Juro - that's affirmative on the waders. Not sure where you live, but I thought you mentioned being close to Woostah. My daughter is down that way at college, so if that's the case we could arrange to meet down there some time.
Gregg - no problem. I did make it back, but I am glad somebody got to enjoy the dip. I would have actually dumped it if it was full, as my wife would have been upset had it not gotten consumed. I did get rid of what ever evidence was left in regard to the chili. Probably some mice having a picnic on it. Although they may have sore butts once it works it's way out - if you know what I mean.
I'm not too worried about when I get it back - maybe even the next Clave. My wife will just be glad to hear Ralph isn't cooking with it