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The location is set. True to his word, everyone take a moment to thank @DonRocks. The picnic is set for July 29 at Carderock Picnic Pavillion. I have not had the joy of attending any of the past picnics, but as the lead in this, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME being at this one. The only "price" of admission is that you are a registered member of the forum. WIN WIN, I say. I can only imagine the deliciousness everyone will be bringing to this event. I am actually looking forward to seeing some old friends, and walking away with new ones.  C' 'mon we are a fun bunch,  with gobs of insight on everything ranging from food, to the proper use of the oxford comma.  In the meantime, I have a picnic to plan. Its gonna be epic. 

Your cruise director,

kat

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This right here is why I will continue to spread the good word of this forum. @FranklinDubya you have done such an incredible job following my lead on INSTA, may I ask that you kindly do the same for this picnic. Please have your food lovin friends register  on this forum and join us for this grand picnic. Hopefully you will be in town!

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I can't remember how old BL-5th grader was the last time we attended--pretty darn small, I think, possibly even an infant--but I've got this on my calendar.  

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Put it on my calendar!  Will figure out what deliciousness I want to bring closer to the date.

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Thanks for the shout-out Kat :D  There's a chance I'll be traveling for work in July but hopefully it's wrapped up by that point - if so I'll be there.

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19 hours ago, John William G said:

I will certainly be there. Really, really looking forward to another Rockwell picnic.

Its gonna be so good!  I plan bringing a meaty spread from Chaps!

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12 hours ago, kitkatpaddywak said:

Its gonna be so good!  I plan bringing a meaty spread from Chaps!

I'll wear my assless chaps!

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10 minutes ago, Al Dente said:

I'll wear my assless chaps!

Oh boy... as I read back my post, my mind is racing in all different directions. Your assless chaps could cause a stir, but as long as you bring your ass to the party.

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On 2/22/2018 at 11:37 AM, curiouskitkatt said:

Its a little early to be thinking about what to bring, but just in case anyone is incline...

DR PICNIC sign up list

The google doc can now be accessed by everyone and edited to add data. Sorry. Please bear with me as I may make technical mistakes along the way.

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Good Morning All,

   Just want to check in with everyone, and announce that we are 4 months away from the picnic. Although that is a great deal away, it will sneak up before we even know it.  I will be visiting the cite  to get a sense of what we will all need to facilitate a great picnic. As the date grows closer please fill out the spreadsheet that I have compiled so we all have an idea of how many people will be attending. I understand that things come up, and plans will change , but please keep us posted on whether you will be joining us . This will help me out tremendously in terms of gathering whatever supplies that we may need. In terms of what to bring I have no doubt that everyone will be contributing to an incredible feast. To indulge my own curiosity, please enter what you may be bringing to the picnic. This may also assist in not having to many overlapping items.  I look forward to seeing you in July! 

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On 2/21/2018 at 1:05 PM, DanielK said:

I will be there with the family. Yay!

Thank you for filling out the form and all of the supplies you will be providing. Looking forward to seeing you!

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On 2/21/2018 at 7:56 AM, curiouskitkatt said:

The location is set. True to his word, everyone take a moment to thank @DonRocks. The picnic is set for July 29 at Carderock Picnic Pavillion. I have not had the joy of attending any of the past picnics, but as the lead in this, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME being at this one. The only "price" of admission is that you are a registered member of the forum. WIN WIN, I say. I can only imagine the deliciousness everyone will be bringing to this event. I am actually looking forward to seeing some old friends, and walking away with new ones.  C' 'mon we are a fun bunch,  with gobs of insight on everything ranging from food, to the proper use of the oxford comma.  In the meantime, I have a picnic to plan. Its gonna be epic. 

Your cruise director,

kat

Gang,

I spent $350 to reserve this pavilion because, well, because I was happy to, and if even 10 families go, that will be worth it for me. But I've always been pessimistic about this event, because the social, "get-together" aspect of our website was supplanted by Facebook many years ago (betcha didn't know it was Facebook that killed it, didja? But it was - nothing I could do about it. PS - where is the seed money and/or corporation who would want to lease this forum on their own website? I'm not going to keep killing myself forever when I could be traveling the world.)

So I'm going to ask to get the ball rolling in the next week or so; otherwise, I'm going to donate the pavilion site to a charity who might be looking for such a thing, and is hard-up for funds. I'd *much* rather make some families here happy, but I don't want this resource to go to waste.

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55 minutes ago, DonRocks said:

Gang,

I spent $350 to reserve this pavilion because, well, because I was happy to, and if even 10 families go, that will be worth it for me. But I've always been pessimistic about this event, because the social, "get-together" aspect of our website was supplanted by Facebook many years ago (betcha didn't know it was Facebook that killed it, didja? But it was - nothing I could do about it. PS - where is the seed money and/or corporation who would want to lease this forum on their own website? I'm not going to keep killing myself forever when I could be traveling the world.)

So I'm going to ask to get the ball rolling in the next week or so; otherwise, I'm going to donate the pavilion site to a charity who might be looking for such a thing, and is hard-up for funds. I'd *much* rather make some families here happy, but I don't want this resource to go to waste.

We're still 6 weeks out. People may not have populated the spreadsheet linked above, but it seems to me that at least 9 people have indicated in this topic that they are coming, and I know of a few others that haven't signed off in the topic that are planning on coming.

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7 minutes ago, DanielK said:

We're still 6 weeks out. People may not have populated the spreadsheet linked above, but it seems to me that at least 9 people have indicated in this topic that they are coming, and I know of a few others that haven't signed off in the topic that are planning on coming.

Well, could folks at least reassure me by re-committing here? It doesn't need to be this week, but maybe RSVPs can start trickling in, with some tentative "who's going to bring what?"

I reiterate: Protein *always* works best at our picnics. Fried chicken, Ostrich eggs, :), etc.

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I am definitely in, +3.

We will bring some kind of baked goods (my wife's specialty), and some kind of protein/green veggie dish, which will completely depend on what shows up in my CSA bag that week.

I also have the "traveling box of DR picnic supplies", which includes pens, nametags, several reusable tablecloths, plus plenty of napkins, silverware, plastic/paper cups. I will do a complete inventory closer to the date to see if we need any paper goods at all to be supplemented. Would also like someone to take ownership of the box after this picnic, as we are doing a big cleanup project in my garage in anticipation of selling the house in a year or so.

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6 minutes ago, astrid said:

I will be there with +1, cherry whisky, and sundry.

Oh, hell yes on the cherry whisky!

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I'll be there.  No idea what I'll be bringing along other than food and ice.

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14 minutes ago, DanielK said:

Oh, hell yes on the cherry whisky!

Are you talking about Red Stag?! I went to a dinner with Fred Noe when he was introducing that stuff "to get women to drink Bourbon" (his words), and I thought it was the nastiest thing I've ever tasted. I guess it sells well, so to each his/her own, but eeeeeeeee-YUCK!

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