I live in Parkertown in southern NJ on the shore, just twenty minutes north of Atlantic City. I just can't seem to move away from the ocean air. Can't stand cities but occasionally take a train trip to NYC with my son just for sampling food.
I am retired from the army and the air force, starting as a paratrooper scout carrying an M60 machine gun in Viet Nam from '67-'69. I kept up my education and was able to retired from the air force as a flight engineer flying C5A/B and C141A/B aircraft. This was pretty funny as I jumped out of C141 aircraft as a paratrooper making my flight school a constant fight with instructors that kept asking if I were going to land the aircraft or jump out!!
I have been getting into smoking with my Traeger wood pellet smoker. I have had it for two years and have hardly missed cooking a meal on it daily. Being retired at 67 I keep my time filled with collecting electric guitars playing rock, blues and getting more into jazz. My other hobby is collecting HO gauge model trains and getting ready to build my dream layout. I love the transition era of railroading going from steam engines to first generation diesels.
I am hoping to perfect my cooking skills and have finally learned to brine chicken to keep it moist. We eat plenty of chicken and also pork loin, chops and various types of ribs. We also do eat some steak, usually once a week. I enjoy watching BBQ Pitmasters on TV always look for tips on smoking and BBQ. When my old gas burner grill started going south, I priced out burners, knobs and such and it turned out to be three times the price of a new grill. Being the grill itself was stainless steel, I tore everything out and started smoking with wood in it. Although it is great I save that for large use while having company swimming in our in ground pool, funny how relatives from up north find our house in the summer! My Traeger is ready in minutes and is perfect for our use.
Well, hope I didn't bore you all and you can wake up now!