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Title: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: JoeCamper on October 16, 2015, 07:21:29 AM
Northeast Thanksgiving Family Style Dinner Rally

When: November 04-06, 2016
Where: Caledonia State Park
Loop: Hosack Run Loop (55 sites) electric and pets
Reservation: http://www.pa.reserveworld.com/SelectCampArea.aspx?PK_ID=6303 (http://www.pa.reserveworld.com/SelectCampArea.aspx?PK_ID=6303)
When making a reservation, please take note that the default campground that comes up is closed this time of the year and you will need to select Hosack from the drop down list.
Campground Info: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/caledonia/ (http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/caledonia/)
Campground Map: Click Here! (http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/ucmprd1/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_004832.pdf)

(http://canvascampers.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=2906)
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Additional information about this rally:
Rally History: This is the 10th year we've had a Thanksgiving Rally with five of the years were at this campground, it's a great place.

Campground: This campground only has 55 sites and the electric sites sell out every year.  The camp sites 148 thur 155 are in a open wagon wheel layout with the center site (149) as our gathering site.  There is little privacy at these sites but a great time socializing and the kids playing.

Weather: The weather has been pretty consistent over the years with comfortable cooler fall weather during the day and cold nights around a large group campfire.

Gathering Dinner: Our group dinner is Saturday evening and with Marc and many others help, I cook 3 or more turkeys and everyone brings Thanksgiving sides or desserts for a group sit-down meal together.  Followed by a large campfire, music and memorable stories.

Area Information: Caledonia is in the northernmost section of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail passes through the park.  All sites allow pets and many have electric. 
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: JoeCamper on December 07, 2015, 10:55:36 AM
(http://canvascampers.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=798)

Site Number     Member Name     Adults     Kids     Pets     Dinner     -
Site 135
JustChillin0 A0 C0  :dog:Corn Bread & String Bean Casserole-
Site 136
name0 A0 C0  :dog:--
Site 140
Going there again2 A0 C0  :dog:--
Site 142
welmoed2 A0 C0  :dog:--
Site 141
Mdbaird1 A1 C0  :dog:Pies-
Site 145
Guitarman2 A0 C0  :dog:Brownies-
Site 148
JoeCamper & Ewwwbugs2 A3 C2  :dog:--
Site 149
GroupGatheringSite-40c coffee pot
Site 150
2HappyCampers2 A0 C0  :dog:Stuffing1/2 & 1/2, EZ up
Site 151
StanStan2 A0 C0  :dog:--
Site 152
CampingPhil & ChefPete2 A0 C0  :cat:--
Site 153
MariskaHargitay2 A0 C0  :turtle:--
Site 154
samebutdifferent & Elmira Fudd2 A2 C2  :dog:Sweet Potatoes-
Site 155
LoneLock3 A2 C1  :dog:--
Site 166
LadyHawke2 A0 C1  :dog:--
Site 170
mtn_bikers2 A0 C0  :dog:Rolls & Butter-
Site 171
HuskyCampers2 A.75 C2  :dog:Potato Filling-
Site 176
Chacon872 A0 C0  :dog:Carrot Cake / Apple Pie-
Site 179
Mknott57name2 A0 C1  :dog:Vegetable-
Site 180
ILuv2Camp2 A0 C0  :dog:Dirty Dirty Mashed Potatoes & Gravy-
Visit
CampingPhil & ChefPete2 A0 C0  :dog:Large Ham-
Visit
SaitPaula & BadSeed2 A0 C0  :dog:Dessert-
Visit
Thingette 1s Sister2 A1 C0  :dog:Sweet Corn-
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on December 07, 2015, 02:55:11 PM
I booked site 155.  Looking forward to it!!
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: welmoed on December 08, 2015, 11:48:19 AM
Booked site 142. 2 Adults, no kids, no pets.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Ladyhawke on January 09, 2016, 10:50:54 AM
So I just tried to reserve a site and it won't let me.  There is this advisory up at the top of the page:

Campground Advisory: Due to a potential campground rehabilitation project, the campgrounds are not avalable for reservations for the 2016 season. Once the project is finalized the facilities will be opened for reservations. Please check back for availability. Thank you.

