For the past four years, mom and dad have been celebrating Thanksgiving day by going to an old antebellum mansion called The Blue Willow Inn. The Blue Willow Inn is located at 294 North Cherokee Road, Social Circle, Georgia.
To the left, you will see a picture of what the restaurant looks like from the outside. It’s so pretty and was already decorated for Christmas. Inside, it’s broken down into rooms with the middle of the house being set up where the buffet is served.
I’m not sure how many of you remember Lewis Grizzard who use to be a writer for the Atlanta Journal and Consititution. Grizzard was also a great novelist. He use to frequent this restaurant and one of the dining rooms is named after him.
There was also a beautiful fountain outside of The Blue Willow Inn.
As you can tell from looking at this picture to the right, it got a little cold the night before Thanksgiving. Can you see the iciscles hanging off the fountain? bbrr – that made this little oinker cold just looking at it.
I asked mommy if she touched the iciscles and she said yes they were freezing cold! I guess someone forgot to turn that fountain off… or tell mother nature to turn up the heat – snorts.
The food at The Blue Willow Inn can be described in one word – yummy! It is southern food at its best. This picture to the left is mom’s plate. She won’t tell me how many plates she ate but she said that didn’t want to see/eat or smell food for the next three days – she’s such an amateur – snorts.
They had everything imaginable on the buffet this year: fried chicken (mom’s favorite), steak and gravy, sliced turkey, cornbread dressing, ham, mac and cheese, turnip greens, corn, green beans, sweet potatoe soufle, lima beans, fried green tomatoes, mashed potatoes, chutney, cranberry sauce, cornbread muffins and pecan cheese biscuits. Thud – I call this a piggy paradise!
And that was just the dinner. Desserts were off the hook – that’s dads words.
They had peach cobbler, chocolate cake, pecan pie, pumpkin cheesecake and coconut cake. Of course daddy had to have some. Here’s his picture of his dessert plate.
And I know you are probably wondering. Did they bring me home a piggy bag? Yes they did 🙂 and I was one happy oinker. Green beans, some turkey, a little chicken and mac & cheese. I give the restaurant four hooves up. I can do that because after I finished my piggy bag, I was laying on my back with my hooves in the air like I just didn’t care.
So that was our Thanksgiving. I hope ya’ll had a great one as well!
XOXO – Bacon
11/30/2013 at 2:20 am
The hotel is beautiful! I would love to spend any time there and see it all decorated for the holidays. The food looks delicious too, I’m hungry just looking at it!
11/30/2013 at 9:40 am
It was awesome! I can say that because mommy brought me a piggy bag home 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
11/30/2013 at 3:00 am
Beautiful Place and a piggy bag for you too!that is so cool!xx Speedy
11/30/2013 at 9:41 am
Yep. Mommy and daddy know the owner 🙂 it’s really a neat small little town. XOXO – Bacon
11/30/2013 at 5:30 am
Oh how delicious it all sounds! I haven’t tried most of it but I have heard of it and I KNOW I would like it!
11/30/2013 at 9:42 am
I know you would love it Aunt Sharon. The food tasted so wonderful. Of course it took me no time to clean my plate like a good little oinker 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
11/30/2013 at 5:39 am
Yummo Bacon…I am so glad mum and dad bought you home a piggybag 🙂 I am sure someone will come and roll you over before you need to get up 😉 glad your Thanksgiving was wonderful my friend hugs Fozziemum xxx
11/30/2013 at 9:44 am
I stayed belly up for a long time. Mom laughed at me and rubbed my pot belly that I’ve worked so hard on over the years. It was so good. XOXO – Bacon
11/30/2013 at 4:35 pm
Ah I bet it’s al soft and smoochie now hehhehe hugs Fozziemum xx
11/30/2013 at 6:59 pm
It is. Fozzie, can you believe my mommy went and looked at baby piggies today? I feel a little betrayed. She didn’t tell me. I smelled them on her when she got back. What am I to do? XOXO – Bacon
12/01/2013 at 5:53 am
Oh no Bacon….go along for the ride ..the wise old sage …perhaps a little squealer to teach ?? heheeh hugs Fozziemum xx
12/01/2013 at 9:46 am
But, but but. If the get a baby then “I” can’t be the baby anymore. 😦 and do you really think mom and dad can handle two of my kind? XOXO – Bacon
12/02/2013 at 4:26 pm
I think you could step up as Senior Porcine!! I think a friend would be great…you could use him or her to stand on to get out of reach goodies!!! and yes twice the fun 😉 hugs Fozziemum xxx
12/02/2013 at 4:54 pm
I’m not so sure about that. I am awfully spoiled being the only one. I can’t imagine having to get in line to share mom’s loving… and lap. XOXO – Bacon
12/02/2013 at 4:56 pm
Heheeh I can see the wrestling now……..oh dear Bacon…your fate may already be sealed 😉 hugs Fozziemum xx
11/30/2013 at 6:07 am
Gosh Bacon, sounds like your parents “pigged out” then brought home some yummy stuff for you and YOU “pigged out”…..that’s exactly what’s supposed to happen for Thanksgiving so score one for the Thompsons!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
11/30/2013 at 9:49 am
Well we all definitely pigged out. I think I saw daddy belly up late last night. I think it was the pumpkin pie that he had a fight with. He had to show it who was boss. Daddy – 1. Pumpkin pie – 0
XOXO – Bacon
11/30/2013 at 7:24 am
Another place I need to add to my list to visit. It looks wonderful!
11/30/2013 at 9:50 am
Please do. If you are ever in town, definitely go. And let mom and dad know so they can meet you! XOXO – Bacon
11/30/2013 at 10:05 am
Will do! 🙂
11/30/2013 at 9:16 am
Oh that must be really the paradise! We love southern food too, that really deserves 4 hooves up and even a tail up :o) btw: it really looks a little like Scarlett’s house :o)
11/30/2013 at 9:51 am
Yes it does! I have to admit this was my first year of getting a piggy bag from there. It was so yummy in my tummy! XOXO – Bacon
Pix Under the Oaks
11/30/2013 at 9:39 am
Hmmm, I think I like Thanksgiving Thompson style! Sounds and looks delicious.. 🙂 I love some peach cobbler with a load of cream poured on it! Main course foods all work for me too, although I have never had turnip greens!
11/30/2013 at 9:52 am
Turnip greens are one of moms favorites. Dad doesn’t care for them. It’s all about taste. I’ve had them an even I like them. XOXO – Bacon
11/30/2013 at 7:30 pm
Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving Bacon. We had a nice Thanksgiving too.
12/01/2013 at 9:39 am
Thanksgiving was really fun this year, wasn’t it? Very relaxing, lots of food and a bunch of football. Mine and dads kind of day. XOXO – Bacon