Blogs United for Free Speech
Alton has reserved blocks of rooms and group rates at 3 nice motels for the Blogs United for Free Speech conference. He has made it easy for everyone with his post here. You can register for the conference and book a room in just a few minutes! I did it in under 5 mins, so most of you can do it in 3.
Friday night dinner is at the Chatmoss Country Club. The online menu is here. Saturday lunch is catered by Pigs R Us. You can read about the best BarBQue in the state here. I have been lucky enough to sample their offerings at NASCAR events. The ham is unreal! When asked about his secrets, owner Tommy Houston has this:
Q:You've developed quite a reputation for a unique barbecue specialty. The smoked ham! Can you tell us your secret?
A:There is no secret. It's the same thing I've been doing since I started. I use whole hams, big ones, around 20 pounds. I smoke them for 12 hours at 225°, and they come out like nothing you've ever tasted before. You're right about THAT. For the most part, I smoke them with hickory or cherry. This is not your stringy, pulled pork. I use a special chopper to chop it up into small chunks. We serve it with a thin Worcestershire and vinegar-based sauce and mmmmm-um-it is downright delicious.
From Chatmoss to Pigs R Us, Alton and crew have laid out a great conference. Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling - Attorney General Bob McDonnell - U.S.Attorney John Brownlee - Forrest M. "Frosty" Landon- Delegate Chris Saxman - Jeff Schapiro - Conaway Haskins - Jim Hoeft - Greg Letiecq - Steve Minor - Eric Helms Monday- NLS - Steven "Blue Dog" Sisson - Brian Patton - Will Vehrs and there will be more to come! Recently Leslie Byrne has accepted. I also hear that Mary Sue Terry, the first elected official in Virginia to receive more than one million votes in a single election. She was the first woman to serve as Attorney General of Virginia and the second woman to serve as Attorney General of any state.
So sign up today and join in on the fun!