BANDIDO BASH 2016
We’re closing in on the Bandido Bash 2016!! I thought an update and some useful
information would be handy so we all can make the best use of our time
and meals: Friday, 30 September,
1300-2300. Saturday, 01 October, 1300-2400. Breakfast and lunch are not a part
of the Bash so have those meals while you are out and about sightseeing and
doing touristy things.
The evening meals will be held at 1800 each night with
Papa John’s Pizza on Friday (Veggie, Cheese, Pepperoni and Meat Lovers) plus
some salad and veggie trays. Saturday’s dinner
will be catered by Red State BBQ featuring pulled pork and pulled chicken as
entrées with several side dishes, BBQ sauces and peach cobbler for dessert. Each
evening there will be sliced ham and turkey from the world famous Neuske’s
Meats for those who don’t like Pizza or BBQ.
T shirts: Wayne
Parrish, email@example.com, is having T shirts made for all of us to
commemorate the Bash so I need for each of you attendees to send him your shirt
size as quickly as possible please. ASAP!! While you’re at it, please send me, firstname.lastname@example.org, the
hotel where you are staying so we can fine tune our Bandido Van schedule and
tell me what kind of Papa John’s Pizza you like so we can get the right mix.
All of this info will be very useful!!
Lodging: I am assuming everyone has arranged lodging by now
and I need to know which hotel in Georgetown, Ky. You are staying at so we can
work out a timetable for our vans to come by and pick you up to bring to our
home. We just do not have room for all the cars!
Transportation: As stated above, we cannot handle all the cars here
at our home so we will have two 15 passenger vans picking you up at your
Georgetown hotel in the afternoon on both Friday and Saturday and then taking
you back to your hotel in the evening after the festivities. This solves the
parking problem here at home and it eliminates the need for designated drivers!
Our vans will run from Georgetown to our home at 1200,
1300, 1500 and 1700 on Friday and Saturday. Return trips to your hotels will
run hourly beginning at 2100 on both nights with the last run departing at 2300. If too many cars come
to the house we will get into a gridlock situation very quickly so use of the
vans and only the most essential personal automobiles to come to the Bash
itself is really important.
Sweet Dogs: Our Lab, Tyler, loves
everyone. On the other hand our fluffy dogs, Dusty and Nigel are what is known
as “Fearful” dogs and they think all humans are secretly dog murderers. They
were both rescued from a “Puppy Mill” situation thus not socialized when young
and so are very wary of people. This event will be extremely stressful for them
so I ask that you respect their privacy and just leave them alone. Do not
approach them and do not try to pet them unless they come up to you. I wouldn’t
bring this up except that all the hard work put into getting them to the stage
they are now could easily be undone. We will likely walk around with them so
they can see that all of you are not there to hurt them and that will be very
beneficial to them. Actually, they are very friendly and loving as long as they
are allowed to control and initiate the contact with humans. If they come up to
you just stay relaxed, speak softly, no sudden moves, and let them ease into
meeting you. If they back away, just let them go. As for Tyler, the Lab, he’ll
have to be kept on a tight leash or he will jump into your lap, lick you to
pieces and steal your food!
Pictures, stories and stuff: Dig all those old pictures out and bring orders, maps, magazines,
newspaper articles………anything!!! They may be old news to you but they may be
priceless to others who have never seen them. Be thinking of some of the things
related to your time as a Bandido that really stick out in your mind and share
them with the people at your table. The families of your fellow Bandidos will
only learn about their Bandido’s service by hearing it from you since very few
of us have ever talked about it with our families. It’s time our families are
included in our conversations and get some of the questions they’ve had for so
many years answered by the men their Bandido stood with. They’ve earned that
much for sure.
Weather: Average high
temperatures low 70’s, average lows in the low 50’s. Chance of snow=None. For
more info: http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/lexington/kentucky/united-states/usky1079
Spaces, Sort of: We will have
chairs, small tables, a front porch and Swedish Fire Torches placed around the
yard for those who want to sit outside.
Range: Not many folks were interested in shooting at the gun
range so that event has been cancelled.
Samuel and Becky Marr
John and Leigh McCarthy
Jim and Linda Lee
Ron and Janet Mackedanz
Trevor and Shirley Howard
Gary and Annette Vertrees
Doug and Cathy Ludlow
Gilbert and Janeen Thompson
Timothy and Thomas Hardeman
Timothy and Barb Moore
Rufus and Sherry Hood
Phil and Sandy Arnold
Butch and Glenda Cash
Buddy and Lefty Wallace
Ron, Amanda, Taylor, Austin and Madison Ryker
Ken and Peggy Cassels
David and Roseanne Jeffrey
Butch and Leta Gayhart with Dayan Briskey and Becky
Ronald and Ghislaine Mayville
James and Lea Hunnicutt
Gary and Nancy Kowalski
Gary and Deanna Niver
Nancy and Jack Freeston
Steve and Katie Biernacki
Gary and Mary Alice Bobbett
Joe and Thelma Calhoun
Mike and Sue Renshaw
Wayne and Glenda Parrish
Phil and Linda Greenwell
A few of our
neighbors and friends may stop by also.
It’s still uncertain if any of our active duty
Bandidos will be able to attend due to their current mission. We’re hoping!!!
see and do in the Bluegrass:
You will have each morning and as much of the
afternoon as you wish to spend looking around our neck of the woods before
heading back to your hotel for pickup by our Bandido Vans so here are some
The National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green, Ky. About
3 hours each way. http://www.corvettemuseum.org/
Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. About 1.5
hours each way. http://www.derbymuseum.org/
The Louisville Slugger Museum. About 1.5 hours each
The Kentucky Horse Park, Georgetown Ky. : A real treat for horse lovers! Lots to see
and do. http://kyhorsepark.com/
Old Friends: This is a retirement home for
Thoroughbred horses just a couple of miles from our home. Very interesting
place if you love horses! http://www.oldfriendsequine.org/
Farm Tours: Here’s a link to several horse farm tours.
You have to see one of these farms! http://meetmeinmidway.com/thoroughbred-farms/
Keeneland Racetrack: Keeneland is a beautiful and
historic thoroughbred race track with tours available. Unfortunately the Fall
Race meet doesn’t start until the week after the Bash but they still have
tours. Highly recommended! https://www.keeneland.com/calendar
Distillery and wine tours: Kentucky is the home of the finest Bourbon whiskey in
the world and, surprisingly, has a fairly new highly respected wine industry. http://kybourbontrail.com/
Vineyards is just down the road from our house situated between us and Midway.
Our State capital and the burial location of Daniel Boone. About 20 minutes
away. The view from Daniel Boone’s tomb, overlooking the Kentucky River is
remarkable and a great place to take memorable pictures.
Midway: A quaint old
town just 3 miles down the road with several interesting shops and restaurants
on the main street with a handy active railroad track down the middle. Great
place to browse around and have lunch!
This link is an excellent resource for Thoroughbred country attractions.
Here’s a link to a nice 28 mile self-driven tour of a small part of our
Points of Contact:
Phil Greenwell: 859-967-3572 Linda Greenwell: 859-338-0528 Joe Calhoun: 501-282-1441
302-684-8683 Ron Mackedanz: 320-894-7840
2016 BANDIDO BASH