Well April has flown by and I here I am just putting together my first post!
It's been a draining month and honestly there has been little that has made me even think about blogging never mind something that has me firing away at the keyboard. Oh there are things WORTH discussing, casino gambling, local aid cuts, local political races..gee I should have been doing more blogging! Driving home tonight I was flipping through radio channels and stopped on NPR (National Public Radio) and thought I was catching a segment about the newspaper industry. What caught my attention was the talk about the cost of investigative journalism and that the cost of blogging an opinion only costs maybe one salary. Well I WISH!!
So April has been hectic and personally very busy and draining, so I say bring on May!
Warmer weather and longer days means time to enjoy the outdoors. This means lawn mowing and yard work, (not my favorite things..) and grilling (now we're talking!) Well after several faithful seasons I'm wondering if the ol' grill has got another summer left in her. Which is probably just me looking for an excuse to look at new grills! :)
Personally, I prefer a gas grill simply because it lends itself to impulse cooking. Still, there is an allure to charcoal grills. Secretly, I've always wanted to buy the iconic Weber kettle grill and be smug in the fact that I was engaging in the "art" of grilling.
While doing a little research for a friend on grills I came across the Old Smokey, just about as old as the classic Weber, the Old Smokey apparently is iconic in its own right and has its own following. I can only imagine the looks I'd get from family and friends grilling some dogs on this rustic looking grill!
I also came across the PK Grill.
Interestingly this also originates at around the same time as the Weber. The early 50's apparently was quite the time for backyard grilling! The PK certainly has a great look, but at $280 you could buy a Weber, an Old Smokey, a couple bags of charcoal and still have enough money to buy food to grill!
As much as these charcoal grills appeal to me, when it comes time to replace my grill I have a short list of gas grills that I would be looking at. Sadly none of them are bargains, so lots of incentive to keep the old one for another year or so.