many Jeff needs or wants too cook but everything else seems to fit.  Does this mean there will be a music video?
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Jeff on June 20, 2011, 03:35:21 pm
What I would like to know, is if anybody is really coming. The countdown counter is at 47.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Cedarman on June 20, 2011, 04:01:48 pm
I plan to come unless something unexpected comes up.  Jeff, you need any more cedar paneling?   I can get a bunch of 4' in the Ford Edge. My youngest son Ian, mentioned he might want to come.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: ely on June 20, 2011, 04:08:11 pm
jeff, i will not be attending yet another year. i do plan to get up there one year though.

i am taking the family to colorado that week.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Jeff on June 20, 2011, 04:16:59 pm
I plan to come unless something unexpected comes up.  Jeff, you need any more cedar paneling?   I can get a bunch of 4' in the Ford Edge. My youngest son Ian, mentioned he might want to come.

I've not found a home yet for what I have here. I did our laundry area, and still have quite a bit left. :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: DR_Buck on June 22, 2011, 06:15:18 am
I plan to come unless something unexpected comes up.  Jeff, you need any more cedar paneling?   I can get a bunch of 4' in the Ford Edge. My youngest son Ian, mentioned he might want to come.

I've not found a home yet for what I have here. I did our laundry area, and still have quite a bit left. :)

Sounds like you need to add an addition, or another cabin out back in the other corner of the yard.  ;D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Burlkraft on June 22, 2011, 07:04:56 am

  I want to go, but sure don't want to drive that again alone. Da first ten hours are fun , but gets old real quick after that.
  Anybody care to share a ride  ???

Come to Wisconsin and we'll ride over together  :D :D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Kevin on June 22, 2011, 07:21:04 pm
... or just get one of these Marcel

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10030/marcel.JPG)

 :D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Dan_Shade on June 22, 2011, 08:27:07 pm
I went to click "report post to a moderator", but I realized the culprit is one!

Maybe Marcel could donate his riding buddy as a door prize.

(no pun intended)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: LeeB on June 23, 2011, 12:48:35 am
Is it gonna be ok iff I just show up? I don't dare say anything or my schedule might change again.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: martyinmi on June 23, 2011, 10:38:56 pm
Jeff-I'm coming. Let me know what I can bring or if there's anything I can do once I get there. I have many relatives less than 5 minutes from you. Look's like you're less than 80 miles from me, and I've driven a lot farther than that for a good meal.
   Marty
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Jeff on June 23, 2011, 10:48:29 pm
Is it gonna be ok iff I just show up? I don't dare say anything or my schedule might change again.

Certainly :)

Jeff-I'm coming. Let me know what I can bring or if there's anything I can do once I get there. I have many relatives less than 5 minutes from you. Look's like you're less than 80 miles from me, and I've driven a lot farther than that for a good meal.
   Marty

Looking forward to it Marty. No need to bring anything unless you feel the urge. Some people bring a door prize, some bring a dish to pass, but its totally unnecessary to bring anything but yourself and family. :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Meadows Miller on June 23, 2011, 11:14:54 pm
Gday

Jeff I Will Be There Mate  :) :) ;) ;D ;D 8) 8) 8)  Track down a few logs and Ill fire up the 10" Lucas  ;) ;D


As far as rides I will most likely have a spare seat if Sparkys (Will) from Minnesota isnt going to catch a ride with Me  ;)

Regards Chris
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Roxie on June 27, 2011, 08:27:00 am
Wow!  That will be two years in a row that Australia will be represented at the pig roast! 

Note to American's:  "Pop the boot" translated, means "open the trunk" of the car.   :D



Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: sparks on June 28, 2011, 12:04:08 pm
Jeff, sorry to say I will not make it this year. I am having my right knee replaced and will not be mobile enough to come. Someone from here will be there though.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread
Post by: Stump Jumper on June 30, 2011, 11:49:07 am
Jeff and Tammy

The Stump Jumpers would of have loved to be there this year.  But we will not be able to make it.

May you all have a great time.

You will have an extra camper spot for someone who needs it.

The
Stump Jumpers
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Jeff on July 02, 2011, 09:10:46 am
We need to start getting a count on how many people might attend. So far its looking kinda bleak looking back at this thread.  Its only about a month to go and I don't have a clue this year on what the attendance might look like. I've had very few people tell me they are coming but lots of people tell me they are not. So far I don't have a single request for a camping spot.

So, lets get a count. Please update the number as you add yourself.  :)

Jeff, Tammy and Stacy. Dogman Pete and Lynda,

The Number is now  5
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Meadows Miller on July 02, 2011, 10:28:39 am
Ill Be There and whack Me down for a camping site  ;)  ;D ;D ;D 8) 8)


That makes 6
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: OneWithWood on July 02, 2011, 11:57:02 am
I gave up numbers when I retired...

Linnea and I will be there.

