So Mrs Trumpet and I were in Belize this past February and were hanging out with the Changes in Latitudes owners and we were introduced to a pirate and to his girlfriend who must drink from the fountain of youth one night at Wet Willies on the island. As we were sitting there listening to the band one of the owners says that we need to go with them and their other friends to Dale Hollow Lake for Labor day, given that we have not even booked our Summer Belize trip we said sure and were in. We get back to Crime-Free Memphis and my first question is where in the hell is Dale Hollow as I find out that it is above Cookville, TN and was man made by TVA. Anyway I get an email a couple weeks later from one of the girls asking why I haven’t booked yet and then the damned foam calls started rolling in from the Pirate. Needless to say I book a room at the lodge and tell Shuffles to “Stop Yelling at Me!” and by now I am starting to enjoy my chats with the Pirate (on Captain) every Friday night. The beauty of a Pirate (on Captain) foam call is that if I miss the foam call the message is even better the next morning. (Ok I know I am rambling, I will cut the to the chase)
Friday of the Labor day weekend we packed up the car with 8 slabs of ribs, remember those ribs that I smoked earlier in the month on a weekend?? Yeah they were great and we ate the $hit out of them, as well as some killer Fajitas, Lasagna and all kinds of other goodness. As far as pictures of the trip, I am going to have to lay off the pictures as those who were in attendance are not worried of bosses, co-workers or customers seeing them but it’s the kids they are worried about. We don’t want to divulge the secret news that some of the parents in the group are superhero’s and fight crime. So sorry Elbert kids, Sister Mary Flair and Chuckles kids and Mel, you will have to figure out what superhero character your parents are on your own!
On a serious note a huge thank you to our
Belize buddies good friends, Cindy and Renita for inviting us to join in the fun and merriment, we had a blast and look forward to next year! To our boat captains and first mates, we appreciate showing us a lake that could be one of the most beautiful ones that I have ever seen in the US. We now have 51 weeks to practice crab dances, work on costumes/superhero outfits, smoke some more ribs, and hopefully come up with some fun things to do on Dale Hollow because for those who didn’t go, we had a horrible time and just sorted holy cards!
Thanks Guys and please feel free to write that down!
A pact has been made, we will meet together again in the Hollow!
As you can tell, I hated it especially the meal