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VA BBQ PIRATES
06-26-2008, 06:23 AM
I know it's early but we just got our invite to the Royal and we're a
little excited. We plan to do both the invite and the open but not any
extra catagories. I'd like any advise for a newbie going to the American
Royal and any stories as to what to expect. Should we order our meat is
garnish available near by??

So you know, we are a husband and wife team cooking on 3 WSMs and a
kettle. We sleep on cots in a canopy w/ walls I'm planning to rent a
porta potty (I've heard stories) we are driving from VA and I'm thinking
about a 25X38 spot in lot B - hope I can get one. Oh - we have only done 4 KCBS comps & 1 unsanctioned so far. So you we are still new at this. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
Tom

cigarnv
06-26-2008, 06:59 AM
Congrats Tom!!! Best of luck to a local team...

Roo-B-Q'N
06-26-2008, 07:59 AM
Get a lock for your porta potty, plan on little to no sleep and lot's of fun. The Royal is a sight to see, and can be a little overwhelming. There will be plenty of the Brethren there so don't hesitate to ask questions or for help.
As for the meat and garnish, there are Sam's and Wally Worlds you can hit before pulling in. I will let som eof the MOFO's and KAFO's help you on that front.
Good luck!

BigdogKC
06-26-2008, 08:16 AM
I have been many times as a spectator and helper, and I will tell you that it is a ton of fun!!!

My suggestions are stop at the Sam's Club just off of I-70 in Independance on your way in. Assuming you come straight accross on I-70....

Also you will need a lock and or some type of screen to hide/secure your porta potty. People get drunk and crazy and have no problem walking into your area and eating your food or drinking your beverages. Then when they are done they will go piss all over your porta potty.

The last couple of years we have taken to buying a bunch of hay bails and stacking up a make shift wall. Then we take turns sitting at the small opening we left and stoping drunk people. If you get in the right lot you will be fine, but man the party lot is a lot fun too see!!!

Good luck to you!! i am going to miss it this year, but I have something better to do.... our second child will be due that weekend!!

Ron_L
06-26-2008, 08:31 AM
Also you will need a lock and or some type of screen to hide/secure your porta potty. People get drunk and crazy and have no problem walking into your area and eating your food or drinking your beverages. Then when they are done they will go piss all over your porta potty.

The last couple of years we have taken to buying a bunch of hay bails and stacking up a make shift wall. Then we take turns sitting at the small opening we left and stoping drunk people. If you get in the right lot you will be fine, but man the party lot is a lot fun too see!!!

While the thrill of cooking the Royal would be great, this is probably the main reason that I don't want to do it. While I enjoy a good party, if I am spending the money to cook there, especially with gas prices, I want to be able to concentrate on cooking, not manning my perimeter (unless i can get some turtles to do it for me :rolleyes:).

Scottie
06-26-2008, 09:33 AM
I've had a lot of offers from some Texans to monitor my perrimeters of my spot. Last year, after my brisket was lifted, one of my neighbors wanted to go hunting...

So I will go again, if I can get some Texans to be my security... :lol:

KC_Bobby
06-26-2008, 09:37 AM
My experience on the Dark Side of the Royal last year was fine. I slept just as much there as other comps, we set up our port a pot in a back corner, put up some orange construction fence and didn't have any issues. We even left our space empty from time to time - just kept things out of reach from the walkway and put away smaller items that could have easily walked away.

Speaking of Royal, I need to sign up before July 18 to keep my spot.

Ron_L
06-26-2008, 09:39 AM
I've had a lot of offers from some Texans to monitor my perrimeters of my spot. Last year, after my brisket was lifted, one of my neighbors wanted to go hunting...

So I will go again, if I can get some Texans to be my security... :lol:

I was wondering if you would chime in :rolleyes: I think the new electro-shock lock on your cooker will put a stop to any brisket thieves. :biggrin: Of course, you may still need some big strong Texans to carry away the twitching remains :eek:

Scottie
06-26-2008, 10:17 AM
Carry away? Nah... there is a sewer cap right there... Makes clean up easier that way... :twisted:

Neal
06-26-2008, 10:21 AM
Like many have said, grab a padlock for the crapper. That will be a good investment.

