Information has been received over the wire reports this morning that the juvenile rolling stone has been caught in another act of random mischief. This time, the act took place in a local Target department store in the south. The juvenile rolling stone was caught on store security riding a tan in color skateboard down the sporting goods aisle. In one part of the video, you can actually see where the skateboard goes around a human wearing orange clogs and then runs into a display shaking his little pebble head from the impact.
One witness who wishes to remain anonymous, we’ll call him Mr. Smith, stated the juvenile rolling stone was acting like “he didn’t have a care in the world“. Mr. Smith stated he told him at one time to put the skateboard away so that he would not get hurt. The juvenile rolling stone stuck his tongue out and told the employee, “Make me”, before he took down another aisle riding the board. Mr. Smith followed him and inquired where his parents were. The juvenile rolling stone replied, “Papa was a rolling stone” before laughing hilariously.
This goes to show that the juvenile rolling stone is becoming more mischievous.
Last month, authorities reported that the juvenile rolling stone created havoc by riding a blue skateboard carelessly throughout the Walmart department store. He was observed skateboarding down aisles of the store in the toy department in between humans feet. He was even overheard shouting at the Walmart workers, “Whee, whee, whee!” and “Catch me if you can”.
Authorities have released a video from the security camera at Target of the juvenile rolling stone perpetrator showing his disturbance. Authorities are asking you not to approach the juvenile rolling stone in case he casts the first pebble. If you recognize this juvenile, please comment in the postings. All postings will be confidential.
Sometimes you just want to try a new restaurant. Daddy has been seeing a certain restaurant on the television for weeks now and telling mom about it. With that being said, this another week that I’m going to let daddy discuss his thoughts – take it away daddy!
Thank you Bacon. I’m glad you understand these things when it comes to food. After seeing this advertisements on television and pestering asking the wife to go, we looked the restaurant on line to see where the closest one was to the Hotel Thompson. The closest one was about 25 minutes away from us several towns over. Now we tried to go on several different occasions but something always came up. Maybe that was an omen we should have listened to? You decide.
So we get to this place and it’s a barbeque restaurant where you order in one place, pay and then pick up your food. We told the person at the counter when we ordered we had never been there before. They said, “Ah, okay, what would you like”. And that was that. No smile, no welcome, no greeting. Okay, so customer service is not their best. Some of the best food can still be found in places like this.
I ordered waffle fries, potato salad (I know double potatoes – LOL), ribs, pork and brisket. The food came out lukewarm. It was okay – nothing to write home about or put on your list to visit again.
The wife unit ordered something called a frito pie. It had Frito’s on the bottom, covered with pinto beans and brisket and topped with onion strings and barbeque sauce. She ordered it the same time I did mine; however, it literally took them about 20 minutes to put something together that the ingredients were all ready. I personally think they forgot about her and was thinking the next person was going to do it, etc. It doesn’t look appealing but she really enjoyed it.
So this wasn’t a place we would visit again anytime soon. Maybe they were having an off day. We might try it again but it will definitely be some time.
Oh my friends – mom/dad found the *best* local seafood restaurant. It is called Fishers of Men and they are located at 1500 Mt Zion Road, Suite 20, Morrow. They are open everyday except Sunday.
Mom/dad went there one Saturday night to check it out and they have since been back repeatedly. Why? Let me tell you why mom/dad like it so much.
The food is authentic. As you’ve read on my blog, mom/dad like to travel and they like to eat. They’ve eaten everywhere. And this place can hold their own with some of the other restaurants they’ve been to all over the world.
The atmosphere is home. You go in, order and pay for your food. Then you find a comfy spot and wait smelling all of that deliciousness being created in the kitchen for your order. There’s no rush to herd you out of the restaurant like some places do. Everything is cooked fresh to order so it comes out sizzling hot.
And let me tell you one more thing. You may go in as a stranger but you will leave as family.
When mom/dad went the first time, they ordered two of the whiting and shrimp dinners. That’s four pieces of whiting and thirteen shrimp with fries. They didn’t have any clue how much food they would get. Look at all of that food! And yes, dad said they snorted it all down – can you believe that?
