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Stlsportster
01-13-2020, 06:24 PM
Long story, but I needed to get away so I jumped on AirBnB and found a lake house within 90 min from me for two nights. Packed the essentials (which includes the PBC) and hit the road.

Found a rural Wally World pulling into the small town closest to my rental and grabbed some food for a few days.

My view for the next two days.

https://i.imgur.com/KDETJwQl.jpg

Covered porch

https://i.imgur.com/i2xjMCZl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/xF5EeBwl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/mVTGJ0rl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7QG4Gn3l.jpg

Chicken is on.

Stingerhook
01-13-2020, 06:29 PM
Nice getaway Joel.

ronbrad62
01-13-2020, 06:29 PM
Couple of days??? With that in front of you, you may not go back. Have fun and enjoy your peace and quiet. I would love to have that option, but retirement has to wait.

Jason TQ
01-13-2020, 06:44 PM
Freaking sweet

ShadowDriver
01-13-2020, 06:51 PM
That looks like a nice spot to chill and unwind.

Keep the thin blue flowing, Joel. Enjoy!

thirdeye
01-13-2020, 06:51 PM
Is there a fishing pole and some night crawlers anywhere in this equation?

SmokinAussie
01-13-2020, 06:52 PM
Nice place!:icon_cool

mcyork28
01-13-2020, 07:16 PM
Looks like a nice place to unwind for a couple of days.

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Stlsportster
01-13-2020, 07:19 PM
Couple of days??? With that in front of you, you may not go back. Have fun and enjoy your peace and quiet. I would love to have that option, but retirement has to wait.

Part of me would move to a place like this full time. Unfortunately the wife and kids donít agree.

Is there a fishing pole and some night crawlers anywhere in this equation?

Not likely on this trip but if this place works out as well as I think...Iíll be back in warmer weather. Thereís a pontoon boat under a garage on the property. Iíll get more shots of the area tomorrow.

https://i.imgur.com/MbY4SEXl.jpg

Smoke on Badger Mountain
01-13-2020, 07:25 PM
That's pretty sweet! Hope you enjoy the break. And you go back relaxed.

Jason TQ
01-13-2020, 07:26 PM
Part of me would move to a place like this full time. Unfortunately the wife and kids donít agree.



Not likely on this trip but if this place works out as well as I think...Iíll be back in warmer weather. Thereís a pontoon boat under a garage on the property. Iíll get more shots of the area tomorrow.

https://i.imgur.com/MbY4SEXl.jpg

Like the look of those quarters!

If I lived close I'd show up to ruin everything :becky:

Stlsportster
01-13-2020, 07:32 PM
Like the look of those quarters!

If I lived close I'd show up to ruin everything :becky:

That would be a sh!tshow and Iíd love it!

Next trip may be to see my sister in Roswell. Iíd be happy for you to buy me a beer if that happens.

Hoss
01-13-2020, 07:51 PM
Absolutely inspirational.I wanna be like you when I grow up!:thumb: By the way,chicken quarters are my favorite chicken on a Weber or smoked in my Shirley.Your's look DIVINE! I coat mine in Dizzy Dust and hit them with a glaze of Blues Hog TN Red towards the end.Folks go Cray-Cray for them.I like em plain too.Actualy I like the quarters any way you can fix em.

rwalters
01-13-2020, 07:54 PM
Love it!!!!!!!

Stlsportster
01-13-2020, 09:01 PM
If you’ve never had PBC chicken....

https://i.imgur.com/4xV66zQl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/YxNNm1il.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/qpB3qzFl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RJUFghnl.jpg

SmittyJonz
01-13-2020, 09:02 PM
You bring a cpl fishing poles .?

Stlsportster
01-13-2020, 09:07 PM
You bring a cpl fishing poles .?

No. Cry over this.

https://www.ifishillinois.org/profiles/display_lake.php?waternum=04800

Stlsportster
01-13-2020, 10:23 PM
Night all. Brats on tap for lunch tomorrow. Ribs for dinner.

https://i.imgur.com/r9tjJt0l.jpg

Titch
01-13-2020, 10:33 PM
Terrific looking spot and Chicken

16Adams
01-14-2020, 04:48 AM
Waylon Jennings “drinking and dreaming” plays in the background
Enjoy your getaway

LordRiffenstein
01-14-2020, 06:10 AM
It all looks great!

