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AOK RV Campground, Amarillo, TX
The other day I learned something new about barbecuing. While on his walk with Reggy, Benno passed a fellow RVer in our RV Park who was tending to his grill outside his rig. The wafting aroma of mouthwatering meat slowly cooking got his attention and seeing the big chunks of meat Benno commented if he was grilling for himself or if it was for all of his neighbours?
As it turned out, Joe is his name, was cooking a beef brisket and pulled pork. The BBQ he used is not your typical griller. It is a Traeger Woodpellet Grill and this model is also a Tailgater, which he takes to work. He explained that he also owned a larger model. The way it works is that the grill uses an auger to move hardwood pellets from the hopper to the fire pot within the grill. Once in the fire pot, a hot rod ignites the pellets starting a fire. A fan then stokes the flames, creating a convection heat to cook the food evenly. There are also models wifi equipped so using their App you then control your grill with your smartphone! If interested read up on it on the Internet on the above highlighted links.
Joe had been generous and gave us a sample plate of his just grilled meat. I have to say it was restaurant quality and so delicious that we almost licked up the plate! Thank you Joe!
The box was full with all kinds of spices
Today we visited the “Jack Sisemore RV Museum” here in Amarillo, Texas. What a cool accumulation of vintage RVs, cars, motorcycles, and all things from that era. On our agenda were actually some other interesting sites, (which I will post later as there are far too many pictures in my camera) but we made a stopover at the Amarillo Travel Info Center located East on I-40, Exit 76 and “Peggy” the hostess, asked us if we had been to the RV Museum after learning that we are here with our travel trailer.
Thanks Peggy, that Museum was a delight! The Museum is associated with the Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Dealership, Service Dept. and Accessory Store on the same premises.
There were so many interesting antique items complimenting the RVs to see and the displays were done tastefully and cute. So if you don’t mind, here are only 30 or so pictures of the place.
Note: the scabbard hanging on the motorcycle handlebar is holding a Thompson 45. Also called a Tommy gun, Chicago Typewriter, Trench Broom, or the Thompson. The military loved this weapon during WWII and the Chicago Gangsters incl. Al Capone loved it too in the 30ties depression. The military aluminum camper was for high-ranking officers like generals.
The hanging camper apparently floats too
This concludes my tour of the RV Museum. I hope you liked it. Thanks for visiting and please stay tuned for more interesting sites here in this town.