So the meet went off without a hitch. We all had fun (I hope) and a lot of good food was eaten. The day started with most of us running late because of ridiculous traffic on the 101N for no good reason. I personally sat in traffic for about twenty minutes, making me about fifteen minutes late. The “official” report from KCBS was that the backup was caused by “some sweeping on the freeway” and that the traffic was “slowly recovering.” What a pain. Pretty much everyone has arrived by 1:00PM and the party was in full swing.
Like I said, we had tons of food (actually, too many snacks and not enough meat) and everyone definitely left satisfied. There were more than a couple of bloopers along the way too… why is there so much salsa in that one plate?
Apparently the catsup got the better of one of us. As demonstrated by Anthony, catsup is harder to aim than one might think.
One of us (who shall not be named) thought that only the bottom bun was necessary and that open-faced burgers were the new craze.
Not all was lost though. Most of the barbequing went on without a hitch. Eight burgers and many hotdogs, as well as two cans of chili, were enjoyed by all. Rich volunteered to be the grillmaster for the day, and it turned out to be a wise decision; to my knowledge no one died or got food poisoning.
Obviously Rich and Nikko take pride in their work, as evidenced by their immaculate attention to detail. However, this group isn’t all about food. Oh no, there is some talent among us.
Many of us have at least a smidgen of semi-professional photography equipment. I came equipped with my Canon Rebel XT, kit lens, and a Sigma 70-300 for those really personal moments. Bob is seen here with his Lumix and somewhere in the bokeh-ness is Anthony enjoying his Canon Rebel XTi.
Nikko #2 and JP kept it real by filling the air with the sounds of the islands. Both showed off impressive skill and prowess by strumming softly on their ukuleles.
But of course, we’re all vain, conceited bitches who all want people to stare at our cars. So we fashioned our cars in ways that everyone could get a few glamor shots in.
At the end of the day, I think we were all happy. Most went home, but a few went over to grab dinner in the east bay. All-in-all the day went about as perfectly as possible. No deaths, crashes, injuries, or illnesses.
Thanks everyone for a great bay area day.