Monday, June 27, 2011

Back to Back to Back

We have just finished competing in 3 comps over the past 3 weekends. Actually, we have competed 4 out of the last 5 weekends in 4 different states. It has been a lot of work, a lot of shopping, a lot of packing and unpacking, but it has also been a tremendous amount of fun. Hitting the road every Friday morning and coming home late Sunday night can put a huge strain on your everyday life. Kris and I both have jobs and every once and a while, we want to enjoy our home. We have also just put the finishing touches on the Lorson-Wilson-Burek-Healy Suite at our house. So by this weekend we will be ready for company. Kris and I are really looking forward to hosting our annual 4th of July lobster bake at the house this weekend. After the past few months of competing, having a big party at the house sounds like a fantastic idea! We can't wait to chill with our friends and family.

I wanted to write a recap of the past 3 events. Detailing every aspect of each comp. I got half way finished and realized it all sounded the same. Kind of boring I thought. So, I'll sum up the past few weekends: We drove to an event, it rained, we cooked food, drank way too much with our friends, and somehow got a few decent calls to the stage. Some low-lights were: Maggie's injured paw, the cold and rainy weather, and tanking chicken and ribs at New Hampshire. Some Highlights were: The perfect weather at New Hampshire, the impromptu gatherings that happen on Friday nights, the copious amounts of spirits consumed at those gatherings, late night shenanigans, grilling Grand Champs and Reserve Grand Champs, and a run of first place category calls. As always, way more good than bad; and that's why we keep doing it. For every rainy, cold night, there is a bright and sunny day. For every dismal finish in ribs, there is a first place in chicken. And for every 7 hour drive to Lake Ontario, there is a 40 minute ride to New Hampshire. Maggie's paw has healed, my gear has dried off, and, believe it or not, I'm ready for Troy, NY.


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Though it does sound like a lot of hard work,hauling, driving etc, it sounds like you guys also had tons of fun!