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Thanksgiving Warm-Up Feed

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Thanksgiving Warm-Up Feed

Time: November 16, 2012 at 2pm to November 18, 2012 at 12am
Location: Del Valle Regional Park, near Livermore, CA
Street: 7000 Del Valle Road
City/Town: Livermore, CA 94550
Website or Map: http://www.ebparks.org/parks/…
Phone: 888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4524
Event Type: campout, and, potluck
Organized By: John LaTorre
Latest Activity: Jan 25, 2013

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Event Description

Let's get into condition for Thanksgiving with our fourth (or is it fifth?) Annual Thanksgiving Feed. This year we'll be at Del Valle again, since it worked well last year. We'll provide a turkey, but bring whatever side dishes you want for the Saturday Potluck under the Tent of Doom.

Please note that the park locks its gate at 10 p.m., so you have to arrive before then.

Friday Night will be Pizza Night. Those of you with camp-stove ovens are encouraged to bring them. And those of you without them are invited to use ours, although you'll be on your own for the actual pizzas (8'' diameter maximum).

We'll be using the same part of the park as last year ... the loop that contains campsites 31 to 41 (31 is the only one with power, if you need it).

A map of the campground may be found at http://www.ebparks.org/files/Del_Valle_campground_09.pdf

Reservations can be made after Labor Day Weekend.

I'll try to reserve space 38, and suggest that we start booking the ones on either side of it and directly across the road. I am willing to share my space with somebody else, so let me know if you want to do that or get your own.

And, of course, bring wood, bring wine, bring musical instruments if you've got 'em...

(Speaking of firewood, I suppose that the info we got last year still applies: 

"FIREWOOD: To limit the spread of Sudden Oak Death fungus, you may NOT BRING UNPROCESSED/NATURAL FIREWOOD into the park. You may bring wood which has been commercially purchased and certified to be uncontaminated, processed fire logs or cut lumber. Family campground kiosks at Anthony Chabot and Del Valle have firewood for purchase".)

Comment Wall

Comment by Joel Bubeck on October 31, 2012 at 7:50pm

Let me see if I have peanut oil in the garage.  Of course you all remember the nasty cleanup of the deep fryer.  If you are all up for Weberizing, I'll skip the deep fryer this year.

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on October 31, 2012 at 7:54pm
Right on, Joel! I think there's support for trying the Weber this year, we've deep-fried the last 3 years, why not try something new?
Comment by Mary Atleson on November 1, 2012 at 5:35am

We are all for the Weber - tasty and MUCH easier cleanup!

Comment by Kris Hansen on November 1, 2012 at 7:38am

Actually, one of the very nice things about Del Valle is that they have a large sink near the rest rooms with hot and cold running water.  Last year cleaning up was a snap, but I think the weber would be a tasty change for this year.

Put me down for mashed potatos for the pot luck...I'm getting hungry already!

Comment by John LaTorre on November 1, 2012 at 9:48am

Glad to have you, Joel!

Now that it's November, I guess we should all be giving some thought to what we're going to be bringing, so that we don't all show up with a loaf of bread ....

Westywoman will be bringing the turkey, and I'll bring the Weber and charcoal to roast it. I'll also bring cranberry sauce and make some salt potatoes like we had last year.  Kris is bringing mashed potatoes. Any other suggestions?

And, of course, Friday night will be pizza night. Little ovens will be provided, but you're on your own for the actual pizzas.

Comment by Mary Atleson on November 1, 2012 at 10:03am

Anybody like Brussels Sprouts? My husband makes tasty Brussels Sprouts sauteed in olive oil with herbs. Not bitter, really yummy.

Comment by Mary Atleson on November 1, 2012 at 10:03am

Could also bring dessert if nobody like Brussels Sprouts.

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on November 1, 2012 at 1:25pm

I like Brussels Sprouts! I wish Shari & Mike would show up with their mushroom casserole again- that was the BOMB!

Comment by Rick Duvernay on November 5, 2012 at 3:37pm

Hi John.  Rick and Laura from Redding here.  We are the "Taken by Unknown Person" in Site 37.  Will bring wood, wine, mando (if anyone wants to play bluegrass) salad and side dish.  Looking forward to it.   -rick

Comment by Mary Atleson on November 5, 2012 at 3:43pm

Hi everyone,

Due to an unforseen moving issue & Westy repair, we will not be able to attend:( Would anybody like to take our space 31, which is prepaid and has hookups?



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