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12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest

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12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest

Time: November 19, 2021 at 2pm to November 21, 2021 at 1pm
Location: Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA
Street: 2333 Beach Drive
City/Town: Rio Vista, CA
Website or Map: http://parkreservations.solan…
Phone: (707) 374-2097
Event Type: campout, and, potluck
Organized By: John LaTorre
Latest Activity: Nov 25

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Event Description

This is #12! We missed last year, but let's hope we can all be back together again to consume food and make merry! 

We are going back to Sandy Beach in Rio Vista, CA. This is our annual practice run and food fest  before Thanksgiving. Reserve sites soon as they may go fast if the sport fishermen/women come back this year.

It's a pot-luck, and I'll be roasting a turkey on-site. Electrical outlets will be available for people with hot pots and such,

Party Central will be at site #4o. Bring food, wine, and wood (although wood may also be available on-site). 

As usual, I'll share my spot with another camper, and encourage you to to the same.

Comment Wall

Comment by John LaTorre on October 8, 2021 at 12:07pm

So we've got:

#2 Brett Bishop/?

#3  Mike & Kathy Marlowe/?

#11 Kris Hanson/friend

#13 Kathleen/?

#14 Gene Burris/Bruce

#15 Joe, Corey, & Sophie/?

#39 Melissa and Randy Boyd/?

#40 JLT/Diana Harvey

#42 Westywoman/?

Notice that I've filled the second slot at each campsite with a "?" if you haven't told me that either you need the whole slot or you haven't told me who the second person is. Please let me know if the second slot for your site is available.

Comment by westywoman on October 8, 2021 at 1:04pm

My site is not available for sharing at this time.

Comment by John LaTorre on October 9, 2021 at 9:49am

Got it. So it's:

#2 Brett Bishop/?

#3  Mike & Kathy Marlowe/?

#11 Kris Hanson/friend

#13 Kathleen/?

#14 Gene Burris/Bruce

#15 Joe, Corey, & Sophie/?

#39 Melissa and Randy Boyd/?

#40 JLT/Diana Harvey

#42 Westywoman

Comment by John LaTorre on October 14, 2021 at 10:20am

Now it's

#2 Brett Bishop/Jane L.

#3  Mike & Kathy Marlowe/?

#11 Kris Hanson/friend

#13 Kathleen/?

#14 Gene Burris/Bruce

#15 Joe, Corey, & Sophie/?

#39 Melissa and Randy Boyd/?

#40 JLT/Diana Harvey

#42 Westywoman

Comment by Kathleen on October 14, 2021 at 4:13pm
I have friends joining with me at lucky 13
Comment by westywoman on October 15, 2021 at 9:07am

My plans have changed and I will not be able to attend this year's fest after all. That means that Site #42 is up for grabs before I return it to the reservation pool. Please contact me if you are interested in taking over my reservation ($77.00 for two nights). I will provide a copy of the reservation confirmation.

JLT, this means I am indeed flipping you the bird, or to someone else. I will not be the keeper of the bird this year. Turkey duty will have to go to someone new!

Comment by John LaTorre on October 15, 2021 at 11:04am

Melissa wrote: 

"JLT, this means I am indeed flipping you the bird, or to someone else. I will not be the keeper of the bird this year. Turkey duty will have to go to someone new!"

Any takers? 

Comment by westywoman on October 21, 2021 at 9:47am

Seeing no takers for my campsite, I have cancelled my reservation and thrown it back into the pool. Campsite reservations need to be made two weeks in advance, so there is still time for someone to snatch it up. Carry on!

Comment by Brett Bishop on October 26, 2021 at 12:12pm

Hi All, I recently bought a turkey fryer for another purpose, just needed a propane burner to brew beer and make mead really, but now I have one.

1) Does anyone have reservations to or about a fried turkey?

2) Does anyone experience frying a turkey?

If the idea of a fried turkey holds moisture (pun) with this group I'm happy to bring it along, yet I claim no expertise. :)

Option three is doing a turkey in a smoker, which I do have experience with, however it's low heat so it takes quite a while and plenty of attention.

Brett

Comment by John LaTorre on October 26, 2021 at 12:35pm

We used to deep-fry the turkey, but found that the investment in peanut oil and propane was far greater than a half a bag of charcoal, and many people thought it tasted better on the Weber grill. 

If we want to do that, though, please chime in. The guy who ran the deep fryer is not currently active (please come back, Joel!) so any expertise will have to come from somebody else. 

You make beer and mead, too? We've got to have a talk, and share some samples.

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