There is a LOT of pictures below that mom/dad wanted to share with you – no they didn’t order everything at once – snorts with piggy laughter. As I’ve said, they have been there many times in the past couple of weeks.
As they like to tell one of the owners Arlene, they are working their way through the menu. Today, I wanted to share with you some of their fabulous food. And, if you are in the area we highly suggest you try this place.
You will not regret it! In fact, as mom/dad try more of their food, you might see them here again on Travels in the South.
Now try not to get too hungry looking at these gorgeous pictures!
In no particular order, the following pictures are: scallops (sweet, succulent and flaky on the inside like they should be); crab sticks (we had to ask what these were too! crab meat breaded and fried); oysters and catfish; whiting and shrimp; whiting and the best seafood salad and clams. And let me add by saying there french fries are crispy and there onion rings are out of this world!! Mom/dad have also tried their wonderful cole slaw and grits. Yes grits are good for you!
Let me start by saying that this posting has LOTS of food in it with pictures. You know my mom and dad – they are professional eaters. They get into trouble every possible way. They called a field trip this past weekend. There is a restaurant about 30 minutes away called The Vortex Bar and Grill in an area called Little Five Points. They say it’s awesome. First off, it’s a bar and most of the workers have tattoos and no one under the age of 18 can come into the restaurant. I guess that leaves me out since I’m just over two – snorts.
This is daddy posing outside of the entrance to the location. I know I’ve talked about this restaurant before but I’m not sure if I’ve posted pictures of the awesome food – which mom and dad say is awesome…. shuffles hooves… I wouldn’t know because someone didn’t bring me home a piggy bag.
Like I was saying, the front of the building near the entrance has the huge skull that you walk through. Scary looking huh? You can see the name of the restaurant on the side to the right of dad’s head. NOTE: Someone told mommy that it looks like daddy has rabbit ears over his head from the jaw line of the skull. Snorts – I think it does too. You?
The day that mom/dad went, there was no line. Usually the line is out the door. Inside of the location, it’s dark and cozy. Mom and dad say the inside is rather small so the tables are tight. You make friends really quick – snorts.
They started off with a Mighty Meaty Chili. This is how the menu describes the chili – menu wording not mine – just remember that :
“Made with ground sirloin, chipotle & habanero peppers and a secret combination of seasonings but no beans ’cause it’s MEATY. It’s definitely got some heat to it so please don’t order if you’re a big pussy”
Yep, that’s what it says. The picture to the left is of the cornbread that comes with the chili. Daddy says you really needed that because the chili was H.H.O.O.T.T. Thank goodness mom and dad split a bowl – snorts.
Mom and dad followed the spicy chili up with an appetizer of Cheddar Balls O’Glory. That’s what I’m talking about – cheese balls. Licks piggy lips. And of course, I’m going to tell you the wording off the menu… why? Because it’s so interesting 🙂
“A plate full of beer-battered, deep fried balls of cheddar cheese, served with jalapeno ranch dressing. These are by far the tastiest balls you’ll ever put in your mouth. You know you want some, so just bite our cheesy balls”.
Now with all of this wonderful food so far, you know the main meals have to be out of this world! And yeah, mom and dad wanted to sample a lot.
Dad ordered what they called a Meat Packer Melt –
“A sirloin patty topped with sliced turkey, ham, American, Swiss and cheddar cheese all griddled together on swirled rye bread. This is the best patty melt you have ever put in your mouth.”
Dad says this was the bomb! It was deliciously served with tater tots – one of his favorites. The last time he came here, he ordered the Double Coronary Bypass and trust me – he almost had one! He had plenty of leftovers that time. This is what it is:
“One big half pound sirloin patty topped with two fried eggs, six slices of American cheese and eight slices of bacon served between two grilled cheese sandwiches that we use in place of the regular hamburger buns.”
And mom, we can’t leave mommy out. She went grandstand too. She got the Cubano De Libertad.
