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"Tailgate" Picnic in Fresno, CA on 7-13-02 (pictures included)
7-14-02

Posted on 07/14/2002 3:59:38 PM PDT by mtngrl@vrwc

Yesterday in the 105 degree heat (which seemed cool in comparison to Friday's 109 degrees which was a scorcher) fifty FReepers and family got together at Woodward Park in Fresno, California for a "tailgate" picnic dinner and fun!

FReepers who attended were (in alphabetical order):

I hope that I haven't left anybody out, but if I did, please forgive me AND SET ME STRAIGHT! LOL!

To sum it all up, we had a great time! A fabulous time! It couldn't have been better! We visited until the food was ready to eat, Saundra Duffy presented an award that was signed by Mike Briggs to Jim Robinson for his contributions to uniting conservatives and giving us a forum to discuss and promote our cause, we said the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer before eating, we had the most FANTASTIC meal imaginable, we played water games (hm...should I call it that?), and we played this "game" where we took turns telling a little about ourselves and then picking a slip of paper and talking about or doing what was written on it. After all of that, several door prizes were given away.

I am just summing up here you guys. The bottom line was that we had a blast! I hope that each and every one who was there will post some of their memories of what took place at our tailgate picnic yesterday.

A special thanks need to be given to JustAmy and Mama_Bear for their tireless efforts in coordinating the picnic. JKPhoto also has to be thanked for barbecuing the meat. It was perfect! I would like to thank Senorita for being in charge of the door prizes. I just know I am forgetting somebody...I hope not though!

I would like to also thank COB1 for coming here from Texas to be at our tailgate party! That's a long way to come to spend time with little old us! Several FReepers came from the Los Angeles area and from Modesto and San Jose too. You are all wonderful for making this special effort! THANKS!


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; US: California; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: fresno; funfunfun; tailgatepicnic
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked
It was so fun meeting you yesterday! I love your freepname! So, tell us, how much of that recipe did your hubby get out of JkPhoto eh? Care to share? :)
Please know that my prayers are with you and hubby for his complete recovery. Did you add him to the prayer thread on FR?
101 posted on 07/14/2002 8:32:08 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: mtngrl@vrwc; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; COB1; All
BRAVO FRESNO FREEPERS!

What a great looking bunch of Patriots! Thanks for posting the pictures....it's nice to be able to put a face to a screen name!

.......

102 posted on 07/14/2002 8:34:36 PM PDT by JulieRNR21
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To: JustAmy
Thanks for the pics JustAmy!!! It looks like it was a GREAT time. What time of year will it be for the Monterey one? Closer yet.. and probably more "do-able" for us.

Great pics!! I see Badjoe had his wonderful CHAIR there. He didn't have to fight people over sitting on it, huh? I was suprized!! :o)

BIG OLE BUMP!!! For the best Californians!!
103 posted on 07/14/2002 8:39:30 PM PDT by Vets_Husband_and_Wife
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To: CounterCounterCulture
The pistols weren't my idea...although next time we should upgrade to super-soakers

(**whispering**)I think we all should get super-soakers and NOT tell Cool Guy. ;-)

104 posted on 07/14/2002 8:40:53 PM PDT by mtngrl@vrwc
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To: mtngrl@vrwc
Whispering real loud. I have been plotting revenge on Cool Guy all day! We have to think of something scathingly brilliant to do to him next time, doncha think?

And then there is the little matter of a pretty girl who lives in the mountains and attacked me with a little orange squirtgun too!
105 posted on 07/14/2002 9:07:06 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: tubebender
The picnic was held at Woodward Park, which is in NW Fresno. I don't recall how long the park has been there, but it is just lovely with ponds and ducks and a really nice Japanese Garden area.
106 posted on 07/14/2002 9:22:29 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: mtngrl@vrwc; COB1; ladyinred; chadsworth; Grampa Dave

