Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Memphis in May BBQ Fest

Weenie and I made our way down to Tom Lee Park for the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. I left work around 2:00 and scooped her up on the way down. We paid our $20 to park across the street and started down the hill towards the river.

The day could not have been more perfect. It was around 75 and not a cloud in the sky. It's usually raining or 90 degrees. I was really looking forward to free beer and BBQ.

We got to the tent and it was pretty empty. Phil had us 3 cases of very cold Bud Light and we started making a dent in the cooler. We had a couple of hours to kill before anyone else we knew showed up so we headed up on the top of the tent to enjoy the view.

The team was downstairs preparing for supper so we went down to check it out.

Some of my friends showed up and saw the crawfish at the tent next door. We walked over and they told us to eat all we wanted.

Pegelah and JJ stepped up to the cooler and started shucking and sucking.

Then the Food Network showed up.

We wanted no part of the filming so we went back on top to people watch.

Dyna showed up.

Then it got real crowded up on top.

We watched the sun set and I was pretty buzzy by then.

We left the park around 10:30 and headed to the Bayou. Surprise!

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