The contest is on our calendar too for next year, George and the crew of volunteers, did a spectacular job on the site and the contest, easy to spot from the road and easy to get into even with the biggest of rigs, thanks to all the local sponsors and to the Wyman museum for the use of the land and the showing that they all helped put on.
A "goodie" bag on arrival, guided to your specific site, asked for water, ice etc, there was electricity around but with our generator on the RV I wasn't paying much attention to where it was or how available it was.
There was food and drink available in the hospitality tent through the afternoon and evening.
Vendors looked like they were well taken care of too.
There are entertainments, rides, and other fun things for a family atmosphere event.
After the cooks meeting was a spread put on by the Executive chef at the hospital... if you have to be sick somewhere it looks like you won't starve at the Memorial Hospital Craig, CO!
Fast attentive service kept the hot food hot and the cold food cold, one of the many high points for me was the dessert with a short cake crust and lemon curd topping with a few blue berry's over the top, sweet enough without being over the top, it was a fine finish to a fine meal. Thanks to all those that made it happen for the teams.
There was security provide by the local Sheriffs office through the night, and bands playing in a band area, a straw bale maze for the kids.
Although the flags were flying constantly, the bank of the hill kept at least one half of the site protected from most of the weather, like any event above 6000' the weather can be a mystery and we had everything from bright sunshine to a couple of storms blow through with a little hail and rain, Saturday there was a weather advisory from the National Weather Service about high winds up to 60 MPH, we stripped down the EZups, and put chairs and other items away, but it never actually got much above 20 or 25 MPH where we were, they came round and gave us what warning they could, and I didn't see any flying tents etc.
Breakfast and coffee was supplied on Saturday morning, donuts, pastries, yogurt, juice, soda's, energy bars, etc.
As folks send me pictures and photo's of the event, I'll put them up and slideshow them so everyone that want's can get a good view of the event.
Thanks once again to all those that made this event possible.
p.s. When picking a route to get there and back again:
US40E through Vernal was the most direct, 303 miles 5 hours 43 minutes from Kearns, SLC
I 80 E through Evanstown and Rock Springs, then down WY 789 and CO 13, 366 miles 5 hours 55 minutes
I 15 S then I 6 S, I 70 E, CO 13 N through Green River, Rifle and Meeker, 432 miles and 7 hours 31 minutes.
T & Becci, Brian and Doug all went out I 40, that sure is a lot of hills constantly on the gas pedal all the way, Doug even came home that way and said the hills were worse on the way back! :shock:
Hearing that I went out I 80 and WY 789 and CO 13, with the exception of the CO 13 which was a little tight in places when meeting a hay truck holding a line in the middle of the road, it was a pleasant and pretty quick trip without much strain, so if you pick this one to attend next year, (and I would if you can), I 80 is the way to travel!
Take care if you drive that route in the dark though, as there are antelope and elk across the roads and care needs to be taken to avoid them.