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Crabapple Festival 2015

Posted by on Sep 27, 2015 in Crabapple Festival, Food, Food Blog, GA Autumn Festivals, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time. Robert Browning The crisp air of Autumn is a reminder that nature’s annual color show is on the way. We are waiting for the tree leaves to burst forth with their multifaceted colors from fresh spring and muted summer greens to autumn colors. Those who are fascinated with nature’s displays during the changing of the seasons will enjoy the many outdoor festivals. The Crabapple Festival is one of our favorite annual events to enjoy in greater Atlanta. Greater Atlanta – Crabapple Fest The City of Milton and the historic downtown Crabapple Community Association are hosting the Crabapple Fest an annual event held Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This festival features nearly 100 juried antiques and art vendors from across the Southeast, music and entertainment, games, rides and fun activities for children. There’s something for everyone, SEC Football Fans included. An eight foot television screen courtesy of Carl Black will keep you updated during the game. Last year this was a hit for fest goers allowing many to enjoy the game and festival. Come hungry for you will want to sample the local food and drinks...

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Music in the Appalachian Mountains

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Appalachian Mountains, Copperhead Lodge, Mike Watson Band, North GA Getaways, North GA Music Events, The Lodge at Copperhead | 0 comments

Quote for Today: “How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” John Muir Music in the Appalachian Mountains Every season there is a reason to take in the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains. This weekend is the perfect time to getaway and breathe in the fresh mountain air at the comfy Copperhead Lodge. The Mike Watson Band will rock the porch with special guest bassist Lex Luther Saturday, September 19th, 6-11 p.m. The popular MWB has received multiple awards for the Blues Band of the Year and was inducted into the Music Hall of Fame. The lead singer, Mike Watson, received the Entertainer of the Year award from the Atlanta Society of Entertainers. Mike is also an accomplished songwriter penning many crowd favorites such as, Biscuit On My Mind, Lonely Here Tonight, That’s Just The Way My Luck Has Always Been, Juanita, Juanita, The Grass Is Never Greener, Down To The River and more. The MWB shows include classic rock, dancing blues, and your favorite tunes. The amazing musicianship of the band will leave you in awe as lead guitarist, Mike Watson, becomes one with his instrument and creates music that makes you want to dance the night away. Pack your dancing shoes and make your reservation today for a weekend of fond memories at...

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Celebrating July 4th 2015

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in 4th of July, Copperhead Lodge, Food, July 4th, July 4th 2015, July 4th Fireworks GA, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will triumph in that Days Transaction, even although We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall...

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Music in the Mountains: Copperhead Lodge

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Appalachian Mountains, Copperhead Lodge, Mike Watson Band, Music Event, North GA Weekend Music, North Georgia, Roadtrips R Us, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Uncategorized, Weekend Events | 0 comments

Quote for Today: “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”  Plato The mountains are calling… There’s music in the North GA mountains along with some comfy lodging, full service bar and restaurant at the Copperhead Lodge. This Saturday, June 27th, 6-10 p.m. the GA Blues Band of the year Mike Watson Band with lead singer, Mike Watson, will take the stage. You’ll not to want to miss this popular band....

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National Shrimp Scampi Day

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Aretha Franklin, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Shrimp Scampi Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Travel & Food Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: “Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. There’s, um, shrimp kebabs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There’s pineapple shrimp and lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich… That’s, that’s about it.” Forrest Gump Movie ~ Bubba Blue Today is National Shrimp Scampi Day and although unsure of...

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National Prime Rib Day

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, Food Recipes, National Prime Rib Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Travel & Food Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: The only think I like better than talking about Food is eating. John Walters Today is National Prime Rib Day and cooking big chunks of meat makes me happy. Most people including myself look at roasting a large piece of protein as something mystical. In reality, it’s not that complicated. First things first, a large piece of meat needs to be on hand. In terms of prime rib, a whole rib eye in the thirteen to...

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59th Panhandle Watermelon Festival

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in 59th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival, Florida Festivals, Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: “The true Southern watermelon is a boon apart, and not to be mentioned with commoner things. It is chief of this world’s luxuries, king by the grace of God over all the fruits of the earth. When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat. It was not a Southern watermelon that Eve took; we know it because she repented.” Mark Twain (1835-1910) Summer fun for the whole family is scheduled June 26th and...

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Fun Facts: Wrigley’s Chewing Gum

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in "All In The Same Boat", Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Todays Food History, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote for Today:  Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don’t swallow it.  Hank Ketcham  Today in Food History William Wrigley, Jr. was born on this date in 1861.  He was raised in Philadelphia and became a soap salesman for his father after being expelled from Grammar School.  To boost his sales, he started offering baking soda as a premium to go with the soap. He quickly realized that the baking soda was more popular than the soap. ...

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National Spinach Day

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Culinary Institute of America, Food, Food Recipes, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote for Today: I’m strong to the finich, ’cause I eats me Spinach, I’m Popeye the sailor man! (toot, toot). Popeye (from the theme song)  National Spinach Day Spinach rules the roost on this food holiday. As a child, I detested spinach and could not believe anyone in their right mind would think otherwise. As I matured, my first great experience with spinach was in the form of Oysters Rockefeller. This great experience was from the Woodbridge Inn where...

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Lobster Newberg Day

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Delmonico's Restaurant, Food, Food Blog, Food Recipes, Lobster Newberg Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote for Today: “A truly destitute man is not one without riches, but the poor wretch who has never partaken of lobster.” Anonymous Today is Lobster Newberg Day. I have seen this dish spelled both Newberg and Newburg. Which one is correct may be argued endlessly. The dish itself had been popular from the last half of the 19th century through the 1960’s and 1970’s. Nouvelle cuisine and health consciousness may have taken it off many restaurant menus, but...

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