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St. Patrick’s Day: “Sláinte!” (Health!/Cheers!)

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Food Recipes, History of St. Patrick, Recipe for St. Patrick's Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Savannah GA, St. Paddy's Day, St. Patrick's Day history, St. Patricks Day, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Quote for Today: May the luck of the Irish be with you! St. Patrick’s Day is March 17 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.  Savannah’s historic district rates as a top St. Paddy Day celebration destination. There’s always the possibility that you may find a shamrock on River Street. It’s worth the search in this quaint southern city. History of Saint Patrick Saint Patrick was born in 387 CE and grew up on the border of Scotland and England. At sixteen years old, he was taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped when God spoke to him and said that a ship was waiting for him two hundred miles away. The ship took him back...

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Country Blues by Wendell Patterson

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Christmas Shopping, Corner Gift Shop, Country Blues by Wendell Patterson, Music, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Uncategorized, Wendell Patterson, Wendell Patterson singer-songwriter | 0 comments

Country Blues by Wendell Patterson The 2016 holiday season is here! We’ve selected some easy listening music by singer-songwriter Wendell Patterson from Georgia. Wendell has enjoyed a long career playing in Atlanta during the late 60’s and 70’s. He performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the city, including Underground Atlanta, and as a studio bass player. Wendell was the opening performer for many national acts including, Gene Watson, The Bellamy Brothers, and Brad Paisley. He was inducted into The Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame in December 2011. Over the years his exposure to good music and good musicians led him to writing and recording his own music. He has released four CD’s including the most recent “If It Feels Good…Do It!” His CD’s are available for purchase on or where he ranked #1 in...

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Thanksgiving 2016: GA Blue Ridge Mountains

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Copperhead Lodge, Food, Food Blog, North GA Thanksgiving Buffet, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Thanksgiving 2016 in the GA Blue Ridge Mountains, Thanksgiving Buffet 2016, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. Henry Van Dyke Thanksgiving 2016 It’s Thanksgiving season 2016. A time for giving thanks for the many blessings of the year. It’s an ideal time to enjoy family in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia at the Copperhead Lodge Blairsville. The resort offers hotel and rustic cabin accommodations for those wanting to enjoy a long holiday weekend. Dining is available for the day tripper and overnight guests. The Thanksgiving Buffet with all the trimmings and a full service bar awaits you on November 24th 11am – 3pm. Reservations Required. Call now to reserve your seat 706-835-7433. We invite you to follow our blog and connect on social media where we post daily about travel,...

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Food Holiday: National Eat A Hoagie Day

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Eat A Hoagie Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today's Food Holiday, Travel, Travel & Food Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: Too few people understand a really good sandwich. James Beard Today’s Food Holiday is National “Eat a Hoagie Day.” The name hoagie for a sandwich has its roots in Philadelphia. Elsewhere in the United States, pretty much the same size sandwich with various types of bread and fillings have many different names. How the name “hoagie” got attached to a sandwich in Philadelphia has multiple versions. One story claims that Italians working at the World I shipyard in Philadelphia, known as “Hog’s Island,” introduced the sandwich by putting various meats, cheeses, and lettuce between two slices of bread. In different parts of the City other names for this sandwich included the Hoggie, Hog Island, Hokie, Hogan, Honkie, Hoogie, and Hooky. However by 1955, restaurants throughout the district were using the term “Hoagie” with many of them...

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Catfish: Not the Movie

Posted by on Jun 25, 2016 in Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, Food Recipes, Louisiana, National Catfish Day, Opelousas Catfish, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Today in Food History, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: My husband calls me ‘catfish’. He says I’m all mouth and no brains. Dolly Parton June 25th is National Catfish Day in the good ole old USA. Unlike many other so called food holidays, this one was put on the calendar when Congress, by House Joint Resolution 178, authorized and requested President Reagan to issue a proclamation in its observance back in 1987. Between 1975-85 the farm raising of catfish in the US increased by 1200%. This created thousands of full time jobs and an inexpensive source of delicious protein with low cholesterol and caloric content. Catfish suddenly became the third most consumed fin-fish in the US.  Right around this time, America was becoming infatuated with Cajun cuisine thanks to the efforts of Paul Prudhomme who introduced us to blackened Redfish. This dish became so popular...

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Early Bird Specials

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Early Bird Specials, Food, Food Blog, Roadtrips R Us, Travel, Travel & Food Blog | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Early Bird Specials – There’s a Seinfeld episode about this: JERRY: (bewildered) Four-thirty? Who eats dinner at four-thirty? MORTY: By the time we sit down, it’ll be quarter to five. JERRY: I don’t understand why we have to eat now. HELEN: We gotta catch the early-bird. It’s only between four-thirty and six. MORTY: Yeah. They give you a tenderloin, a salad and a baked potato, for four-ninety-five. You know what that cost you after six? JERRY: Can’t we eat at a decent hour? I’ll treat, okay? HELEN: You’re not buying us dinner. JERRY: (emphatic) I’m not force-feeding myself a steak at four-thirty to save a couple of bucks, I’ll tell you that! HELEN: All right (sitting on the couch), we’ll wait. (pointedly) But it’s unheard of. Today is National Early Bird Day. For those in the restaurant...

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