After a 9-hour Day 1, our Texas Q Tours group slept hard and then got up early for Day 2. A day that would run 13.5 hours, from start to finish. With caffeine in hands, we started the trip with a calm, beautiful drive out Highway 71 to Llano. Pulled into the parking lot of Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que for their first meal of the day.
The folks at Cooper's set us up with a nice spread in the overflow room, and our group settled in for "breakfast."
After the meal, our group was given a private tour of the mesquite-coal-fired pits, where they learned about the process of pit cooking, Cowboy style, something you don't see in these parts as much as you see traditional smoking or rotisserie-style cooking.
After the tour, we set off for the group's 2nd meal of the day...