Guys, put Franklin on your calendar for next year. The people who organized it and ran the show couldn't have been nicer. There must be at least a 100 acres of grass to set up on and they are talking of clearing more woods for additional space. Nice small town country support.
My wife Barb and I had the pleasure of meeting Judy and Fran Fry. We met tons of people who pasted through their site to say hello while we were there hanging out.
We introduced ourselves to Bubba and got to see his new Klose. What a machine!!!!! It had all kinds of neat features (I really liked the slide out char grille). I would have thought that an operators license would be needed as well as a uniform to drive this thing.
My wife got pressed into service as a judge (she will be taking a class in Md shortly) as I was performing my first judging since being certified.
Afterwards we stopped by the Comp sites to chat. Bubba was down and disappointed in what he produced. Seemed a shame at the time that things didn't go better on the new cooker.
Next we stopped by Wittdog who was beat (6 hrs sleep in three days???) and didn't think his chow was very good. Buy the way, his two boys are the nicest kids you could meet. Are they really holding beers in the Froggy photos???
So here we sit watching the winners being called out and it seems Dave and Bubba are zipping back and forth from the stage. Wow.
Congrads to both. Barb and I were so happy for them that we felt like we had won.
We are anxious to hook up again at another comp. They are super people.