Sandy Creek Cowboy Cache No. 12
In California, United States
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Enjoy a pleasant drive along a graded truck-trail that you can easily handle in your Uncle Rodney’s Buick Roadmaster. You will find that the path to this huge cache container is well marked and easy to eyeball. It is possible to pick and choose your way along clear foot-paths and fresh deer trails that skirt around, not through, abundant stands of Chamise Bush. This one’s a no-brainer but not in a way that you might expect. Hey! It’s a cowboy cache, o.k.? Just keep y'r eye on th' target.
A lot has been said and written about how the west was won. Here’s th’ low-down dirty truth as expressed by Mel Brooks after releasing his classic movie Blazing Saddles. “Somebody had t’ tell the story about the wide-open spaces and all them beans” – Mel Brooks Take it from th’ Sandy Creek Cowboys, beans are th’ glue that binds cowboys t’gether. When day is done and th’ boys settle down f’r supper ‘round th’ ol’ chuck-wagon you’ll always find a big pot o’ red beans bubblin’ on th’ campfire. Yep, a plate full o’ beans brings with it a certain harmony t’ life on th’ open range. They’s three important thangs y’ need t’ know in order t’ have a true cowboy experience with red beans. *** How t’ Sop Beans *** Proper soppin’ is an acquired skill that can’t be learned from books or from conversation. First of all y’ must sop only with crusty cornbread that’s drippin’ with real butter. Don’t be usin’ any of that thick, crumbly, sweet cornbread cake-like crud that falls apart when y’ sop. Mix th’ batter runny thin, pour a thin layer into an iron skillet or Pyrex dish, bake until y’ can turn out a pair o’ golden crunchy crusts. Slather both crusts with enough butter so’s it runs through y’r fist and down toward y’r elbow. Then use th’ back of y’r fork t’ mash th’ gas out o’ th’ beans b’fore y’ sop. Use th’ cornbread crust t’ scoop up a mess o’ beans and juice, shove th’ whole mess into y’r face, and chaw away on th’ load ‘til th’ juice oozes down y’r mustache an’ into y’r beard. Larrupin good! *** Where t’ Sop Beans *** For full effect beans should be en-jawed while out in th’ wide open spaces. Eatin’ beans indoors runs th’ risk of havin’ t’ put up with the sorry complaints of unappreciative and unskilled bean eaters. Nuthin’ a cowboy hates worse’n some amateur bean-eater tellin’ him how t’ eat his supper. *** Bean Music *** “Mr. Taggart, want some beans?” Taggart: “You boys ‘ve had enough beans.” – Blazing Saddles Bean music began as a wild-west performance art developed while cow-hands gathered around the ol’ chuck-wagon f’r supper. Tune-ups are allowed during supper but th’ full performance can take place only after all have e’t. Cowboy style bean music is conducted in th’ call-and-respond rhythm of southern evangelical preachin’. A top-notch cowboy-beans band has a full two-octave range with individual cowpokes playin’ one of the four possible harmonic parts. It’s a heavenly treat t’ hear a cowboy bean-band that can handle both th’ lead and bass parts with gusto. She-ut, that’s music to an ol’ cowboy’s ears. Just so’s you’ll know th’ Sandy Creek Cowboys are no slouches when it comes t’ bean music. Only thang is that ol’ Harmon is seventy years old now and so is unable t’ hold th’ bass notes like he once did. Th’ other problem is that DennisB took up th’ fiddle last year and now there’s considerable vibrato showin’ up in his bean-music. Tarnation, it’s always somethin’. Y’all come, The Sandy Creek Cowboys
Last Updated: on 8/24/2014 2:15:16 PM Pacific Daylight Time (9:15 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum