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Does what happen in Vegas stay in Vegas? 
May 20, 2012 5:16 pm 
Updated: May 26, 2012 5:59 am

It started here.

No, this is not Peter Fonda.

This is the famous Baking Nana.

Me and my gang.

l to r: Marianne, Cathy Meyers, Bibi, Baking Nana, Del Mar Girl, Pattycakes, Magnolia Blossom, XrayBarb, Allrecipes Elizabeth, and me the old man.

Oh, and DW and I picked up Mauigirl at the airport.

Now for the rest of the story I take the 5th. I know this blog has an edit button, but let me tell you, I'd have to be granted full immunity from all attendees in order to add further information including photos regarding the Las Vegas blowout.


And to my embarrassment the girls dressed me in a Martha Stewart apron and lei'd me. Photo? They will have to blog on that.

May 20, 2012 5:27 pm
LOL, you & all your gals!! We need a lot more gossip, lol!
May 20, 2012 5:33 pm
Scotdog - Yep, I was the only one there that didn't have shaved legs.
May 20, 2012 5:35 pm
Bd you are just teasing us, now. What scrumptious foods did you eat? Anyhoo looks like fun!
May 20, 2012 5:35 pm
Great photos! Glad everyone is having or had a great time ...
May 20, 2012 5:36 pm
What a tease! I want details, Man!
May 20, 2012 5:37 pm
Lela - I'll tell you the food was awesome but the friendship was priceless.
May 20, 2012 5:38 pm
ok, call me kermit...yep i'm pretty green with envy! so many sweet gals and a lei to boot...yep what happens in vegas stays in vegas. nice photos of some folks i would have loved to meet. maybe one day. there is gonna be some tanned photos coming in september:)
May 20, 2012 5:40 pm
Paula - I'll leave the rest to someone else to blog. I know there will be a few. I had such a great time. If I were to do a full blog it would take days!
May 20, 2012 5:40 pm
gderr - You are on my bucket list.
May 20, 2012 5:42 pm
Linda (LMT) - You couldn't imagine how many photos were taken. I got home today and some are still there.
May 20, 2012 5:59 pm
Ohh wish I coul be there. Have fun!
May 20, 2012 6:08 pm
Sounds like a fun time; maybe one day I will be able to attend. I agree.... times like that are priceless and make such memories for all.
May 20, 2012 6:11 pm
Looks like it was a wonderful time. Thank you for a peek into the Vegas bash.
May 20, 2012 6:15 pm
CookandBakeGirl - We wish you could have been there too.
May 20, 2012 6:16 pm
misty - If you ever get a chance to make a roundup you won't regret it.
May 20, 2012 6:17 pm
Marie C. - It may be just a peek but no doubt there will be more blogs on the gathering.
May 20, 2012 7:15 pm
I so would like to meet more of my friends from here. I live on the border of WI and IL. not exactly a mecca but would so like to get together with others in the general area. Hope I can sometime. I missed the Michigan,,argh.
May 20, 2012 7:31 pm
ibbz - No doubt you will some day. This was my first and hopefully not my last. It was a blast.
May 20, 2012 8:53 pm
Can't wait for "the rest.... of the story!" Great picture of the AR Biker Gang Bd.
May 20, 2012 8:57 pm
Candice - Thanks. I'm sure this is just a prelude.
May 21, 2012 3:23 am
GREAT photos! Can't wait to hear and see more!
May 21, 2012 3:41 am
luv2cook - I had a great time. mauigirl was a great host. I'm sure there will be more blogs.
May 21, 2012 3:55 am
Thanks for sharing the pictures...looks like everyone having the time of their lives...can't wait to see more.
Deb C 
May 21, 2012 3:58 am
Oh sure, tease us with great pictures but omit the Martha Stewart apron & lei photo. Hmmm. I’m so glad you all had a wonderful time but of course we knew you would. It’s a wonderful group of people. Thanks for sharing!
May 21, 2012 4:03 am
*Sherri* - We were a little loud and rambunctious.
May 21, 2012 4:04 am
Deb C - DW did take a pic of me with the apron and lei...just can't seem to find it. lol
May 21, 2012 4:19 am
I can't wait to hear all the other stories from Vegas. What a grand bunch!
May 21, 2012 4:23 am
Cat Hill - I'm so glad you stopped by. I'm sorry for the short phone call. I was in the middle of putting up a canopy. Great talking to you. Oh I bet there will be plenty more. There were photos galore.
May 21, 2012 4:48 am
Ok, so we are tapping our fingers, waiting to hear more! Great photos of a great group. Bd, glad you all had such a fab time!
May 21, 2012 4:57 am
bellpepper - Some stayed until today. Some great blogs will probably be coming to you soon.
May 21, 2012 5:07 am
Hi, green with jealousy here but have a great time. AND, you watch yourself with all these women!!!!. cheers
May 21, 2012 5:13 am
Don - Get that passport in order. You need to make it to a roundup.
May 21, 2012 5:21 am
Wow, looks like we had a good Ol time! Lol thanks for sharing Debi with us, she is a Keeper and a Doll! so nice to find out your not a Chick!
May 21, 2012 5:28 am
Awesomeness right there! What a good time you had!
May 21, 2012 5:28 am