Stlsportster
01-14-2020, 10:58 AM
Well folks I was up at 615 to watch this rise over the lake.

https://i.imgur.com/02IF1NTl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/pXuz1Ywl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/zXOu7QQl.jpg

Barrel is started. Brats and ribs on in a while.

bschoen
01-14-2020, 11:02 AM
No bourbon, no beer. Just what kind of getaway is this?

Stlsportster
01-14-2020, 11:06 AM
No bourbon, no beer. Just what kind of getaway is this?

Illinois has other legal options.

:amen::whoo::thumb:

bschoen
01-14-2020, 11:11 AM
Good to know...

Big George's BBQ
01-14-2020, 11:18 AM
What an awesome location

Stlsportster
01-14-2020, 12:06 PM
This my friends is shagbark hickory. All over the place.

https://i.imgur.com/WF6IIW3l.jpg

Like next to the pontoon.

https://i.imgur.com/3mAttxIl.jpg

Or here.

https://i.imgur.com/sYV3HVll.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/1uScmhLl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/GVPPHSjl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/l9RtLt9l.jpg

Stlsportster
01-14-2020, 01:29 PM
I found the fishing poles.

https://i.imgur.com/nMSwFH3l.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/TwrCKiGl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/tpuKYATl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/uLgVvhIl.jpg

ModelMaker
01-14-2020, 02:16 PM
Ain't that a blast? We do it 365 a year!
Ed

VanderLaan
01-14-2020, 03:27 PM
Turtle Cove! My better half's parents own the place.

Feel free to leave the barrel. :thumb:

SimcoBBQ
01-14-2020, 03:28 PM
I take my PBC with me when I go on vacation as well! nice view and good eats Joel

Stlsportster
01-14-2020, 03:53 PM
Turtle Cove! My better half's parents own the place.

Feel free to leave the barrel. :thumb:

Great. You know Mary? Donít tell her Iím posting about it. Thatís kinda weird.

Or tell them to come get some ribs.

https://i.imgur.com/0DnJrYyl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/6N0oXlll.jpg

VanderLaan
01-14-2020, 04:44 PM
Ribs look great. Wish we lived closer. Would stop by and say hello.

Don't sweat the posting. They would be tickled. If you come back in the summer, ask about "The Blue House" on the other side of the lake.

Stlsportster
01-14-2020, 05:45 PM
Ribs look great. Wish we lived closer. Would stop by and say hello.

Don't sweat the posting. They would be tickled. If you come back in the summer, ask about "The Blue House" on the other side of the lake.

Oh she already knows and invited me to dinner next week :). Guess you told your better half who sent her the link!

Hi Mary!

ronbrad62
01-14-2020, 06:49 PM
Those pics of the foggy morning and the sun coming up can't be beat. For me, there is not a more peaceful or serene place anywhere.
If you make it to Roswell, there are a couple of other brethren close by, we will have to get together and see what we can get in to.

tom b
01-14-2020, 06:52 PM
Looking like a good time and good eats too. That is exactly why I got a PBC for portability

Stlsportster
01-14-2020, 06:53 PM
The Guestbook

https://i.imgur.com/4YWdYaPl.jpg

SweetHeatBBQnSC
01-15-2020, 10:15 AM
Boy wouldn't I "hate" to have to deal with a place like this for a couple days. Food scenery and everything on this trip looks killer!

BuffettFan
01-15-2020, 11:34 AM
That place looks perfect! So did the ribs and the brats, BTW.
Might have to check the place out, not too far from home and close to a bunch of Mrs. Fan's relation.

Stlsportster
01-15-2020, 01:29 PM
Final thought. Before I pulled away this morning I followed a path off into the woods. Seemed like there was a purpose to have a path in the middle of no place.

https://i.imgur.com/Gc2oUXjl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/hCVywfnl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RO4kh3gl.jpg

Rest In Peace HE Ricker and thanks for sharing your view.