2018 National Night Out

“Serving” hot wings tonight!

Grilled 40 lbs of donated chicken wings to get them all smokey and browned up.  Grilled

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about half way done and then tossed them into the slow cooker to finish the job.

Added cayenne pepper and habanero hot sauce.  That is about it.

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This Rover at the event

They did not last long. Considering the size of the crowds we have had the last couple of years at N. 14th Street & St. Louis Avenue it was bigger this year.

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Chubb Trail yesterday

Rated as “difficult” by St Louis County Parks and alltrails.com, I managed to get lost on the 12 miles of trails yesterday.  Was a brief problem when I accidentally walked what I thought was the trail and it wasn’t.  Ended up on private property but quickly back to the official trail.

As I noted before, this park connects to the back side of  Castlewood State Park that is cut off by the Meramec River from the main portion of Castlewood.  It then connects to the trail behind Lone Elk Park of St Louis County Parks.

Perhaps St. Louis County and the State could coordinate some trail ‘blazes’ to better mark the official trail? Would be helpful.  Perhaps it is a future project for a Rover Scout.

At any rate, the only thing I had trouble persevering with was that it was too warm for Oct 1st.  I had started early enough at 8:30 am so I managed not to get drenched with perspiration.  All together I did about 6 miles.

I will return in a week when it is cooler and go a little further.

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Rover Scout: “Service”