If you don't bring your meat from home, there is meat (from Sam's) and garnish (from Price Chopper grocery) availible on site, but you have to pre-order it, and you have to take what they will give you (no picking through for the good stuff). You will be much better off making a stop before you arrive in town. I would suggest another thing...Find a Sam's or Costco (or whatever you choose) outside of KC on your way in and get meat there. There is a good chance that a lot of KC area stores will have been picked over pretty good by the end of that week. Keep a cooler empty when you are packing up to put meat in. Or, just bring it from home and stop every so often to make sure you have enough ice on it - then there will be no surprises.

One other thing...you mentioned getting a 38x25 space. Based on your set up, you might think about getting the smallest space. Your site is free for the invitational, but you'll still have to pay for it in the open. We have always gotten a 25x25 space (I am cheap) in Lot B and never had a problem getting all of our stuff in. If you can fit in that space, it will save you a few bucks that you can put toward fuel!

VA BBQ PIRATES
06-26-2008, 04:37 PM
Thanks for all the info. I will get a lock & come up with some knida wall the make the porta pot less visible. Scottie I heard about your brisket last year. The texans will help but I don't think anyone would want to face an angry pirate with a 14" Forschner slicer - I'll be sure to locate the closest sewer cap in case I need to make a quick clean up. I'm leaning toward bringing all my meat - don't know how well the garnish will last - it's a 2 day drive.
Thanks again,
Tom

Ron_L
06-26-2008, 04:42 PM
I bought some of those green bags for veggies to try out. We had some parsley left over from our last competition in one of the bags. I bought it on a Thursday and our normal garbage pickup is on Friday so the parsley sat in my cooler from Thursday evening to Saturday evening and then in the fridge until I tossed it on the next Friday and it looked the same as the day that I bought it. If you keep it cool it should last in one of those bags.

jbrink01
06-26-2008, 04:52 PM
Coming through on I-70, you can stop at Sam's in St. Charles MO, Costco in St. Peters MO, Sam's in Columbia Mo (all within 2 minutes of the interstate, Columbia is the only 1 you can't see from I70).

Coz
06-26-2008, 05:18 PM
Ok another dumb royal question.We are supposed to be qualified.If you are only cooking the invitational(time restraints)could the invitational team use a site and equipement from a team that is only cooking the open?Odds are we cant make it out but I was trying to weasel a way to do it.If I could just run out in the car with meat and those supplies I may be able to figure a way to do it.I thought that maybe I could persuade an open team into some kind of deal.

Alexa RnQ
06-26-2008, 05:34 PM
don't know how well the garnish will last - it's a 2 day drive.
Garnish holds a lot better than you think it will, as long as it's kept cold. This last week, I bought lettuce and parsley on Tuesday, and packed it in a cooler by itself. We spent all day Wednesday driving. Thursday was spent with family -- I checked the garnish, drained the cooler and replaced the ice. Friday we drove to the comp site and set up, and the garnish came out of the cooler Saturday morning looking just as good as stuff I might have bought on Thursday.

Ford
06-26-2008, 06:08 PM
I always bring my meat from home. That way you can pre-trim chicken and ribs and the big stuff if you want. So long as you have room for 2 coolers to hold meat for both days then bring it with you. Garnish is the same way especially if you do all parsley boxes. Those green bags work great but I've kept it from Wednesday to Sunday and it looked fantastic without the bags. Just keep it cool.

Now the real advice. Pray you survive. Doing 2 back to back with just 2 people is very taxing. Consider getting a hotel for your wife so she can get back to a real bed and good shower on Saturday night. And hay bales are a good idea and depending on what lot and site you're in lots of tape or snow fence or whatever. I like the slightly bigger spot so you can keep the vehicle onsite if you are both staying there. It also acts as a wall and a dry heated place if you really need it.

