Beach BBQ & Potluck

  • July 10, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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BYO item for the BBQ and you are encouraged to share a side dish.

You can bring an outdoor yard game (croquet, ladder golf, etc.)

Bring a beach chair if you can.

This is at the Browns Point Lighthouse Park which also has parking outside the gate to the Browns Point Improvement Club.
Mapquest either one for directions. Directly west of south Federal Way. One minute northwest of the Cliff House restaurant.

We will have a BBQ, paper plates, and plastic forks.

Since it is a park, adult beverage consumption should be
discreet.

If you have a side dish, wine or cheese or to share, or yard game
to contribute, just mention it here on the message board.

I have never seen a problem with beach fires, but probably
won't go there this time, since...well, it is a work day on Thursday.

Bring sunglasses.  The sunsets can be blinding here.

This is also posted in South Sound Singles meetup group.

 

7/4 Update...working on getting a band to entertain us as well as a parking lot gate code.

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  • Kenan

    Photo #149... it is of a young guy.. I want to make sure his parents know it is up on site.. i totally don't remember if i got the OK from them to take shot.. i am almost positive or i would not of took it.. if someone can confirm it would be great.. if i do not hear from anyone within the next couple days it will be pulled.. thank you.. Kenan [masked]

    July 13, 2013

    • John

      He wasn't part of meetup from what I remember he just wanted to play the ball game

      July 13, 2013

    • Kenan

      thanks John.. I will pull photo . now...

      July 14, 2013

  • Dorothy M. L.

    Perfect day, Great food, lots of fun people.

    July 13, 2013

  • Joni D

    Fabulous !

    July 13, 2013

  • Kenan

    hey guys... last posting for me on this meetup date.. I hope i pulled all the photos everyone wanted pulled... And the cropping and whatever request were met.. I know there is more that should be done...I will wait to hear request first.. please remember if you want photos of you sent to you in larger format, just ask and i will.. and thanks again Mr John E. for opening up your front yard...

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Kenan

    Mr John.. thank you for making this happen.. I had a great time.. OK all you BBQ people.. I had a very wonderful time with everyone of you.. So i am the guy taking a lot of the pictures.. if you see any photos that i post of yourself that you want me to pull or crop you out just let me know.. I had a wonderful time spending Wednesday night with all of you.. thank you.. PS if you like a photo of yourself and would like a larger image sent to you... just drop me a note and i will email you one.. thanks again for the great night.. be prepared for around 200 more photos.. to be loaded.. starting now..

    5 · July 11, 2013

    • Kenan

      Cathy... thank you.. funny thing we actually have 2 (that i know of) fantastic/professional female photographers in our group... i guess i will be the dreaded "Pestering Paparazzi" of the group...

      1 · July 11, 2013

    • Cathy M

      Ah, but you make it THAT much more fun doing it!

      1 · July 11, 2013

  • Janice S.

    I had a great time, my first Meetup and I went without knowing anyone. The venue was beautiful and thanks to everyone for making me feel welcome.

    2 · July 11, 2013

  • Robert

    Super! Another great even that was well organized. A special thanks to the grillers and the band that played so well.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Gail

    Perfect evening for a picnic. Thank you John and Joni for making this happen. This park is one of my favorite places and I walk down to it often. It was so nice to see so many people enjoying my "special place" LOL

    Thank you to the two gentlemen who where so thoughtful---you know who you are!

    2 · July 11, 2013

    • Grace

      I love to go there also w/Capri, and read by the water. It's always quiet there....except for yesterday:)

      July 11, 2013

  • Jeff H.

    Good event and great people

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Susan H.

    Great time, great food, great folks. Thanks for a great event John E Cat!

    2 · July 11, 2013

  • Karl S.

    Thanks everyone! It was great to get out, enjoy the beautiful day, and meet new people.

    2 · July 11, 2013

  • Pam R

    Thank you, John and Joni (and for all the others that made this happen) for a great meetup with gorgeous views and wonderful people. When can we do it again?

    2 · July 11, 2013

  • Johnny C

    A big thanks to Joni for her backup, Kenan for the great pictures, Steve for posting this event, Drummer George Jetson for entertaining us, and especially Cathy for being so awesome. A set of car keys went missing and I have a few extra serving spoons and beach mats set aside that were left behind. See you all at the next one!

