|Here are some of the photos taken at Camp Vigilance in preparation of the July 4th event "Secure America Now" |
This is the closing event, we will start with this for your enjoyment
Our "Special Operations team" clearing the area for parking at camp for the 2008 July 4th event Secure America Now.
Trench for water & power! over 100' long.
Keeping down the dust and helping compact the dirt during the clean up.
More photos of "Dust Control"
Leveling the area for parking.
Chipping up the cuttings from more than 20 oak trees at camp!
Our "Dust Control Team" Watch where you are pointing that water gun!
RV parking area cleaned up and made ready for our gests.
Digging the pit for the Hog BBQ ! with the back how took an hour to just dig, then we had to collect 20 pickup trucks of rocks from all around the border, making trips down to the border to get many of them. Then we built the re-enforcement to hold in the rocks and filled the sides and floor with what we had.
Getting everything in order, work started on Monday by a small crew that grew each day as did the to-do list that was created. Usually work started at 05:30 and ended around 21:30 at night.
Lighting of the pit Wednesday July 2,2008 at 15:00 with about 10 cords of local oak wood now chopped down to create this fire we fired it up! Could not roast marsh mellows on this hot one!
Inserting truck rims into pit for pigs to rest on so they won't burn!
Stuffing Piggley with chickens, apples, oranges and seasoning.
Oiling down the pigs!
Pigs all wrapped up and ready for foil to go into pit!
Riding to the pit!
Lowering 2- 200 lb. Pigs into the pit!
July 4th, 0800- Pigs were taken out of the pit after being in there from July 3 at 1500. Lets get that big knife out! Mike & Mike start the job of butchering the pigs!
Day of event eating area under large oak trees
Back parking-overflow area
The "Swamp" for leadership camping, taken from the old Mash TV program, we also gave leaders names from the characters on TV! Was a real Hoot!
"Col. Potters Camp"
First Aid Tent area
Parking lot area
4 extra Porta Potties arriving
Pulling apart the pig in 100+ deg heat!
Behind the scenes in the kitchen working in 100+ degrees to make sure all went well.
Behind the scenes getting thing working.
After months of planning the event was great, little did anyone know that it was a enormous behind the scenes project that involved many groups, leaders and a great bunch of hard working people who did there best to make sure that everyone had a great time. After the event on Saturday morning at 0530 it looked just like a regular muster weekend.
Raising the radio tower an additional 15'
2007 Ladies day at O'Neil Valley, CA. where we placed 200 US flags dedicated to our immigrant ancestors who came to America legally.