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Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:39 am
by motcat
I might not be able to make it this year. My company is sending me to China 11/11-11/22 and my return date could be extended. If I have time, maybe I'll pack the jeep before I leave, so it's ready if I get back on the 22nd. So if the wife and I can make it, it will be last minute.

:JR

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:19 am
by will e
Okay John. I hope you get to join us. What part of China are you heading to?

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:31 am
by motcat
Flying into Shanghai then a 2 hour drive to Suzhou. I've been to Taiwan twice, but never China. Hopefully there will be some time to explore and I won't been cooped up inside.

:JR

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:49 pm
by will e
That should be fun. But it's business travel and that usually means not a lot of free time. I have been to Tianjin. Also Kaohsiung. And just last week Hong Kong. Hopefully the air quality in Suzhou isn't too bad. In Tianjin to pay at the restaurants the normal 'Visa/Mastercard' didn't work. There is a local card everyone uses. Since you haven't been to Suzhou ask some of the locals for advice on going out and what is accepted as payment.

Have fun!

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:46 am
by rstep
Well, looks like I am not going to make it this year. Was hoping schedules could be worked out but not happening.

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:28 am
by will e
That's too bad Bob, I wish you could make it out for 'the feast' at least.

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:28 pm
by 81kanada
The wife and I will be attending. We are hoping to come up on Thursday the 21. Don't know what we are bringing yet.

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:16 pm
by will e
81kanada wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:28 pm
The wife and I will be attending. We are hoping to come up on Thursday the 21. Don't know what we are bringing yet.
Gotcha down!

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:48 pm
by Tad
I grabbed 2 dozen red Chile beef tamales from my tamale lady last Friday so you can put that down for Flint and Krista.

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:12 pm
by 81kanada
Soo we are going to do everything in cast iron (dutch ovens) - green bean casserole, turkey with gravy & an cast iron pan full of stuffing. Also, on Friday we will be doing a cast iron Chocolate & pineapple upside down cake.
Wish my wife luck as she will be experimenting with yeast bread & cast iron also.

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:19 pm
by will e
Tad wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:48 pm
I grabbed 2 dozen red Chile beef tamales from my tamale lady last Friday so you can put that down for Flint and Krista.
Nice!

81kanada wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:12 pm
Soo we are going to do everything in cast iron (dutch ovens) - green bean casserole, turkey with gravy & an cast iron pan full of stuffing. Also, on Friday we will be doing a cast iron Chocolate & pineapple upside down cake.
Wish my wife luck as she will be experimenting with yeast bread & cast iron also.
That should be fun! I think Bob (Rstep) usually did the stuffing and he can't make it this year so looking forward to it! And good luck to your wife! haha

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:06 pm
by 78 Arizona Chief
Oh man it is with a somber note that the Mayo clan will not make it this year. First time in I can't even remember how long. As Ryan and Cayden grow into the 9th and 11th year, our activities are multiplying. This year on TITD day, Ryan has an all-day Robotics Club competition that starts at 7 am and goes into the evening. We wouldn't get out there until way past 7 pm and most likely later. You all have a great time, we will miss seeing all our FSJ family friends. Happy TITD and Thanks Giving to you all.
Kevin, Kristen, Cayden and Ryan.

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:23 pm
by will e
78 Arizona Chief wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:06 pm
Oh man it is with a somber note that the Mayo clan will not make it this year. First time in I can't even remember how long. As Ryan and Cayden grow into the 9th and 11th year, our activities are multiplying. This year on TITD day, Ryan has an all-day Robotics Club competition that starts at 7 am and goes into the evening. We wouldn't get out there until way past 7 pm and most likely later. You all have a great time, we will miss seeing all our FSJ family friends. Happy TITD and Thanks Giving to you all.
Kevin, Kristen, Cayden and Ryan.
Robotics club! Tell him I am jealous. That sounds like a lot of fun. I am rooting for him and hope he finishes in the top spot but even if he doesn't we are proud of him for giving it his best shot. Maybe we will see you guys next year.

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:27 pm
by 78 Arizona Chief
thanks. Yeah he had to compete to get into the club. Essay, four teacher references, interview, and they only take 8 from each grade level, and he had 6 classes he was competing against. He is really thriving with his team. 2 4th graders and 2 5th graders. It is really cool to watch. Regardless, we are already 'missing' TITD and it hasn't happened yet. Hope you guys post up pics when it gets here.
Mayo clan.

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:19 pm
by jsinajeep
Kevin, We are going to miss you guys

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:12 am
by will e
Time's almost here. Rain on Thursday (90% chance) with a 20% chance on Friday and a high of 62 degrees. Saturday (feast day) the weather breaks and it will be Sunny with a high around 64 degrees with a 10% chance of rain.

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:51 pm
by HappyTrails
Noel and I will be there. Baking a pie and doing a Turkey pot pie in the Dutch ovens

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:17 pm
by 81kanada
Being that we are coming up on Thursday after 1:00 pm. Will it be obvious where the site will be?

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:25 am
by will e
81kanada wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Being that we are coming up on Thursday after 1:00 pm. Will it be obvious where the site will be?
Have you joined us before?

Re: Thanksgiving in the Desert FSJ meet up (TITD) 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:27 pm
by 81kanada
Yes we have.