    2 · July 11, 2013

    • Shane

      the beach mats are mine :) (bamboo with lime green and orange edges in a blue carry case) sorry, didn't realize i was missing them until after i got my cooler from you. keys are still missing but i am helping Michele sort it out and i went to the park and cleaned up some bottle caps and such while looking for them this morning. park looks good.

      1 · July 11, 2013

    • Johnny C

      Thanks. Mats are outside my front door. The yellow one just above the gate. I checked park this morning too. Keys must be at cliff house.

      1 · July 11, 2013

  • Shane

    ?? Did anyone leave a pair or tan "reef" sandals or a black Las Vegas shirt at the beach last night? i left them there on separate logs where they were, in case they were not from our groups. i can ask the lighthouse keepers to set aside or go get them if they belong to the group. i will post in south sound also. email me here or [masked]

    THANK YOU! i met some great people, but didn't get to meet everyone. please feel free to email me, especially if you are planning future trips and maybe i or my blogs can be of help. I have been many places and have contacts. travel agent friends in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, etc.. see you all another time maybe :)

    July 11, 2013

  • Johnny C

    Good times! Appreciated everyone's contributions.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Janine M.

    This was my fist meet up with this group, it was fun! thank you.

    2 · July 11, 2013

  • Mark O

    It was a beautiful evening, it was good see everyone.

    2 · July 11, 2013

  • ann

    Thanks for the good time. Buddie & I enjoyed being out with you all and the BEAUTIFUL sunset and water.

    3 · July 11, 2013

  • Kenan

    OK.. i think i weeded out all the non glamorous photos.. there is like 250 photos being loaded as i type.. not waiting to see what pops up.. need to get up for work at 5:30am... so i am crashing now.. good night gang.. just shoot me an email if you want your photo pulled and i will do it at work later..

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Grace

    WOW, Absolutely fantastic! Thank you John & Joni! I had the best time, so did my Chihuahua, Capri:) John's, it like you'r a professional meeting planner. Everything went off w/o a hitch, and I LOVED the music! Not to forget...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

    3 · July 10, 2013

  • Jim M.

    I simply put had an Awesome Time.
    Thanks,
    Neb. Jim

    2 · July 10, 2013

  • Robin

    Oh.... and Happy Birthday John! "Stay" 49! Lol

    2 · July 10, 2013

  • Robin

    Great fun! Loved meeting new folks & seeing folks I haven't seen in a while - thanks for making this fun! See everyone soon!

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Kimberly K

    Oops propane tanks mia sorry

    July 10, 2013

    • John

      I think it's covered

      July 10, 2013

  • Kyle

    Beer, Burgers, Buns, onions, sauerkraut and another BBQ are on the Way!

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Kenan

    just wanted to toss out 1 last offer.. but will need someone with a truck (my truck is in the shop) i have a second larger gas grill i can bring.. but someone would have to come to my place (110th and Marine View Dr in Seattle).. preferably would hate to inconvenience anyone so hopefully we can deal with what he have committed by the 3 of us (me and the 2 john's BBQ's)... if 100 plus people come i am hoping that everyone doesn't bring stuff to grill... maybe some people can come with some pre-cooked foods... John E... what do you think, we should be able to deal with 3? oh and i am bringing frizz-bee (i know so 70's)

    July 10, 2013

    • Mark O

      Do they have a firepit with one of those flop over large grids? I am thinking if the parl has that I could pull the grids from my grill & throw those on the firepit grill which makes it more functional.

      July 10, 2013

    • Teri H.

      Hey I'm bringing my small portable grill & everything I need to grill on, that others can use too.

      1 · July 10, 2013

  • Pam R

    John & Joni, where is the sun? Please order it for arrival this afternoon. Thanks.

    July 10, 2013

    • Carolyn

      Here, too, in Tacoma.

      July 10, 2013

    • Joni D

      Sun is ordered for appearance at 6pm..... Hope I gave the right address !!

      1 · July 10, 2013

  • ann

    there is not much area for parking at Brown's Pt as it's in a residential area. Anyone else have a suggestion or different knowledge of parking there? Could we park at the shopping area near the park & do a shuttle? Any suggestions?