NOTE: at all times somebody needs to be at your site and awake. No exceptions or you could end up minus a brisket or fire extinguisher or who knows what. And while it's fun to walk around Friday night if there are just 2 of you, figure both of you to defend you site from about 5 pm until the wee hours of the morning. Especially if you cook on a UDS that looks a lot like a garbage pail that some drunk may decide to throw ....... you get the idea. WSM isn't that much different looking to a drunk.

Alexa RnQ
06-26-2008, 06:29 PM
Ford, you bring up a lot of good points. We've done three-day events, and with only two people it's brutal. I distinctly recall deciding that we were too old for that sometime during taking camp down, and that was WITH a hotel room!

The other issue is crowd control. I didn't sign on to bounce drunks, and I'm sure they wouldn't be terribly impressed by me anyway. This definitely gives me the heads-up that we need to recruit a local friend to help with overnight perimeter duty.

Ford
06-26-2008, 06:39 PM
I didn't sign on to bounce drunks, and I'm sure they wouldn't be terribly impressed by me anyway.

Now I personally think a woman with a butcher knife is a lot more likely to sober up a drunk than a big husky guy.

I've spent Friday nights at the Royal in lob B with very little in the way of problems but I had good neighbors and hay bales blocking off most of the front of the site. However if you can get some local friends to come out with you until around 1 am you should be fine. And cots work for Friday night for you guys but that hotel for you Saturday means at least one of you is seeing straight on Sunday morning.

Alexa RnQ
06-26-2008, 06:44 PM
Now I personally think a woman with a butcher knife is a lot more likely to sober up a drunk than a big husky guy.
LMAO! VQ will kill me if I dull up one of his Forschners, though.

*bright idea* OOOoooOOOOooo! Are tasers allowed?! I could get into this!





...Kidding, I swear.

Big George's BBQ
06-26-2008, 08:48 PM
Tom that is fantastic. That is amazing. It is good to see a Mid Atlantic BBQ member going. Congrats

billm
06-27-2008, 07:56 AM
While the thrill of cooking the Royal would be great, this is probably the main reason that I don't want to do it. While I enjoy a good party, if I am spending the money to cook there, especially with gas prices, I want to be able to concentrate on cooking, not manning my perimeter (unless i can get some turtles to do it for me :rolleyes:).

I cooked it once and would probably never do it again..and we were in the quieter area..just too much noise for me..but thats me..if you enjoy that sort of thing then its fun..myself I prefer a more laid back atmosphere at contests..
Everyone who cooks contests should cook it at leasts once though just for the experience

Jorge
06-27-2008, 08:04 AM
I've had a lot of offers from some Texans to monitor my perrimeters of my spot. Last year, after my brisket was lifted, one of my neighbors wanted to go hunting...

So I will go again, if I can get some Texans to be my security... :lol:

I thought we had that covered?

I'll tell ya what....put some sandbags and a cot on top of your rig, and I'll help you out. I work for clonesicles.

Scottie
06-27-2008, 08:08 AM
It's hard to say no... When I look at your picture and you have a canon pointed at me... :roll:

Ron_L
06-27-2008, 09:16 AM
LMAO! VQ will kill me if I dull up one of his Forschners, though.

*bright idea* OOOoooOOOOooo! Are tasers allowed?! I could get into this!





...Kidding, I swear.

I think we can get you a deal on a slightly used one...

