Vegas Style

At last, our long-awaited chance to test out Dan & Gail’s spectacular new outdoor kitchen has arrived.  Rotisserie, flattop, dual burners, sink, refrigeration…all here.

outdoor eating at its finest.

outdoor eating at its finest.

Vegas, baby

Vegas, baby

What to make for such a momentous occasion?  What goes better with charcoal than pork? Nothing, in John’s estimation.  So, Gail ordered a seven-pound bone-in pork shoulder from her local butcher.  Anticipation whets our appetites.

John cruised the cupboards for ingredients necessary for John’s No-Joke BBQ rub.  Check!  A double batch is prepared (never know when we’ll need some on the road)

Trim, tie, rub, and insert onto rotisserie…ready to hit the fire.

After endless hours of watching and waiting, we’re finally ready.  We added a quinoa/spinach salad, and a fresh green salad to the table.  A couple of bottles of wine, and the porkfest is on.  It’s beautiful….

ready to go...

ready to eat…

add a bit of Sweet Baby John's, and a dipping sauce featuring Young's Double Chocolate Stout...

Add a bit of Sweet Baby John’s, and a dipping sauce featuring Young’s Double Chocolate Stout…

Vegas isn’t all about Elvis, Wayne Newton,  and gambling….we’re rolling out tomorrow with big smiles on our faces, and big bellies.  In just a few days, we’ll be in Yosemite.

Glamping in Evansville

Evansville, IN – home of Don Crankshaw and John Raibley.  Our 2nd home on the road.  Don & John are always gracious enough to share their home with us when we’re passing through.  Family, laughter, wonderful food, a snazzy little dog named Nell – what more could we wish for in a stop?

We feasted on pasta & Monkey Hollow wine (no lie!) for dinner.  We’ve been offered fresh-baked scones for breakfast  They’re going to have to use brute force to get us outta here Monday.

Monkey Hollow wine - yum!

Monkey Hollow wine – yum!