FG-I'm going to throw this out again......
I would be happy to try to organize a GTT "get together", complete with a food cook-off, if enough were interested. However, I cannot do this long distance, so it would have to be within driving distance of me. (Not flying in and getting a rental car to tie up all details!) I mentioned before that I could likely get a location near the Red River, near the TX-OK line at some fairgrounds. The place would have camping facilities. Even mentioned getting the local Deere dealer to come out and set up.
Anyone wanting to enter the food cook-off could, and everyone else could be judges.
Last time I mentioned this, it fell flat. I will not spend the time or effort, much less money to reserve the grounds, if there is not a true interest. 3 people said they would like to come, one offering to enter the cook-off. I can't get busy over that. And the timing would need to be Fall, as Spring brings storms the non "Tornado Alley" folks are not going to like, and Summer is too hot.
So, if we want a consolidated, GTT meet up, I'll get after it and plan for Fall 2016. But if it meets with no better response than my last attempt, someone else can put it together and pick me up and return me to the local airport, and I'll show up for food and fun, but no drinks. And if you are not serious about attending, do not say that you are "In', because I do not want to be left holding the bag if no one shows up, or claims they have to cancel at the last minute. In fact, I might ask for a $50 deposit from everyone offering to attend, that will be refunded if you actually show up.
And this way, wives, girlfriends, etc. would all be able to attend too, and it could be lots of fun. But it will be work and expense, so who all is "in" now?
Thanks for the endorsement! I'm cooking up a batch myself in the morning. I'm happy they are so well received.