Today I woke up a little sore, but relieved that I had completed the painting! After dedicating two full days to the painting job, the plan today is to spend time buying BBQ supplies, and a other suitcase to carry them back home!
I have been following Memphis Barbecue Supply on Facebook for some time now, and I was excited to finally visit them!
I had a great time at Memphis Barbecue Supply, and after buying just about half the store, it was time to buy another suitcase to fit it all in! I headed off to the local Wal Mart and purchased a suitcase, some more clothes, and two boxes of cheap golf balls!
Earlier in the morning I had heard from Sam and Rhiannah, my ‘family’ traveling from Australia. They had made it into Los Angeles and on to Atlanta. They we’re waiting to see if they could get standby for the flight from Atlanta to Memphis.
With my shopping completed, I decided to head back to Pattys to connect to wifi to see if they left a a message. As I hadn’t eaten yet, I called into Central BBQ on Summer Avenue just up the road, for take out.
I ate at Central BBQ last year, and I was looking forward to eating there again.
I ordered their famous pulled pork nachos, with a hot link sausage. I wasn’t disappointed, and I can see why they are world famous!
Tonight is family night at Memphis in May. The park is not open to the public, and it is a great time to catch up with old friends with a great family atmosphere! Sadly Sam and Rhi didn’t make the flight to Memphis in time, so I went alone.
It was good to finally be back ‘home’ amongst my BBQ brothers. The booth looked fantastic, and the guys had spent a bit more for a two story booth, WOW!
It was fantastic to catch up with old friends, and we had a great meal on the deck!
After dinner, I had a great chance to walk around and catch up with the other teams.Earlier in the evening Brett Miller, my long lost brother, competed in the inaugural Big Hog Run! He will know tomorrow if he was the winner!
I spent the rest of the evening enjoying being back amongst the whole MIM atmosphere and received the best call ever. Sam and Rhiannah had made the last flight out of Atlanta to Memphis, and we’re on their way to Pattys!
Tomorrow is the first official day of the Memphis in May competition. The plan is to visit the Bass Pro shop at the pyramid, before heading in.