107 posted on 07/14/2002 9:46:09 PM PDT by Clovis_Skeptic
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To: ladyinred; Cool Guy; senorita; COB1; JustAmy
My family and I had a great time yesterday at the picnic. We all had fun!!! Thanks to coolguy, for bringing the squirtguns, that was refreshing. Too bad I missed coolguy dumping the tub of icewater on Chadsworth. (First rinse he's had in awhile).
108 posted on 07/14/2002 9:50:05 PM PDT by Clovis_Skeptic
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To: tubebender
Hello tubebender
I don't think Woodward Park was here when you were. Next time we will not have the picnic in July or August unless it is either in Monterey or Oregon. The heat just about did me end and I should be used to it. But then, usually I'm sane enough to stay inside on that type of day.
I just realized you are not on my ping list. Well, you have now been added.
109 posted on 07/14/2002 9:50:19 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy
It was hot, and I am used to it, but going to Monterey sounds great to me! Of course, I would probably be too cold over there! LOL Never satisfied are we?
Enjoyed your list of You know you are in Fresno! Isn't that the truth!
110 posted on 07/14/2002 9:58:00 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: mtngrl@vrwc
No problem. I probably didn't get pictures of everyone either. Yours were great.
111 posted on 07/14/2002 10:00:59 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Clovis_Skeptic
Too bad I missed coolguy dumping the tub of icewater on Chadsworth. (First rinse he's had in awhile).

LOL! Now now now, you know he gets in the pool daily! Why some Saturday's he even takes his LAVA bar into it if he knows I am not looking! What can we expect from a Texan?

112 posted on 07/14/2002 10:01:23 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Saundra Duffy
I was busy at a quilt show in Sisters Oregon. May I be excused?
113 posted on 07/14/2002 10:18:53 PM PDT by farmfriend
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thanks for the ping. I was out of town and couldn't make it. Nice to at least see the pictures.
114 posted on 07/14/2002 10:20:31 PM PDT by farmfriend
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To: ladyinred; JustAmy
My brother lives in North West Fresno (west of 99) near Shields. My sister lives near Sandra Dufffy south of Fresno. I'll let you know when I come down next.
116 posted on 07/14/2002 10:30:24 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: mtngrl@vrwc; ladyinred
There is a saying, "Revenge is served best cold", or something like that :P.

I am listening to everything and hopefully will be prepared next time :).

117 posted on 07/14/2002 10:30:39 PM PDT by Cool Guy
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To: tubebender
Is the one who live near Bowles also the one who lives near Saundra Duffy? (or did you forget a sister)?
118 posted on 07/14/2002 10:34:54 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Clovis_Skeptic; chadsworth; ladyinred
(First rinse he's had in awhile).

Somehow, I knew I was doing the social service when I dumped it on him. The squirt guns were provided by "just amy", "mtngrl@vrwc", "senorita" and a few other local Fresno Freepers. I just filled it up and distributed it. It was my pleasure meeting y'awl.

119 posted on 07/14/2002 10:39:58 PM PDT by Cool Guy
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To: JustAmy
"...Is the one who live near Bowles also the one who lives near Saundra Duffy? (or did you forget a sister)?"

Can't put anything over on the gals from Fresno. Yes this is the sister near Bowles. BTW...What is the street Woodward park is on.
120 posted on 07/14/2002 11:00:21 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: Cool Guy
Cool Guy ~

As I said on a previous link ~ you are a pistol! No one should have so much energy in such hot weather! I SO enjoyed hanging w/ you, as did chihuahua FReepers, Bucky and Rosarita. These little dogs, as well as a couple of our others were wonderful FReepers during the Condit FReeps. I hope the "kids" and I will have the chance to FReep w/ you at some future time.

Peace and Happiness, Pattie
121 posted on 07/14/2002 11:26:21 PM PDT by SiFiPattie
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To: SiFiPattie
My pleasure meeting you, your dad, Bucky and Rosarita and it was a lot of fun. Looking forward to Freeping with you in the future :)
122 posted on 07/14/2002 11:34:44 PM PDT by Cool Guy
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To: Clovis_Skeptic
Thanks for the ping.
123 posted on 07/14/2002 11:35:19 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: mtngrl@vrwc
Great Pictures!

I'm glad that it was such a cool day in Fresno for the picnic.
124 posted on 07/14/2002 11:48:17 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: ladyinred
You look FANTASTIC !

What on earth is a " tri-tip " ???????????????????????

