Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Texas Eggfest 2015

The latest Texas Eggfest on April 25th has come and gone but it was enough fun to last a while, maybe all the way 'til next year.

We still don't know how many people showed up but it has to be somewhere between 1,000 and 2,000.  I wouldn't be surprised if it was even more.  I know we keep feeding them until we ran out of food  about 3:00.

Thanks to the efforts of a lot of people, this turned out to be the best Texas Eggfest yet.

Even the weather cooperated, after a tremendous thunderstorm only a few hours earlier.  But the weather and the grounds at Camp Ben McCulloch were both perfect for an Eggfest.

I didn't have time to take a lot of pictures but here are a few:

There were so many "Tasters" that we couldn't see across the grounds, or even the ground itself.  And we were loving every minute of it.

The next Eggfest is October 10th in Jefferson Texas.  And some folks are working on doing one in Houston before the end of the year.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Athens Eggfest 2015

Once again Judy and I were right in the thick of things at the Athens Eggfest, and we were sure glad we came.  As always, we saw old friends and met new ones, plus had a wonderful time and the weather was perfect.  What more could you ask for?

One of the key events of the fest was recognizing Allen Forshage as he retires from over three decades with the Texas Freshwater Fishery, and for his support of the Athens Eggfest.  We were asked to design and have made a special gift for him in the form of a custom made grid for his Big Green Egg.  Here's what we came up with.

Yes, he loved it.  It will surely get a lot of action as he gets used to having more time to cook on his Big Green Egg.

I spent almost an hour speaking to a group, mostly 'Newbies,' about the 'Magic' that comes with being an Egghead.  That was fun as I explained how every aspect of Egg Ownership and Use comes together to create a life-changing EGGsperience, including how we cook, how we eat, how we make new friends, and how we share our new found passion and enthusiasm.  It was fun.

Judy and I had made gifts for a few long-time friends, so we had a great time surprising them with the stained glass wind chimes and cathedral birdhouses.

I didn't take a lot of photos but here are a few.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I Hate Colds

Once again the common cold took me down, this time forcing me to miss all but a couple of very uncomfortable hours of the Salado Eggfest that I waited and prepared for all year.  I spent most of it in my hotel room in bed under the covers and mercifully asleep for a few fleeting minutes between bouts of extreme coughing and hacking.

Yesterday, after three weeks of it I finally saw my doctor.

It turns out that what felt like a cold was due to a seriously congested lung, moderate bronchitis and a sinus infection.  And that is just the leftovers from what was probably even worse at its peak.

An in-office anti-bacterial injection and a nasal/chest inhalation treatment and a handful of kick-ass prescriptions has put me on the road to relief, and hopeful recovery.  I sure feel better after only a few hours.

Until now I haven't been in any frame of mind to be social during the course of this #%&@ cold, or whatever the heck it's called.

Now we have to prepare for the Athens Eggfest on April 11th.  I think I should be well by then.