Are we in heaven? We were on our way home Friday and noticed the marquee at the KOA where we home base. Our eyes lit up when we saw the word BBQ. There was going to be a BBQ cook-off on Saturday. And, if that wasn’t enough excitement they were also having a car show!
The Pilot said, “It looks like the fun is coming to us this week!” With that thought we were ready for it all to begin.
We saw this red canopy, complete with tables, chairs and big lights, late Friday afternoon. It looked like it was the main party tent with music being played and people gathered already having a lot of fun.
Early Saturday morning I walked Bella outside while yawning. That yawn turned into a long drawn out “Ohhhhhh!” I was surrounded by the smell of dozens of smokers going full steam. I wish I could have shared that delicious aroma with you.
The park had filled up and it seemed that every pick up truck had a load of wood spilling out of it’s back. Looking across the park I saw men sleepily drinking coffee while half draped over the picnic tables. They’d been up all night tending their fires. Okay, some looked a little hung over. Hey, it’s hard work watching a smoker all night!
I headed out a little bit later to take a closer look at these smokers. I was impressed with all the different ones that were here for the cook-off. However, this log cabin smoker was my hands-down favorite. I introduced myself to the people sitting outside and that’s all it took before my hands were filled with samples of brisket and ribs. They tried to get me to take a shrimp taco but I didn’t have room or more hands to hold it all!
This is the side of the camper complete with a smoker and kitchen area. That was the biggest smoker I’d ever seen. They were smoking 4 briskets, 3 slabs of ribs and 4 chickens for the competition.
At the front of the smoker/camper was a small counter area and bed. But, most importantly, an air conditioner. These are serious competitors.
Just down the street I was greeted by a couple of M&M’s. They were challenged to make sure they didn’t “melt” while smoking the meat!
I moved on past the smokers while munching on a rib. I needed to get over to the car show before it ended. This 1935 Buick seemed to call me over to admire it’s beauty. I have to tell you I was really impressed with this car. Can you imagine its history? It kind of makes you feel glamorous just looking at it.
There’s something about luggage racks on the back of a car that has always intrigued me. This is a pretty spiffy little red car.
Can you imagine passing this on the road? Can you imagine all the wrecks or near wrecks from staring at it? I wish I could tell you the make and model but I forgot to even look!
This is the car that made the Pilot drool. It’s a Shelby Cobra 427. Does anything more need to be said?
This appears to be a 1936 Chevy Coupe. I didn’t have free hands to write things down (please refer back to the BBQ rib saga.) so I’m going on memory.
We made our way back home, pleasantly worn out from visiting all of our “neighbors” in the park. Bella seemed happier than usual to see us until I remembered why…I’d tucked away a slice of brisket in my pocket. Smart dog, isn’t she?