And I specifically put in Caledonia SP with the Hosack Run Campground.  Even tried without electric and pets - that's when I saw the notice up top.  Guess I will try again later.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: MariskaHargitay on January 09, 2016, 11:11:39 AM
Didn't they just reopen the campground?
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Ladyhawke on February 28, 2016, 02:28:59 PM
I still can't reserve for this rally  :(
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: busdriverwc75 on February 28, 2016, 06:18:23 PM
I still can't reserve for this rally  :(

I can't attend this rally, but for the heck of it while working on other reservations, I tried the reservation & had no problem. Sites with pet & electric are available. I got all the way to payment info & then I exited.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Ladyhawke on February 28, 2016, 10:55:49 PM
So....I kept tying in "RV" when asked for what type of equipment and it gave me nothing.  Realized there was a "trailer" choice and that gave me plenty of specs to choose from so we are in site 166.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: thingette 1s sister on April 29, 2016, 09:50:23 AM
Going there again: Bob and Lois are on site 140.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: mtn_bikers on May 16, 2016, 12:41:09 PM
Well, that was confusing. If you pick RV site, nothing shows up, but if you pick trailer, sites show up.

Just booked site 170, 2 adults.

With just under 6 months to the rally, I can't believe there are only 4 electric sites left !
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: HuskyCampers on June 08, 2016, 11:38:18 AM
We just booked 171.
2 adults / 2 dogs
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: JoeCamper on June 08, 2016, 01:13:10 PM
The list is updated.  The campground just opened with a brand new bathhouse.

Who booked site 150 for the weekend?
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: 2HappyCampers on June 08, 2016, 01:18:46 PM
We're site 150, 2 adults, 1 dog.
Forgot to post it, we booked it so long ago!
 :chef: :smore: :reader:
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: iluv2camp on June 08, 2016, 02:43:59 PM
Booked 180.    did anyone else get read the riot act about drinking in the state park and the huge fine etc?  We called in and got the speach... Lol.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: HuskyCampers on June 08, 2016, 02:50:05 PM
Nope, you must be making a name for yourselves at state parks......   ;)
Booked 180.    did anyone else get read the riot act about drinking in the state park and the huge fine etc?  We called in and got the speach... Lol.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: iluv2camp on June 08, 2016, 03:07:38 PM
Lmao I said to Bob, we better get better at hiding stuff lol
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: thingette 1s sister on June 08, 2016, 10:32:43 PM
When sister checked in at Gifford Pinchot State Park, for MemorialDay Weekend,  she actually had to Sign a copy of the Rules. (You check mark a little box online when you make a ressie saying you agree to the rules). That's the first time I have ever heard of them having a signed acknowledgement. 

I have had them review the rules if I do a phone ressie though, and the make a def point of the no alcohol rule.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on July 22, 2016, 09:45:05 AM
I just checked, there are still some electric sites open. 
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on August 08, 2016, 11:22:12 AM
It looks like the size of the group is a little smaller than in years past......Any thoughts on trying something other than Turkey this year?  Can we cook some hams in the woods?
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: 2HappyCampers on August 10, 2016, 12:57:14 AM
I'm sure as we get out of the hot summer weather more campers will sign up.  It's such a great event, I can't imagine a small turnout.
RnR
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: thingette1 on August 14, 2016, 06:06:10 PM
Ham sounds yummy!
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: mtn_bikers on August 18, 2016, 08:23:57 AM
Ham sounds good, and a quick internet search turned up a bunch of crock pot recipes for cooking them.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: saintpaula on August 18, 2016, 10:04:16 AM
Ham sounds wonderful.  We most likely will stay at a motel and visit Saturday.  I know, we are two whimps.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: thingette 1s sister on August 26, 2016, 07:04:37 AM
Bobby has last football game that day, so we are undecided if camping or just visiting.Time will tell.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on August 29, 2016, 08:53:28 AM
Is Bobby driving yet??????  Leave him a car to come up, it's not too far from you right? 
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on September 12, 2016, 12:50:03 PM
It will get dark early enough that we can do an outdoor movie.  I have access to a projector.  We can easily hang a white sheet somewhere to project onto. 

