Yesterday we attended a Halloween dinner party with new friends, Dave and Kim, here at the Buckhorn Lake Resort. Many of the resort guests dressed up in Halloween costumes to celebrate the occasion. Actually, a Safari Motor Home group had a coach rally here and planned for the event a year in advance. Participants came from all over the United States. The Safari is best known for it 28 and 30 foot Trek model motor home with a bed that drops down from the ceiling creating the smallest class-A motor home in the industry. Owners are called “Trekees”, and like other motor home groups, hold regional rallies all over the U.S. and Canada.
I’m not sure what we were expecting but the dinner was flat-out delicious! We knew it was going to be BBQ but had no idea it was a sit-down dinner with waiters and all. The ribs were, and I say this honestly, the best (we) have ever eaten: smoked for 5 hours with a secret family sauce that’s been passed down dating back to the early 1900s. Even the finger cookies were homemade with painted finger nails (almonds) served with bloody ice cream (strawberry sauce). It all seemed more like a family gathering rather than dining out.
After dinner it was karaoke time for all the special needs people in attendance. I’ve never been a karaoke fan unless you’re Japanese and doing Elvis or Sinatra. A great time was had by all and everyone is now talking about Thanksgiving; then in December, Pam Tillis, a country songwriter and singer, and daughter of Mel Tillis, will host a Christmas dinner and show.
We awoke to 42 degrees this morning and had to fire up the diesel fired furnace to take the chill out of the air. This camping is rough business but we’ll tough it out and manage somehow… Happy Halloween from Texas.