This was the 5th year I've been with my dad for the annual Staunton BBQ Cooking Contest. Staunton is in Illinois (about 5 1/2 hours North of Memphis) and I usually take the trip by myself so I can "concentrate" on the cooking and fun. My father has become quite a cook over the years and thanks to his stint one year as a guest judge at the Memphis in May BBQ Cooking Competition he has refined his craft. Luckily, the temperature gauge was right, the BBQ seasoning was good, and he took my advice adding a bit of salt on the finished product. I think pouring the juices over the final product also helped. I won't give away any of our other secrets!
I hope YOU have a great rest of the summer! It's hard to believe but school is almost here for my son, Jake, and my wife and I are making our end of summer/beginning of Fall plans. My next trip that I personally look forward to is the "dove hunt" trip to my dad's farm.