1) What movie?  It's gotta be PG...sorry Rusty. 

2) Does anyone have suggestions for sound?  I used 2 external computer speakers previously.  Can we improve on that?

Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: 2HappyCampers on September 12, 2016, 10:01:51 PM
How about an oldie movie, like Herbie the Love Bug, or Honey I Shrunk the Kids?

RnRnR
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on September 13, 2016, 08:16:24 AM
Hebie.....I like that one.  Does anyone have that on DVD?  I have Netflix and can probably order it but it would be nice if someone could bring it.   

The Sand Lot....I have that one in the camper.  That would be good. 
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Elmira Fudd on September 13, 2016, 11:47:51 AM
We could make popcorn over the fire. But not me I burn it
We have some movies
Goonies
RV
Avatar
Pirates of the Caribbean
Stuart little
Ice age



Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: 2HappyCampers on September 13, 2016, 11:55:04 AM
RV would be funny to watch while camping!
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Elmira Fudd on September 13, 2016, 12:00:59 PM
RV would be funny to watch while camping!
We watch it all the time! That is my favorite movie
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Chacon87 on September 14, 2016, 08:47:58 PM
Just booked site 176 for this weekend. We'll let you know what we're bringing.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: mknott57 on September 15, 2016, 02:26:48 PM
Booked 179 - Mick, Liz and Oreo
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Guitarman on September 15, 2016, 07:43:45 PM
We are on site 145.  2 Adults
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: CampingPhil on September 15, 2016, 10:24:32 PM
Phil and Pete have still not replaced their popup yet, but we WILL be there on Saturday.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on September 20, 2016, 09:00:52 AM
I think I have updated who is coming and in what site they are in.  I'm looking forward to this trip. 
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: innov8n on September 26, 2016, 03:51:29 PM
Booked 181
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: JoeCamper on October 05, 2016, 08:58:42 AM
This rally always has a large turnout and huge success but has last time bookings because it's so late in the year. 

16 families already is a big group!  :dance:

After 9 years of cooking turkeys, I'm fine with changing things up this year.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: chiefbowes on October 05, 2016, 11:46:41 AM
Why mess with success??
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on October 06, 2016, 08:16:46 AM
DS has a 1/2 day of school on that Friday  :dance:  We'll be leaving around 1:30.  OK, I say 1:30 but it will really be more like 2:30.  At least I'm not hitting the road at 5:30. 
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: 2HappyCampers on October 06, 2016, 10:32:04 AM
How about both? Replace a couple of the turkeys with some hams?
RnRnR
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: CampingPhil on October 06, 2016, 01:37:10 PM
Peter and I did a large spiral sliced ham for the closer last year, and it was a hit. There was nothing to take home.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: mtn_bikers on October 11, 2016, 07:20:31 AM
If you want both, I could easily do a cranberry-orange glazed turkey breast in the crockpot, or mashed potatoes, or a hot veggie - whatever, just let me know what you'd prefer  ;)
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on October 11, 2016, 12:17:07 PM
Dawn, I was thinking "is it time to start talking food for the Thanksgiving Rally?"  YES.  Wow!!! it is a month away.  WOW!!  We do need to start talking food in detail.   :chef: 

I don't know what we are doing for the main meal....Ham or Turkey.  I'd like to see some ham at the very least.  Joe is the man in charge of the Turkey so I'll let him figure out what's up with Turkey.  If we get enough hams then I guess he could fry a few less Turkey's Turkeys Turkies ....How the heck do you spell multiple Turkey?  Moving on..... We still need sides and they are universal.