    July 10, 2013

    • Johnny C

      Going to try to have gate open to main lot. Park on grass on small north lot. Two blocks to the southeast is another park with 50 spaces. Could meet at 6 to carpool in from shopping center last quarter mile but may be tough to coordinate.

      July 10, 2013

  • Johnny C

    Just confirmed musical entertainment. This will be cool so please bring a few bucks to keep this band interested in coming back for more of our events.

    5 · July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting and making new friends. I'll post my picture in here once I figure out how to do it.

    July 10, 2013

  • Johnny C

    We are looking good for tomorrow. With 130 potential BBQ'ers, don't be hoggin' mine with your slow cooking brisket. Seriously, a couple additional camping BBQs would greatly help the cause. If I am able to open the entrance gate, drive in and enjoy a shorter walk. Come by car or boat. See ya tomorrow!

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Kenan

    Hi John and the rest of the gang attending... I have ready to bring a freshly 5 gal filled propane tank ... and i am bringing a smaller BBQ that uses smaller tanks I have a few chairs... and of course BBQ utensils... as well as food... please let me know if i should bring and extra ice chest... how early can i pop in to help set up BBQ site (i am planning on sneaking out of work early)...

    1 · July 9, 2013

    • Johnny C

      Hey Kenan, no need for another ice chest, we will set up at 5:00. thanks!

      July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm gonna miss this, have work and some family things to take care of.

    July 9, 2013

  • Joni D

    BBQ update...
    We are so excited to see this coming together !!
    Thank you Kenan for bringing the second BBQ.... As our numbers have wonderfully grown , we are asking for another BBQ grill ...Anyone ...Please let us know !!

    Also, if someone wants to bring supplies for smores, that would be great... Looking forward to seeing everyone at the park !

    4 · July 9, 2013

    • John

      I'll have a mini BBQ also

      1 · July 9, 2013

    • Joni D

      Thats great ... Thank you John !

      July 9, 2013

  • Susan F.

    I just can't get over this bronchitis. I am very sad not to attend. It sounds like such fun. =)

    July 9, 2013

    • Grace

      Sorry you're ill Susan. Bronchitis is awful, had it many times. John, all you can do it set the wheels in motion, because an event is also about attendees making it work!!!:)

      2 · July 9, 2013

    • Susan F.

      I'm sure you will do a wonderful job. I would love to go to any others you plan in the future. Hope ya'll have a great time.

      July 9, 2013

  • Marcia

    I already signed up with South Sound Singles.

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first meet-up with you guys. I am not 100% sure what I will bring. Dessert? Doesn't seem to be too many people bringing that. I am veggie so might also bring a side dish that I know is veggie friendly :-) Look forward to meeting everyone!

    July 9, 2013

    • Johnny C

      Hey Megan, still surprised I located you at the T of T considering your smurf-like profile pic. Glad to have you join us and bringing either would be great.

      July 9, 2013

  • Johnny C

    7/7 Potluck BBQ Update:

    Reminder to bring a chair, beverage, food to throw on the BBQ, and prepare to relax and enjoy a Browns Point sunset after dinner. Items we still need as of today:

    A 3rd BBQ
    Mixer and tequila to add to the bucket
    A 2nd lawn game or volleyball set. ?
    One watermelon or fruit salad
    (and any appetizer or side dish)

    We are now good on tables, canopies, plates, cups, forks, ice, water, propane, chips, and salads. Also, the parking lot on the north side is closer, but may be full and gets locked after dark. You can drop stuff off here, but may need to park a block away.

    July 7, 2013

    • Johnny C

      I will be grilling up some fresh zucchini to share also.

      1 · July 8, 2013

    • Cathy M

      I will bring some sort of cold veggie salad!

      1 · July 8, 2013

  • GaryJ M.

    Please take my name off your list I deciced not to join you club

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Gini

    99% sure I'm bringing bean salad...hey, nobody died from it the last time! This time I'll remember to bring a serving spoon, it always seems to disapear faster with one available. -G

    2 · July 8, 2013

  • GaryJ M.

