Dave's USA Trip 2013 Continued ......

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Dave's USA Trip 2013 Continued ......

Post by Grill Pro Australia » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:14 pm

Hi all, I thought I would post up some of the pics from my recent US trip. There are a few BBQ pics but mostly not.

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Never thought I would see one of these, someone robbing this bank only needs to drive it away...

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Bourbon St, New Orleans at night - quite possible the most fun place I have ever visited.

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Bourbon Street

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I couldn't resist taking a snap of this sign

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Live Jazz place in New Orleans

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Live Jazz every day

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Over many many years as people walked around this corner, their bodies have worn away the edge of the red bricks

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A Margarita / Daiquiri Drive through

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From mild alcohol to "Blow your head off" alcohol. Even the driver can order one & drive away drinking a "Blow your head off" Daiquiri .... this would NEVER EVER happen in Australia

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Corona bottles - BIG sized

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"Good Morning"

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V.O.W. Blues Festival in Louisiana , so much fun ( & awesome Barbecue )

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Apple Pie & Peach Moonshine

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Blues. Blues & more Blues - just fantastic. Musician "Tab Benoit" started this Blues Festival 10 years ago, we had a really good chat, lovely bloke.


Tab Benoit - great stuff

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Huge Bank Vault

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Graceland in Memphis

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Elvis

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KCBS International Outreach Team in a Skype Conversation with Australia - History in the making.

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If Scandinavia can do it, Australia can do it

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Nashville - another place I fell in love with and the boots ...... oh the boots

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Lucchese Boots are one of the Genuine brands left & still made in the US. Prices ranged from about $450 US to $8,000.00 US depending on the leather & detail, Snake, Crocodile, Hippo & American Aligator

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I loved these White American Aligator but at over $3,800 US, I left them for another day.

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These were cool too

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and of course, both of us ended up with a pair of Lucchese Boots ( mine are on the left )

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I couldn't help but throw these in

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No police escort, just driving down the highway

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Sun Studio in Memphis, this is where Elvis recorded his very first record as well as most of the US greats like Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash

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It was amazing to stand in the same small studio & gave me goose bumps

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Me chatting with Jeff Arnett the 7th Head Distiller at Jack Daniels

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I picked up a bottle of this Limited Edition Jack Daniels Duty Free on the way into the US to drink with the guys

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I loved it, tasted great, ( v expensive though ) & only available at Duty Free Shops in Australia at this stage.

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Anyway, feel free to comment.

Cheers, Dave
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Post by the dane » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:57 pm

ahh looks like a good trip! bet it cost a $$$$!!! mate of mine came back from the usa last week. with 2 bottles of chilli moonshine for me! but a quick read on the net its for salads!!!:???:

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Post by Grill Pro Australia » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:23 pm

the dane wrote:ahh looks like a good trip! bet it cost a $$$$!!! mate of mine came back from the usa last week. with 2 bottles of chilli moonshine for me! but a quick read on the net its for salads!!!:???:

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Thanks mate, it wasn't too bad, for more than half the trip with stayed with people like Andy Groneman & then the guys from KCBS so that really helped :D

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Post by fleetz » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:59 pm

Arhhhh Nashville my favourite place in the US.....brought back memories..cheers Dave
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Post by beachbums » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:23 am

Surely looks like you had a terrific trip there Dave. I'd love to see half that stuff in the flesh. Good to see you made the most of your trip too, not all BBQ. ( should i wash my mouth out?) :D


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Post by Bentley » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:58 am

Below is the way they get away with it... They are down there and there are a few in Texas. American's dont put up with drunk drivers anymore...to much death, pain and suffering...folks just don't tolerate it anymore! I can guarantee you, cops don't look the other way or give a break like they did 30 or 40 years ago..(and coming from a guy that had 2 DUI's before he got sober, they shouldn't) if you buy one, start drinking it and get pulled over, your getting a ticket for open container...if you BAL is above legal limit, you are going to jail! If you are that stupid and carless, your Wanker *** deserves to be in Jail!

"As long as you don’t poke that straw through the tape covering the hole in the lid (wink wink), you’re on legal terra firma."

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Post by Grill Pro Australia » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:54 am

fleetz wrote:Arhhhh Nashville my favourite place in the US.....brought back memories..cheers Dave
I totally agree Fleetz, Nashville & New Orleans were 2 of my favourite places.
beachbums wrote:Surely looks like you had a terrific trip there Dave. I'd love to see half that stuff in the flesh. Good to see you made the most of your trip too, not all BBQ. ( should i wash my mouth out?) :D

Cheers, Wayne
It was really great fun Wayne, Im already planning next years trip :D
Bentley wrote:Below is the way they get away with it... They are down there and there are a few in Texas. American's dont put up with drunk drivers anymore...to much death, pain and suffering...folks just don't tolerate it anymore! I can guarantee you, cops don't look the other way or give a break like they did 30 or 40 years ago..(and coming from a guy that had 2 DUI's before he got sober, they shouldn't) if you buy one, start drinking it and get pulled over, your getting a ticket for open container...if you BAL is above legal limit, you are going to jail! If you are that stupid and carless, your Wanker *** deserves to be in Jail!

"As long as you don’t poke that straw through the tape covering the hole in the lid (wink wink), you’re on legal terra firma."
Grill Pro Australia wrote: From mild alcohol to "Blow your head off" alcohol. Even the driver can order one & drive away drinking a "Blow your head off" Daiquiri .... this would NEVER EVER happen in Australia
That's a great thing Bentley, I was a volunteer in the local Country Fire Service here for about 8 years & we had "Jaws Of Life" which we used to pull people from car crashes, so I have experienced a lot of drink drivers who caused serious injury & death.

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Post by chrisg » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:07 pm

:)

Great pics, I get over there every couple of years usually, although missed out since 2009.

I think I'm certified as the world's worst photographer quite apart from always forgetting I have a camera :)

The South is just so different from anywhere else, including the rest of America, I've friends in Tennessee and Texas whom I owe a visit to.

Unfortunately my work tends to take me more to the coasts, that's where most IT is - not all bad, love San Francisco :)

Thanks for the great pics, looks like you had a ball :)

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Post by bbqmad » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:18 pm

Fantastic pics ..."fer sure" Dave yeah must have been some trip, lucky bugger :D Have to agree with others i loved Orleans too had a blast but that was over 20 years ago :shock: ....... i gotta get out more

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