Anyone seen Fatboyz? :-D

It's hard to say no... When I look at your picture and you have a canon pointed at me... :roll:

I always close my eyes when i read Jorge's posts... Freaks me out... :mrgreen:

Jorge
06-27-2008, 09:20 AM
I always close my eyes when i read Jorge's posts... Freaks me out... :mrgreen:


Now there's a testimonial. I told Scottie that I'm willing to work for Clonesicles....

mjl
06-27-2008, 10:37 PM
We hit town 2 days ahead of time, and get all the garnish we think we will need. We have in a pinch visited the "onsite" Price Chopper, the price and selection of the produce was quite good I thought, but dont wait until the last minute if you think you might need something. Sam's also has a mini store set up for odds and ends, with a good selection, no Sams card needed.
Coz, not sure what you have in mind, but give me call. We hit town on Thursday around 2-3. Whatever we have, you can borrow. Our hotel is near the Kemper, I am usually hanging out on Friday anyway mooching drinks from Buzz, let us know if we can help
Matt

ique
06-28-2008, 08:09 AM
II'd like any advise for a newbie going to the American
Royal and any stories as to what to expect.

Congrats. The Royal is a great time and quite a challenge cooking two events back to back.

If there is anyway you can swing the $ I would highly recommend getting an RV. It is exhausting spending 2-3 days in that environment on asphalt. Being able to escape into an RV with AC is worth every penny IMO.

Also to echo what Ford said, get all your normal meats from home, trim in advance and freeze. There are lots of options for picking up contest meats in KC but you never know what you are going to get and it introduces a whole other set of chores.

VA BBQ PIRATES
06-28-2008, 02:50 PM
Thanks for all the info - Christy ordered those green bags for us yesterday. I may need to pick up another cooler for 2 comps worth of meat but I think thats the way to go. I'd like to get an RV but have no idea what it would cost. Does anyone know aof a company out there that would deliver one on site - is that even possible?

Jorge
06-28-2008, 03:04 PM
Thanks for all the info - Christy ordered those green bags for us yesterday. I may need to pick up another cooler for 2 comps worth of meat but I think thats the way to go. I'd like to get an RV but have no idea what it would cost. Does anyone know aof a company out there that would deliver one on site - is that even possible?

It is. Talk to Zilla or Texana, and I'm sure they will have some opinions on the people they did business with.:twisted:

smooookin
06-29-2008, 07:59 AM
we need to recruit a local friend to help with overnight perimeter duty.

Did I hear free beer?:mrgreen::mrgreen:

Alexa RnQ
06-29-2008, 09:25 AM
Did I hear free beer?:mrgreen::mrgreen:
Doesn't everything sound like free beer? You're like a dog, you can hear free beer that's outside normal people's range of hearing! :wink:

From the sound of it, you'd better bring the crazyeye look and a topheavy unbalanced load of rage, too. :shock:

lunchlady
06-29-2008, 10:38 AM
I'd like to know more about a place that will drop an RV onsite too!!!

Congrats VA BBQ... excellent!

This will be our first time out to the Royal too, and I am so glad you started this thread!

michelle

smooookin
06-29-2008, 06:31 PM
Doesn't everything sound like free beer? You're like a dog, you can hear free beer that's outside normal people's range of hearing! :wink:

Yes, You say it like it's a bad thing.

From the sound of it, you'd better bring the crazyeye look and a topheavy unbalanced load of rage, too. :shock:

I carry that with me where ever I go.

Play your cards right and if possible I could hook ya up with a 30 foot RV. Of course that would cost a chitload of beer! :wink::lol:

Alexa RnQ
06-29-2008, 07:58 PM
*immediately runs to Costco to purchase industrial-sized Crown*

smooookin
06-29-2008, 08:06 PM
*immediately runs to Costco to purchase industrial-sized Crown*


*dimpled smile* hooks up camper, goes to the Royal and sets and waits. 4 months isnt really that long is it?

BetterBBQBureau
06-29-2008, 09:48 PM
I told Scottie that I'm willing to work for Clonesicles....

Can someone post a Clonesicle pic? I have heard tell of them, but have never seen them with my own eyes.

VA BBQ PIRATES
06-30-2008, 04:57 PM
I'd like to know more about a place that will drop an RV onsite too!!!

Congrats VA BBQ... excellent!

This will be our first time out to the Royal too, and I am so glad you started this thread!

michelle


Congrats to you too. Guess we'll see ya there!

