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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Ma and Pa Fest....

Where are we today ?
        Another fun day here with more great weather. The walkabouts and stuff, play with dogs and mow a bit more lawn. Its not growing as fast anymore so did not do the whole 5 acres, only the spots that needed it. Then can read for a short while in the shade.
Excellent lawn mower
         Shortly after 3 pm we packed up our chairs and cooler head down the back roads to Ma and Pa Fest. We took some mini tarts and bean salad. Have been going to this fun gathering for many years and I have posted about it in the past. This year Suzie's Mom and Dad were invited so we showed them the way there. Ma is Kay and Pa is Elmer, he was the arena Manager in Plattsville for ever it seems until he retired about 15 years ago. According to Elmer they started doing a small get together like this about 50 years ago and just seems to get larger every year. Some years as many as 200 people here I believe.
         They supply the meat and the rest is a pot luck affair. So much wonderful food.
Ma and Pa Fest
his fish pond with huge fish
Suzie and her Mom and Dad chatting with Elmer
stoking the campfire for the corn pot
The BBQ going with 3 roast beef and 3 pork roasts
taking the roasts off the spit
      Dan is carving the three turkeys he deboned and smoked earlier. Man is it ever tasty.
smoked turkey
this smoked turkey was so moist and tender
Now the roast beef amazing , melt in in your mouth. 
Dan you do an awesome job !
      I missed them carving the pork roasts, but again done to perfection.
cast iron pot for the corn over the fire
putting the corn in foil lined coolers
this friendly dog wanted his own chair
so many people to chat with
the laneway lined with cars
desert tent
Elmer welcoming everyone, then grace
Kay making sure everything is all set
so many choices, where do we start?
I started and finished here,
well a few more nibbles
More wood on the fire for those sitting around
nice huge sunflowers at the edge of the corn field
cute drink holder
        Did we have a great time? You betcha, did we eat to much? Yaaaaa.... But it is so nice to attend this get together and chat with so many people we have not seen for a long time or at least last years party. Thanks Ma and Pa  and all the volunteers that make this event a success.
         Glad you could all drop by here a visit with us, it was a great day again.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
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  1. Wow that is a lot of meat and what a huge BBQ. The meat looks delicious, my mouth is watering just looking at the pictures.

  2. Lotsa good cooks there. Food all looks good.

  3. Now that is what I call a feast! What a beautiful setting for your get together.

  4. It looks like you had a perfect day to go along with good food and friends.

  5. Looks like a great gathering George, you don't see or hear of many like that anymore. What an array of food and great ways of cooking it all. Take care and we will see you soon.

    1. Thats why we love it here such amazing people and great times.
      See you guys soon too.

  6. Looks like a really fun event and great that Ma & Pa are willing to put it on each year. I like their choices of meats and would have picked the same ones. I love pot lucks but hate to have to pass on so many of the great looking offerings - the plate and stomach can only hold so much.

    1. Its all so good, needed some Pepcid Ac at that meal.

  7. Another party and we find you in the middle of it! Glad you're having a great time. Looks like you pulled everyone in from town and the food looks amazing too.

    1. Well we do enjoy these great gatherings, and yep a lot of the town was there.

  8. What a feast! It all looks yummy! Glad you had nice weather and Suzie's Mom and Dad could go this year.

    1. It sure was a great day and they also knew so many people as well.

  9. A tent just for desserts??? hey ho! my kind of Fest! What a nifty thing for this couple to begin … I swear, George! you got yourself quite a lifestyle… !

    1. Need to keep the sweets and ice cream in the shade !
      We love the lifestyle and all the great people we meet.

  10. That was some great BBQ. You did not go home hungry, I'm sure. Good fun!

  11. Wow! So there are other ways to cook besides on a Weber grill! :c)

    1. There sure is, the Weber Q works great for a small group. But not for a 100 ore more people.


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