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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 not. John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams (1776-07-03), published in The Adams Papers : Adams Family Correspondence (2007) edited by Margaret A. Hogan. The 4th of July is a favorite holiday for Americans. Celebrations include parades, grilling, music, fireworks and more. How will you celebrate this year? Check out our suggestion below. History Notes Independence Day is the National Day of the United States since the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress in 1776. July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 180 days remaining until the end of the year. The Aphelion, the point in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun, occurs around this date. Wikipedia Where to Celebrate   Copperhead Lodge offers a one-stop weekend destination for...

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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. Reserve your stay today and pack your dancing shoes for a great time in the  Appalachian Mountains – Blairsville, GA. Just a short drive or ride from Atlanta and other major cities. We invite you to follow our blog and connect on social media where we post daily. Have a great weekend in the mountains. CJ & TJ      ...

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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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National Chips & Dip Day

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Fannie Merritt Farmer, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, George Crum, Mad Men, National Chips and Dip Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History | 0 comments

Quote for Today: I want be impressed by social media until I can download snacks. Unknown Today is National Chips & Dip Day! We celebrate today in food history by honoring Fannie Merritt Farmer born today in 1857. She was an American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book’ later editions as ‘Fannie Farmer Cook Book’ believed to first mention potatoes, including potato chips. She is often cited as the first cookbook author...

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St. Patrick’s Day: Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe, Food, Food Blog, Food Recipes, History of Saint Patrick, Lá Fhéile Pádraig, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, St. Patricks Day | 0 comments

Quote for Today: May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all your heart might desire. Irish Blessing Today is St. Patrick’s Day with celebrations in Irish Pubs and restaurants across the United States. Many cities are promoting everything green from dyeing rivers and fountains to parades honoring the Irish.  History of Saint Patrick Saint Patrick was born in 387 CE...

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