Ron_L
06-30-2008, 06:48 PM
Can someone post a Clonesicle pic? I have heard tell of them, but have never seen them with my own eyes.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=674861&postcount=12

CajunSmoker
06-30-2008, 07:11 PM
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=674861&postcount=12


I heard they come naturally like that in Michigan:-D

Rub
06-30-2008, 11:49 PM
I'd like to know more about a place that will drop an RV onsite too!!!

Congrats VA BBQ... excellent!

This will be our first time out to the Royal too, and I am so glad you started this thread!

michelle

Another AR newbie here too :smile:

I still haven't decided on the logistics yet, but it sure sounds like fun!

Ron_L
07-01-2008, 04:00 PM
I heard they come naturally like that in Michigan:-D

Yeah... All you need is a good saw and some patience, not to mention a decent pair of long johns.

Rub
09-23-2008, 08:25 PM
Bringing this one back up...

A few more questions. Are there 2 different meat inspections for the Inv and Open, or will they inspect both when they do the Invitational inspection? It sounds like the lettuce and parsley there to buy on site is pretty decent, correct? Does each site have water? Lookin forward to it!

Plowboy
09-23-2008, 09:39 PM
No water at each site. They come around with a tank on a Gator.

Inspections each day. Can't inspect Open meat until noon Saturday.

BBQchef33
09-23-2008, 09:42 PM
2 different inspections
no clue on the parsley
water is broght to u in a gator to fill bus tubs or tanks. Theres no pressurized water source.

VA BBQ PIRATES
09-24-2008, 06:43 AM
Thanks for the heads up on the water. Guess I'll pick up another bucket. How often can we expect to see the water guy?

Everyone mentions "hiding" the porta potty. Most I've seen are pretty heavy and I've never tried to move one. Can 1 or 2 people simply slide it to the back of our site?

Thanks - Tom

YankeeBBQ
09-24-2008, 06:45 AM
Thanks for the heads up on the water. Guess I'll pick up another bucket. How often can we expect to see the water guy?

Everyone mentions "hiding" the porta potty. Most I've seen are pretty heavy and I've never tried to move one. Can 1 or 2 people simply slide it to the back of our site?

Thanks - Tom

They're pretty light actually. Easy to move

Paola Greg
09-24-2008, 06:51 AM
From our experience the parsley and lettuce available from the Price Chopper store that sets up on site has always been fresh and very good quality.

Plowboy
09-24-2008, 07:45 AM
Thanks for the heads up on the water. Guess I'll pick up another bucket. How often can we expect to see the water guy?

Everyone mentions "hiding" the porta potty. Most I've seen are pretty heavy and I've never tried to move one. Can 1 or 2 people simply slide it to the back of our site?

Thanks - Tom

Just bring a lock for it and you'll be good.

Water guys are around a lot. You won't be without. They do a good job.

Jeff_in_KC
09-24-2008, 09:28 AM
We have four 7-gallon water containers we typically use. As for parsley, I'm sure it's better quality there but I've never trusted Price Chopper to have great produce anywhere. We get ours from a Sun Fresh at 23rd and Sterling in Independence. Never had bad parsley from there. As for lettuce, it doesn't matter as we chop it to hold the parsley bed in so no idea on that. CrapSheds are light weight... at least on Thursday afternoon! :lol: We move it to the back of our site and bring a fairly small shackled padlock. Keyed ones are great, especially when you all of the sudden find yourself in a hurry... until you lose the key! :shock: I used a combination lock once and after you get beyond a certain number of beers or bourbons, you might pizz your pants before you get inside, trying to remember that damned combination AND dial it correctly! :eek:

Brauma
09-24-2008, 10:14 AM
Congrats Tom & Christy!!! Best of luck to you. I know you'll do well. You've rocked the VA comps here lately.

scottyd
09-24-2008, 10:24 AM
we just put a lock on are porta potty no big deal. but we are on the dark side. That is where the action is. Lets party.