Patty Cakes - Thank you! Yep, I'm really a guy. Great meeting you and Carlos. Yes, Debi is a keeper.
May 21, 2012 5:44 am
Party on! I love the fact you are one of our 'guys'. I keep forgetting when I see that milk mustached cutie face on your avatar pic!
May 21, 2012 5:51 am
sassyoldlady - Thank you. She's my granddaughter and much better looking than I.
May 21, 2012 6:28 am
Oh, man the stories will be forthcoming. I just have to wait until I'm on my computer. I didn't take photos because, well,I forgot my camera the first day. Then the really good photogs got them. I'll add stories to their blogs. Bd.weld is a total sweetheart, and his wife is a total sweetheart, too. Much more to tell you. I'm working on my first cup of java and four hours of sleep again. To the airport soon.......
May 21, 2012 7:41 am
Good morning bd. I am still in Vegas. What a great weekend. I can't believe it is over..... Time to head for the barn this morning. More blogs will be coming. I just don't know where to start! Great food, fun and friendship.....what more can you ask for?
May 21, 2012 8:37 am
Dude - it looks like you have the legs to carry a Martha Stewart Apron....
May 21, 2012 9:11 am
Doug - Lol. I'm sure there will be more ribbing on other blogs.
May 21, 2012 10:03 am
WFDM - Indeed it was a good time and hopefully not the last.
May 21, 2012 2:24 pm
Hi bd!! It was so great to have met you and your beautiful bride!! Time was way too short. But I am so glad we all had the chance to meet and just share eachothers company. I am always so amazed at how much like "Family" this great group of ours feels like!! We made it hoe safe and sound and now the great Vegas Blowout is another great AR memory!!!
May 21, 2012 4:57 pm
WOOT WOOT! Noemi! What a great weekend we had! We are home safe and sound and wondering how 3 days passed so quickly! Mauigirl out did herself as usual. Not only is this a great "family" we are FRIENDS! WOOT WOOT!
May 21, 2012 8:33 pm
BTW - nothing stays in Vegas if there are cameras around.....and there always are cameras around......
May 22, 2012 5:31 am
so glad you had a great time bd.w, I wanted to quickly check out the gossip and happenings from the weekend before I started my day. Be careful what you wish for, being the only person there with unshaved legs....I would have taken that as a challenge and tried a quick wax job on you:P The group pic is great, B'Nana on a hog, I knew there was a rebel inside her.
May 22, 2012 8:46 am
Noemi - It was a great pleasure to meet you. Maybe again at a mini So Cal.
May 22, 2012 8:49 am
BN - Yes, Mauigirl certainly out did herself with her busy schedule. The buffet Mauigirl put out was better than any buffet I've seen in Vegas.
May 22, 2012 8:53 am
RNG - Ouch! Yep, Baking Nana "Easy Rider". Cathy Meyers filled in for Jack Nicholson.
May 22, 2012 9:06 am
Marianne - Sweet Marianne, thank you and thank you for the help with the Shoyu Chicken.
May 22, 2012 3:12 pm
Great blog and pictures! I had so much fun meeting you and the other ladies :-) wink wink
May 22, 2012 3:42 pm
You get a big "attaboy" BD for being a good sport and a great hand at the grill. Also pretty good at picking out the wife. She's great and a welcome addition to our "family".
May 22, 2012 4:19 pm
DelMarGirl - You were crack up. Next time let's shoot some craps together.
May 22, 2012 4:21 pm
Magnolia Blossom - It was a pleasure to meet you. Take care of my other buddy that doesn't have shaved legs.
May 22, 2012 4:31 pm
bd.weld, I swear you are my brother from another mother. Thank you so much for all the help pulling this off. I could not have done it without you and all the others. Tell that precious bride of yours that you are now the official so. cal. gal's eye candy :) We are so happy to have you in our circle XOXO PS Gderr is on my bucket list too ;)
May 22, 2012 4:54 pm
mauigirl - It was our pleasure to help out and you know why. Debi enjoyed fishing in your pool.
May 22, 2012 5:02 pm
Great pics bd, thank you! I wish I could have made it. Hoping for next year!
May 22, 2012 5:18 pm
LadySparkle - We missed you! Thank you for the gift. You are on my bucket list too.
May 22, 2012 5:33 pm
Thank you soo very much BD, for sharing your Lovely wife with us! Debi is just soo wonderful and sweet:) I swear Penny looks like she is ready to ride out of town on the cycle. Lol. Had too much Fun this weekend. Thanks to all of my family for making it happen!!
May 22, 2012 5:37 pm
Patty Cakes - Carlos and I had fun chatting. I just hope he didn't mind me ribbing him about the self portrait.
May 22, 2012 5:50 pm
BTW bd.....time to start planning that pool for your bride. It is the favorite room in my house. Before you start, I can give you some good advice on dealing with the pool companies and the things you might enjoy and the things that I screwed up on with mine LOL
May 22, 2012 6:01 pm
mauigirl - Thank you. We will definitely consult with you.
May 22, 2012 6:05 pm
