Happy weeked NOGgers.
We're a bit less than two weeks to camping together! Fun times ahead.
I thought I'd go ahead and post the schedule and give you some of my thoughts on other issues.
We're quickly approaching the fall time in Oregon. We don't know what the weather will bring. This is the largest number of participants to a NOG we've ever had. Fort Stevens has two reservable shelters. I'm not going to reserve a shelter. But, I will talk to the rangers when I arrive on Wed., Sept. 30 if it looks like the weather will be less than stellar and a shelter can be reserved. I can't afford to pay for it... wish I could. But if we need the shelter and it can be reserved, would each NOG site be willing to pitch in $5 to cover the cost? Any excess funds would be used to pay for the next NOG shelter or product to give away. Or wood for a raging NOG fire! Give it some thought. I just don't want our Friday night gathering or the Saturday potluck to drown out. (Picnic Shelter - $50 first 50 people; $1 for each additional up to 300). We may need it both Friday and Saturday...
If the evening hours look dry and if it's not terribly inconvenient and you have space to haul a folding table... could you please bring it! Oh my stars, with this group my picnic table and 8x4 folding table won't be enough.
Don't forget your name tags.
We have lots of new people. Let's make it easy on them. Remember when you were the newbie? Trying to remember peoples names is uncomfortable!
There won't be a give away at this NOG, I'm ill-prepared. But you still need that name tag!
THE Schedule of events such as it is...
This is the Fall NOG. While it's referred to as the N
athering, I kinda prefer N
Daytime hours are completely unscheduled. Feel free to do what you wish, sleep in, hike, go to town, play cards, sit-and-visit, etc., etc. As far as trailer tours, nothing scheduled for that either. If you see folks sitting outside, stop and chat and ask to see their trailer. I've found most folks have an informal open house.
DON'T FORGET TO BRING/WEAR A NAME TAG.
WEATHER PERMITTING - No-host dinner-on-a-stick roasting fire going at my site (N26) on Friday night.
This is not a potluck, bring everything you need. Fire will be roaring in the NOG tub, come by anytime after 6:00pm. And the biggy:
CRAFT BEER EXCHANGE
This is an "opener" event.
Bring a six pack of craft beer, trade one bottle or can for a different kind.
Everyone is welcome at anytime to anything. If you're not a beer drinker that's perfectly okay. Please bring your lawn chair and join us anyway. Beer/food is secondary to the good times we'll have around the NOG tub.
WEATHER PERMITTING - Saturday potluck at my site (N26) 6pm.
Bring a food item to share that feeds 6-10 people, your table service and lawn chair. I'll supply the garbage bags for trash. if you have a stick or two of firewood to share at the NOG tub, that would be grand.
Please, no pets at the food events.
Hope this helps with some
questions. Post if not, we'll get the question answered.