The Pickled Pig
09-24-2008, 10:48 AM
Water guys are around a lot. You won't be without. They do a good job.


This will be our 5th Royal and I've yet to see a water guy or have water delivered. So I'm not so sure they provide they service universally. We have to schlep our own from a spiggot about 100 yards away from the spot.

After reading about the water service you guys are getting, I think I deserve some kind of refund or special prize for the self service.

Jeff_in_KC
09-24-2008, 08:06 PM
Paul, I've only cooked it once before and didn't get much in the way of water or trash services. I'm looking forward to the new level of customer service!

Plowboy
09-24-2008, 08:35 PM
This will be our 5th Royal and I've yet to see a water guy or have water delivered. So I'm not so sure they provide they service universally. We have to schlep our own from a spiggot about 100 yards away from the spot.

After reading about the water service you guys are getting, I think I deserve some kind of refund or special prize for the self service.

Paul, I've only cooked it once before and didn't get much in the way of water or trash services. I'm looking forward to the new level of customer service!

Must be the VIP server you get in Lot B. :wink:

SloppyQ
09-24-2008, 08:37 PM
Paul, I've only cooked it once before and didn't get much in the way of water or trash services. I'm looking forward to the new level of customer service!

The new level of customer service will probably come from your partner in crime and the toy hauler with 65 gal + water storage. I will still bring extra jugs for water so we don't have to count on customer service.

KC_Bobby
09-24-2008, 08:39 PM
Paul, the water gator went by our spot last year often.

The Pickled Pig
09-24-2008, 08:54 PM
Must be the VIP server you get in Lot B. :wink:

Lot B. Heck, since I first attended the Royal in 1995 I've never even been to this fairytale you call Lot B. I suppose they turn your bed down at night and put a mint on your pillow too. It's survival of the fittest over on the dark side. I always heard that Lot B was for the Kids Q. :-P

Plowboy
09-24-2008, 09:22 PM
Lot B. Heck, since I first attended the Royal in 1995 I've never even been to this fairytale you call Lot B. I suppose they turn your bed down at night and put a mint on your pillow too. It's survival of the fittest over on the dark side. I always heard that Lot B was for the Kids Q. :-P

You heard wrong. Lot B is for high rollers, baby!!! Have fun on the other side of the tracks. Hope the overflowing porta pots are down hill. :icon_sick

Jeff_in_KC
09-24-2008, 10:33 PM
The new level of customer service will probably come from your partner in crime and the toy hauler with 65 gal + water storage. I will still bring extra jugs for water so we don't have to count on customer service.

Definitely a good point, Lee! :lol: I'll be bringing at least two of my seven gallon ones. I wanna experience this thing called customer service at the Royal! :wink: Think we can get 'em to turn down the sheets and leave us a mint? :-D

Solidkick
09-25-2008, 12:27 PM
Lot B. Heck, since I first attended the Royal in 1995 I've never even been to this fairytale you call Lot B. I suppose they turn your bed down at night and put a mint on your pillow too. It's survival of the fittest over on the dark side. I always heard that Lot B was for the Kids Q. :-P

Ouch! That kind of hurt.......it may take 2 or 3 of YOUR beers to recover from that statement....... :twisted:

By the way, I'm scheduled to be tucked into bed at 11:45........:biggrin:

Jorge
09-25-2008, 01:34 PM
Ouch! That kind of hurt.......it may take 2 or 3 of YOUR beers to recover from that statement....... :twisted:

By the way, I'm scheduled to be tucked into bed at 11:45........:biggrin:

That's gonna last:roll:

Jorge
09-25-2008, 01:36 PM
You heard wrong. Lot B is for high rollers, baby!!! Have fun on the other side of the tracks. Hope the overflowing porta pots are down hill. :icon_sick

A week away, and the smack talk begins.....

lwest99
09-25-2008, 02:32 PM
I heard Lot B has padded toliet seats and you could even get a manacure if your fingers hurt from pressing buttons on your FEC :-P

Nature Boy
09-25-2008, 03:33 PM
Yo yo to my favorite pirates!
I see you have 62 response already (dang this forum is active!). and I don't have time to read them. But this is our 5th year and I do have a suggestion (we still have not learned how to achieve this):

Sit down in your chair whenever you can. That pavement is hard and you'll be on it for a very long time.