    Hello this is Gary Maruska again. I made a error on the street that you take to get to my apt building. I live on 4023 South Lawrence Street just off from South 38th Street instead of South 32nd as before written in the previous message.

    July 8, 2013

  • Terry E.

    Looking forward to meeting all of you. This is my 1st adventure out in a very long time. excited to make new friendships.

    1 · July 3, 2013

    • Jim M.

      Hello Terry, Welcome. I'm looking forward to meeting you. I hope you have a wonderful time.

      July 8, 2013

  • Kenan

    John....I know you must be overwhelmed with making this BBQ work.. I can offer to bring a handful of items.. I prefer to bring whatever we are short on... so items i am able to bring.. all wont fit in car.. so i like to limit a tad bit if possible.. a BBQ (i will bring)
    extra propane tank or tank's for you to use (just let me know)
    plates and forks.. (if needed, just let me know)
    ice chest to keeps things cool as well as second ice chest with clean ice to add to drinks.. (just let me know)
    and of course a delicious hot wing snack (already started the 3 day process)...

    i can bring other things if needed at last minutes... I will keep watch with your updates as well.. Kenan

    4 · July 7, 2013

    • Dorothy M. L.

      I planned on filling both chests with ice. if needed. I will also be bringing sliced zucchini ready for the grill.

      July 7, 2013

    • Jim M.

      If you need another car to pack some things in, I'd be more than happy to volunteer. I have plenty of room in my car. Let me know.

      July 8, 2013

  • Jim M.

    I'll bring a case of bottled water and a watermelon. I can't wait to meet everyone. Sounds like a real good time.

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Janice S.

    I would love to attend the BBQ but will be late. I get off at 8. I'll try to swing by early to being a dessert or two & to check it out.

    July 7, 2013

    • Johnny C

      Welcome to the group Janice. Enjoy the sunset with us.

      July 8, 2013

  • Mark O

    Will bring some potato salad.

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • GaryJ M.

    Hi I'm Gary I need a ride to the Beach BBQ and Potluck on Wednesday July 10th 2013. I don't drive. I need a ride to and from BBQ. I live on South Lawrence Street just off of South 32nd . Please call me my telephone number is[masked]-5596. so that we can arrange pick-up time. outside my apt building.

    July 7, 2013

    • Teri H.

      Perhaps if you put up a pic of yourself and enough people can vouch for you that you're "safe", AND if you offer gas money THEN perhaps someone may offer; until then I wouldn't expect you'll get too many volunteers. Just saying as I sure wouldn't do it anyway. We all look out for each other - ESP. Us girls - & we warn each other of shady characters as they do come along every once in a while. Just sayin; a little food for thought. :) How many meet ups have you been to? Or are you new? I'd advise getting a ride from a friend or something the first few times or so at least if you are new. If not my apologies...but seriously, pics help keep people more accountable than just your email & address.

      5 · July 8, 2013

  • Johnny C

    If someone has a generator I can supply a band . Let me know.

    July 7, 2013

  • Johnny C

    We are over 100 people now. To make this successful, please message us here or me at [masked] if you can bring one of the following: 1. A 2nd and 3rd BBQ
    2. An ice chest and ice
    3. Mixer or tequila to add to the bucket
    4. More plates or plastic forks
    5. Potato, mac, or green salad
    6. A spare propane tank in case mine runs dry
    7. A lawn game, volleyball set, ...
    8. Cash to donate to those that bring more than their share.
    9. Canopy or tables
    10. Chips and dip
    11. Veggies
    12. A watermelon
    13. Dessert
    14. A case of bottled water C'mon, step up, contribute and make this a successful gathering. Next time we may pay to have this catered.

    July 6, 2013

    • Johnny C

      Thanks for the input. Putting "potluck" in the heading helped get things going. Sure could use another large or 2 small BBQ's. Yes, appetizers and side dishes are a great idea.

      July 7, 2013

    • Grace

      I didn't mean to put me 2 cents in where not needed, you're the host, so thank you for understanding:) I'm sure it will all work out perfectly in the end!!! You chose a great park for the event!

      July 7, 2013

  • Kimberly K

    We can bring two tables, a propane tank, and a large cooler of ice.

    1 · July 7, 2013

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