The four of us ordered as many different things as we could: a pork shoulder BBQ plate, ribs, a giant stuffed pork potato (with cheese etc.), a pulled chicken white meat sandwich, and several sides. After tasting all around, we generally think the ribs were best. The slaw, baked beans, corn bread, and mac-and-cheese were all good too. A classic BBQ sauce, a white BBQ sauce for chicken, a vinegar BBQ sauce, and a tomato-BBQ sauce added variety to our tasting. BBQ research goals accomplished!
|Dixie Bones BBQ ribs: close up.|
|Interesting collections of vintage objects like Chinese-Checker boards, old cameras, and patches from shooting contests|
decorate the walls, windowsills, etc.
After lunch we walked in the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Area, where many ospreys were fishing. This one was perched in a tree eating his catch. At one point we saw an eagle chase an osprey that had caught a fish.
While walking we enjoyed the early-blooming white trees among the still-bare ordinary trees.