WHAT a difference one year makes! Last summer at this time we were up to our eyeballs in relocation activities! Now that our Must-Do list is much more manageable we are trying to take in some of the local events. So, Bruce bought tickets to the Annual Stoke the Fire BBQ Festival at Sloss Furnaces in downtown Birmingham Not having any idea as to what we could expect, we set out with our comfy walking shoes and two umbrellas (it was threatening rain, and we’ve learned that the rain can fall fast and furious). With the help of our GPS we found the place and began our adventure!
The place was bustling with people! There were “teams” set up in roped-off areas all along our path from the entrance to the area under the viaduct where we could see even more teams of grillers! Sadly, we arrived toward the end of the BBQ Contest period so most of the samples were gone. We managed to find one contestant with samples – fresh off the grill – DELISH!
After eating, we decided to tour the outdoor ‘yards’ around the furnaces and found it fascinating. Lots of old, rusty artifacts. By the end of our afternoon I was convinced that we would be coming back!