Sounds like the ball is rolling on the Heartland Pony express.
The Lake meet up was suggested by my wife Vicki.
We have a small house on the Lake of the Ozarks. It has a big screened in patio that is15 feet from the water.
Plenty of parking and I'll go out on a limb here and say the weekend before Memorial Day or the weekend after Memorial day.
I'll smoke some thing up and have a pot of baked beans.
Maybe fire up the deep fryer for fish, hush puppies, tater chips, pork rinds and whatever mystery items that may fall into the pot.
Oh, and this place is only 150 yards from the patio.http://www.coconutsatthelake.com/
It's like a frat party every hot weekend and a boat show.
Here is a picture of the patio a few years ago when we hosted a fish fry.