I think that makes 8

Hey, Jeff, we are already ahead of the first weenie roast!
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Jeff on July 02, 2011, 12:09:43 pm
With only a month to go, I'm thinking we need to cancel the pig and get a couple chickens.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Burlkraft on July 02, 2011, 07:32:48 pm
I guess I didn't reply...I'll be there, but Jill has to work.

I can't believe this is all that are comin'....

There's gotta be more.....Is the Southern Chapter gonna be represented?

It's worth the trip just for the door prizes let alone the grub and the great conversations  :D :D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 02, 2011, 07:58:22 pm
Definitely worth it.  8) :) But, as I replied to the Facebook page, I can't make the trip this year. ;) When that saw got factored into my trip, I got a free vacation to Roast 2010. ;)

As Arnold would say, "I'll be back".
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: pigman on July 02, 2011, 08:45:08 pm
The better half made reservations at Harrison's finest 5 star motel, so I suppose we will be there.
 I think that makes  11.
Dang Steve, your number was below 10, so you didn't have to take your shoes off for your count. :(

Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Burlkraft on July 03, 2011, 10:28:05 am

Dang Steve, your number was below 10, so you didn't have to take your shoes off for your count. :(



I'd rather let you do the math  :D :D :D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: ellmoe on July 04, 2011, 02:34:07 pm
   Well I'm still hoping to go and to bring three along for the ride. Unfortunately, a family situation does not allow me to make a firm commitment at this time. I'll say a better than 50% chance though.

Mark
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: LeeB on July 04, 2011, 05:48:01 pm
Lindy and I are coming. We decided to drive it instead of flying. Will be cheaper in the long run to drive when you figure in a rental car from the airport. Cheapest air I could find was $340 per head one way. By the time we drive to the closest airport we're already 2 hours toward being there. Road trip it is. Never dorve in yankee land. Ya'll do drive on the right side of the road don't you?
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: chain on July 04, 2011, 08:29:12 pm
Pig weeds or pig roast? this is my question. We're having an outright war with herbicide-resistant pigweeds; it is a mattter of keeping the upper hand throughout the growing season else, there may be no crop! We cannot even begin to think of a vacation, we had plans to go out to the Tree Farm Conference in, I believe, New Mexico. The wife says she's taking the grandkids to Branson with or without me in August. But thank-you for the invite anyways.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Cedarman on July 04, 2011, 08:42:30 pm
Plan on coming after missing last year.  14  I think?
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: WDH on July 04, 2011, 11:16:17 pm
I plan to come , but I need to get all the reservations made to confirm.

15.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: oakiemac on July 05, 2011, 08:29:25 pm
We are thinking of coming. Sorry cant say for sure yet. The big problem is that we have to take our daughter to CMU the week before and so the very next weekend we'll have to drive up to the same area. Not sure if I can leave 2 weekends in a row.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Ron57 on July 06, 2011, 02:13:10 am
  Hi Jeff, Ronda and I are planning on coming. We are going to be camping east of  Grayling on Thursday through Sunday so on Saturday we will drive down to Harrison.
  I am planning on driving the old woodburner up if I can get the electrical problems worked out in time, when we came up last time the generator quit working so we replaced it with a larger alternator and the old wiring cant handle it.
 Looking forward to having a good time, good food and meeting you all.

                Ron and Ronda L
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Post by: Mike_P. on July 08, 2011, 12:56:54 pm
Jeanette and I will be there.  Looking forward to it!

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Post by: Magicman on July 08, 2011, 08:05:52 pm
Pat and I are planning to be there.  I think the count is:  21
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Post by: submarinesailor on July 08, 2011, 11:15:09 pm
Just found out today that I will be going to the GovEnergy show in Cincinnati the 7th thru 10th.  That means I must leave for Cincinnati on the 6th.  So, we are not going to be there this year.

Sorry Steve, but no egg rolls for you this year.

Bruce
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Post by: WDH on July 09, 2011, 12:10:42 am
What??!  No egg rolls ???.  It is not that I am not going to miss you too, Bruce, but the egg rolls, well  :'(.
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Post by: Magicman on July 09, 2011, 07:37:09 am
Have any of you guys with campers stayed at any of the local campgrounds?  Details?
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Post by: DR_Buck on July 10, 2011, 09:18:46 am
Have any of you guys with campers stayed at any of the local campgrounds?  Details?

I recommend Hidden Hill.  Nice place and just a few minutes from Jeff's house. 

Hidden Hill (http://www.hiddenhillcampground.com/)
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Post by: Magicman on July 10, 2011, 02:50:16 pm
Thanks DR_Buck.