“A fresh baked roll filled with slow roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, sliced pickles and spicy mustard grilled flat and drenched in Mojo sauce.”
Okay – let me add that this little oinker was not harmed in the making of mom’s lunch. See, that’s how she does me. She runs off and eats pork. Shakes my piggy head. At least she didn’t order the sandwich they call, “Three Little Pigs”… I don’t even want to know what’s on that one – Snorts.
So, that’s my wild humans. If you want to see more of the menu, look here at Vortex. It is by far great reading, mouth watering and delicious sounding. You gotta check it out if you get a chance. Happy Eats!
Living in the south, there are lots of comfort foods. But sometimes on a cold and rainy day, you want something that soothes your soul. Mom’s choice for that is grits with cheddar cheese and crumbled up turkey sausage. It’s hot, gooey and delicious. I hear your naysayers turning your nose up at grits. But let me tell you something. When done right like this, grits can be delicious! 😋
Today mom and dad helped me by reminding me of a story at their true love – Savannah, Georgia. One of the must things to do in Savannah if you have never done it is to take a stroll through downtown at night on a haunted ghost tour. There are walking tours, horse and buggy tours or even a hearse tour if you dare.
Many moons ago, mom/dad went with my mom’s sister and her daughter, my little niece Savannah. Nice name huh? Savannah must have been about two and they decided to do a night time horse and buggy haunted ghost tour. It must have been scary too because little Savannah stayed camped out inside of mom’s hoodie the entire horse and buggy tour.
One of the last places on the tour was a little house called the 17 Hundred 90 Inn and Tavern. It’s a quaint little place, not so scary during the day but a night – chills. The 17 Hundred 90 Inn and Tavern is located at 306 East President Street, Savannah. The bottom floors have a restaurant and bar area while the upper floors have 14 suites in the inn. It has a long history of untimely death and ghosts. It was originally built in 1820 and is one of the oldest buildings in the Savannah area.
The most paranormal activity revolves around poor sweet Anna who fell from the window of room 204. There are many stories about poor Anna – we really don’t know which one is the truth.
One story states that she was married to the designer of the home, Steel White, who died in 1790 in a tragic riding accident. Anna fell in love with a German sailor who went off to sea and promised to return but never did. Anna found out that she was pregnant and realized that the German sailor never meant to return. In despair, she jumped to her death from room 204.
Another story similar to the one above with Anna has Anna being a servant at the inn instead of being married to the designer of the home. The end is the same result though, her untimely death.
People have reported the ghost of poor Anna leaning over them while they sleep in room 204. Other stories are of Anna caressing men’s cheeks and as they wake they see Anna crying and then jumping to her death out the window. Items are also often reported missing – wallets, jewelry, keys – all of which are later found mysteriously in a planter or behind a shelf.
Stories were so rampant at one point in room 204 that the 17 Hundred 90 Inn and Tavern required any patron staying in the room to sign a waiver stating they would not request their money back should they not stay the entire night. Nowadays, it is no longer required because most people wanting room 204 are hoping for a little ghost sighting of poor sweet Anna.
So this story was told on horse and buggy ride late at night through the streets of Savannah. Mom, Dad, my Aunt Tina and two year old niece Savannah who was taking up shop under mom’s hoodie. The mood was set. It was dark, a little misty. All you could hear was the clickey-clack of the horses feet, an occasional snarl from the horse and the soft tale of Anna coming for the tour guide. That’s when my niece Savannah decided to poke her head out to the world and say in her little child like voice, “Poor Anna”.
So do you believe in ghosts, spooks and things that go bump in the night? Do you have a little adventure still left in you? Want a weekend trip at a haunted inn – I’ve heard that the 17 Hundred 90 has open reservations…. if you dare my friends.
Some friends of ours in the deep south here took a picture of their home a couple of weeks ago. When they were looking at the pictures, they saw something that kind of stood out for them. They didn’t see it while they were taking pictures of their house. Do you see it? Would you go back into your home if this was your crib?