Mashed Potatoes , green beans, apple pie, etc.  For the past 2 years we have used Sterno instead of 30 crock pots plugged into 1 outlet so I think we will do that again.  Cook whatever however you want but for the Buffett bring the food in a tin tray that we will put on sterno.  Joe has a billion sterno's and tin trays so we are good with that. 
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: mdbaird76 on October 12, 2016, 07:15:53 AM
Booked 141. It will me Dylan and me.

I will bring a few pies. I'm thinking Apple, pumpkin, and blue berry. I will see once I walk into the farm stand, they always all look so good.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on October 12, 2016, 07:59:18 AM
I heard Tristan is bringing a pumpkin pie.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Chacon87 on October 12, 2016, 12:49:34 PM
David will be bringing a carrot cake. Possibly an apple pie.

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Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: innov8n on October 12, 2016, 03:01:31 PM
I will bring an apple cranberry sauce.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Guitarman on October 13, 2016, 06:47:29 PM
We will make brownies
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: CampingPhil on October 13, 2016, 10:29:51 PM
Peter and I will make it easy - we will provide a LARGE spiral sliced ham...
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Elmira Fudd on October 14, 2016, 03:13:47 PM
Sweet potatoes
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Storm Trooper on October 18, 2016, 04:54:39 AM
Have a great weekend.
Wish I could be there.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on October 19, 2016, 10:39:04 AM
I haven't decided what I am going to bring yet.  I have a cub scout camping trip to get through this weekend, Nathan's birthday camping trip with 3 other buddies next weekend, and then I can think about the Thanksgiving Rally.   
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: saintpaula on October 19, 2016, 10:47:56 AM
I made a reservation at the Comfort Inn in Chambersburg for Nov 5th  to 6th for Rusty and I.  We will be visiting most of the afternoon and night on the 5th.  I will be bringing a dessert.  Looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: HuskyCampers on October 19, 2016, 07:25:19 PM
We will bring potato filling.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: 2HappyCampers on October 22, 2016, 06:34:19 PM
We'll bring stuffing.
RnRnR
 :chef: :smore: :reader: :dog:
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on October 24, 2016, 08:44:19 AM
This party is going to need a lot of tables and EZ ups.  Don't forget to throw them in your Tow Vehicle. 

In years past we had 30+ feet of pot luck tables under tents, plus the coffee.  Speaking of which, we're going to need some 1/2 and 1/2.....3 or 4 quarts?  JOE, how many 40 cup pots of coffee have we gone through? 2 each morning I think.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: chiefbowes on October 24, 2016, 08:52:40 AM
Bringing my appetite! ;D
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: 2HappyCampers on October 24, 2016, 12:35:18 PM
*We'll bring an ez-up.
*We also have a thermal carafe we can bring so if coffee gets low, can fill the carafe while making more.
*We can bring the half-half But, we won't have fridge space to store it. Let us know if someone has the refrigerator room for it.

RnRnR
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: justchillin on October 24, 2016, 01:20:02 PM
Does anyone remember us?? It has been awhile and quite a year, whew- anyway we have booked site 135 for sat night (hope to add friday too) and will bring cornbread or string bean casserole -we have fridge space for the half/half and can bring a 8x8 easy up
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: JoeCamper on October 24, 2016, 06:14:53 PM
We will need 2ea 40 cup coffee pots, I will bring one.
We will need 1ea 6-8 foot table for every 4 sites booked.
We will only need easy-ups if the weather is iffy

I will be making a ham and a few fried turkeys with a side of gravy.

Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: JoeCamper on October 24, 2016, 07:21:16 PM
I will be ordering the normal large load of firewood to be delivered for the group and splitting the cost of the turkeys, oil, gathering site and firewood among the sites.

Large campfire Friday evening, bring a chair.

Potluck will be at 5pm on Saturday.
Mind-bender game at 4pm, campfire half the day into the late evening.

