Well it happened. I found geocaching and Mot's Bar-B-Que, thanks to my son Alex. Geocaching is a grand global game of treasure hunting that uses a GPS. I like the fact that there are things hidden, often right under our noses, without us ever knowing it was ever there. It often makes me wonder what else is hidden right under our noses with out us having any clue that it is there. Now I am hooked on this geocaching. It is an addiction. Another addiction I would have if I lived in Augusta Ga would be Mot's Bar-B-Que. Mot's is a lot like geocaching. You probably have not noticed it yet; but when you do find it, you could become addicted.
I ordered the "Sampler" combo plate that came with vegetables. I was apprehensive of the side vegetables as usual, but I ordered the turnip greens and black eyed peas. Paige slid the "Sampler" across the counter. It came with ribs, chopped barbecue, and barbecue chicken with a choice of sauces from mild to hot. The sauces were typical Georgia sauces, red and runny. Nothing real new or exciting in the sauce department, which was disappointing. I always look forward to the special touches that a small barbecue place can do with sauces. Mot's should take a hike over to Little Dooey's in Starkville MS and check out their sauces. The smoked meats were right on the money. I thought that the ribs could have used a little more rib rub, but I had no complaints about the cooking. These meats were slow cooked over wood, and you could taste the slight smokiness in every bite. I was pleasantly surprised with the vegetables as they melted in my mouth. They may have even been fresh. The greens were tender and seasoned well with meat. They were a little sweet for me, but they were delicious. The Black eyed peas were off the hook, and cooked to perfection. Good vegetables in a joint means that they care.
Other than that, there was a "Bar-B-Que" sign with a reference to hickory smoke. Accurate, yes, I guess you could say that. Mot's needs a sign person soon. I always liked Piggy Park's sign. First of all, it is huge. Then there is "Little Joe" the pig standing on the top. Thirdly there is a statement that they are the "World's Best Bar-B-Q", which is awesome. Lastly, if you look closely, the spell sandwiches "sandmiches".
The tables were sturdy and clean. The decor was a blend of cheesy country and signed pictures from friends and random obsolete NASCAR drivers. Then there was the 19" tube TV set on a basketball game. Really? No. Throw that away as well. The TV was just annoying, as was the clutter corner. Yes Mot's has the evil clutter corner. This stuff belongs in a closet. Vacuum cleaner, brooms, extra supplies, go into closets. If you like barbecue and you are an interior designer, please make friends with these folk; they need you. However, there were elements that I did like about the decor. The "Special" sign, yeah, keep that. One thing I like about these boards is when they run out of something. Someone's finger changes the menu in seconds. That is awesome.Then there was the local activity area, keep that as well.
Geocaching requires some running around and searching for hidden "treasure". When you find the hidden cache and open it you may find semi-worthless stuff inside. There is a log book that is to be signed letting other geocachers know when you were there.You are encouraged to leave a small "treasure" or swap one. This activity is really not understood until you actually grab up a GPS and go to geocaching. This is a web page where you can register a screen name, and download a map of all of the caches. On this Saturday we found about eight of these caches. The sizes ranged from an ammo box to tiny vials that were placed in hidden places ever so cleverly.
There are a host of rules for where these caches can be hidden. Private property requires permission from the property owner. No graveyards, bridges, and other sites where it would be inappropriate for one reason or another. Aside from those, and a few others, the imagination is the only limit. I found one under a brick, behind a reflector, under a walking bridge, in a gazebo, and in a bed of pine straw in the middle of the woods. I had a lot of "good clean fun", and enjoyed time with my son.
Geocaching can burn extra calories. If you find yourself geocaching in Augusta Georgia, stop by Mot's, and tell Dallas, Paige, and "Bubba" gf said hello, and to keep up the good work.