125 posted on 07/15/2002 12:09:03 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: Exit148
Exit148 ~

I can tell you that I usually have bangs; within minutes I had mopped myself off so many times that my bangs were stuck to the top of my head! Believe me you, it was hot and sweaty! So, YES, it was hot, and we were sweaty! We've been far worse at a few FReeps we've done in Modesto, but not as bad as our fellows have been lately doing at the Fresno peacenic FReeps!

Peace and Happiness, Pattie
126 posted on 07/15/2002 12:20:38 AM PDT by SiFiPattie
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To: CheneyChick
CheneyChick ~

We WAY missed you Chick! Your lovely blonde head and swell persona would have truly blessed our gathering. It would have been fun to see our Texes FReeper pal COB1 as he got a look at you Baby!! I miss hanging and FReeping w/ you!

Peace and Happiness, Pattie
127 posted on 07/15/2002 12:32:49 AM PDT by SiFiPattie
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To: mtngrl@vrwc
Re: 1st photo post ~ Bucky the chihuahua, doggie on the right, was twice FReeper of the week during our Condit FReeps. He made a nice donation in front of Condit's office, and we were able to tell passers by, "careful, don't step in the Condit!" Rosarita was w/ us often, but never came up w/ the deposit to earn her FReeper of the week. Thanks to Diver Dave and weeks of reports, and for naming Bucky as a SUPER FREEPER!
128 posted on 07/15/2002 12:50:39 AM PDT by SiFiPattie
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To: JustAmy
JustAmy ~ Thanks for the cool pics, and for all you did to make it such an exellent party!

Peace and Happiness, Pattie
129 posted on 07/15/2002 1:09:29 AM PDT by SiFiPattie
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To: Darlin'
tri-tip is a roast that originated in Santa Maria, California. For years you could only get it in Santa Barbara County....it is something that we have been enjoying here for a long, long time. Fortunately the rest of the state and parts of the country are catching on.

It is a cut of meat that resembles a triangle, very much like the ball-tip roast. It is seasoned with dry spices or marinated in beer with spices. It is then grilled and absolutely delicious! It is served with hot salsa (fresh tomato and chilis with onion and cilantro). If you haven't tried tri-tip, you haven't lived! :)))))) JMHO! :)
130 posted on 07/15/2002 2:10:00 AM PDT by MistyCA
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To: Issaquahking
You said the magic word! Tri-tip is cooked with Mesquite charcoal in this area! :)
131 posted on 07/15/2002 2:13:45 AM PDT by MistyCA
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To: JustAmy
All of the pictures are great! Thanks to all of you for keeping the rest of us informed about the wonderful party! I am really sorry that I had to pass this one up!
132 posted on 07/15/2002 2:18:02 AM PDT by MistyCA
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To: AmishDude
Buy a few nice tomatoes, equal number of Jalapeno chili, green onion, white onion, a bunch of fresh cilantro. Chop it up and add some salt and a bit of lime juice. That's salsa! Don't add all the chili at once! Add it according to taste. Start with one or two. You can never take out the chili if it has become tooooo hot! But, if you find yourself burning alive from hot chili, put some sugar on your tongue :)
133 posted on 07/15/2002 2:25:19 AM PDT by MistyCA
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To: JustAmy; All
I had a great time. Thank you all.

When I got home my thread, "Can This Freeper be Saved" was over 900 posts. It took me six hours to read it. : )
Then I went to bed.

Joe
134 posted on 07/15/2002 3:30:21 AM PDT by BADJOE
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To: mtngrl@vrwc
you guys are having too much fun there!!
135 posted on 07/15/2002 3:56:57 AM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: Amerigomag; BADJOE; Bob J; brock; COB1; chadsworth; Clovis_Skeptic; Cool Guy; ...
More photos of the Tailgate Party HERE

Some of you have already been pinged, but some may not have been. I don't want to leave anyone out, so I am pinging everyone who attended the barbecue. Sorry for the double pings.

Jkphoto and I have been so busy trying to get his photos ready to present on the FR's Finest thread that we haven't had a chance to read much of this one .... but I did see all the photographs, they are GREAT! Thank you mtngrl for another great thread!

We sure had a wonderful time Saturday, didn't we?!


