Travels in the South

10 Aug

Today, we are going to step back and reminisce over a great meal with some great friends, Bill and Jean from Canadian Cats.  If you remember, they visited us here at the Hotel Thompson earlier this year in February.  Well I came across some pictures that were taken that mom/dad forgot to share.  After you see this pictures, you will understand why mom/dad didn’t share them with me.  In fact, I’m going to let mom take it from here so I don’t have to discuss this.  I’m sure you will understand.  Take it away mommy!

“Thanks Bacon.  For obvious reasons friends, you will understand why Bacon didn’t want to be any part of today’s Travels in the South.  I do have to say that owning a shall we call P.I.G. it does make it difficult to partake in some foods here at the Hotel Thompson.  For those obvious reasons, when the need kicks in to eat pork we go out.  And yes, we have had conversations with Bacon that he is definitely not that kind of pig – thank goodness.

When Bill and Jean visited, there is a really good barbeque restaurant near us that the hub unit likes to visit from time to time.  I mean come on, you know sometimes you get the *need* for delicious food.  We took Jean and Bill to this restaurant.

The first course was an appetizer of “Redneck Egg Rolls”.  Okay we are in the south and it was appropriate, right?  They take egg roll sheets, fill them with smoked pulled pork, homemade cole slaw and jack cheese.  Then they deep fry them until they are golden brown.  They serve them with a smokey ranch dipping sauce.  Can you say yum?  These are good, crispy and really you will want more.  The hub unit just can’t get enough.

Then no one could really decide what to get so we ordered the feast for four.  It came with the works – slice pork, ribs, chicken and brisket.  Then don’t forget all of the sides – french fries, cole slaw, baked beans and garlic toast.  No way was the plate emptied by the time everything was done.  But I will tell you this – we walked away with full bellies and not just from the food.

We laughed.  We talked.  We spoke of the past.  We spoke of the future.  Sometimes there was even silence.  Not bad silence.  The kind of silence you get with great friends when everyone is happy and feeling so loved.

Just because you are out of sight from the ones you love, it doesn’t mean you are out of our thoughts.  We look forward to the next time sweet friends ❤ “


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32 responses to “Travels in the South

  1. easyweimaraner

    08/10/2016 at 3:32 am

    the mama is in love with that egg rolls… that’s definitely yum, even without meat :o) btw: what is jack cheese?

    • Piglove

      08/10/2016 at 10:04 am

      Brother – dad says those things are ‘devilish’ (snorts) for sure. Jack cheese is a melty, gooey cheese with a little bit of spice. XOXO – Bacon

      • easyweimaraner

        08/10/2016 at 10:10 am

        devilish… we will make them asap :o)

      • The Canadian Cats

        08/10/2016 at 11:27 am

        Don’t believe it Easy….I say they chop up Jack and put him in the cheese!


      • Piglove

        08/10/2016 at 12:53 pm

        Snorts with piggy laughter. Now don’t tell our southern secrets. HA! XOXO – Bacon

  2. Deborah Boza Valledor

    08/10/2016 at 6:38 am

    Redneck Egg Rolls! WOW…I could go for those! I say YUMMMMMMMMM!

    • Piglove

      08/10/2016 at 10:04 am

      Daddy says those are the best egg rolls evah sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

  3. onespoiledcat

    08/10/2016 at 6:55 am

    Looks amazing……….and I know it WAS amazing having your buds from Canada then your buds from Australia rolling through town and getting to share in the PAWSOME southern foods you all have any time you wish! Special indeed.

    Hugs, Sammy and Mom Pam

    • Piglove

      08/10/2016 at 10:05 am

      It was amazing cousin. But you know one day, my peeps and your peeps are going to meet up. You do know that right? It’s going to happen for sure and then can you imagine the chaos? Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  4. katsrus

    08/10/2016 at 7:06 am

    Wow that’s some meal. Looking tasty.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      08/10/2016 at 10:05 am

      It was definitely a great meal with great friends full of fun and laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  5. lexitheschnauzer

    08/10/2016 at 7:43 am

    Good food, good friends, a pig, who can ask for more?

  6. Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs

    08/10/2016 at 7:47 am

    my goodness – that was a lot of food – did you take home a ‘piggy’ bag ?

    • Piglove

      08/10/2016 at 10:05 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter. Mom/dad did bring home some chicken to us anipals. We love chicken for sure! XOXO – Bacon

  7. kandykid

    08/10/2016 at 11:05 am

    Yes, it was one of many great meals with good friends. Bill

    • Piglove

      08/10/2016 at 12:44 pm

      Yes it was. So much fun. So much laughter. And wonderful friendship. And hey – I could go for one of those redneck egg rolls about now. What about you? XOXO – Bacon’s MOM

  8. The Canadian Cats

    08/10/2016 at 11:31 am

    Reblogged this on The Canadian Cats and commented:
    While mom is putting up veggies, she often thinks of the great times she had with Bacon’s mom and dad. So this is a walk down memory land for her.

  9. Jovina Coughlin

    08/10/2016 at 11:33 am

    Wow that is a plateful!

    • Piglove

      08/10/2016 at 12:54 pm

      It was so wonderful sharing with great friends and laughing! XOXO – Bacon

  10. databbiesotrouttowne

    08/10/2016 at 2:02 pm

    bacon…whoa…dood…we can see why ya dinna wanna post thiz post even tho ewe iz knot that kinda thiz post piggie….still ~~~~~~~~~ ☺☺☺♥♥♥

    • Piglove

      08/10/2016 at 3:08 pm

      I know my friend. But all is well. I know I’m not ‘that’ type of piggy – thankfully! Snorts and oinks. XOXO – Bacon

  11. Miss Harper Lee

    08/10/2016 at 7:42 pm

    My human mommy drooled when she saw those Redneck Eggrolls. Sorry, Bacon.

    • Piglove

      08/11/2016 at 9:24 am

      Your mom would absolutely love them my sweet friend. They are great just as a meal alone. XOXO – Bacon

  12. gentlestitches

    08/10/2016 at 11:19 pm

    I love the sound of the veg dishes in the south and would love to try grits, collard greens and bean dishes plus all the other dishes too. 😀

    • Piglove

      08/11/2016 at 9:27 am

      You would absolutely love them all Auntie Sharon. XOXO – Bacon

  13. Nylabluesmum

    08/11/2016 at 1:30 pm

    All LadyMum saw here was thee BIG plate of friess…..mew mew mew…
    Now mee has to go back an reed what you rote about thee visit, mew mew mew!!!
    **paw patsss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

    • Piglove

      08/11/2016 at 1:35 pm

      Snorts with piggy laughter. I know that’s right sweet nefkitty. Now I wanna some fries too. XOXO – Bacon

      • Nylabluesmum

        08/12/2016 at 1:07 pm

        OK that WAS a grate bloggie post!!! An let’ss go get sum friess together ok????

      • Piglove

        08/12/2016 at 1:52 pm

        Amen! I’m on it little friend. XOXO – Bacon

      • Nylabluesmum

        08/12/2016 at 1:55 pm

        Woo Hoo!!!!!
        French friess an Unccle Bacon!!!!!!


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