IslandDrumz

Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11

It’s hard to believe it’s been eleven years. I was approaching the Smith street exit downtown when the first broadcast hit the airwaves. There was speculation at first that it was a small craft but by the time I reached Continental Airlines parking garage everyone knew it was a commercial craft. Watching the story unfold in the conference room was hard. I was the new guy but everyone else in the room were seasoned veterans and knew someone at American. Incredible sadness. Like watching a video of your family in a train wreck. It was a nightmare of an accident for about 45 minutes. I was in the building next door when a young lady came in, with no blood left in her face, and told everyone that the towers just collapsed. It was all she could do to choke out the words. She had just flown in from Newark. An hour or so later Continental told us all to go home until we knew the extent of the attacks. Evidently so did every other downtown business. You’ve never seen a traffic jam like that one. I did come out of it with a new hero though. To the family and friends of Todd Beamer, I’ll never forget.


Clear Lake Shores BBQ Cook Off

October 6th, 2012

Open to all Citizens of Clear Lake Shores and Lazy Bend

Entries

$10 per entry, no limit per team

Brisket, not tagged

Pork Ribs, back or country style

Chicken, No restrictions

Sausage, minimum 2 lbs

Beans, No restrictions

Desert, No restrictions

Chef’s Choice, No restrictions

Rules

All entries must be cooked on site

No restrictions on fuel

Garnishes are allowed

Sauce may be served to the judges on the side

When an entry is turned in for judging the remainder is made available to the public.

Each team will clear its site no later than midnight

The Club

Will award first and second place trophies for every field except Chef’s Choice

Will sell plates, tableware and side dishes for $10

Will provide each team one plate, per entry, at no charge

The Club will also provide

Cold drinks and water for .50

Ice wherever needed.

T-Shirts and other Club items will be available

Other

Entries must be registered no later than 30 minutes prior to turn in.

For entry instruction see allanmbatchelor@gmail.com

(note there are trailer restrictions)


The Neverending Story will wrap up tomorrow at the JP’s office in Bacliff. At least phase one wraps up. Phase two is still in the works.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

A movie suggestion -
We should screen Mad Mcs... (or is it Mad MAX?)


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Roselyn said...

good luck with your 'day in court' today Allan, and thanks again for providing your blog as an avenue for information and discussn this past year. It changed the way we live.

DaveC. said...

We need a family friendly movie. The Jerk was suggested but, it contains some colorful language. In October we will have a horror movie since its Halloween. It will be Scary Movie I think that one is safe for the younger crowd!

Dave C