We had a craving for some good ol’ Texas BBQ and since we hadn’t really had ANY since we’ve been back in Texas it was long over due. We decided to try the Old Smokehouse BBQ and were happy we did. The place had good reviews and they were spot on.
Between us we tried ribs, brisket and sausage as well as their green beans and cream style corn. Everything had great flavor and the green beans were exceptionally good. The ribs were cooked just right, tender but stayed on the bone when you took a bite. The sausage was really tasty and actually can be found in area grocery stores. The brisket was good and had a nice smoke ring but I would like it to have been just a wee bit more tender.
We both enjoyed our meals and will definitely go back when in the area as it is located on the northwest side of San Antonio. Good stuff.
Between work and appointments we’ve been BUSY.
On Monday, Michael had to go to the Audie Murphy VA Hospital for a pulmonary function test. He has asthma and other breathing issues and they continue to follow him. Michael swears that a lot of his breathing issues are from the smoke from the chemical fires while he was in Kuwait during Desert Storm. He makes sure that he mentions this to the doctors at his appointments so that it’s noted in his medical records so that in the future if there are other issues they can be addressed.
That afternoon, I had an appointment for a mammogram and an ultrasound of my thyroid. Both my sister, Vicki and I have larger than normal thyroids and have had doctors follow-up with them over the years. My new doctor wanted to have the ultrasound done just to for good measure.
The ultrasound showed a nodule on my thyroid that the radiologist felt looked benign but to be totally sure she referred me to an endocrinologist. That appointment is for January 3rd…so we’ll see what they have to say.
We made time to see our movie of the week. We have NO plans at all to stop that any time soon as we both really enjoy it and it’s our biggest entertainment outing. This week we saw Daddy’s Home 2. It was a good way to alleviate any built up stress and it was a good light-hearted Christmas comedy. I enjoyed it but Michael really hooted…good thing we were the only people in the theater!
What better way to end a movie date than to enjoy a pizza? It’s been a while since we’d enjoyed a pizza from a ‘mom & pop’ type place and I found one not far away, Cappo’s Pizza. The owner’s father is from upstate New York and he call’s New York his second home. The father & son team work together to put out some excellent dishes, that’s for sure!
We ordered the Capos Supremo (sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms (eww…hold the ‘shrooms), onions, sweet peppers, olives) and it was Excellent – with a capital E! They also offer garlic knots, something we’d never seen before ordering pizza in New York…and they were delicious – fresh, tender and the marinara to dip them in was nice and mild. Another place you can bet your bottom dollar we’ll go back to.
After much discussion with a DirecTV supervisor we were rescheduled for Friday morning between 8:00 and 12:00. First thing in the morning we got a call asking about our ‘international dish’…really?? Michael was not happy and called DirecTV to confirm what the order was for and was told ‘an equipment upgrade’ nothing to do with an international dish. Michael filed a complaint right then stating that he was pretty sure that this ‘sub-contractor’ used the international dish excuse to try to reschedule do to the weather as it was pouring all day on Wednesday and it was cold and we had snow (yes, I said snow!) on Friday morning.
Wednesday brought Kenny from GoRV to the house to install a new thermostat for the main part of the coach. The old one had been misbehaving for a while. Periodically it just wouldn’t turn off and Michael would have to reset it to get it to ‘toe the line’. Now we see if that does the trick!
Friday morning we had a knock on the door and were greeted by a couple we had met at the Heartland National Rally and then again when we were at Wright Patterson AFB this summer. Arvin and Vicky and their beautiful pup, Aurora, stopped by to say ‘hello’ and we visited for nearly an hour before they had to go tend to their laundry. They own a Big Horn, are retired military and have been full-timing for three years. Plus, Arvin is originally from Shawano, Wisconsin so we had quite a bit to talk about. They’re thinking about going to the Quartzsite Show next month so we may see them there.
Our friends Prentiss and Virginia, who we shared a meal with while we were in Little Rock back in September are in the area for a month or so (they own a home in Canyon Lake) and we made plans to meet them at Sea Island Shrimp House for lupper on Friday afternoon.
We had such a good visit with them in Little Rock that we were really looking forward to another visit with them. Victoria had recommended the restaurant as they’d been there before and it turned out to be very good. I got a shrimp platter with four different kinds of shrimp and it was very good. Michael went with a cod dish that was covered in a lemon butter sauce that he really enjoyed.