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Great American Eclipse 2017

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Great American Eclipse 2017, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Solar Eclipse 2017, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul. Victor Hugo Great American Eclipse 2017 Many folks are traveling now specifically to enjoy viewing the 2017 solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. We wish you safe travels and remind you to use your special solar eclipse glasses. If you don’t have a pair yet, check with your local library. There have been more than 2 million ISO-compliant safe solar eclipse glasses distributed to more than 6,900 libraries across the US.  Special thanks to NASA, Google, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Space Science Institute’s STAR_Net initiative have stepped up to provide...

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Destin Seafood Festival 2017

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in 39th Annual Destin Seafood Festival, Destin FL, Destin FL Harbor, Destin Seafood Festival 2017, FL Seafood Festivals, FL Vacation, Food, Food & Music Festivals, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Seafood Festival, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized, Weekend Getaways | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “Seafood makes you live 10 years more.” Kevin Steele Destin Seafood Festival – Destin Harbor The 39th Annual Destin Seafood Festival will be October 6 – 8, 2017. What a great time to visit and enjoy the offerings of Florida’s Emerald Coast at Destin. Known for its sandy white beaches and sand dunes, emerald green waters, and plentiful seafood, it has been nicknamed “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” This annual seafood festival is your chance to sample coastal living with food and music all located in the Destin Harbor with FREE admission. The seafood selections will be enormous at the festival and at the local gulf front restaurants. It has been said that Destin has the largest fleet in the State of Florida. The seafood you’re eating could very well be freshly caught from the...

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39th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in 39th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, Celebrity Food Stars, Food, Food Blog, MasterChef Season 7 on FOX, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Shaun O’Neale, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The annual Gilroy Garlic Festival is being held July 28, 29, and 30, 2017, at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, California. This three-day event draws guests from around the world. Those traveling by automobile, bus, airplane, and train will find easy access to the event. This year festgoers can catch the “Garlic Train” from the San Jose Diridon Station to Gilroy on Saturday, July 29 or Sunday, July 30. A shuttle bus will transport guests to and from the Festival. Train tickets include Festival admission and must be purchased in advance online.  This festival offers everything leisure lifestyle folks could want. There’s plenty of garlicky food to sample, food demonstrations/contests, live entertainment plus arts and crafts. It’s a family friendly event with the children’s area filled with lots of fun & games. Celebrity Food Stars There will be special appearances by...

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Paying Homage to the Caesar Salad

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Caesar Salad History, Food, Food Blog, National Caesar Salad Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Travel | Comments Off on Paying Homage to the Caesar Salad

Quote for Today: No matter where I am, especially when I’m on tour around the country, Caesar salad is my standby. In a random city and eating in random to-go restaurants, you’re kind of scared about trying things, but you can always count on a Caesar salad. Sasha Cohen Today we pay homage to the Caesar Salad.  Most will agree that back in the roaring 20’s the salad was created by Caesar Cardini at the restaurant bearing his name.  Mr. Cardini was born in Italy but emigrated to the U.S. after World War I. Although living in San Diego, he had his restaurant further south (Tijuana) to circumvent prohibition.  Caesar’s restaurant was very popular with the film industry.  One late night (July 4th, 1924) when his food supply was running low he hurriedly came up with the Caesar Salad using what he...

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National Martini Day

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Martini Quotes, National Martini Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on National Martini Day

Quote for Today: The Martini is the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet. H. L. Mencken Today is National Martini Day here in the United States. I was originally worried about getting this post out in time but I then realized most Martini lovers would go ahead and make this holiday stretch out through the weekend. No one is really sure who came up with the Martini. Some suggest that the Martini came about around the 1860’s at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco. Before hopping on the ferry home commuters would enjoy a drink at the Hotel Bar. The boat ride home was to Martinez so they called this Gin concoction a Martini. Others proclaim that the Martini got its start at the Knickerbocker Hotel in New York and was named after the man pouring them...

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A Thousand Reasons to Enter: Hellmann’s Burger Route Contest

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Food, Hellmann’s Burger Route Contest, Metro Diner, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Roswell Ga, Travel, Travel Blog | Comments Off on A Thousand Reasons to Enter: Hellmann’s Burger Route Contest

Quote for Today: Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius. Matthew McConaughey Hellmann’s Burger Route Contest For many folks, brunch in Roswell GA is the norm on Sunday mornings. It’s not for the faint hearted to find a restaurant with seating room. We suggest making reservations, where available, for waiting in line for first come first served, you may be there awhile. Case in point, last Sunday we made our way to three different eateries before finding a spot for our family. We decided to try the newest diner in town, Metro Diner. The restaurant was filled to capacity but we managed to get a table. And, that’s where our story begins. On the table was a little table tent that caught my attention with the words “Win $20,000 in prizes” headline....

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