August 7th and 8th we competed at the Grab, Root, & Growl BBQ competition in Woodward, Oklahoma. It was a hot one. Friday at 11:30 am it was 104 in the shade. We had a great time as we got to see some friends and even made some new ones. We had a lot of supporters show wearing their Travelin’ Smoke BBQ t-shirts.
As far as the competition goes we didn’t do as well as we wanted to. Out of 26 teams we placed 20th overall. Pork was our strongest with a 16th finish. We’ll take and go to the Derby BBQ Festival in a couple of weeks and hopefully do better.
We finally did it, we finally upgraded the truck. We bought a 2010 Dodge Ram Mega cab. This truck has everything we need and then some. We would like to thank Countryside Motors in Wellington for the great service. Check them out for your next vehicle purchase at www.countrysidemotors.net or go to the showroom. They have lots of stuff from new and used vehicles to Hustler mowers to Polaris all terrain vehicles.
This past weekend we competed at The Oxford Roundup in Oxford, Kansas. At this event they had a couple of blues bands that sounded pretty good. Despite the heat and humidity we still had a great time. We were able to get three calls this year. 1st place pork, 2nd place chicken, and 2nd place brisket. No rib call, but they only call on the top three. There were a total of eleven teams.
Some of the other stuff they had going on was a volleyball tournament, a horseshoe tournament, flea market, dunk tank, and a people’s choice with the BBQ contest.
Although it was 103 degrees in the shade, it was better than four inches of water outside our trailer door. We saw a lot of new faces, some old friends and made some new friends.
We have a new logo. We would like to thank Rick Enright for doing such a awesome job. Check out his stuff at http://www.clipartof.com
We competed at the Firelake BBQ Cook off in Shawnee, Oklahoma this weekend. Man a lot of great competition teams. 52 teams total. We didn’t do as well as we would have liked to. We placed 49th chicken, 25th ribs, 45th pork, 45th brisket. We’ll just take it and get ready for Enid. We had a great time. The facilities there were top notch. Concrete rv pad, showers, clean indoor bathrooms, dinner, breakfast, made us feel special. Thanks Jason and your staff for putting on one heck of a contest. Thanks to my sister and brother-in-law for help and support.
Our BBQ season will start later this month. We are looking forward to competing, seeing some of our friends, and making some new ones. We feel we have made some changes during the off season that should benefit us well. Good luck to all our BBQ friends this season.
Our friends at SPK Grocery in Harper, Kansas are having a huge meat and produce sale this Saturday February 28th. Also we will be there selling some BBQ from 10:30 am until we run out. Cruise on out to Harper and check them out.
We have a new addition to Travelin’ Smoke BBQ. This is Porky. Love this smoker.