Thursday, May 20, 2010

What if a vegetarian won the TX steak cook-off...just saying!!!

Hi-Co, Hi-Co, Off to Grill We Go!!!

Seven hours after our departure from Houston on May 15, 2010, yes...SEVEN HOURS... we finally arrived in Hico, TX. We departed on this journey to support 3 of our family members, coined the Rib-I-Rebels. Our arrival was highly anticipated (or so we'd prefer to believe) because certain family members were convinced the city folk wouldn't make it; we were pleased to prove them wrong!

A cooler full of small memories will stay with us forever (blow-up beds, stinky arm pits, fleas, karaoke, the margarita machine, the tail gate), but the most important memory for me is the one of family. Family: those people you can't choose like you choose friends; but for me, people I'd choose anyways...especially as friends. The cook-off on Saturday was full of family, good times, a lot of ale, wine, champagne, and yes...BEEF.

It's true ~ I went home hungry!

Nevertheless, I was full of love and the spirit of camaraderie. Our Rebels weren’t the official winners, but they were winners in our hearts and in the stomachs of everyone that filed in line when the public steak grilling began. It was a proud moment for everyone, indeed!

But the question remains in my mind…what if, just think about it for a minute…what IF a vegetarian won that contest? Stranger things have happened…

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