Thursday, October 19, 2017

Eggtoberfest 2017

We had a blast at the 20th Eggtoberfest at Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta.
Here is the gang. Heidi, Patty, Joe, Matt, Me, Peggy, Kathy, Terry and Danny. Patty and Joe came down in their RV. Terry and Kathy drove down and stayed in Patty's RV. Heidi, Matt and Danny flew down. Their flight was about 6 hours late. They didn't get to the park until 11:30 Friday night. We've been looking forward to this for a long time. This is one of the best festivals you can go to.
We set up our spot close to the band stage. One of the best things about this festival is they let you bring in all your stuff to party with.
Matt, Danny and Heidi in the crowd.
Heidi and Joe next to Eggzilla. The super size Egg.
This is why we come . . . to see all different things on the BGE.
You do see a lot of smoke.
And some famous cooks! Dr. BBQ and me. I'm not sure who is more famous.
Here's a bad crowd.

She was part of the marching band.
I love marching bands.
Heidi and Patty taking a break. What you do is, walk around the festival and eat different cook's creations.
This is what it looked like the day before. A big parking lot full of Big Green Eggs.
After the festival is over we picked up 2 Large Demo
Eggs. Heidi got one for her "boss" and I got a new one for me. I gave my old one to Danny. These eggs have only been cooked on that day. They're a good deal at $795.00 each, that's cheap. Terry is taking Danny's egg back home. Thanks Terry! They had a great store at the festival. You can buy anything BGE there.
Here is one unlucky Egg. 
Maybe you have to break some eggs to make a great festival.

After all the fun, we had to start heading west. We are on a seven day run to Yuma. So far we've driven over 350 miles a day to get to Amarillo, TX in three days. We're going to take a two night stop here and go to the Big Texan Steak Ranch, home of the 72 ounce free steak. That is, if you can eat it in one hour.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Big Upgrade

We're still at River's Edge RV Park in Murphy, NC. We got some major work done yesterday. We upgraded our refrigerator with an Amish cooling unit.
Here is the new cooling unit. You can see that it has twice the cooling tubes and they are bigger.
  Here is the old "Nevercold" unit. It only has one coil, the Amish one has two coils.
Jeff and Don from J&J Appliance, here in Murphy, did a great job. It took them about 4 hours to do the job. (With a little help from me, mostly supervising).
They took it right out of the wall.
They took all the electronics and the old cooling unit off the back.
 They put the new cooling unit on the back, then rewired all the control stuff back on.
Checking to make sure they do it right.
In and running!
We've talked to 3 different people that have upgraded to this Amish cooling unit and they all say it's 10 times better than the "Nevercold unit". They say they can keep ice cream in the freezer. We could never do that. The ice cream would come out like soup in the "Nevercold". If you look it up on the internet, they say the average guy can do this job. There is NO way I could have done it. That's why you call the experts in.
We were part of a successful, class action, law suit against Norcold. We'll get 4 checks from them for the next 3 years for $276.00 each year. That will help pay for the new Amish unit. I'm going to the store today and get some ice cream!
I added a dash cam to the big truck. Just another toy to play with.
Peggy is doing a little better with her knee. It's hard to keep her in that chair. The brace she has on seems to be working to help her recover. She's not moving too fast. 
On Sunday we'll move to Stone Mountain RV Park in Atlanta for the Eggtoberfest.  

Live Happy and Always Go Big.