We are still deciding on some details.  My "de-tail" was replacing the refrigerator in the RV yesterday.  I don't know which one was worse.  The work involved or the buying/paying.
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Post by: jtmccallum on July 10, 2011, 11:07:00 pm
I hope to help set up on Friday.  McCallums

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Post by: Jeff on July 11, 2011, 08:24:39 am
Corley5 is having internet woes, so he called me and asked me to put his family on the list. :)

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Post by: Wildflower on July 11, 2011, 05:08:59 pm
Sharon (my mom) and Gene
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Post by: Mooney on July 12, 2011, 12:56:17 pm
My wife and I are coming up, and maybe the two kids. Kids ok to bring? Will be checking into babysitter options though  :D 
Jim Brown, WM customer service manager may be coming. I'll update if he confirms that he is.

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Post by: clww on July 12, 2011, 01:19:46 pm
Unfortunately, I will be on a detachment to Key West, FL with my USN squadron during the pig roast. However, I will follow it on the Forum. Maybe 2012 will be the year? I'll be retired then.
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Post by: Wildflower on July 12, 2011, 02:09:32 pm
Mooney  Kids are more than welcome. This is a family event. ;D
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Post by: Mooney on July 12, 2011, 03:56:31 pm
Great! I'm hoping that we can arrange for a babysitter, but it's sure nice to know they're welcome.  ;D
Never thought I'd be planning a romantic get-a-way to a Pig Roast!  :D
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Post by: Texas Ranger on July 12, 2011, 06:06:42 pm
Good luck on that romance at the pig roast, Mooney, by the time you get through with the days events, it is time to sleep, for the next day.  But then, you young guys are still burning the candle at both ends. 8)
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Post by: submarinesailor on July 12, 2011, 07:17:29 pm
But then, you young guys are still burning the candle at both ends. 8)

Now wait just a minute TR.  You mean to tell me that Jon, Dan and Raider Bill are young men.   :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D

Boy, I must be getting old. ::) ::) ::)

Bruce
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Post by: Dan_Shade on July 12, 2011, 07:28:57 pm
Bruce, I'm old enough to remember romancing a pig....

uhh.... err....
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Post by: fat olde elf on July 13, 2011, 03:01:30 am
Fat Olde Elf makes 34. Attending 56th Napoleon Rural Agricultural High School reunion on July 30 in Jackson MI on Saturday July 30.  Bringing the kayak for a week of fishing until the Pig Roast.

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Post by: SwampDonkey on July 13, 2011, 04:52:38 am
Elf, wish I could be there to defend northern dignity. :D :D :D
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Post by: WDH on July 13, 2011, 07:15:52 am
The Southern Contingent is growing!  Watch Out  :D.
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Post by: Raider Bill on July 13, 2011, 08:36:11 am
But then, you young guys are still burning the candle at both ends. 8)

Now wait just a minute TR.  You mean to tell me that Jon, Dan and Raider Bill are young men.   :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D

Boy, I must be getting old. ::) ::) ::)

Bruce
You are getting old :D :D :D
Which Dan we talking about here? Ones pretty young the other one about 4 years older than God. I of course am the forever teenager....... Just never grew up.

Great! I'm hoping that we can arrange for a babysitter, but it's sure nice to know they're welcome.  ;D
Never thought I'd be planning a romantic get-a-way to a Pig Roast!  :D

Some of my best romantic memories where at Pig Roasts I think.  8)
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Post by: Raider Bill on July 13, 2011, 11:30:10 am
I'll let Marcel answer that one :) :) :)
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Post by: LeeB on July 13, 2011, 12:14:04 pm
I don't think I want to know.
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Post by: Jeff on July 13, 2011, 01:43:14 pm
They met on in the subway... :D
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Post by: SwampDonkey on July 13, 2011, 03:44:20 pm
Some of my best romantic memories where at Pig Roasts I think.  8)

Reminiscences maybe. :D :D
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Post by: Dan_Shade on July 13, 2011, 06:08:08 pm
I will be there

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any other members of the FF motorcycle gang coming out in force?

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Post by: isawlogs on July 13, 2011, 09:20:17 pm

 How did I get into this.... :-\   

  Subway was only the begining,   :-X   Whats that restaurant up the road a bit on the left .  Now there's a memory or two there.  ;D  Oops      :-X
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Post by: Raider Bill on July 14, 2011, 09:22:55 am
Oh Marcel don't be so bashful........ ;D

