Yes Geek, they stole the show, but they got some darn good teammates, and these folks everyone of them were very helpfull. I think Walt may have a secret way to season wood, but I will just keep that secret between us Lang brothers! I wandered down to their camp often, as did alot of others, and they seemed right at home having company from everyone. I think Tonto and Rich could have had their own competition, between the two of them on friday night! A couple of real party animals. I of course, stayed conservative,focussed, and professional. I limited myself to very few drinks!
When Rich ate the live junebug, I knew right then, to lock up the weed burner, and hide the car keys!
The ribs musta tasted good, because I have since learned the we did not display them correctly.
I have got to get me one of them utility trailers for my stuff. There were some real sweet ones there, and each one was different. Kinda like soe of us captains rig our boats differently for our own tastes, and ease of operation. The table leg extensions are a must, as well as a couple dozen other things.
Marktee, thanks for bringin the camper, and most of the stuff we needed to survive. Your son was a pleasure to have around. I have to admitt, when Rich said there was gonna be a 5 yr old with us, I was worried, but he actually behaved better than Rich!
He is gonna make you proud one day I am sure. He has the makins of a great kid, and his smile and enthusiasm kept me happy through the weekend. You are a lucky dad.
Rich, thanks for getting this thing together and sending in our entry. I had alot of fun, and the mission that we started is complete. We went, we saw, we competed. We did good, and had fun. we met some awesome people, and have a ton of laughs. I didn't get to eat any bugs(that I know of), or burn any rugs,or miss the hockey game, so I guess you still are at least one up on me!
It was good to finally meet you and your brother and nephew. I will never forget this weekend, and I still laugh about alot of it!
Everyone I talked to( and I talked to them all), I asked if they belonged to smf, some did, but many did not. They belonged to other sites as well, just like myself. But it didn't matter. The thing we all had in common was the love for BBQ. The friendships that we share while pursuing the finer art of Q in indeed the "big prize payout". And I feel like I have my own trophy because of it.
Thanks again to those who befriended us, and steered us in the right direction. I never once felt ingnored, or snubbed, but rather included and accepted. In these times of too busy to enjoy life, and political correctness, its so nice to find friends like I have made this past weekend.