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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Ma and Pa fest, this is an awesome summer BBQ !

Where are we today ? 
       Sunshine and a very beautiful day here. Got a few things done this morning after computing and walkabouts enjoying the peace and quiet enjoying this lovely setting.
This where we are

         Before we know its time to head on down the back roads to Ma and Pa fest. Elmer and Kayes' farm where they have a yearly get together, its a huge social event for a few of their friends. About 300 in total are usually there and the turnout today did not disappoint with perfect weather for this outdoor event. The amazing thing is we know most of these people too!
        Not sure how long they have been doing this but we have been coming for about 20 years if we are in the area. They supply the meat and this year 44 lbs of beef, 23 lbs of pork and a couple turkeys and some turkey breasts.
         First thing you do here is read the rules, just to make sure that we know them, same every year, but a refresher course is good.
turkeys are done in the smoker
5 roasts on the rotisserie
        Elmer had an old truck camper parked here that they used on a few trips out west, now has status as "The Hilton".
need a room? Reasonable it says.
fancy outside  Loo

Flush toilet in the loo
few campers here too
Their Grandaughter Ashley does the wagon rides
fish pond
lotsa friends here
roast beef and pork is coming off 
start cooking the corn, about 25 dozen over the fire
to keep the corn hot
Slicing the meat
Pa making announcements
food is ready
lots of food for everybody
oh so tasty
desert tent
lots of ice cream too
awesome fire
          Well there ya go we had an amazing afternoon and evening with so many people to talk to, many we have not seen for a few years and so much food to eat, everybody brings a pot luck dish to go with the meat they supply. 
        Now considering Elmer is 81 this year and still putting on this huge event with help from friends and family, but he does love doing it I am sure. So glad that we are able to attend this annual event and catch up with so many people.
        But now its getting late and we had a long fun day so would like to say good night.
        Thanks once again for dropping on by, hope you had a great day too.
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21 comments:

  1. Holy Moly! What a production. And you're still up?

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    1. Just a quick posting then hit the sack.

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  2. HAHAHA....I just love those rules.

    What a gorgeous place. What a fantastic get together. I am Italian, and we have huge get togethers but I think you just might have topped us. That dessert table is to die for...YUMMY!

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    1. Just love this small town living, one big family!
      All the food was excellent too.

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  3. That is totally awesome! I have never seen a table of food that long! I love the rules and "The Hilton" . I might have been tempted to head straight for the ice cream!

    I'm so glad you and Suzie had such a great time...that's what it is all about!

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    1. So nice to everybody again and catch-up bonus is an excellent meal.

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  4. With that much food on the table everyone must have brought a larger pair of pants to wear afterwards. I can almost taste it here. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. No way to sample it all, and if you went away hungry thats your own fault.

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  5. now that is my kind of fest and my kind of eating...

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    1. Everyone does enjoy it thats for sure.

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  6. That was quite the shindig! Those roasts on the spit were humongous - what a spread.

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    1. Everything was cooked to perfection too!

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    1. Yeppir it sure was, and a great social time too!

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  8. Looks like great food and fun for all. Made me hungry!

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    1. Am sure there was enough food for another 50 people at least, should have stopped by.

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  9. LOVE BBQ meat ! What an excellent variety....

    Kelly

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  10. Thanks for the pics Bud....I saw Mom!!

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    1. No problem a good time there as usual.
      Mom doing pretty good too.

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  11. Thanks for the pictures Bud...I saw Mom!!!

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