Monday, May 2, 2011

Just Rocky and Odie

Yes, this weekend it was just Rocky and me since Linda, her daughter Beth and a friend went to the beach to celebrate Beth's 18th birthday leaving Rocky & I to do the guy thing. It was our first time cooking in my new smoker and I am very happy with it. We had a whole chicken and some very small red potatoes cut in half & seasoned with salt, pepper, olive oil and oregano in a dish above the chicken. A couple of hours and it was all very good.


Rocky checking out an area where we burned a large pile of limb debris on saturday.




Even after all the rough weather and winds our azeleas are still going strong.




They just come back every year to bless us with color.








Roses too. All in all Rocky & I had a really great time hanging out together, napping together, pigging out together and just being guys. One more night and they will be home from the beach tomorrow. Hope all of you had as good a weekend as we did.









18 comments:

  1. Sounds as though you and Rocky had a great weekend...my idea of perfection! Relaxing at home, enjoying your large, lovely garden, pottering about when you felt like it, tucking into a yummy homecooked meal out on the patio :)
    Your azaleas are magnificent and that's a beautiful rose! Ah, yes, I'd say it was a really good weekend! Bet Rocky is hoping for a repeat sometime...just the two of you to polish off an entire chicken!

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  2. Sounds like you and rocky had lots of fun. Thos azaleas are gorgeous. :-)

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  3. If Rocky's anything like my Toto he spent two hours circling the smoker like a vulture! I hope you fixed him a nice platter. Have a great day and week, Odie!

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  4. I bet you and Rocky had a great time together, Odie! My oh my, I can see now why you told me in one of my posts that azaleas would have to be your favourite flower. Those are absolutely stunning my friend. Such a vibrant colour. That smoker sure sounds like fun! You obviously didn't go hungry whilst Linda was away. LOL! Beautiful photo of the rose as well, and your little Rocky is just SO cute!!

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  5. hi Odie:)

    what would we do without our kids, eh? my wife was also out of town for four days and i hung out with the kids too. we pizza, kfc, and potted meat sandwiches over the 4 "no piles of dirty dishes" days:) we did just as we pleased and it only took one hour to straighten things up before she got home.

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  6. Oh, my gosh!!! Those Azaelas are so beautiful!!!

    Oh, you are at least a month ahead of us in weather and spring!

    It's nice to have a couple days just to have your home to yourself itsn't it?

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  7. Glad you and Rocky had fun and those flowers are gorgeous. Odie, thanks again for purchasing my memoir. It makes me nervous - I hope you like it.
    Karen

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  8. Those azaleas are breathtaking! :) LOVE THEM.

    And Rocky's such a cutie pie.

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  9. It's nice for Rocky to get you all to himself :) Your flowers are totally gorgeous!

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  10. Your flowers are breathtaking! You made me hungry talking about what you guys ate! I'm glad you and Rocky had such a good weekend :)

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  11. Rocky is just too cute! I bet he enjoyed the time with you!

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  12. Sounds like a great weekend! Your azaleas are fantastic! Thank you for the birthday wishes:)

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  13. Odie! I'm still here! Just in case you have'nt read Keris blog yet, we're going to Russia on may 22! I can't wait!
    -Bridget

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  14. we had azaleas in the front yard of my childhood home. i think yours are beautiful.

    Rocky cracks me up! He's so cute.

    sounds like you and the rocky had a really nice weekend!

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  15. Sounds like a great meal, Odie. My daughter just got a smoker and loves it too. The azaleas are gorgeous and it is nice you have a friend in Rocky.

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  16. I love your photos...especially the flowers...it gives me inspiration to take photos with color of pink:) I'll make sure I make one and link your blog:)...have a great day!

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  17. I can smell that first photo and now my stomach is grumbling for some of smoked salmon! My Dad used to smoke fish and meats when I was a kid, and I always loved the smell of burning hickory wafting in from the back porch. - G

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  18. Gotta love a guy with his dog and a smoker

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