Dan, I'm trying but if I show it won't be on the bike. I have a trial scheduled for the week before and the week after the roast which I have to give testimony in. I don't know when I will be called if at all but have to be available during this time. :(
Hopefully it is settled prior to Thursday before the roast.
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Post by: isawlogs on July 14, 2011, 10:02:37 am
 Do ya remember the name of the owner /operater there Bill   ???   :o    :D   Maybe Dang or Fish would have better memory  ;D
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Post by: Raider Bill on July 14, 2011, 10:13:52 am
I'm sure she had a name tag on but I think it had my name on it. :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Texas Ranger on July 14, 2011, 12:06:07 pm
Gee, I am kinda sorry I missed that, to see a real operator operate, would have really made the trip. ;D
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Post by: Raider Bill on July 14, 2011, 12:55:05 pm
It was hard to read, Dang kept staring trying to see what it said.........
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Post by: Raider Bill on July 14, 2011, 05:14:30 pm
I just got word that the Judge is off the Friday before so I'm going to take a chance here that the trial either settles or doesn't need me on Thursday so make that
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Where's everyone staying hotel wise? More importantly who doesn't want me at their hotel. :D :D :D :D 8)
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Post by: LeeB on July 14, 2011, 09:36:19 pm
We're staying at the Comfort Inn in Haughton.
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Post by: isawlogs on July 15, 2011, 12:34:32 am

 Pick-up a side car and get Fish on your way up, his good at getting air matresses pumped up by the locals up there. Then again , that may not be such a good idea, ya might have ta share accomodations... A motel does sound wiser after thought.  :)
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Post by: SwampDonkey on July 15, 2011, 03:01:25 am
I thought the air mattress in the car under Jeff's oaks was a nice spot to. I never had an ache nor pain. ;D

The stump jumpers with their travel trailer made fine neighbors to.

The final morning I saw Fish and Raider_Bill both scrambling to get their gear packed up when that thunderstorm rolled in. Old Dang was more interested in the coffee pot. Course he had a dry van for accommodations. :D ;)

For showers, I thought $5 down the road at the campground (can't remember the name) was a good deal. Can wash clothes there to I think. Jeff can probably remember the name of the place, I told him I went down there.
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Post by: Raider Bill on July 15, 2011, 09:27:44 am
Bought plane tix this morning. Now to find a hotel. I'd hate to think what it would cost to fly with camping gear per bag.
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Post by: Jeff on July 15, 2011, 09:33:36 am
I think pigman is staying at the little acorn motel about a mile or so from the house. The bigger nicer hotels are in Clare.
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Post by: pigman on July 15, 2011, 10:33:43 am
The Acorn is full, after we booked.  ;D There could be a later cancellation.
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Post by: Raider Bill on July 15, 2011, 10:35:37 am
Is the Co fair going on this year?
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Post by: Raider Bill on July 15, 2011, 10:56:24 am
Got a cottage at the Lakeside.
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Post by: Jeff on July 15, 2011, 11:24:02 am
Is the Co fair going on this year?


Yup. The day of the pigroast is the last day of the fair.
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Post by: Warbird on July 15, 2011, 03:07:36 pm
We can't make it this year but if we were driving, it'd take us a while to get there...

http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=3210+Bischoff+Harrison+Mi+49625&hl=en&saddr=3875+Geist+Rd%2C+99709

:D
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Post by: SwampDonkey on July 15, 2011, 04:29:46 pm
I can make Vancouver in 5 very long days from here, how long from Alaska to the Piggy Roast? :D
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Post by: DR_Buck on July 15, 2011, 11:14:11 pm
We can't make it this year but if we were driving, it'd take us a while to get there...

http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=3210+Bischoff+Harrison+Mi+49625&hl=en&saddr=3875+Geist+Rd%2C+99709

:D

Piece of cake pie.  Its a straight line and looks to be all downhill.  :D :D

 
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Post by: Warbird on July 16, 2011, 07:11:45 pm
Google's estimate must be straight driving time!  They claim I can make 3,587 miles in 3 days flat.  However, when I was much younger and drove up from Colorado, it took 3.5 days, driving ~16 hours per day, with an average speed of ~85 mph.
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Post by: SwampDonkey on July 16, 2011, 07:18:30 pm
Is the Alaskan highway that good that you could drive those speeds? I thought much of it was dirt.
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Post by: Warbird on July 16, 2011, 08:31:14 pm
The majority is paved now but even so, 85+ mph is much too fast to be driving.  As stated, it was a long time ago and I was very immature.
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Post by: Meadows Miller on July 17, 2011, 01:13:13 am
The majority is paved now but even so, 85+ mph is much too fast to be driving.  As stated, it was a long time ago and I was very immature.

I think that quote resembles alot of us here on the forum james  :) :) ;) :D :D ;D
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Post by: Raider Bill on July 17, 2011, 12:11:04 pm
I can't drive, :) 55..........

