Just got home Great event
Dan Is indeed the Man
Even the rain held off so we could have a spectacular award ceremony
Congrats to all the Hall of Fame inductees and TOY teams especially RnQ!
We're ecstatic and humbled to receive the 2008 ROY and rub shoulders
with all the 2008 TOY greats!
For 2009, we'll work even harder, and then some, for the privilege of
standing among the 2009 TOYs!
Here are some pics
What a great time we had. Thanks Dan and Todd for making this happen.
Thank you Dan for all you do for the CBBQA.
What fantastic weather we had Saturday!
Thank you Dan for all you do for the CBBQA.
Dan, thanks for putting this together again this year. You do a great
job keeping it organized and we had a great time. It's a shame we
couldn't stay longer but maybe next year we'll be able to.
It was great to see everyone and we're looking forward to another great
Wow, what a great time we had at the Q-Fest. Great camping, food and
company. It was quite the challenge getting down there on Friday. We
left at 7:15 that morning and had good weather until just before the
Grapevine. Then it was challenging. I have never driven the motor home
while it was snowing. Thank goodness it wasn't really sticking to the
ground. It was sure nice to pull in to the campground, which by the way
it absolutely beautiful. It was sure nice to finally get to meet people
that we have read on the forum. The food on Friday was fantastic as well
as the food on Saturday. Jim sure makes a mean breakfast and a very big
thank you to him for all his hard work. The awards ceremony was fun to
see in person. A very big congratulations to Ric Gilbert and Frank Boyer
for making the "Hall of Fame". It was sure fun chauffeuring them down
and back. Great stories! A very big congratulations to all the other
winners too. The trophies were beautiful. The weather held out for us on
the way home today too. Didn't hit rain until about two hours from home.
No snow this time, thank goodness.
A very big thank you to Dan Cannon for setting this great weekend up.
The campgrounds and scenery were breathtaking. We appreciate all your
time and effort for putting this event on and look forward to next year.
You the man, Dan!!!!
I can't thank you enough for all the effort you put into making this
event happen. As usual, you did a masterful job in keeping the event
flowing and the rains away. It was great seeing old friends and meeting
new ones. And, my trip down and back could not have been more fun thanks
to Dave and Deni Bart. Deni drove the 42 foot motor home through a
snowstorm on the Grapevine like threading a needle with one hand. Bart,
she's a keeper! Congrats to all the TOY winners this year, ya'll really
worked hard to get there. And of course, Del and Randy for all they do
above and beyond. It is individuals like these two that do so much and
ask for nothing in return that make me proud to be a member of the CBBQA.
And finally, Frank Boyer for a long deserved recognition of his
contributions to our organization. This mans history is deep and he is
truly an icon in BBQ history. Congrats Frank you deserve to be in the
Hall of Fame. Can't wait to see the pictures Dan. Thanks again man.
Here is a link to the Qfest pictures, added some at the end of the
mountains, and planes landing. Can you post it on the CBBQA site so
folks can get to it? Right now they are high resolution pictures good
for printing. Later I will downsize them. That way folks can print
pictures if they want to.
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Thanks all for coming out,
We were fortunate and again had great weather and good times. The
weather stayed very nice till everybody got home Sunday night I hope. At
least for the folks here in Southern California it was great.
Started raining Sunday midnight where I live but I had the trailers set
up in there spots and all equipment packed away. What a great weekend
and timing. Started snowing Monday on us again and today. In the last 12
days it has rained about 6 inches at my place. I think that is good as
they say we are in a draught and I get my water from our self-maintained
well. Great that the Rain-God's saw fit to give us great weather for the
Q-Fest again this year.
Anyway, just finished up with a whole bunch of pictures and the
collection of comments from the weekend. Will post everything and a link
tomorrow. As well will start a new Q-Fest, 5-6-7, 2010 Topic allowing
everybody to finalize their spots for next year while already reserving
the same spots everybody had documented prior to Q-Fest this year. Yes,
we have reserved 28 spots for next year, all the same except for we
Thanks again for everybody's support and participation from both Todd
(who makes it all happen behind the scenes) and myself.
