Relaxing after a wonderful salmon, corn and potatoes dinner with a bowl of MacBaren Modern Virginia Loose Cut in a post WW2 Pre-Republic Peterson Dublin straight smooth X155 Bulldog with a sterling silver band. Ice water properly chilled along with floaty li'l icebergs is my drink for the rest of the evening. Taking the night off. So did the trusty Saint Bernard who is tending bar at the Mustang Ranch. How he rates a private room there, I dunno, but that boy sure is resourceful.
Jim's Va/Bur in a 2015 Basil Meadows smooth straight thin shank and stem with an aluminum band Bing Crosby Merchant Service replica. Going to end the day with this smoke as I have to get up early in the morning.
Home from the Raleigh Pipe Show sponsored by TAPS. Picked up lots of samples to review and bought twenty tins of D&R's VIP, which is a very under rated VaPer. Also bought three tins of Peterson's 3Ps. A friend gave me a 100 gram tin of Edgeworth Slices. Smoked Edward G. Robinson's Pipe Blend in a 2014 Basil Meadows smooth slight bend squashed tomato with an aluminum band and a black pearl acrylic stem. Then, a 1995 sample of Ringlow Syrian Reserve in a 1990s smooth Peterson Captain Pete XL80 bulldog. Now, I'm half way through this bowl of D&R VIP in my trusty 1970s smooth three quarter bend Peterson System Standard 305. Saw a bunch of old friends and made a few new ones, and just had a great time.