I am working on my maturity level although it's not looking good. :D
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Post by: Warbird on July 17, 2011, 12:22:11 pm
LOL LOL  *sigh*  I'm really going to miss being at this year's pig roast.  Can't wait to meet you guys someday.
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Post by: red oaks lumber on July 17, 2011, 12:34:52 pm
why do we have to act are age? thats what i thought no one can answer that so i'm not going to 8)
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Post by: Raider Bill on July 17, 2011, 12:53:43 pm
I'm getting a head start on my dementia ;) ;D :o
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Post by: Dan_Shade on July 17, 2011, 01:50:13 pm
we act our age because we don't have the energy to act like we're younger :-)
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Post by: Texas Ranger on July 17, 2011, 02:33:45 pm
I always act my age, sometimes it is 7, and some times it is 70.  Just gotta pick and choose your time.
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Post by: customsawyer on July 17, 2011, 06:25:36 pm
The wife and I are hoping to make it some where in the 50/50 chance.
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Post by: Magicman on July 18, 2011, 09:26:53 pm
We got our confirmation for our stay at the Hidden Hill RV park.  We plan to arrive Thursday the 4th, and will stay 7 days.
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Post by: Jeff on July 19, 2011, 09:42:56 am
Only 18 more days!  Actually 17 until the Friday night before. :)
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Post by: Meadows Miller on July 19, 2011, 10:39:58 am
Gday

Im Getting on the plane in about 11hrs  :) :) 24 hrs flight time and im staying up as its 12:30am here so my plan is to sleep abit on the first leg of the flight and hopefully I will get there without any jet lag  ;)

Im looking forward to Meeting Everyone I Can  :) ;) ;D ;D 8) 8) 8) I hope to see you there Jake if not Ill be calling in to harass you at the mill   prob both ;) :D :D ;D ;D 8) 8)

My digs will be coming with me you dont have a spare 7x3' patch off lawn there Jeff  ??? ;) ;D

Regards Chris
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Post by: Jeff on July 19, 2011, 10:45:19 am
You can pitch your tent anywhere you like Chris. We even have a screen house set up you could sleep in if you like.  :)


I picked up the Pig Roast Icecream this past weekend and had another sampling at the store I picked it up at in the U.P.  Different Flavor this year. :)

MICHIGAN BLACK BEARóRich red raspberry sauce and chocolate black raspberry cups swirled in homemade vanilla ice cream.
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Post by: LeeB on July 19, 2011, 10:53:16 am
drool, drool
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Post by: Jeff on July 19, 2011, 11:14:41 am
One huge benefit if pigroast numbers are down this year is that we all get more ice cream!! ;D
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Post by: Texas Ranger on July 19, 2011, 12:48:10 pm
Put it on the web, again, if possible, I will either be at Noble's, or Springfield motel, but hope to see the gang.
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Post by: Meadows Miller on July 19, 2011, 01:49:50 pm
No worries thanks Jeff  :) :) and it just means All the More for Us  digin_2 digin_2 digin_2 cone_1 cone_1 cone_1 cone_1  ;) :D  ;D
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Post by: Jeff on July 19, 2011, 01:51:14 pm
Will do tex. I'll rig a webcam up. :)
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Post by: Shotgun on July 19, 2011, 03:32:25 pm
And a group picture would be nice this year.  Didn't get one last year. It doesn't have to be fancy, like the one that Terry takes.  This is only our second miss.  We'll be thinking of you all.

Norm
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Post by: jim king on July 19, 2011, 07:45:02 pm
Next year  my body and the wife willing and able I would like to be there to represent South America with a couple of my oldest employees .  " They are young"   It would be quite an experience for them to see some real lumbermen and how you all have a get together.  It would be a high point in thier life.
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Post by: Jeff on July 19, 2011, 08:12:36 pm
Well with a statement like that, there will be no question in my mind that there will be a 2012 pig roast.  :)
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Post by: SwampDonkey on July 19, 2011, 08:18:05 pm
That means I gotta show then to.  ;D
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Post by: jim king on July 19, 2011, 09:20:43 pm
If I catch the China carrot we are chasing I will bring in tow a China woman and an Australian.
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Post by: pineywoods on July 19, 2011, 09:40:32 pm
The Pineywoods are still a MAYBE. Won't know for sure till after aug 1. I'm only 400 miles away around through the UP or 200 via ferry across the lake.
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Post by: Texas Ranger on July 19, 2011, 11:21:30 pm
JIm makes it tough to not go next year.  All them furriners.
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Post by: Magicman on July 20, 2011, 07:54:13 am
I hope that you are able to stay.  We will arrive at Hidden Hill on the 4th.

We have been assigned site #31, will be in a Class C Coachmen, and be towing the grey Toyota Rav4 that you have seen in several of my posts.
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Post by: WDH on July 20, 2011, 05:13:25 pm
If you were coming to Georgia, you would have to bring the umbrella  :D.
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Post by: SwampDonkey on July 20, 2011, 05:41:16 pm
grey Toyota Rav4 that you have seen in several of my posts.

Hey, I have one to.  Mine's Everglade Green.  8) When you pull into Jeff's he'll think I pulled fast one. :D
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Post by: Raider Bill on July 20, 2011, 05:42:49 pm
Great Minds think alike ;D ;D :o :o
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Post by: Magicman on July 20, 2011, 07:54:53 pm
Great Minds think alike ;D ;D :o :o 

 Minds  ???  What is Bill talking about  ??? 

