Voting For The Southern Round-Up... - 1st blog name..ok. Blog at - 267123

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VOTING for the southern round-up... 
Feb. 10, 2012 8:35 pm 
Updated: Mar. 3, 2012 2:50 pm
Hi all! ok, many folks know a bunch of idiots got together last year in panama city fla. we got great rates and terrific weather with very little congestion due to crowds. it was as beautiful as i remembered from 15 years prior. the orginial group are all coming back. the folks that were there (such crazy optimists) were (as ya know them,) arich, staci, robogranma, cindy lepp and pelicangal. robogranma,cindy lepp, pelicangal and myself all left blogs most with pictures. check them out! this is an invitation for everyone else to attend! i left a prior blog and many folks have indicated they intend coming...please do!! but folks, the more the merrier...pelicangal is coming from the pacific northwest coast...again, ya will love her as well as all the other folks! so to let you know...we have a large home in columbus,ga. anyone flying into atlanta or driving south will probably need to pass thru my area. i still have 1 bedroom left, but plenty of couches and you WILL get privacy in sunroom,office, living room and den.don't waste money on a hotel room. e-mail me at and we can reserve something in our home for you.  ok, good grief, i'm long winded, sorry. here is the question...where in northwest flordia would ya prefer to rent some places? i'm gonna take control on dates though, sorry, in deference to a single know who you are. the dates are the 15th to the 23rd of september this year. cheap rate and not a TON of snowbirds in yet...but us! usually perfect weather and certainly bring bathing suits!! water is very warm! i read where the denver round-up was called off (sorry), so ya wanting to attend a round-up and meet folks that are just LIKE you. here is  another opportunity. southern hospitality at it's finest! we eat like hawgs, drink like fish, talk our tails off and LAUGH all night long. i nominate panama city again! sea-side resturants, a great little cinder-block resturant that has lines streching around the block to get in! it's great! oh,robogranma is bringing chef we will be supervised ( i think, lol.)folks ya won't believe the many things in common we have . i'm so looking forward to meeting all of ya again, you will make life-long friends here, and heck, who doesn't need another friend? we are real...check the blogs! we are honest folks. the reason i'm posting this so early is because we may get a group rate and folks may want to save even more and bunk togethere, arrange flights rental, cars and hotel rooms. but if ya fly into atlanta i'm only 2 hours south, i'll come get you. this round-up is on like neckbone!!come join some good cooks...but of course, better then that the best folks on this planet
Feb. 10, 2012 8:42 pm
dang, i forgot to put a time limit on voting where...ok let's say the 15th of march. that way we have 6 months and a week to make plans and save some money on reservations. we stayed at nice condo last year and it cheap!
Feb. 10, 2012 9:59 pm
Just let me know when and where! I almost have hubs talked into it! I am playing the "bday" card... (14th) Yay! That would be a great gift!
Feb. 11, 2012 6:46 am
hi shannon! it's gonna be september 15-23rd. i would prefer the celadon on panam city,fla. nice cheap condos. we stayed there last year. we know our way around fairly easy enough. there is a great old time seafood restaurant in the city that's super good and cheap! 5bucks for a dozen oysters, frog-legs, gater name it....and oh yeah, cheap beer!
Feb. 11, 2012 7:09 am
YUM! Great price on oysters!!!!! Needless to say, count me in on the beer, too! I will pass on the frog legs and gater, though! :) I am getting excited, gderr!!
Feb. 11, 2012 7:39 am
oh gal! you are gonna have a blast! i'm hoping i'm giving enough warning so folks can share the condos. but if you want to bring hubby ( and do by all means!) there was 3 guys there last year and i know more or coming!
Feb. 11, 2012 7:46 am
I am pretty sure hubs would tag along! We are both easy going and would be happy to share a condo and expenses with others!
Feb. 11, 2012 2:20 pm
I'm in like flint Gary!!!! YA-HOOOOO!!! It really doesn't matter to me where it is - just tell me where and I'll be there! I'm a Florida gal - on the east coast - Jacksonville - so Panama City is not that far a drive. It'll be a rootin-tootin down home shootin Southern talk squawkin good time!!! COUNT ME IN!!!
Feb. 11, 2012 2:26 pm
Hey Gary - do the condos have full kitchens? - I want to cook up some Baked Potato Bisque Soup, Garlic Butter Parmesan French Bread, Shepherd's Pie topped with Garlic Mash Potatoes and Cheese - and Red Velvet French Trifle - - cookin is my idea of a good time!!
Feb. 11, 2012 2:29 pm
I don't have a bathing suit or sun hat - - but I do have plenty of aprons and a good set of knives!! LOL
Feb. 11, 2012 3:57 pm
shannon, if i remember right you are in nashville. ya can tailgate down to my part of the world and spend the night in our house with us, pelicangal and cindylepp. also...claire has found some great rates already and ya are welcome to share a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo there...celadon. bring a sense of humor...i am wicked, the wife is sunday school teacher, well if catholics did that. e'mail me ya got the last bedroom!
Feb. 11, 2012 5:09 pm
hi love2cook! i love to hear that! remember this is a southern round-up full of rednecks in redneck heaven! gal you will absolutely love this crowd! we are goofy silly...and yup they all have full kitchens! but, we are not there to show off...much lol! once we get a head count you may want to consider bunking in with another idiot and split costs. e-mail me sweetie if you have further questions. i'm slow on the uptake about checking e-mails...but i'm gonna try and be more diligent. panama city is sounding right up our alley again, i know mylepp, jan and i prefer that. anyways, dates ARE set! gonna be a blast! we are rednecks so forget your high-heels!
