Daily Archives: May 27, 2018

Oh My Gosh, That Smell!

I spent most of the day building a new website for a client. It was a pretty basic site with just seven pages of information and not much else.

So I decided to try out the new GoCentral website builder from Godaddy. Supposedly not near as powerful as their full-blown Website Builder 7, but it’s a lot cheaper.

GoCentral was dumbed down so that pretty much anyone can put together a nice looking website and put it online. But it does this by limiting your choices and forcing you to use templates.

So next time, unless it’s a very simple site, I probably won’t use it again. It’s just too crippled. I think it might have been easier to just code it in good, old fashioned HTML.

FWIW it’s worth, here’s the site. http://huntsvillebigstorage.com/

A little before 2pm Jan and I headed up to Webster to have lunch at Rudy’s BBQ. Getting out of the truck, Jan said, “Oh My Gosh. That Smell.” And she was right. My mouth was watering before we even got in the door.

Although they were pretty busy we only had to wait in line for a couple of minutes before we were ordering our food.

Rudy's Basket

Jan got the Baked Potato with Lean Brisket and a serving of their Three Bean Salad, while I got 8oz of Moist Brisket and a serving of their Green Chile Stew. All just as delicious as usual.

As I’ve mentioned before, Rudy’s is one of our three favorite BBQ chains, along with Famous Dave’s BBQ and Sonny’s BBQ. And Jim & Nick’s BBQ is a close 4th.

And as far as single locations, it’s Charlie Vergos Rendezvous in Memphis, TN, Golden Rule BBQ in Birmingham, AL, and of course Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ in Decatur, AL.

Big Bob’s is listed as one of the Top Ten BBQ in the US, and Golden Rule first opened in 1891, and is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the state of Alabama.

And wouldn’t you know it, we’ll be eating at most of these on our upcoming trip next month. Then, following up on the ‘oldest’ restaurant theme, we’ll also be eating at Weidman’s in Meridian, MS on our way home, which has been around since 1870.


Now you see why our blog Title is Our RV Adventures or Eating Our Way Across the USA.

On another note, on my way to the restroom at Rudy’s, I noticed this large poster on the wall.

Rudy's Active Shooter Poster

I assume that it was someone who doesn’t want to survive an ‘Active Shooter’ who erased the date of the seminar, though it looks like it’s this Wednesday, the 30th.

But this being Texas, and the fact that one guy was open carrying in the parking lot, and that I noticed  3 or 4 suspicious bulges under people’s light summer clothing, I would imagine that it would be the ‘Active Shooter’ who wouldn’t survive very long. Good.

After Rudy’s we stopped by my client’s so I could pick up something, and also find out why the Shipping computer went offline. Again. When I tried to remote in last night to start a system image backup, I couldn’t connect because it was offline.

I finally got it working again, but I don’t know what happened to it. Hope it’s not something to do with the MS update problem from the other day.

Then coming back down to the Dickinson area, we dropped some more stuff off at the storage room. Slowly, but surely.

The Headline of the Day:
  From the U.K. –  Knives are too sharp and filing them down is solution to soaring violent crime, judge says.

You mean taking away all the guns didn’t stop the killing?  Who knew?

Thought for the Day:

If you can smile when things go wrong, you already have someone in mind to blame.


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