Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Palm Springs Blast

My whole life I associated Palm Springs with Bob Hope, golf and The Rat Pack. Today all that is left there is golf. Palm Springs still has some of the best courses in the country combined with some of the best year round golf weather.

When I was asked if I wanted to join some friends for a bachelor party in Palm Springs California I jumped at the opportunity to go. The plan was to play golf all day and hit the strip clubs all night. Pretty much we would be drunk and stoned all weekend.

We flew into the San Diego airport and drove out to the Palm Springs home we rented on Airbnb, late Friday afternoon. It was a beautiful mid century home with a pool and hot tub. We each had our own room and we felt it was a really good deal. We arrived too late for golf so we ran to the store to grab some booze and the dispensary for our weed. The plan was to party for a while then take an uber to the strip bars.

Friday night we hit 3 local strip clubs and they were terrible. Half the strippers were tweaked out or no longer fit too be strippers.we figured we would try to hire some strippers for Saturday night.

Saturday we went out to play some golf. It was late in the day and hot, combined with hangovers not good. After 7 holes we were done. We went back to our place to figure out our party plans. We looked up several private party stripper agencies. There were a lot of strippers available in the Palm Springs area. We tried the first stripper agency, scheduling the stripper to be there at 6. 6:30 she shows up and was not even close to the girl requested. We sent her away and after fighting with that agency for a half hour we called Skin City Entertainment.they told us they could have girl thier by 8. The pictures they sent us were of this really hot Latina. We were expecting a drugged out, over weight, middle aged woman like the first agency sent. But when we heard the knock on  the door at 7:45, we were shocked to see this goddess standing there.

We left her and her security guy in. We paid her for two hours and it was by far the best part of our trip.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Smokin' Joe's Davis Oklahoma

The original Smokin' Joe's BBQ in Davis Oklahoma

I first discovered Smokin' Joe's back in 2007 while I was living in Oklahoma. 11 years ago the internet and search engines weren't what the arr today but you could still find restaurant reviews online quite a bit. I was living in the area and I wanted to find some good food in the area. I searched Google and came across a travel blog mentioning Smokin' Joe's
The guy raved about the place so I had to check it out.

Hard to find

Talk about a hole in the wall. I little drove past this place every day and had no idea what it was. Back then I believe they were only open Fridays and Saturdays, possibly Thursdays. But the rest of the week it was empty but on the weekends it had cars and trucks lining the streets with people. 

Love at first bite

When you walked in or even pulled up to the drive-thru window all you smelled was the aroma of smoked meat. I ordered the 3 meat meal because I wanted to try everything on the menu. The first bite into the brisket was like heaven. The pulled pork and chicken were just as incredible.

Smokin" Joe's BBQ in Davis Oklahoma 3 meta platter

Portion size

The portions were crazy! There was enough in the 3 meat platter for 2-3 people. The sides are large and the okra is perfect. It is really hard to get good fried okra outside of Oklahoma. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Peanut Shop In Port Clinton Pennsylvania

The Peanut Shop located on Route 61 in Port Clinton Pennsylvania. Port Clinton was a stop on the Schuylkill Canal. Today it is just a very small and quiet town. This little gem is must-see tourist stop. Located just north of Cabelas in Hamburg, the Peanut Shop has been a local treasure for decades. The shop is located inside of a 19th-century tavern on the very busy Rt 61.

Candies from the Past

They have hundreds if not thousands of candies in their shop and many that I have not seen since my childhood. They have varieties that were popular in the 50's and 60's all the way up to today's favourites. This is definitely the candy shop for those of us that are nostalgic. The candies brought back a lot of childhood memories for me.

If you are travelling through Hamburg or stopping in to see Cabelas take the few minutes to travel to the Peanut Shop. You will be glad you did.

Palm Springs Blast

My whole life I associated Palm Springs with Bob Hope, golf and The Rat Pack. Today all that is left there is golf. Palm Springs still has s...