Of all the stuff that I have lost during my life, I miss my mind the most.    :D :D
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Post by: LeeB on July 20, 2011, 09:22:39 pm
I don't miss mine at all. 
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Post by: isawlogs on July 20, 2011, 10:21:39 pm

 Don't mind Bill , he playes a whole different game then most of us  ;D :)
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Post by: tim1234 on July 21, 2011, 12:05:57 am
Family and I can't come this year.  We have a friend's wedding on the same day.  Best wishes to all and have some pig for me!
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Post by: Corley5 on July 22, 2011, 10:25:31 pm
Trying out a new internet system.  So far so good 8) 8)  Looking forward to seeing everyone  :) :)  The ice cream selection sounds good  ;D 8) 8)
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Post by: Jeff on July 23, 2011, 12:15:16 am
Today was Pig Roaster Testing day. Everything checked out for another year and we are ready to roll after cleaning some insects out of the burner. :)
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Post by: scsmith42 on July 23, 2011, 03:09:39 am
Jeff, unfortunately I need to go from "tentative" to "won't make it".  I wish you and everbody the best of fun.


Scott
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Post by: SwampDonkey on July 23, 2011, 06:56:45 am
Musta been the bugs in the burner Jeff. :D :D :D

;) Have a good one Scott.
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Post by: Magicman on July 23, 2011, 08:44:43 am
SwampDonkey, you need to come as Scott's replacement.   ;)
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Post by: Raider Bill on July 23, 2011, 12:11:09 pm
Jeff, unfortunately I need to go from "tentative" to "won't make it".  I wish you and everbody the best of fun.


Scott

Sorry to hear that Scott I was looking forward to seeing you again.  Maybe next year :)
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Post by: pineywoods on July 23, 2011, 08:54:10 pm
We are looking better every day. Just reserved a spot in campground, across the street from Magicman. Should arrive friday about noon.
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Post by: Jeff on July 23, 2011, 09:32:39 pm
 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: Magicman on July 23, 2011, 10:09:22 pm
Good !!!  We will leave Monday August 1, headed that way with a Thursday the 4th arrival date.   :)
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Post by: scsmith42 on July 24, 2011, 02:10:05 pm
Jeff, unfortunately I need to go from "tentative" to "won't make it".  I wish you and everbody the best of fun.


Scott

Sorry to hear that Scott I was looking forward to seeing you again.  Maybe next year :)

Bill, I hope so (as well as to meet and see everybody else at the P.R).  Unfortuantely I had to cancel the Sturgis trip as well, so I am already thinking about doing both next year. 

The second half of this year is shaping up to be incredibly busy.

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Post by: Magicman on July 24, 2011, 02:43:28 pm
I wonder what our head count is now?  The last one that I saw was 36
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Post by: Tamiam on July 25, 2011, 11:02:23 am
The Logrite clan is coming with brownies.  That makes the count 40!
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Post by: ellmoe on July 25, 2011, 09:55:13 pm
 Pulled the trigger on the plane tickets. If we haven't been counted before, there will be four total in my party. We'll travel anywhere for a free meal! :D

Mark
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Raider Bill on July 26, 2011, 09:25:51 am


Pulled the trigger on the plane tickets. If we haven't been counted before, there will be four total in my party. We'll travel anywhere for a free meal! :D

Mark

Out of Tampa?
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: ellmoe on July 26, 2011, 08:50:05 pm



Out of Tampa?

   Actually, was cheaper out of Orlando. I  prefer to fly out of Tampa, but with four people it was worth flying out of MCO.
Mark
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Raider Bill on July 27, 2011, 09:03:07 am
Lot's say the same thing that Orlando is cheaper. See you there! 8)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Kevin on July 27, 2011, 09:37:06 am
I'll be there, keep the coffee going!
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: beenthere on July 28, 2011, 10:50:18 pm
Sure looks like fun. Here is the bio-burner video from last summer (just ran across it on a google search).  Sorry I will miss again this year. Two too many commitments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jue4hkQBCOA
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Magicman on July 29, 2011, 07:50:21 am
Thank you very much for that video.  We watched the webcam last year but since this will be our first Roast, we were wanting to see a video.   :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: DR_Buck on July 30, 2011, 06:39:09 am
Real nice video beenthere.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Ron57 on July 30, 2011, 02:49:53 pm
    Thanks for posting the video it looks like a good time!!
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Magicman on July 31, 2011, 09:20:34 pm
I just watched that video again, again.   smiley_thumbsup
I am looking forward to getting out of this  smiley_sun smiley_sweat_drop for a while.    :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Jeff on July 31, 2011, 09:26:35 pm
Bring a jacket. Our nightime lows are supposed to be 60 degrees and our daytime highs right around the low 80's.  It should be a breath of fresh air. :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Magicman on July 31, 2011, 09:44:51 pm
We are sooo looking forward to it.   :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 01, 2011, 05:25:00 am
Like I told Bib, in my search for a light cotton jacket. It's not bad if your moving around, but if your sitting around story telling it can give you a little chill. ;)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Magicman on August 01, 2011, 07:48:28 am
Jackets are going.  And us too.    :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Gary_C on August 01, 2011, 12:45:05 pm
Well it's no pig roast for me again this year. After that July 1 storm, I am surrounded by down trees. Even took one on my camper in the woods. And the MN DNR wants me to look at 10 salvage sales in the state parks and forests just to clear the campgrounds which are still closed.

