Howdy all. Just rolled into home a few minutes ago after a 542 mile trip. Nabbed a quick (and much needed) shower, and am moments away from laying me weary haid on my pillow.[p]But first I wanted to shout out a LARGE congrats to Brett and the Free Range team, who really put in some hard work and it paid off bigtime in this tough contest in a strange land! Dang. That is 34 good teams who would love to trade places with you! Nice work yall!! It was a pleasure to see you all get those much deserved awards, and an an extremely impressive overall finish....and the look on your, Hillard, and Allison's faces (especially yours), was a joy to behold!![p]A few highlights for us[p]- Being on TV (Channel 31)! Being one of the far travelling teams, they interviewed me about my thoughts on the contest. It was real short, but fun! Even slipped iin a mention about the Big Green Eggs...but couldn't find the right time for a dizzy pig plug. LOL. Was pretty cool talking to some folks on Saturday who saw me on TV Friday. A first for me.[p]- Getting pretty good scores on our "ribs" presentation after setting up the entire box with the number on the bottom (we missed you Woo), and noticing it with 2 minutes left before the turn-in deadline. The entire presentation (that took 10 minutes to assemble) was disassembled and slapped in another box and turned in with 10 seconds to spare.[p]- The people, the Harpoon staff, the perfect weather after the rain on friday, our neighbors (Free Range, Back 40 (QSis), I Smell Smoke (YankeeBBQ), Seasbrisket), and team mates QFan and his buddy Bryan.[p]- Mike Little (a fellow egger who came to visit and help out)....he took his offer to help very seriously, and handled all the constant Egg questions from the crowd, as well as selling rub and tee shirts for us. Watching him was a joy to behold. A true artist with people. Thanks Mike and Jim. Was great meeting yall[p]- The 8th place brisket[p]
The Low Lights...only one really.
- Our 32nd place chicken. Ouch![p]Lots more, but I can't hold my eyes open anymore.
What a weekend.
Chris[p]PS: I talked to drbbq today, and heard he got a 3rd place brisket in Nebraska....congrats Ray.[p]Wonder how Appledoggy did?