Look forward to seeing yall out there!
Travel safe.
Chris

KC_Bobby
09-25-2008, 05:54 PM
zing

scottyd
09-25-2008, 06:35 PM
Definitely a good point, Lee! :lol: I'll be bringing at least two of my seven gallon ones. I wanna experience this thing called customer service at the Royal! :wink: Think we can get 'em to turn down the sheets and leave us a mint? :-D


I am sure someone has a mint for ya Jeff!!:shock:

I would just be afraid who!!!

see ya at the Royal.

BBQchef33
09-25-2008, 06:41 PM
Heres a mint for jeff. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180290990035)

lwest99
09-25-2008, 07:52 PM
Heres a mint for jeff. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180290990035)

Very good:-P

I found another mint for you Jeff

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll277/lwest99/Urinal-Mint.jpg?t=1222390911

scottyd
09-25-2008, 08:55 PM
Just what I had in mind for ole Jeffy.

But ours are ROUND>

Jeff_in_KC
09-25-2008, 09:58 PM
Funny chit guys! :lol: Phil, keep on laughing but when Schick responds that they want to sponsor Big Creek BBQ, it's on buddy! Me and Tiger will be the name spokespeople for Schick! Hell, I'm not even asking for NEARLY as much as he's getting!

Jeff_in_KC
09-25-2008, 10:50 PM
Just reading some stories and so forth around the site tonight made me realize something - having only competed once since we won in July (and then many of our friends weren't there), I miss you guys! Call me sappy... don't care! Looking forward to the Royal and seeing a lot of people that I usually see often and more of you that I might only see once or twice a year! There will be beer at 947. Stop by!

BBQchef33
09-25-2008, 11:54 PM
Funny chit guys! :lol: Phil, keep on laughing but when Schick responds that they want to sponsor Big Creek BBQ, it's on buddy! Me and Tiger will be the name spokespeople for Schick! Hell, I'm not even asking for NEARLY as much as he's getting!

so the rumors true.. you DO shave your thighs. :)

Plowboy
09-26-2008, 05:16 AM
For those of you traveling to KC, KC BBQ Store and Backyard Bash will have booths in the Expo hall for anything you've left behind: sauce, rub, spray bottle, lump, pellets, etc., etc.

VA BBQ PIRATES
09-26-2008, 05:50 AM
Yo yo to my favorite pirates!
I see you have 62 response already (dang this forum is active!). and I don't have time to read them. But this is our 5th year and I do have a suggestion (we still have not learned how to achieve this):

Sit down in your chair whenever you can. That pavement is hard and you'll be on it for a very long time.

Look forward to seeing yall out there!
Travel safe.
Chris

We plan to sit as long and often as possible! Christy has a stress fracture near her ankle that apears to be healing well. Had Xrays yesterday. She was supposed to be wearing an orthopedic boot in WV but didn't want to get it wet!

See ya there
Tom

Captain Caveman
09-26-2008, 08:02 AM
does anyone know where the power is located in lot B? We are in space 957 and would like to be prepared with ext. cord (we have 100').

KC_Bobby
09-26-2008, 08:15 AM
Will anyone have a trailer dolly out there? If the neighbors have their tents up by the time I get there, it's going to be hell for me to try to get my cargo where I want it. I really don't have a need to unload a lot of it til Saturday so borrowing someone's dolly would be great.

Solidkick
09-26-2008, 12:21 PM
Bobby, I'm concerned about the same thing.....2 of us have to work until 10AM, so we plan to leave at noon on Thurs. If the teams on either side of us are already there, we will have a problem getting the 5th wheel in the spot.