So have a good time and maybe next year.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: LeeB on August 04, 2011, 05:19:28 pm
Strike me from the list again. I give up. Ya'll have fun.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: semologger on August 05, 2011, 12:37:17 pm
Leeb next year we need to plan on getting a group of us from around this area and just go. Ive been wanting to go for a couple years now.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Meadows Miller on August 05, 2011, 07:52:02 pm
Im looking forward to it big time  :) ;D ;D 8) Im  not far away and will be there first thing in the morning  ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: sparky on August 05, 2011, 08:44:24 pm
I forgot one thing before Chris left Duluth, MN for the pig roast. I had intended to say he respond with "ya sure ya betcha" instead of "no worries" as they say in Australia. I thought the FF members from the northern states would get a kick out of it!

I would like to be there, but I have some major work to do on a sawmill before the first of Sept.

Sparky
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Jeff on August 05, 2011, 10:30:20 pm
Everyone seems to be having a good time, things are wound down for the day. I'm on pig mode for the rest of the night. When I switch propane tanks in an hour or so, and get everything running smooth on the cooker again, I'll try to get 2 or 3 hours sleep.  Smaller group then last year on a Friday evening but the food was really good. The corn especially. I'm hoping others are taking pictures. I had not even thought about it until a little while ago. I know they were taking a lot of photos of the pig cooking! :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 06, 2011, 12:36:51 am
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/snoopy1.gif)

Good times.  ;D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Norm on August 06, 2011, 07:55:13 am
Have fun guys!
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Jeff on August 06, 2011, 08:28:56 am
I'm on the 6th restart of this laptop and can't make the video feed work yet this morning.  :-\
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Jeff on August 06, 2011, 09:37:37 am
Sorry to say, I have tried everything to make this work and can't figure it out. I have to get to other things. We'll post photos when we can.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Patty on August 06, 2011, 11:34:26 am
Forget about the pics Jeff, just relax and enjoy your friends.  ;)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Okrafarmer on April 14, 2012, 11:08:25 am
Is there a thread for this year's pig roast?
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Magicman on April 14, 2012, 11:52:18 am
Since Jeff is on vacation and it is a bit early yet, I doubt that there is a 2012 yet.  He did not start this one until the end of May last year.  A search should find the pictures, etc. from last year's Roast.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Okrafarmer on April 14, 2012, 04:23:10 pm
Is it at his house?
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 14, 2012, 04:30:35 pm
Yes, in Harrison.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Okrafarmer on April 14, 2012, 05:07:47 pm
Ok. Now I just have to come up with enough excuses to make that big of a road trip. Oh, and enough petro-dollars, too.  :-\
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 14, 2012, 06:41:02 pm
I spent $400 I think for 2400 miles round trip, including two hotel stays in Ottawa. Plus I brought home a free saw, so that cancelled out trip costs. ;D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Okrafarmer on April 14, 2012, 08:15:30 pm
I haven't checked yet but it is probably a similar distance for me, give or take a hundred miles.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Okrafarmer on April 14, 2012, 08:27:09 pm
Well, actually, after checking it out, it is only about a 1400 mile round trip. Not as bad as I thought. I was thinking Jeff lived in northern MI.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: POSTONLT40HD on April 14, 2012, 09:37:18 pm
Can we order a Pork plate delivered?  ;D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Magicman on April 14, 2012, 11:35:18 pm
Here are a couple of links to last year's Pig Roast:  HERE (http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,52127.0.html) and HERE (http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,52171.0.html)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: WDH on April 15, 2012, 12:09:34 am
Can we order a Pork plate delivered?  ;D

Just keep sittin' on the porch.  I will bring you one  ;D.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: red oaks lumber on April 15, 2012, 01:19:22 pm
i'm surprised it doesnt  come with grits :D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: DR_Buck on April 15, 2012, 02:14:50 pm
i'm surprised it doesnt  come with grits :D

The Pig Roast is in Michigan, not Mississippi.  :D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: red oaks lumber on April 15, 2012, 03:18:06 pm
thats right mi. is north of the continental grit line. :D :D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 15, 2012, 04:56:59 pm
I know one thing. I just cooked a roast of pork here this afternoon and I could have eaten the whole darn thing to. Some good. Mmm!! ;D  musteat_1 Never get anything like it in any restaurant in these parts. :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Magicman on April 15, 2012, 08:05:41 pm
I remember another "roast of pork" that you could not get in a restaurant either.   food6
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: caveman on April 15, 2012, 11:55:35 pm
 
I would like to attend a pig roast or a chicken crispin but 1309 miles is a bit far for me.  We do a little cooking from time to time. 

