Sunday, June 26, 2011

Smoke on the River Review

What a fun week we had while at the River's Edge RV Resort in Heber, Utah.  The BBQ contest was held in the campground, this was a first for us.  I have to admit it worked out pretty well.  We were pleased with what we turned in to the judges.  Our best scores were 6th in chicken and 3rd in ribs.  The pork was not cooked hot enough to pull, but sliced nicely.  Congrats to R&R...they cleaned up at this one.  They finished 1st in 3 categories and ended up with the Grand Champion award. 
They held a concert Friday and Saturday nights at the stage area, we were beat and listened from our reclining chairs and dozed off.    After the contest we stayed around a few extra days to enjoy the area.  We drove through Park's not a place that is very accomodating to a truck our size.  We did enjoy lunch in Deer Valley, there Cassy swam in their lake, played fetch and they went out of their way to make us feel welcome.   
All our leftover BBQ we offered up to the staff of the RV park.  We even cooked up the rib tips another night to have a potluck dinner with them.  They made us feel really welcome and we'll definitely return to stay there again. 
We explored the area and enjoyed the beauty.  There was still a lot of snow on the upper portions of the mountains, rivers were running fast and full.  Cassy had several chances to swim and play in a couple of snowdrifts even. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Our next contest...

We are heading to northern Utah Friday for this event.  It's in Heber, Utah...we haven't been up there since Chris was 2 or 3 years old.  I'm sure many things have changed since then.  We're excited to be cooking in Utah and we hope to carry our momentum from the last two events with us. 
We'll even be spending a few extra days to enjoy the area for a short vacation.  Plenty of extra towels are on the list for Cassy since we'll be near water.  You know labs love water!
Please send postive thoughts and prayers our way for great contest results.  We'll keep you posted.