When I think of places that a lot people died during a lot of fighting, one of the places that come to mind is Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Cemetery Hill had so many people that died during the Battle of Gettsyburg that it’s hard for me to wrap my mind around it. There were so many bodies that it was hard to bury everyone in a timely manner. You can imagine the smell that overcame the land. There are still reports today of people smelling death. And you know what they say about unrested bodies, they become ghosts forever looking for redemption.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
A famous cemetery that mom would like to visit is in Los Angeles, California. (I know – she’s weird like that. She finds walking through the cemeteries as calming as walking on a beach. Go figure – she’s my mom.) Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place of many celebrities over the years. I’ll need to break down a listing of more important graves here later on in the month. For now though, let’s concentrate on some hauntings of the cemetery. A famous person known to haunt here is Clifton Webb. People at the cemetery claim to hear voices and lights near the Abbey of the Psalms Mausoleum. A story that intrigues me that I’ve seen on television numerous times is the crypt of Rudolph Valentino. For years on the anniversary of his death, a lady dressed in black would be seen wearing a veil to cover her face at his crypt leaving a single red rose. No one really knew for sure who this person was and still today the tradition of leaving a single red rose continues on his anniversary.
And I must end this stroll through the cemeteries at one of mom/dad’s most famous places in Savannah, Georgia at Bonaventure Cemetery. Did you know that this cemetery had the “Bird Girl” statue that is the photograph of the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil? I say had now because it has since been moved to a museum nearby but there are still some amazing tombs and headstones left. Mom/dad have spent multiple days and hours strolling through and visiting with the folks still there. One of the famous haunts is of little Gracie Watson who died of pneumonia when she was only six years old. Currently they have her grave fenced off… is that to keep people from touching her little statue or from keeping little Gracie from touching you? There’s also the hell hounds that local legend have talked about. People claim to hear them snarling but no one ever sees them. Perhaps they feel the hot breath of a dog on their ankles letting them know they need to step back. You think?
Today, I’m going to focus on one close to home – the historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. Oakland Cemetery was bought in 1850 and was originally named Atlanta Graveyard or City Burial Place. It was renamed to Oakland Cemetery in 1972.
Oakland Cemetery offers twilight tours of the cemetery – how scary huh? And around this time of the year, the cemetery even offers what they call “Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours”. What a way to catch some things that go bump in the night. There are over 70,000 residents in over 40 acres that are just dying to meet you whether you have a guided tour or walk the cemetery by yourself… if you’re brave enough.
A lot of the history of this wonderful cemetery centers around the Civil War. There have been stories in the Confederate portion of the cemetery of hearing names being called as if in a roll call. But to look around, there is no one living there, just the statue of a lion guarding the unknown Confederate dead and he’s not talking.
Often the guides at the cemetery will tell you that people actually die three times. Once on their last breath, once when they are laid to rest and once when they are no longer remembered. Sounds just like a situation for a few people to come out and be remembered, doesn’t it? So the next time you’re in the area, drop by for a visit. I’ve heard they’re alway looking for a good soul to fright.
Oh shivers! This week it has been Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. We have watched a lot of the shows. Shows that highlighted when sharks attack. Shows that highlight guys/gals going down in the ocean in shark cages feeding sharks by hand. Shows that highlighted HUGE sharks. Shows that highlight sharks that bit people and showed the bites – shivers.
Then if that wasn’t bad enough, mom got a wild hair over the long weekend and decided to watch ALL of the Jaws movies. Really mom? Not just the original Jaws with “We’re going to need a bigger boat”, but all of them – Jaws 2, Jaws 3 and then Jaws Revenge. Shakes piggy head. Snorts – but us anipals stood by her side and watched with her. Double evil snorts – I even called Houdini Shark Bait. Now *that* was funny.
After this week of watching all of these shows, I had a dream about surfing. It was a nightmare! There is no way this little oinker is going anywhere near the beach. Heck, I may even rethink getting in my piggy pool or the bathtub for that matter!
Have you watched any of these shows on television? Any favorites? Any experiences of seeing sharks in real life? Have you seen them at the beach?