As previously mentioned, I think I'm smoking the meats correctly, but the results have been lackluster. Gee... Sounds a lot like my poker. So we're going to the library today after lunch to peruse the barbeque books. I'm not sure I want to smoke any meats this weekend when we have that linner party, but I just do as I'm told.
I owe you a few trip reports, but I'm not as enthused about it, since my ribs sucked. It was nice seeing the in-laws. The weather was perfect, so we just hung out on the patio watching the kids play. S (The middle "S" of the A-S-S family) made us some really good sangria so the day pretty much disappeared, as did the three pitchers of sangria. The kids started playing with the hose, so I hooked up some of the water toys we had, including the Slip & Slide - yes - we are officially rednecks now. Not sure if those commercials are on any more, but it just looked like so much fun when I saw those commercials as a kid. When you open it, it's just a sheet of plastic with some holes in it for the water to leak through. Fortunately, part of the lawn has a 30 degree slope, so I put it there and it was effectively a water slide. The kids had a good time, and left the adults alone to drink, so it was a great afternoon.
We were going to buy this water slide for the summer, since we generally have a lot of kids over at our house. But I decided against it after reading a few reviews. Apparently, it's a mold & mildew magnet and is not made particularly well, especially considering it costs over $700. So you may be saying to yourself, "but wait DFly! That thing is enormous!" The water slide is supposed to be like 20' x 20', but the photo seemed a little off. Then I stumbled on this photo in a review of another product the company made:
The Day 1 Trip report took longer than I thought, so I will continue tomorrow!
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