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Labor Day 2016

Labor Day Grilling’

Labor Day is here and with it come some cooler temperatures. It only got up to 97° here today and it was good weather for cookin’ on the grill. We enjoyed grilled beef tenderloin steaks (Filet Mignon), steamed broccoli and a baked sweet potato.

We are going to miss the summer, but here in our town, second spring has begun and will last until almost Thanksgiving. The mild Wickenburg winter weather attracts snowbirds from the arctic states from Labor Day until Memorial Day next year

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Bacon American Cheeseburger July 4th

Bacon Cheeseburger

Despite 102° temperature outside, we grilled burgers and roasted corn on the Grill Master today. We did have refreshing beverages to offset the heat, however. The burgers, corn and carrot salad were all delicious. Happy Independence Day!

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Smoked Pork Roast

Smoked Pork Roast

On Friday afternoon, we placed a pork roast in the smoker to cook all night and most of Saturday so we could have pulled pork sandwiches for our Saturday weekend dinner. The two images above are the before (Friday) and after (Saturday) photos of the pork roast in the smoker.

After smoking the roast at 250° overnight, the meat was literally falling off of the bone as we lifted it out of the pan into a large container. I shredded enough meat for our sandwiches before dinner and shredded the rest after dinner. I spent about 45 minutes getting the rest of the meat of of the nine pound roast shredded and put in a container for use in a variety of leftover dishes that Verna and I have in mind.

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Palm Desert RV Camping Sunset

RV Park Sunset

We have had a couple of beautiful days camping here in the Coachella Valley. The temperatures and the weather in general have been very acceptable. This evening, we enjoyed this beautiful sunset. Tomorrow, we will be breaking up camp and headed to the Colorado River to visit with our friends who live there.

While we were here in Palm Desert, we enjoyed visiting with our six-month old grandson, his parents and his other grandpa was here, too. We had a cookout yesterday, when I grilled some steaks and Verna fixed the side dishes which we fed to everyone.

We are planning to prepare another steak dinner for our friends at the river tomorrow. After we spend the night there, we will be driving the Roadrunner RV back to Wickenburg.

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Ready for Weekend Cookout

Cookout Ready

When we arrived in the Coachella Valley today, we quickly got settled in for our first of three overnight stays here. Tomorrow, we will further be setting up the grill, tables, chairs and other items to prepare the tenderloin steaks, the gluten-free Mac’n'Cheese and BBQ beans for the cookout we promised the kids and the other set of grandparents. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Stocking Up The Roadrunner

Roadrunner

I have the pop-outs deployed and the awning extended on the ‘Roadrunner’ as it sits in the RV driveway, because we’re currently preparing for a medium-length excursion to visit our new grandson and then some friends that live by the Colorado River. I have everything popped-out so we have enough room inside while we’re storing the items we’re taking with us; items such as food, beverages, toiletries, pet supplies and the like.

This time out, we’re going to be “on-the-road hosts,” inasmuch as we are planning to feed our family and friends by preparing dinners in the RV. I have already stocked up the on-board freezer with steaks and some give-away bottles of homemade Limoncello. Verna and I are going shopping shortly before we head over to California and will have more items for the Fridge and pantry.

It’s going to be a lot of fun. We will post plenty of pictures of the events both here and on the FecesBook® thing.

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Baby G and Bentley

Baby G and Bentley

The Baby is now almost as big as the family pet, Bentley. His Mama sent us this nice photo of the two of them on a quilt with ABC’s all over it. Click on the image to enlarge.

We will be going out to California again around Valentine’s Day to visit with the other grandparents, the parents, Baby G and Bentley plus our dogs. This time, we’re inviting everybody to the RV Resort to have dinner with us - we’re cooking!

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