The Digger Event
Weekend June 21st-24th
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Digger weekend started out unofficially on Thursday afternoon. Shakes flew in
from Denver and after a brief pit stop at Potbelly’s we headed out with Kevin
Rooney to Jackson park for the Pre--Pre
Digger. Kevin shot a 77 and took all our money (even though gambling is
illegal at Bushwood).
Thursday evening we gathered for Da Pre-Digger at Da Durkin's.
We had a little slide show going, showed off the new digger t-shirts, and had
the digger soundtrack in the background. We had a great turnout and saw some new
faces and old. As usual, many partied on past close.
The Many Faces of the Pre-Digger
At this point, the camera, um. . . . ran out of film, yeah, that's it.
Da Digger at Montrose Beach
Friday morning saw Johnny arrive on the beach first, with Keg in tow. I was
sound asleep on my couch at this point, waiting for the blood alcohol content in
my blood to drop below “legally dead”.
The digger saw one of the largest turnouts ever with about 55 folks partaking at
some point, and several more sitting on the sidelines. When all was said and
done, the winners were Jack, a multiple repeat winner, and
Kim, a Digger Virgin.
They beat the recently-engaged and all-Illini couple of Russ &
Afterwards, several folks (about 25-30), convened at Ranalli’s for The
Post-Digger festivities. Scottie, Pat X, Peggy,
Becky, and myself went
to John Barleycorn’s and then dancing at Neo’s. Scottie & I closed
out the evening at Durkin's. But the weekend wasn't done yet!
Saturday, Brently organized a great “Day in the
Park” at Oz; including
Bocce, Frisbee golf, croquet, badminton, horseshoes, and the special Volcanic
fire water – truly a world class effort!
Saturday Evening, Steve, Joey D, and Natalie organized the Pig Roast/Deck
party. Truly amazing, the food was great and a ton of people showed. So here's
the "Wall of Fame" from the party, (photos by Steve
Sunday saw an impromptu brunch (does it count as brunch if it’s at 1pm?)
and then several die hards (not myself) made it to the Gay pride parade and/or
Randolph fest to round out the weekend!
Dig or Die!