Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, August 11, 2018

A nice sunrise and sunset with Pa Fest fun in-between.

Where are we today ? 
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      Cooler nights again, wonderful for sleeping, you can tell the summer is winding down, later sunrises and earlier sunsets. But that is ok still quite comfortable and just over 2 months and we can begin our southern migration.
         Around 6 am we got another very nice sunrise casting shadows across the yard, gonna be an awesome day.
       I got a couple of miles walked about town enjoying this wonderful quiet warm sunny Saturday morning. Then a walk across the road into the bush for a bit until it got too muddy.
starting to get muddy from the ATV ruts
then adventure into the corn field for aways,
but did not want to get lost
just like walking in a Maze
pretty peaceful by the river
           I made some Puff Pastry sausage rolls to take to Pa Fest , they supply the meat and corn at Pa Fest, the rest is pot luck. For the recipe you can click HERE or my recipe blog top right side bar.
ready to cut up  and bake
22 minutes and they are wonderful
relaxing in the shade with our e-readers for a while
     About 3 pm Suzie's Dad came by and he followed us down the road to Elmer and Kay's Place for the yearly Pa Fest. They have been doing this for over 40 years I believe, and always a fun time and great turn out, lots of good food too.
this be the place
       We pulled in the farm lane and got parked and grabbed our chairs and cooler, sit in the shade and begin chatting with a few people here and there.
stuff for the kids
the black smoker is full of beef brisket
and the roaster will be pulled pork
this be Pa all dressed to the occasion
Suzie and her Dad

corn boiling over and open fire
slushies, coffee and juice
        Walking about always somebody to chat with we have not seen for a while, nice to see everyone all in one place. In particular we chatted with Brian, a local farmer, for the longest time, I have know him for probably over 30 years, he reads our blog and even a few others on our sidebar, I know because he was asking us about some of you other fellow bloggers. The meat is ready so Dan begins slicing the brisket, oh so tasty.
smells wonderful

grace was said and the food begins
so much tasty food no one need to go hungry 
pork on the left, brisket on the right
no way to taste it all as usual
           With full tummies and cooling down we said our fair wells thanks to Ma and Pa for inviting us to this wonderful yearly get together with family and friends then headed home about 8:30, we had a busy long day.
even a nice sunset on the way home
a perfect ending for a perfect day
    That was it for us today, thanks for dropping on by and hope y'all had a great day as well.
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  1. Pa Days! What a great way for all the sons, daughters and grands+ to spend time with the extended families and all the friends too. That's a good excuse to eat too much!

    1. It is always a fun time reconnecting with people and catching up again, then of course eat too much as well. We have to make sure we are here every year.

  2. They sure do go all out with soda machines, coffee, slushie and more. This is great

    1. They do go all out and everyone really has a wonderful time.

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    1. Yes guys it sure was an excellent feast and always nice to see everyone again as well.

  4. Now that's a feast! I've never smoked brisket, but want to give it a try. I'm also trying your sausage bites recipe. Looks easy enough for me to create!!

    1. Nancy, I have never smoked a brisket either,(no smoker) but do enjoy it on occasion, so yummy. The sausage bites are tasty and pretty easy to make, enjoy them !

  5. That looks like a very big and well organized day!

  6. These summer fun get togethers are the best! Excellent food.

    1. Yes Peter they are and the food was so tasty as well.


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