Good morning, gents I sit here basking in the glory, like a dad with his newborn child: my wife called me at work yesterday and told me about some nice smoker/grills she saw at Sam's ealier in the afternoon. Out of the blue, she said the 5 words any man who loves smoking/grilling food loves to hear (especially from his wife) - "Let's go check them out". Well, immediately after getting home from work, we laid the ground rules that we set with our teen boys everytime my wife and I go out, and off to Sam's we went. She led me to the area where they had about 15 grills lined up and there I saw it. an "Oklahoma Joe's Competitor" and boys, it's a thing of beauty. And at $639, the price was right. Sold! We wheeled her out to our (*gulp!) Dodge Grand Caravan (This was a huge mistake as this thing weighs a TON and pre-assembled!) But my wife (bless her heart), a Sam's attendant (strong dude) and myself (another strong dude) managed to set the grill sideways, lift and slide it into the van (I'm feeling the pain right now). We called my brother and had him meet us at my house, we pulled the van to the back of the house (sorry neighbor!) and parked right beside the deck (5 looooong steps up....yikes!) We decided to remove the fireboz (which is very heavy) and we hauled the main part up the steps 1 at a time. Thank God it has rubber wheels! After getting her up there, and reattaching the firebox, we sat and talked about plans for Labor day. I'll go into the menu in another post as this one was lengthy enough! I will post a pic of my new "baby" in action. Laters!