Daylight savings time end on Sunday November 06th at 2am.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: thingette 1s sister on October 24, 2016, 09:53:46 PM
We're coming down for the afternoon and meal, will bring sweet corn (off the cob) for the meal.   And cash for the firewood and Turkeys and group site.  Can't wait to see you all!  (Bobby has football game at 11am, so once that is over we will be on our way.)
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: CampingPhil on October 24, 2016, 10:24:09 PM
This party is going to need a lot of tables and EZ ups.  Don't forget to throw them in your Tow Vehicle. 

In years past we had 30+ feet of pot luck tables under tents, plus the coffee.  Speaking of which, we're going to need some 1/2 and 1/2.....3 or 4 quarts?  JOE, how many 40 cup pots of coffee have we gone through? 2 each morning I think.

We go through 2 pots each morning, and 1 for dinner.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on October 25, 2016, 08:50:46 AM
JustChillin....glad you can make it to the party :thumbsup:

I think I have everything updated on the first page with names and food and stuff.  Check it out and let me know if I missed something.

Who's got a 2nd 40 cup coffee pot???????????
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: JoeCamper on October 25, 2016, 09:00:04 AM
At this point, it looks like we have about 40 adults and 10 kids
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Elmira Fudd on October 25, 2016, 09:10:13 AM
We have ez up and table
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: 2HappyCampers on October 25, 2016, 09:36:18 AM
We'll be bringing stuffing.

RnRnR
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: iluv2camp on October 25, 2016, 08:35:46 PM
I'm so confused so are we doing Turkey also?   Trying to figure out what to bring!   
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: JoeCamper on October 26, 2016, 12:39:02 PM
We will have both turkey and ham.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: iluv2camp on October 26, 2016, 12:57:45 PM
Yippie!   
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: iluv2camp on October 29, 2016, 10:50:56 PM
We will do dirty mash potatoes and bring gravy also.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: mtn_bikers on October 30, 2016, 12:23:41 PM
We will bring dinner rolls and butter, may also do a veggie but will make that call later in the week.

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Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: mknott57 on October 30, 2016, 05:55:29 PM
We will bring some vegetables.  Some combination of broccoli or carrot casserole or some salad.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on November 01, 2016, 08:55:27 AM
 :lmao: So I was talking with Joe on the phone yesterday about this rally while he was shopping for the turkey's.  He LOST the turkey's in the store  :rofl: They were in his cart, he walked away he said and then he couldn't find the cart  :idiot2: He did eventually find them but it was hilarious hearing him talk on the phone  :hah: Matt, I think someone took the turkey's  :omg:  Like they took the wrong cart  :dunno: Who mistakes a cart with 3 turkeys for their own ??? Thankfully he found the Turkey's so we will not be hungry this weekend  :guitar:
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: 2HappyCampers on November 01, 2016, 09:27:57 AM
Hahaha!  ;D
Who wants to hide them Friday and make him geocache to find them! Lol ;D ;D ;D :lmao: :lmao: :taunt: :dance: :rofl:
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: MariskaHargitay on November 01, 2016, 02:22:07 PM
Sounds like we need some green bean casserole! Can anyone give tips for a slow cooker? The fried onions on the top are the most important part.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Elmira Fudd on November 01, 2016, 04:17:29 PM
Sounds like we need some green bean casserole! Can anyone give tips for a slow cooker? The fried onions on the top are the most important part.
Dont put them on till the last hour
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Chacon87 on November 02, 2016, 08:24:24 AM
Just checking to be sure. I know about sharing the cost for fire wood but I think there was another cost for camping this weekend.  What was that amount? Is there anything else needed for the dinner?

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Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: mtn_bikers on November 02, 2016, 08:27:23 AM
Joe and I are planning on doing a road bike ride on Saturday. We're looking at between a 18-30 mile ride, depending on who wants to join us.  Not sure yet if we will be leaving from the campground, or driving down to Gettysburg and riding the Battlefield. 