136 posted on 07/15/2002 5:01:54 AM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Diver Dave
The only disappointment yesterday was not being able to sample your "World Famous Brownies."

Thats "infamous brownies"


137 posted on 07/15/2002 5:15:58 AM PDT by Clovis_Skeptic
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To: Great Dane
Tri-tip a link to everything you want to know about the Central Valley's manna from heaven!


138 posted on 07/15/2002 5:24:14 AM PDT by Clovis_Skeptic
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To: ladyinred; JustAmy; senorita; Saundra Duffy; Mama_Bear; gracie1
BTW: Clovis_Skeptics daughter is my niece, lucky kid was even named after me! (lol) Isn't she just gorgeous? But of course! (VBG)

My daughter reluctantly joined my wife and I to the "groovy" picnic, and she too had a great time! I think she was suprised! She joined me at one of the first freeps @ Blackstone and Shaw also!

Gracie's son, was alot of fun too, he had a pair of matching fully automatic h2o weapons, with custom lime green grips, and an infinite ammo clip...lol

My wife also had fun, and enjoyed the food, fun, and great Freepers!!! God's people are always fun!

139 posted on 07/15/2002 5:36:22 AM PDT by Clovis_Skeptic
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To: tubebender
Woodward Park is on Friant Road and Audubon. I don't think Audubon was there in back when. It is a couple of miles north of Herndon.
Hope to meet you at one of our Rally's when it gets cooler.
140 posted on 07/15/2002 6:02:51 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: BADJOE
I missed getting a "I'll see you next time" hug. Sorry I did not get to say goodbye. Tell Willa we missed her but don't tell her about all the hugs and kisses you received. LOL
141 posted on 07/15/2002 6:08:22 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Cool Guy; Bob J
Nice pics and all, but where are youse guyz hiding the brewskies?
142 posted on 07/15/2002 6:21:55 AM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: SiFiPattie
Hi Pattie! It was great to see you in the pix, along with your little sidekicks and your dad (didn't see your mom...). You are looking lovely as ever! I was surprised at how many showed up. I liked Jim's idea of Monterey for the next one!

Cheers, CC :)

143 posted on 07/15/2002 7:22:39 AM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: MistyCA; TheBattman; pulaskibush; Travelgirl; parsifal; wirestripper; FreetheSouth!
I had been wondering what "tri-tip" was.

Sounds a lot like my dry rub pork ribs, cooked over mesquite, but without the salsa.

I'm going to have to cook some of those ribs for the Hog Wild FReepers one of these days.

144 posted on 07/15/2002 8:15:02 AM PDT by Budge
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To: mtngrl@vrwc
Great pictures, looks like everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks for the report and photos.
145 posted on 07/15/2002 8:25:50 AM PDT by SAMWolf
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To: nopardons
Hi, and thanks!
Tri tip is explained on post #57 and then again right after you asked me!

We didn't know this is a California thing until we started talking about it on this thread!
We are our own "universe" here ya know! Wish you could have been here!
146 posted on 07/15/2002 8:27:02 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Fred Mertz
The Parks in Fresno have banned booze, so we couldn't legally have any there.
I think there were a few freepers, well maybe one, who does not believe in the rule of law! :)
147 posted on 07/15/2002 8:29:19 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Cool Guy
Any time, pal. You're always welcome at our place. Quite an improvement this time, huh? You were a real troublemaker at the tailgate party, Cool Guy. You're making a name for yourself in more ways than one. Thanks for demonstrating the "Cool Guy Shuffle". I had never seen it up close and personal. What a dance! You're too much! For victory & freedom!!!
148 posted on 07/15/2002 9:09:24 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: JustAmy
Are you saying that Fresno folks are REDNECKS?! Ha! Amy - you have great organizational skills. What a great party! Thank you so much, Sis. For victory & freedom!!!
149 posted on 07/15/2002 9:12:16 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: Grammy Bear
It was great seeing you there, Grammy Bear. You're a real trooper. Boy, are you lucky to have a son-in-law who bbq's the best tri tip on earth. Yahoo! For victory & freedom!!!
150 posted on 07/15/2002 9:13:19 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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