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Monday, May 12, 2014

Wakeda - Less Than Three Weeks

Boy, the event sure is creeping up fast!  I've been busy getting things prepared, and there is still much more for me to do.  We planted one of the series today, and we're hoping to plant the other permanent set tomorrow.  I'm still waiting on a few stamps, but the turnout so far has been tremendous!  Thanks all!!!  So, here are some updates, so hopefully this will help, and don't forget, if you have any questions, we have the discussion board!

I have a few more names to add to the campsite list.  If you haven't made your reservations yet, now is the time to do so.  Also, If the xl sections fills up, don't worry.  There are plenty of other sites nearby, and if you prefer a bit of privacy, there are more in different sections of the campground.  Just as a refresher, here is the whole campground map.  There are some of the X sites and F sites that are close by.

A few of you have started a discussion on the boards about the meals.  Here is what is planned, and I'll include a list of what we are bringing, and what we need volunteers to bring for the potluck suppers.
Friday night:  Mexican Style Supper

Here is what we'll be bringing:
  • Seasoned ground beef
  • Unseasoned ground chicken
  • Veggie patties
  • Refried beans
  • Iced tea / lemonade
  • Fruit cocktail salad
Here is what we need sign-ups for:
  • Shredded cheese
  • Black olives
  • Lettuce
  • Salsa
  • Taco sauce / hot sauce
  • Taco shells - soft and hard
  • Tortilla chips
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Diced onion
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Rice
  • Pinto beans or something similar
If you can think of anything you'd like to add, just let me know - we'd be happy add or change something.
 Saturday morning:  Continental Breakfast

Here is what we'll be bringing:
  • Coffee and tea
  • Milk / half & half
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
Here is what we need sign-ups for:
  • Bagels
  • Muffins
  • Pastries
  • Whole fruit (apples, oranges, bananas)
  • Juice
Saturday lunch:  Lunch is up to you, but you have several options.  You can bring your own lunch or get lunch off-site from the campground.  But the "Veg-Out" trailer will be open for lunch - this is the same place that cooks the pancake breakfast on Sundays, and is located at the trading post.  Here is the link to the VegOut menu.  I'll update everyone once I find out the hours they'll be open on Saturday, and if there are any changes to the menu.

I also believe the trading post will be open, so you'd also be able to pick up some extra food items in there as well.  (They have ice cream in there!)
Saturday Supper:  Homestyle Supper

Here is what we'll be bringing:
  • BBQ shredded beef
  • Roast pork
  • Shredded chicken
  • Veggie patties
  • Cake
Here is what we need sign-ups for:
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Vegetables - corn / green beans
  • Salads - tossed / potato / macaroni / cole slaw / fruit
  • Salad dressing
  • Croutons
  • Corn bread
  • Biscuits
  • Salt & pepper
  • BBQ sauce / condiments
  • Watermelon
Sunday breakfast:  There will be the pancake breakfast at the Veg-Out trailer.  There should also be breakfast items left from Saturday.  But other than that, its more of a free for all at this point.

And Sunday for lunch, you're on your own, but by then most of you will probably be heading home anyway.
 We do have ALOT of paper goods and plasticware left over from last year, so I think we'll be all set in this department.  I have to check on what we have, but if we need any of that, I'll either ask or pick it up myself.

Also, if anyone has a large drink dispenser - something maybe a couple of gallons or more, like one of those igloo containers, it would be a big help if we had something like that.  Please let us know if that is something you could bring to be used at event central.
We will have a clue book again this year, but it will only include event-related boxes.  We will have two sets of permanent plants off-site, and possibly a third.  There will be three sets on-site - a large set, a medium set, and a small set.  We were planning on two nightbox sets, but it turns out we will have three!  Tigs is sending a set that premiered in Florida, which will be out both nights, and we'll have one of ours planted on Friday, and one for Saturday.

If you plan on finding other boxes in the area, please make sure you print the clues ahead of time, or use your smartphone.

That's all at the moment, but I'll be posting more often as things come about, so stay tuned!!  Can't wait to see you all in a few weeks!


  1. Hello. I believe I may have access to both a large and medium igloo type containers. Let me ask the owner and ill get back to you. -Shesewez/Katie

  2. May I suggest you use something like SignUp Genius to coordinate the food signing up process - it'll be faster and easier for everyone, especially you guys!

  3. Where do we sign up for food donations? We will bring black olives and sour cream for Friday night and potato salad for Sat. night.
    Seagull and the cowboy

  4. Please sign up using the potluck feature on the event page. Also, it would be extremely helpful if you list how much of each item you are bringing. We may need more than one person to bring certain items such taco shells/cheese etc.....
    Thank you!

  5. Ooh, I have some hot sauces... :)

  6. I don't know why, but the way you said that has me a little worried, Mr. A. ;)

  7. Sorry no go on the igloo containers I was hoping to borrow. :(