Outdoor kitchen makes staycation irresistible

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - By Jamey Boyum - email
Posted by Ellen Krafve - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Every spring, thousands of visitors flock to East Texas to check out the original Tyler Area Builders Association's Parade of Homes, which kicks off June 5th.

In this parade, instead of things moving by you, you move by things. What thing did we move by? The kitchen. But, not any ordinary kitchen. This one is outside.

"We got a full kitchen here," said Jason Campbell. "Between the double sink, ice machine, warming drawer, and a huge gas grill on the outside, all natural gas, custom installed with brick and stonework all around on everything. [It] also has its own sear station."

By searing your meat on the outside, it keeps the juicy goodness on the inside. And, while you dine outside by the fireplace you can enjoy music coming from the speakers in the ceiling for the surround sound."

"As you're in this area, it just bleeds off of this and moves right out into the pool area, by Trinity Valley Pools," said Campbell. "It has a 10-person hot tub."

It also has a grotto, which is a little cave with a waterfall flowing over it, a built in bug mister to keep the critters from dining on you and, oh yeah, the rest of the surround sound. With all of it in your backyard you don't ever have to go anywhere.

"Staycation. That's what everybody calls it," said Campbell.

There's only one real Tyler Parade of Homes and it kicks off June 5th and runs through the 13th.

Tickets to the 57th annual event are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. A percentage of each ticket is donated to Azleway Boys' Ranch and Breckenridge Village.

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