Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mississippi - BBQ and Scenery from a Bucket Truck

Vacation - Part Two

After 7 straight days of riding on a motorcycle....we landed in Mississippi.

Before we got there we stopped at this BBQ place. Mighty good chow there and lots of different BBQ sauces to choose from.

Doug's cousins have some very beautiful property in rural Mississippi. You could spend days just sitting and taking in the beauty of the land, watching the horses vying for attention at the fence and.....for a treat.....get a ride up inside a bucket truck!

Here is Doug and Paul about to get the adventure started. It was so very kind of Paul to take the time to give us that experience. He's a busy guy but he made time, and it was a blast.

Way up high

Then Aunt Ellen operated the truck..............there really isn't anything she can not do.

Aunt Ellen allowed me run of her kicthen while they were out and about on Sunday. I made Nigella's Maple Chicken and Ribs (recipe is HERE

This is a photo from much earlier but it's such a pretty photo of BBQ that I had to share it.

I just can't convey how totally relaxing this time was....spent with family....chillin' out. It's like stepping into a Norman Rockwell painting of time gone by, a simpler rushing.
We plan to visit again before our son ships off for basic training, maybe another bike trip depending on the weather.

Food post tomorrow!


  1. I really enjoyed your post; it was almost like being there; thanks for sharing and those ribs are on my to try list.
    Great photos.

  2. You are in such trouble ... I just dribbled all over my only keyboard!! Bad Tina, bad BBQ - oh wait did I mention I LURVE bad?
    Mrs L

  3. Getting a ride inside the bucket truck is too cool!! That must have been pretty darn amazing. Mississippi is one of the few states I have not yet been to, but it's on my list. Thanks for sharing your trip!

  4. Tina - It sounds like you and Doug had one of those vacations that is just good for the soul. Lots of peace while cruising, beautiful scenery, family, and good food. That's what life's all about!

    Nigella's maple ribs and chicken is some good stuff! I've made it twice:)

  5. Rita – Thank you for the nice comment! You won’t be sorry if you try those ribs and chicken. Baby back ribs worked very well for us.

    Jo – No, no no…it’s not bad BBQ. Haha. Wish I could send you some but real BBQ is smoked and I don’t know if you have a smoker. Do you…bad girl?

    Brenda – It’s a pretty state, in spite of what hurricane Katrina did to the southern portion. Yes…we had fun!

    Kim – You summed it up – it really was good for the soul. Pure relaxation. I want to do it again.

  6. oh yeah, love the relaxed country life ... reminds me of my upbringing... something city folks just don't get... thanks for sharing...

  7. Nope, no smoker :o(
    Still can't stop dribbling though!
    Mrs L

  8. This sounds like such a super fun trip! And those maple chicken and ribs sound glorious!

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