Is anyone interested in riding with us? If so, let me know so that I can figure out the appropriate number of miles and elevation.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on November 02, 2016, 08:40:53 AM
Chacon87- yes, usually we pass the hat to cover the cost of the firewood, gathering site, Turkey's, oil to deep fry it, and a few other things I can't recall.  This rally does cost a few dollars to run.  The cost is usually somewhere around $20-$25 per site.  Joe has the Turkey's, I don't know about the oil.  I know he was calling some people we have used in the past for firewood but I don't know what that status/cost is.  He'll probably know later today or Thursday what the total amount is divided by the number of sites.

mtnbikers- I'd love to go with you but I'll have Nathan and the most he has done is 7 miles in 1 hour and he was beat.  If you need me to drive you somewhere you guys can take off and do your ride while Nathan and I do our thing stopping to look at this or that, hey Dad look at this cool trick... he was trying to pop a wheelie a week after he learned to ride his bike just pulling up on the handlebars  :baseballhat:  Biking with a 7yo is very different from doing the MS ride. 
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Chacon87 on November 02, 2016, 09:11:42 AM
Thanks for the info. I can get oil if needed but need to know what I am looking for.

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Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on November 02, 2016, 10:56:37 AM
Over the years the choice of oil has changed.  Most Turkey's in the past were deep fried in Peanut oil.  I remember a conversation with Phil a few years ago and he advised Canola oil is cheaper and a different smoke point, when oil is too hot and burns and makes the turkey taste bad.  I believe Joe uses Canola oil now.  I know I use Canola oil for my Turkey.  Depending on the fryer it takes 3 to 5 gallons of oil to fry a turkey and costs about $50-$60.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Chacon87 on November 02, 2016, 12:42:05 PM
I will see what I can get and let you know. Thanks.

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Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Chacon87 on November 02, 2016, 07:06:05 PM
OK we bought five 5-quart bottles of Canola oil.

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Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on November 03, 2016, 06:01:12 PM
Of course "stuff" hits the fan the day before I take off to go camping  >:(  Looks like I'll be doing a lot of email checking tonight and tomorrow.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: justchillin on November 03, 2016, 09:46:50 PM
Us too Lone Lock -UGHHHH -so we only booked for sat, which is a good thing cause too bogged down with work to make it tomorrow  : (     and  doing deviled eggs & corn muffins - we are site 136 -for sat-hopefully  we'll get up there early
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: justchillin on November 03, 2016, 09:50:07 PM
ooops - actually we are site  135 - someone else has 136 (which I had tried for first) not sure if it's anyone from our group?
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Lone Lock on November 04, 2016, 10:51:42 AM
So far work is quiet  :goodstuff:

I did my food shopping and I will be bringing Noodles with Alfredo sauce or white Mac-n-cheese if your kids won't eat Alfredo sauce  :chef:

We will have those tin foil trays and sternos that caterers use to keep the food hot.  We have found in the past that this is better than crock pots for this rally because there are sooooo many crock pots that we keep blowing the breakers.  We will hand the trays out Friday or Saturday.  ALSO, please bring a serving utensil.  2 would be better so we can run 2 sides of the buffet table. 

What else ???  Oh, my kid is allergic to peanuts so please let me know if you are serving peanut stuff so I can keep him away from it.  Joe is bringing a projector so bring your favorite movies for the kids. 
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: CampingPhil on November 04, 2016, 07:23:54 PM
I will bring a bunch of extra frames and sternos.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: thingette 1s sister on November 06, 2016, 12:18:54 PM
Thanks everyone for all the yummy food!  Delish as always!  While we didn't camp, due to Bobby's football schedule, it was so nice to drop in and visit with everyone! Happy Thanksgiving!
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Northeast Season Closer Rally, PA 2016
Post by: Bad seed on November 06, 2016, 01:42:49 PM
It was really great to see everyone again.