MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: JULY 4TH 2008

Saturday, July 05, 2008

JULY 4TH 2008

As tradition has it, the “Knights & Dragons” (minus 3) gathered at Charlotte and Gary’s to celebrate this particular holiday.


Charlotte and Gary recently purchased a great travel home, and Gary and Steve have been busy building an extension on Gary’s outbuilding to protect the “home” when not on the road. Gary teased Steve about drinking one beer per nail, post, or cross-piece the day before, and telling about him saying, “One nail…one beer!


I’m sure they will get it done within the next few days, but supervisor Gary has his hands full! They start back to work tomorrow.


The travel home is the perfect size for a couple, about 30 to 35 feet long, one large bedroom, separate shower and toilet areas, extendable dinning and living room area, gas stove and refrigerator, microwave, stereo system, rear view video camera, 75 gallon tank, and many other features. The two will have a ball visiting parks and campgrounds across the country.

A walk back to the house took us by Gary’s muscadine vineyard. It’s from these lush vines that he gets the main ingredient for his tasty wine! The vines are full and watered by his drip-system. We can’t wait for the harvest!


Inside the Dragons were trying to catch their breath from all the laughing. When we left them they were lounging on the porch, but the heat drove them inside, again separating us into Knight and Dragon factions! We enjoyed music, beer, and cigars in relative peace!


Gary had already dry rubbed and prepared the ribs inside before we arrived, so all that remained was lathering them up with sauce and heating them on the grill. Talk about good…and with the corn-on-the-cob, green beans, potato salad, and rolls, it was wonderful! Of course we followed that up with banana pudding, or cake and ice cream! It’s not wonder we look the way we do…happy!


Around 7:30 Steve ran out of beer, so we naturally had to break it up!


Sure hope you and yours had an enjoyable 4th of July too!

19 comments:

Debbie said...

I want one of those motor homes! We had a house boat, but hubby traded it in for a pontoon boat that we seldom ever use. The bass boat gets more use than the pontoon.

The food looks great, the company sounds wonderful.

We're headed out to visit friends in Benton County. Need to stop and pick up some refreshments for me (wine, champagne, yum yum)

I made wine once, my mother grew the grapes. The wine was really good, but a lot of work.

You have way too much fun (adopt me into your family) hee hee

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

Mushy said...

Debbie - this mobile home was a follow up to the houseboat they used to have. They went down to a pontoon as well, but maybe the travel home is in you future.

Come on by any time!

Lin said...

If they are like Red and Sally, they are going to LOVE cruising around the country.

Looka doz ribs, that plate full of goodies! And I'm really lusting after that potato salad. I'm the only one who will eat it around here so I don't make it very often. Yum!

david mcmahon said...

One nail, one beer? So you ARE Aussies, after all!!

BRUNO said...

Me and the wife between us---and three of the neighbors dogs---had six brats, 4 beers, and 3 cigars for our 4th. And then sat back and watched while some other damned-fool blew a couple-hundred bucks of fireworks into the air!

Does that qualify as a celebration? Or maybe more of a "sampler"...?

~Fathairybastard~ said...

You guys obviously know how to do it up. We spend the day doing the parade in Belton, visiting mom, then went to a pool party South of Killeen. It was a wonderful day.

It ended with us sitting back like Bruno there and watching the fireworks that other people spent lots of money on. We could even see the ft. Hood display in the distance. It was cool.

Not sure about the mobile home, gas being what it is, but I bet they'll have fun anyway.

Debbie said...

We spent Saturday evening with Friends in Camden, Tennessee -- lots of good food, tons of fireworks (I hate to see their bill for all those fireworks, ha).

I took two nice bottles of wine, had two small glasses. That's my limit.

I hope you are right, Mushy. It would be fun to drive around and see the country at our own pace. I always thought it would be fun to cruse the river in a big houseboat. Ours was just a 30 foot Gibson, a 1972 at that. She had seen better days, even after my redecorating.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

Mushy said...

Charlotte and Gary don't do anything without close scrutiny, and I know they figured the cost of a condo on the beach for a week, food, gas, and found that the travel home came out much cheaper in the long run. We'll see.

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Oh Mushy - you just crack me UP! And that food looks waaaaaay better than the burnt weenies and burgers we had on the 4th!

Old soldier said...

I vote we have the 4th of July twice a month. Good BBQ, good friends, cold beer and lots of BS to go around.

Suldog said...

Looks like a great little holiday celebration, Mushy. Good food, good company... but the startling lack of nighttime beer - tsk, tsk, tsk!

LJ said...

Great post, great food, and good times for all. From a previous email you know I can match you on the good time because I was with grandchildren in Texas but you put me to shame with the food.

Jose said...

Having an RV to explore the county has been a dream that mi chica and I have shared for a while now. How awesome that your friends have their chance now. I can see you too had an awesome time celebrating the 4th. Ribs looks good, I'm salivating here.

Shrinky said...

My lil sis had a canal boat for a time, sure was fun. That motor home sounds wonderful, tho' I wouldn't fancy driving it, I have trouble enough with my people carrier..

As for making wine, I gave up when all the corks exploded one night inside the airing cupboard.

You sure seem to have it all mushy, good company, great food and the leisure to enjoy them both.

Scott from Oregon said...

ummmm, 75 gallons...
4.20 a gallon...

4x5 is 20, carry the two...
4x7 is 28 plus 2 is 30...

That would be 300 bucks plus the 20 cents times 75 to fill up that thing.

I wonder what a small honda and a hotel would run?

Not a Granny said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had by all! I want to visit with you and your friends. If you evern plan a trip to Florida you will have to let us know!

Suldog said...

This has nothing to do with your post here, but I've tagged you over at my place. Stop by and accept the tag, if you wish, or leave me a comment saying, "Quite bothering me, you lunatic."

Ralph said...

We ate good at blogstock but those ribs and corn look great.
Ralph

Diva said...

Hungry... Oh so hungry.