Feb. 11, 2012 5:57 pm
Oh no problems - I own a pair of high heels - but I'm a flip-flop and barefoot kinda gal! If there's someone that I can bunk with - that would be great. Just count me in and I'll take a roomie if there's someone who needs a roomie to split the costs. I can cook, I don't snore (well, not much - but evidently I do talk in my sleep or at least that's what my hubby says - but I'm probably just giving him the "honey-do list") - and I love to laugh - - however, I don't para-sail - - that one is NOT on my "bucket list" - - LOL!! Panama City - here we come!!
Feb. 11, 2012 6:09 pm
remember the line from that eposiode of impractiactial jokers, he was interviewing folks to serve as a room-mate. he told them, i sleep-walk but i sleep in the nude.don't wake me up i become violent." yep parasiling or swiming with dolphins. anyone can swim with large mammals...parasailing you get to see where the sharks are!
Feb. 11, 2012 7:04 pm
DH is pushing me to go. I'm doubt that he'll be able to make it though.
Feb. 11, 2012 7:30 pm
Gary, is that the Celadon Beach Resort you are talking about and you'll be there for the full 9 days?
Feb. 12, 2012 3:27 am
well vamom,he will miss a ton of fun, but you get to your butt in gear! tell what we need to do for you!
Feb. 12, 2012 3:30 am
hi mags probably just a week in fla. but some folks are coming in early and staying at our home then we will all drive down to,yes,the celadon beach resort. folks are flying/driving many miles and i want them fresh because we have about 3-4 hour drive still to go.
Feb. 12, 2012 1:55 pm
Hey Gary, I'll have to run this one by the husband. We are actually camping in the RV for a week up to Sept. 10th on the east coast of FL. And we were talking about doing a couple weeks in the Panhandle. So maybe we can incorporate the Southern-Round up in with our trip. I'll let you know after I talk it over with the boss (DH).
Feb. 12, 2012 4:54 pm
sherri YOU are the boss! come and stay as long as you desire! :)
Feb. 12, 2012 4:55 pm
oops, forgot to mention there is plenty of camping sites in p.c.!
Feb. 12, 2012 6:31 pm
Yay! Tim and I will be there!!!
Feb. 13, 2012 8:18 am
hi amanda! great it seems like all the folks so far are leaning towards p.c. you are in charge of getting hunts reserved!
Feb. 13, 2012 1:54 pm
Well it's looking like I may be in again. Not sure about hubs but ya never know. I did ask chef luigi but he did not get back to my via e-mail yet. I do hope he can make it.
Feb. 13, 2012 2:43 pm
bring it on my dare-devil! if luigi can't make it we always have jan and cindy to police us.
Feb. 13, 2012 2:44 pm know staci is coming and maybe paula. they are from your neck of the woods.
Feb. 14, 2012 7:28 am
Well, as much as I would like to come, I won't be able to, but I will see you and Claire in August for the Pacific NW Beach Bash/Life in an RV Get Together!!! It is the weekend of August 9th...can't wait to finally meet you two in person! Who knows, maybe we can get Swiss Phil to fly over for it, too!! That would be awesome.
Feb. 14, 2012 7:49 am
hi ww! oh, yes i still can't believe she wouldn't mind an outside party. she is pretty prim and proper. but she says heck yeah! we will be there! i don't know wether to pack a swimsuit or
Feb. 14, 2012 5:14 pm
You never know with me..... Thanks for the update!
Feb. 14, 2012 6:34 pm
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Feb. 15, 2012 7:47 am
hi maui! you let me know if you are flying into atlanta and we can pick you up. panama city has an airport so you can fly in or out there! gater tail and grits!!
Feb. 16, 2012 5:28 am
Well DH thinks it is a great idea. So as soon as I know for sure where and when you are staying we'll book a campground around that area. Hopefully gas doesn't go up to five bucks a gallon by then. Can't wait!
Feb. 16, 2012 7:08 am
hi sherri! it is gonna be the 15th to the 23rd of september and it seems panama city beach is the consenus. a lot of folks make a full week out of it. but we will all gather at least 1 night at a resturant. arich lives in p.c. so hopefully she can arrange reservations again at hunts. more to come, but remember we party all week long...i know some folks can't spend that long,but stay as long as you would like! looking forward to seeing ya! you will truly have a blast and will not be able to shut-up. it truly is like a family reunion...but 1 you WANT to go to. no on puts on airs..we all just make fun of each other!
Feb. 17, 2012 9:45 am
I'm coming (hubs is iffy), and I know I can't stay the whole week - maybe Wed or Thurs to Sun? And I'll need a condo roomie or two as well. So definitely keep me in the loop!
Feb. 18, 2012 10:03 am
no problem staci! i'll leave another blog in march to get a head count and arrangements can be made.
Mar. 2, 2012 5:06 pm
Gderr....DH and I had tentatively planned to go to the Denver Roundup but of course that didn't happen. We would LOVE to come to the Southern Roundup in Sept. We already live in FL so less than a day's drive and we are there. Open to everyone? I don't post often, only when I think I can be helpful.....but I read the Buzz every single day and have for several years....and I have to say, although no one has probably ever heard of me, I feel like I DO know some of you just from years of the Buzz! One person said she wanted to cook y'all cook while you are there? Could you kind of give me the "lay of the land" about the Roundup? We would sooooo love to come! Email is . Thanks so much!
Mar. 3, 2012 2:50 pm
i sent you an e-mail sweetie...but a blog trying to explain will come the 4th march details are concrete now!
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