These are a few ribs that are about ready to come off.  I cooked 196 slabs that day on two rotations.  There were a bunch of folks cooking to raise money for the families of two police officers who were killed.  At the end of the day, the community raised about $90,000.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22883/023.jpg) 
A few leg quarters that are about to come off.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22883/061.jpg) 
Some pork butts that will be ready for pulling in a few hours.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22883/059.jpg)
Caveman
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: fishpharmer on April 16, 2012, 12:00:37 am
Now thats a BBQ COOKER!  Mighty fine looking bbq for a fine cause. 8)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 16, 2012, 06:27:03 am
When do we get invited down to the SE chapter roast'n. ;D :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Magicman on April 16, 2012, 09:09:25 am
Very nice and also a very worthy cause.  I love to see a community pull together and help those that are hurting or less fortunate.   :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Raider Bill on April 16, 2012, 09:10:30 am

I would like to attend a pig roast or a chicken crispin but 1309 miles is a bit far for me.  We do a little cooking from time to time. 

These are a few ribs that are about ready to come off.  I cooked 196 slabs that day on two rotations.  There were a bunch of folks cooking to raise money for the families of two police officers who were killed.  At the end of the day, the community raised about $90,000.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22883/023.jpg) 
A few leg quarters that are about to come off.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22883/061.jpg) 
Some pork butts that will be ready for pulling in a few hours.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22883/059.jpg)
Caveman

Caveman, Have your gear and bike ready I'll swing buy and pick you up! ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Okrafarmer on April 16, 2012, 08:44:07 pm
When do we get invited down to the SE chapter roast'n. ;D :)

I'll make okra fried in grits batter!  ;) We can also come up with some collard greens, paw-paws, and sweet vidalia onions.  Now if you're really good we might make peach cobbler, fried chicken (without grits), cornbread with butter, gumbo, hot dogs in buns with chili on top, and boiled peanuts.

And pecan pie. Without grits.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: thecol on April 16, 2012, 10:23:51 pm
we will be in clare the last weekend of june to bad we r not staying thet long
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 16, 2012, 10:28:50 pm
Had did a lad from Maine get indoctrinated in southern cook'n? ;D My grandma was a Mainer and there's just some things you can't change. Even though she lived in NB for 73 years. :D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Okrafarmer on April 16, 2012, 10:45:30 pm
I grew up in a mixed family, and have learned to enjoy new cultures. I ate everything they put in front of me when I visited China for 6 weeks-- after that-- the rest was easy.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Burlkraft on April 16, 2012, 11:42:30 pm
Can we order a Pork plate delivered?  ;D

I've got one left from last year I'll drop in the mail   :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Okrafarmer on April 17, 2012, 12:24:42 am
I grew up in a mixed family, and have learned to enjoy new cultures. I ate everything they put in front of me when I visited China for 6 weeks-- after that-- the rest was easy.

I should point out that when I say a mixed family, I mean, my dad was from Oregon, and my mom was from Maine. So a culturally mixed family.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 17, 2012, 05:39:09 am
Still a mystery, as neither is near south. ;)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: DR_Buck on April 17, 2012, 07:32:04 am
Still a mystery, as neither is near south. ;)

They will be when the Mayan calendar ends and poles shift.    :D :D :D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 17, 2012, 10:55:14 am
Well, we did make pigs fly in 2010, so never know. :D
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Okrafarmer on April 17, 2012, 09:36:34 pm
Still a mystery, as neither is near south. ;)

They will be when the Mayan calendar ends and poles shift.    :D :D :D

 :D :D :D

As I said earlier, I enjoy learning from various cultures and enjoying their food.  I can find things to like about everywhere, including food.
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Bill Gaiche on May 27, 2012, 05:42:21 pm
Jeff, just made reservations at Budds Motel in Harrison for the 3rd. Hope all goes well so we can make it. bg
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Jeff on May 27, 2012, 09:23:09 pm
I'll start a new rsvp thread for this year real soon. :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Corley5 on May 28, 2012, 09:59:47 am
68 days  :)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on May 29, 2012, 07:09:34 am

 My time off has been approved! Looks Like I'm gonna make it.  8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: 2011 Pig Roast Thread (now the RSVP Thread Please let us know if you might come)
Post by: Jeff on May 29, 2012, 10:47:47 am
CLICK HERE (http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,58587.0.html)  for the 2012 Pigroast RSVP thread.  :)