Topic: BYG - Aug 11, 2018
We have a date, now the plans....
When: August 11th
Where: MekidsFamily's backyard in Central NY State
Who: Local and Chordie Friends
Backyard style gathering - "campfire style"
Food on the grill
Bon Fire (Jim totally burnt down the barn, so no more insane fires... I don't think)
We'll do one day and evening dedicated as a backyard relaxed party (Saturday). This means that if you live close please feel free to bring a dish, everyone BYOB (and we'll have some drinks to share as well) and a lawn chair if you are able (coolers make great seats). Bring your guitar or instrument of choice if you are able (or share, there's plenty of them here)! Bring along the kids if you'd like (but keep an eye on them - we live on a main road without a fence). Bring along warmer clothing for the evening (or stand within 10 feet of the fire for warmth). Should it rain, we'll move to the wrap around porch or inside. Jim and I will provide food (Possibilities include: NY Salt Potatoes, NY Sweet Corn, burgers, dogs, sausage, maybe some chili, SMOKED PULLED PORK, the best tater salad you've ever had in your life, fresh fruit, homemade cookies perhaps, good yummy stuff, etc).
Note: When I say, NY I do not live anywhere near New York City. This is rural, Upstate NY. We live in the central part of NY State halfway between Syracuse and Utica. Send me a message for the specific address. Look up Oneida Lake, you can walk to it from my home, on the North Shore.
Of COURSE those traveling should plan to stay for the weekend and if you'd like to stay longer, we'd LOVE to have you! I'll be planning Vacation time from the Wednesday before the party to the Wednesday after the party.
The yard is plenty large enough to set up tents. There are also tons of nearby NY State Campgrounds (as well as private ones). There are motels close, and Hotels close enough. As we're a stone's throw from Oneida lake, there are also tons of summer camps to rent for a week or a weekend nearby. We do have a little bit of space inside - a couch to crash on, however we have hardwood floors so crashing on a floor may not be a best plan unless you bring along a pad or blow up mattress (we have ONE). All are more than welcome to make their-selves at home inside!
Along with one day of an outdoor party, we'll do a few days of just relaxed picking, strumming, or helping you find cool things to see depending on the turn out of course. Nearby are streams, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, nature trails, and historic sites. The girls and I took Roger on a hike down the Salmon River Falls the year he came. The Boxing Hall of Fame and Baseball Hall of Fame are within driving distance as well. The Adirondacks are about a 1 1/2 hour drive, Niagara Falls is about a 3 hour drive from here, and New York City is about 5. If you want to come up and join us and go off wandering and exploring, I'll have dinner on the table for you when you get back... Jim likes to fry up bacon and eggs for breakfast... as those that have been here in the past know, the coffee is always on early in the morning, and hugs from the littlest are free and often. Come visit and join us for a little in person Chordie Family Style Gathering!
The closest airport is SYR. For more specific details, shoot me an email.
This first post has been edited to add all the fancy details
The thread for 2017 BYG is located here: http://www.chordie.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=32232
The thread for 2016 BYG is located here: http://www.chordie.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=29491
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