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Old 06-02-2013, 05:30 AM   #16
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Looking good!

Did the farmer do the butchering or was it through a shop?
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:59 AM   #17
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Rich!
I finally get to see you! Thanks. And congrats to M, who has snagged a good man.

Oddly I'm having such a meat-craving these days.
I've been salivating over burger ads on TV and roadside adverts for Hog-Roasts at various outdoor events (it will rain, it always does) and smelling other people's BBQ when walking round the estate. Am wondering if a short skirt and lots of slap might get me into a stranger's back garden if'n only a single man opened the door...?

I really look forward to the future photos.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:24 AM   #18
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Did the farmer do the butchering or was it through a shop?
The details are in the Steak thread, but the answer is that the farmer is Lone Star Farms in Gap, PA and they send their meats to Smucker's in Mount Joy, PA for butchering. The meat is natural and dry aged.

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I really look forward to the future photos.
I saved all my photos to the PC last night. I had problems using my normal software with the cellphone photos, so I had to manually create folders and copy from the micro-SD. I'm going to upload them slowly so I can add some descriptions.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:46 AM   #19
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Day 4 5-23-13

Arrived in Vegas in the morning around 10:30. The very first thing you notice when arriving is the slot machines in the airport. I felt obliged to play $1.

After picking up our luggage and rental car, it was close to 11:30. Check in was not until 4:00. I realized that I had left all of my restaurant.com coupons at home, so our first trip was to the public library to print some out. We bought some used books while there and went to the 99 cent store next door to buy the obligatory water bottles and some snacks.

Since we had time to kill, we went to lunch. El Patio Mexico was one of my restaurant.com picks and was about a mile away, so we stopped in. Being mid-week, there was only one couple seated and only one waitress on staff. While her English wasn't great, she did a great job being the only person outside the kitchen. We ordered some appetizers and each of us got a nice entree. I also ordered two chicken tacos, which were a surprise since they turned out to be not quite what I expected, two 4 inch tortillas laying flat with chicken, tomatoes, and sliced lettuce piled on. I'm not used to getting them unfolded. The empanadas were hot and tasty, but I was so full I only had one of the three. Mrs. L had a taco salad that was pretty big. She liked it but it got too spicy for her when she got to the bottom of it. The waitress left some green sauce on the table that was way too hot for me to try.

Even with ordering extras, the bill after the coupon came to just under $12! We added a nice tip for the service.

Sorry Sundae, but I forgot to take pictures of this one.

Since it was closer to check-in, we went to the local supermarket and picked up some supplies. We knew that since we were staying at a timeshare, they had some room to refrigerate items that were waiting to be delivered to a room.

Made it to check in at about 3:30PM at the Hilton timeshare. We had very little sleep the night before and were very jet-lagged at this point and it turned out our room was ready, so we went up to the room to rest. I was so tired I even paid the $13 daily valet fee so I would not have to park and walk 100 yards. We were too tired to go out to dinner, so I had the leftover empanadas and Jeff and Mrs. L went down to the in-house cafe for sandwiches.

We were staying 3 nights at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Strip, which is actually the timeshare we own. However, we paid cash at a discounted rate to save points in exchange for having them try to sell us on one of the two new timeshares they were opening in Vegas (numbers 4 and 5).
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