Beach exercise

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

The great sausage caper

















Since it was a quiet Sunday, I agreed to one of those rare occasions where I actually break out the grill. Dinner was going to be spicy Italian sausages with assorted sides. Since we have become a real fan of the convection oven, this is a special event. I managed to get the grill set up without any problems and it fired right up.

The grill worked its magic and soon the sausages were done, ahead of the rest of the meal. So, I wrapped them up in tin foil to stay warm. After helping with the inside preparations, I returned to the grill to retrieve the meat. Upon opening the grill, all the remained was the tin foil. The sausages were gone!!

Now this is a small quiet campground with very friendly folks. It was hard to accept that someone had purloined the grilled delights. There was nothing for it but to check the neighbors to see if they had seen anything or smelled like spicy Italian.

We suited up the wonder dog, Halley, and put her on the scent by having her smell the tin foil and we were off to check out the campground. I was a bit surprised at how readily Halley got into the act.

We checked the nearest neighbors first and then moved our way thru the campground. We checked the cabins, the open spaces used for family rallies, and the office. We even checked the sunset chairs and the food trolley. Halley seemed very interested in the food trolley, but still no missing food.

In the end, we had to return to the motorhome with no success. I am becoming suspicious of the rather contented look on Halley’s face?

Now if you have not guessed by now, this is just a tall tale on a quiet Sunday and a way to show you around this pleasant campground in the Green Mountains.

15 comments:

Barry and Linda said...

That's pretty tricky way of gettin' a fella to peruse around the park your stayin' at. But it was a cute story.

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Had me going there.Thanks for the tour.

Rick and Paulette said...

I sure hope Halley got a couple of 'sausage treats' for taking part in this tricky little caper!

Thanks for the campground tour but now I'm stuck thinking about tasty, spicy Italian Sausages!

Sue and Doug said...

and here I thought that Halley was the one who took the sausages!!..nice tour of your campground!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I never sausage a caper before...

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

Cute :)

meowmomma said...

you really had me going there...


for a minute I was buying it!!!

E Squared and Mui said...

Sneaky :-)))

Judy and Emma said...

What a whopper!

Kathy said...

$5 says Halley ate 'em! LOL
We stayed right near where you are last Labor Day weekend!
Beautiful area and not crowded for a holiday weekend!
Thanks for reading our blog!
Kathy aka Birdingrvers.com

Jerry and Suzy said...

Clever ruse -- and a fun story to boot! Gave us our morning chuckle.

Katie said...

Haha very cute! I was thinking if Halley HAD eaten the sausages she would not have been able to walk all over the park like that! I think she would have a little bit of a belly ache! :) She does have quite a nose though--- I always thought it would be fun to train her to actually USE it for something like tracking instead of just her own curiosity.

Sherry and Charley Dilworth said...

Well, you had me going for a while there too!! Some people are just so creative!!

Rustedgranny said...

Sorry It's been so long since I've visited. Clearly your having a wonderful time in Vermont. I was totally buying that Halley was looking for the missing sausages - wonderful story and way to present photos.

Margie and Roger said...

Clever story.

I was thinking you should have smelled Halley's breathe to see if she was the guilty party.