Well Mrs. S and myself just returned for our visit at Mill Creek Park.
Good news and bad news.
Bad news first, due to the burn ban that is in affect until who knows when, there will be no outdoor fires, (which I knew that) no cooking is allowed with wood or charcoal, no tiki torches, no candles, or any other type of open flames will be allowed. That also means that I cant bring in the BBQ pit.
They really wanted to let me but they just couldnt do it. They tossed the idea around for thirty minutes but they finally said they just couldnt do it. I told them its fine I completly understand.
If you have anymore questions about cooking or cans and cants please contact me.
Due to the drought they are in the process of removing dangerous trees from the park now. I spoke with the attendent and she said it will not affect us in any way. They have already finished the trees in our loop and she said she will have the debris removed before our rally.
Now the good news.
Mill Creek Park is really excited to have everyone coming. She said they will welcome everyone thats coming and hope that we can get even more people to come than we have now. This is the first Rally they have ever had...
We will be able to use any type of LP gas grills for cooking. She told me as long as it runs on gas it can be used. All they ask is that you keep it on the concrete surface and do not leave it unattended.
Now Im sure your wondering about the briskets
On my way home from Mill Creek I stopped in Jasper, TX at Smitty's Smoke House and told them about our situation and they said they would be more then glad to help us out. So now they will be doing the brisket cooking for us and also some chopped beef for sandwhichs. I will pick up all the meat at 4:30 pm from them on Saturday. Ill prolly need one person to go with me to help pick up the food. (Volunteers?) They do a really great job cooking, Mrs. S and I eat here very often. I looove their chopped beef sandwhich.
On your way up to the rally if your hungry stop by and have lunch there, you wont be disappointed.
The park looked really great, all the trees have changed to show their fall colors and the weather is great. I love this time of year. Mill Creek is a wonderful park, I hope everyone will enjoy their stay. Im looking forward to meeting everyone.
If your not already signed up for the Texas Piney Woods Rally then you really should consider. Theres lots of room in the park and I encourge you to get that Airstream out and come out to Mill Creek Park and enjoy some great company and great food.
If anyone has any questions please dont hesitate to ask.