"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Green Eggs and Ham Gathering

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Back in November of 2010, a guy posted a question on the Casita Club Forum.  Anyone like to get together for a few days somewhere in the Southeast part of the Country?  Maybe over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.  He got a couple of affirmative comments and a campground was agreed upon when the number reached six or so.  It then took on a life of its own.  There were 42 registered trailers in March of 2011.  Move forward a year and there were 52 registered rigs for 2012.

Some of us arrived early to get a head start on the visiting and eating.  We had small pancake breakfasts,

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and a Chili Dump at our campsite.  Bring a can or pot of homemade chili and dump it in. Though it sounded awful, it tasted really good.  Not a drop left in the pot.

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We had birthday parties, and lots of visiting all week.

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Chicken and sausage gumbo on Thursday,

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catered BBQ on Friday, and the tailgate potluck on Saturday.  As the pavilion was kind of small, everyone with a pickup just backed up toward it and the spread was placed on all the tailgates.  Worked like a charm.

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There was also musical entertainment most every night.  Really wish I could play an instrument.
 
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We had a St. Patrick's Day parade with many getting in on the fun.

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As you can see, it was a great week with friends, old and new. And did I mention the food?

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A friend took some really great pictures that can be seen here...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/natchez_trace_trip/sets/72157629272205418/

We are already looking forward to next year.  More on the local area in a later post…jc

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fantastic gathering. Would like to have seen all those eggs.

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  2. So, were there any green Casitas? :)

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  3. Looks like a good time was had by all...thanks for sharing...BTW how hard to you get hit with the front that moved from us across to your area....you guys seem to have gotten more than your share of storms this Spring....Take care...Horst

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  4. I used to have a Casita - loved it! Thanks for joining my blog, you're now on my blogroll. I'm back in the egg club as of today, though not with a Casita, but a Burro!!

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  5. Have to add that I also love your little dog. What a cutie (and beautiful)! I used to have two longhaired dachsies, what characters!

    Thanks for adding me to your blogroll!

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