So its been a few weeks since my last blog but I wanted to share a little update on my happenings over the past few weeks. As you can tell from the slide show at the start of this post, I did a bit of traveling. Its been a busy summer both at work and with things in my personal life, in addition I have been wanting to branch a bit into the South East to see some of the sites and sounds of the Smokeys and awesome southern food.

It just so happened that I also purchased a new custom BBQ Pit and wanted to go down to the factory to ensure that I had the build I wanted. I have been doing a lot of research and I really wanted to kick up my BBQ Cooking skills and maybe venture into Competition. To do this, I needed quality and something that has room to allow me to grow…

Your Smoking on a Lang

Below you can see the sight of a Happy Buyer and excited for it to arrive!

 

Lang 48 Patio Smoker
Lang 48 Patio Smoker

So yeah some may ask, so whats the deal?? That’s not fitness? Nope, its not your typical crossfit workout, nor is it me running a 5K, but what it is me furthering my desires to challenge myself mentally. To live an active life, to disconnect from work on my time of and experiences the more creative side of my personality, and satiate my thirst for life. What it absolutely is not is a for me sitting around on the couch watching TV!!

So I took off around on Tuesday and I hit Nashville, drove all the way through to the Pit Factory just outside of Jacksonville Florida.. Cut back to Savannah, GA for the night, and then head up to Gatlinburg, TN for 2 nights and some Fly Fishing!!

Yes a super lot of driving, but it was full of much time of reflection, a total disconnect from work and from my personal life. I got to see many parts of the US I do not get to see and enjoy the local food favorites!! I had never been fly fishing before, so I was able to book a guided fishing trip and get right into the spring fed mountain streams of the Smokeys.. Best part of the trip was catching some Rainbow trout on my first time out!

So, it does appear that some basic time away and disconnecting from the day to day normal was just what I needed. Even more to the point I think I recognize that it may be needed more then I realize in my life and I thinking I will commit to this. I am already to book another trip to fish again during the “off tourist season” when I am told the fishing is dynamite!!

 

So a Public Service Message – Refuel the batteries early and as often as possible!!