|Back of passenger side|
|Back of driver's side|
|I removed the headrest so I could fit even more stuff|
in the back seat.
With that said there was a lower attendance this year. Lots of good camping spots to be had including mine which I figured I had no chance of finding vacant. Below is the picture of MY prime piece of real estate. It was taken on my last day there. I had just packed up and most people had already gone home though a few diehards still remained.
As I have mentioned before, I missed the last two cook-off's and while I have been told about the population explosion, I was very surprised to see so many little sheds, trailers, houses, and motels that now dot the landscape. Sorry that I was not able to stop and take a picture.
There are two annual cook-off's, I attend the larger one. When I passed by the other one they seemed to have more people than they usually do...are they also coming earlier to reserve their spots?
The Sheriff's department set up shop but did not come until Wednesday when the Cook-off officially starts.
I arrived too late the first night to set up my tent and even though I was offered a bunk in my best friend's RV...I decided to pass as I knew I would wake up early and wanted to set up my camp before it got hot.
While I did not stop to eat in Alpine my friends made up for it with large breaded shrimp and fries. That first night we partied until 3:08 a.m. It had been a long time since I have done that!