I am so jealous, what fun! I will attend one of these things one day, just gotta get this economy going lol! Great reading your blog and all the replies!
May 22, 2012 6:14 pm
Raedwulf - Thanks for looking in. Come on now look for a gathering near you we need more hairy legged ones to attend these.
May 22, 2012 6:54 pm
Looks like a good time was had by all! Maybe next year . . . sigh.
May 22, 2012 7:38 pm
You DO know, don't you, bd, that men ARE shaving their legs now? And their arms and their chests. Just saying....
May 22, 2012 7:43 pm
Wow, handles a grill beautifully and has great legs to boot! I think you captured the weekend well, bd!
May 22, 2012 7:50 pm
Marianne - I'm not into manscaping, I would think the hedge shears would hurt. Lol
May 22, 2012 7:52 pm
Bibi - Thank you. Do I still look like a tourist?
May 22, 2012 8:03 pm
luv2cook - Hang in there, you will make one.
May 23, 2012 6:28 am
OMG, fishing in maui's pool? What a great idea, could fish off shore in a lounger with a cold bevvy. bdW on the grill, nothing better than fresh fried fish!
May 23, 2012 6:51 am
RNG - LOL. Actually DW was fishing out leaves that a nice little wind blew into the pool. Now she wants to buy a pool. Yikes, I'm just trying to keep my head above water with all those letters she gets from her boyfriend "Bill".
May 23, 2012 7:08 am
Bill and I have a love/hate relationship. I keep trying to pawn him off on another woman, and he keeps returning. If I do not acknowledge him, he starts to make phone calls, talk about a demanding and expensive relationship
May 23, 2012 8:21 am
It seems, you got off fairly light, bd. You only had to dress up in an apron and show some legs. Perhaps you are a new hero? It's great that you, you, DW and the group had such a good time.
May 23, 2012 9:00 am
Mike Harvey - I may have gotten off light with the apron but it was heavy with friendship. Your going to have a blast. Trust me!
May 23, 2012 1:50 pm
It was awesome talking to you too! Hey, you had to go to work so you all could sit down in the shade and have an awesome dinner! I knew you all would have a grand time!
May 23, 2012 2:35 pm
Cat Hill - Thank you. Wouldn't it be great to make the trifecta some day - West Midwest and Southern?
May 23, 2012 7:09 pm
Hey, bd, we should put THAT on our bucket list!
May 23, 2012 8:16 pm
Marianne - I'm in for a trifecta though I doubt it could be the same year as Hawaii. Wouldn't that be fun?! You gotta bring hubster though.
May 23, 2012 9:03 pm
We are not going to Hawaii. Our Octobers are just too much here---granddaughter birthday, and many etcs. You'll have to give me an email when you get this way and we four can meet for lunch. I guarantee hubby and you will get along.
May 24, 2012 6:36 am
Marianne - Sounds great! We visit my parents in Long Beach often.
May 24, 2012 12:41 pm
The answer to your question is "no!" We bring it home in our hearts and carry it with us wherever we go =D What a splendid weekend it was! And what a treat to meet you and Debi face to face! Can't wait to meet your sweet little avatar next (= Thank you so much for sharing the pic of Elizabeth and me, too. I am stealing everyone's pictures and building my own little Vegas album - the joys of having a Mac (= My man-child will have a fit, though - he just got me to clear off my desk top, and it's now covered in Vegas memories (=
May 24, 2012 12:43 pm
As you know (because I am a dweeb and sent you your own recipe - lol) I sent your recipe for Jailhouse Dip to everyone on the Vegas email list. I have gotten many "thank yous" back = everyone is happy to have it! (Why does my computer think "yous" is spelled wrong? - lol)
May 24, 2012 1:33 pm
Great blog ~ looks like I missed out on so much fun!
May 24, 2012 2:14 pm
xraybarb - Thank "yous"! It was a great time. Yes my little avatar will be with me for sure on a SoCal roundup. Lol my spell check didn't pick up on yous.
May 24, 2012 2:15 pm
apple.strudel - It was a blast, hopefully one will be coming near you. You would never know some of us had never met in person.
May 24, 2012 6:33 pm
Absolutely! But hey, even if only 2 AR cooks get to meet and have a good time it is so worth it :)(:
May 24, 2012 7:07 pm
So true, Cat, so true! Btw, I WILL meet you one day! Watch out! lol!
May 24, 2012 7:08 pm
I have to say that everyone who blogged about Vegas has just been so poetic and eloquent. ALL of the blogs are just lovely!
May 24, 2012 8:59 pm
Cat Hill - I agree with xraybarb, you are so true.
May 24, 2012 9:00 pm
xraybarb - Are you saying I'm a poet and don't know it?
May 25, 2012 12:44 am
Longfellow? lol (=
May 26, 2012 3:11 am
great blog bd!! And for an "old man" you've got some great legs ;-) I wished I had gotten to meet you in year I promise...I will be in Maui ;-) Hugs
May 26, 2012 5:59 am
mis7up - I spoke of you at the roundup wishing I could have met you. Yes, hopefully Maui. How funny would it be if we met halfway across the Pacific when we both live on the West Coast?
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