Well, this year is going to be different but a new brand of blog meet, for certain.
We’ve reserved a beautiful private ranch residence in the Texas Hill Country, halfway between Camp Verde and Bandera. There are private sleeping accomodations onsite for six couples or singles. Beyond that, there are couches, lawn furniture, etc, should the ability to drive away disappear. Out of state visitors should try to fly into San Antonio, which is an hour away from Camp Blownstar.
In nearby (15 minutes) Bandera and Kerrville, there are hotels for those that want to stay offsite and possibly get real sleep. I’ll post some phone numbers for them soon. Because there is so much expense in renting the property, we are going to ask for a $100 contribution just to come to the festivities this year (including camping overnight). Those that stay overnight in one of the six private rooms should pay $200 per person, again, to help cover the cost of the facilities. Any money in excess of what we need will be filtered into food & beer funds.
Blodgers never shortchange each other, that’s not what this is about. But planning these things has proved nightmarish when some folks pay in cash and others in barbecue and still others in ways I dare not mention, even on the over exploited internet. We need one currency folks!
In other news, the owner insisted on making us his award winning Texas chili. His wife chimed in that it’s what he does best, so I was impressed. Other than that, food is up for suggestion. What do ya’ll want to do for food this year?
We already sound like we’re pushing maximum capacity on overnighters, so if you are wanting to join us, make it known in these comments or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our location will not be public. It is a private residence, with a private gate code. Once you send your fundage, I will email you a map. I ask you to please not share it with anyone. If you are bringing a friend, they should pay the $100 in advance as well.
That’s all I can think of for now, so drop you interest/comments/suggestions in the box and we look forward to seeing you July 16th-19th. Thanks for the jpg, Kerrcarto, it’s perfect!