Big thanks go to:
Everybody that brought their filled with firewood, EZ-Ups,
tables, & chairs for all to use !!! We did not use them
necessarily as the EZ-Ups were just not needed. Not hot, not
rainy, no problem without them. Also, thanks to all who brought
tables, chairs, and help set them up. Thanks Ardith for the table
- Jim Sheridan for providing the "BEST" breakfast we could ever have!
- Steve Madaule, Jim Sheridan, and
everybody else, for bringing tons of wood we all enjoyed.
Todd Eves for bringing his pit and contributing the tritip for
Friday dinner and Saturday.
- Vincent and Alexa who brought the
beautiful, "customized" Q-Fest Cake. That was a first!
- And EVERYBODY
I did not mention hat brought all your fantastic potluck entree's for
all to enjoy
- AND, especially to all that tossed
the "possibility of rain to the wind" and participated and toiled over hot fires and stoves to help all of us have some
magic & special foods to try !!!
And most especially to everybody who assisted and contributed
in their own special way that
helped to make the event overall so enjoyable. Please forgive me for
not mentioning more names but everybody in attendance saw and know who
Thanks for everybody's participation in all aspects for making this work
so well every year!
Yes, we are as we speak planning and
making commitments and reservations for next year! We
have to plan this far in advance to get the premium spots and
day-parking availability at East Shore RV. Thus we reserve the
dates a year in advance and plan early. If for some reason the CBBQA
has a scheduling conflict with this day (heaven forbid) we will always
turn it into an "independent-of-any-organization" BBQ Enthusiast Weekend
Campout called a "BBQ Bivouac" which uses the same model as a Q-Fest as
we have successfully done in years past. That takes the pressure
off of any unforeseen scheduling conflicts in a yet uncharted 2010 planning for the CBBQA board, and, our scramble to obtain
reservations well enough in advance to get the best.
Q-Fest, February 5-6-7 2010, RV spot
assignments listed below
< Map of
spots > :
B156 = 44' =
B158 = 55' =
B161 = 59' =
B164 = 42' =
B166 = 38' =
B170 = 53' = =
B172 = 79' = = Tim
& Diana McDonald (2)
B174 = 54' = =
Thom Emery & family Thom & Kyle's BBQ
B175 = 54' = =
Hershel & Karen Brannen (2) "The Beast" & Professional Cookers, Inc.
B176 = 47' = =
Dave & Esy Rusko (2) Sluggish Lugs
B177 = 48' = =
B178 = 42' = =
B179 = 43' = =
Dave & Deny Bart (2) Bart's Blazin'Q
B180 = 41' = =
Rick & Karen Streiff (2) BBQbyDan
B181 = 31' = =
Dale & Tammy Ginos (2) When Pigs Fly
B182 = 33' = P/T = Todd & Tana Eves(2) Out of this World BBQ
B183 = 51' = =
Brent & Kim Walton (2) QN4U
B184 = 46' = P/T = Dan & Barbara Cannon (2) BBQbyDan
B185 = 56' = =
Toni & Ron Hoch (2) All Hogs go to Heaven
B186 = 48' = P/T = Hayward & Eva Harris (2) The Rib Doctor
B187 = 43' = =
Steve & Vince Madaule (2) All Hogs go to Heaven
B188 = 52' = P/T = Brian Kreisler & family (4) Blast Off BBQ
B189 = 46' = =
B190 = 47' = P/T = Bill Keyes & family Tropical Heat
B191 = 43' = =
B192 = 44' = P/T = Larry & Debbie Schroeder Rib Tickler BBQ
B193 = 47' = =
B194 = 37' = P/T = Gary Balbach (1)
If anybody listed above wishes to
change with an available spot, or does not
want to reserve the spot I left you in for 2009, just private email me at
Dan@BBQbyDan.com and I will
immediately change or remove you. If anybody want any spot above for next
year just email me in the same way.
Thanks again for everybody for
making this such a great weekend and hope to see you all soon.