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Travels in the South

Hello sweet friends.  How was your Valentine’s Day yesterday?  In honor of the sweetest day of the year, mom/dad shared a little love yesterday as well.  They went out to dinner and afterwards enjoyed this delicious concoction.  And hey, splitting a dessert means half of the calories, right?  But who’s counting calories on Valentine’s Day – snorts.

This lovely creation is called a Margarita Cheesecake which is seasonal special at a local steakhouse called Logan’s Roadhouse.  Now, it’s like other cheesecakes made with cream cheese but it has Logan’s signature margarita blend on the graham cracker crust.  And don’t forget about the sliced strawberries all over the place.  Mom said it was – what was the phrase she used – delightful to the fullest!

So, if you are near a Logan’s Roadhouse, make sure you check it out for this wonderful dessert.  You won’t be disappointed.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2017 in Travels Around the World

 

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Travels in the South

Hello friends – welcome back to mom/dad’s Travels in the South.  Today is a good one…. snorts – I say that every week don’t I?  Rolls with piggy laughter.  Well as you know mom/dad have been changing their way of eating.  It’s definitely a work in progress for sure.  Well, a couple of weeks ago mom took dad out for his birthday.  Dad wanted to go to a local steakhouse for dinner.

Dad went for a steak of course ❤   He ordered a prime rib and mom said since it was his birthday he could have french fries.  Nice of her huh?  Snorts!  Mom went with the strawberry fields salad.  Doesn’t that look awesome?  It has everything in it from nuts to grapes to strawberries to oranges.  Yummy huh?

 
 

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Blog Hi-Jack from Mom and Dad

Hey Bacon’s friends.  This is Bacon’s mom and dad here.  We are hi-jacking the little guy’s blog this afternoon for an important announcement.  Today is also our pig-son’s birthday.  Our baby Bacon turns the big 5 today!  Can you believe he was born on our anniversary?  Just one more little sign that his adoption was meant to be with us.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BACON!

Bacon has brought so much joy here at the Hotel Thompson.  When I tell you there is *never* a dull moment, that is certainly the truth.  Bacon is like the little child we never had.  He’s very smart – as you all know from him writing his blog here – cough cough.  It doesn’t matter what kind of day you’ve had, how much stress you encounter in the world – he is always here waiting for you with a snort and oink.  I’m not sure what me or Jim would do without Bacon and our other ‘children’ in our lives. They bless us beyond our imagination.

So today, we raise our glass with you our friends to send out a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the best pig-son we could ever have.  And here’s to years and years of more happiness and adventures!  Help us out our friends in wishing Bacon the best of all birthdays!

Bacon – may all your dreams come true.  May you have more delights today than ever before.  We shall celebrate tonight with your favorite birthday ‘cake’… a piggy plate full of your favorites – apples, bananas, strawberries, watermelon and grapes.

We love you our boy!

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2016 in Bacon

 

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National Pick Strawberries Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –

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May 20th is a wonderful glorious day.  It is National Pick Strawberries Day – what a great day to enjoy.  I know that this is a day that the pig Bacon can wrap those jowls around.  He absolutely LOVES strawberries and that’s a huge understatement.

Today, start a new tradition.  Go find a strawberry field and pick your own strawberries.  Start a family tradition.  I think Bacon’s mom is actually going to go and pick the little fellow a few of his own today. I wonder if they will let Bacon come and pick his own?  Chitter Chatter – that would be a picture for the blog!  Enjoy my friends!

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Journalist Rocky the Squirrel

 

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Anniversary Kidnapping – Part 3

Welcome back my friends to Part 3 of mom/dad’s kidnapping.  Of all of the places to send mom/dad overnight – why not a hotel?  Snorts.  I grabbed daddy’s credit card and booked them a room at the Hyatt in Marietta which is down the street from the restaurant I sent them to – Pappasito’s Cantina.  The good part about this was that mom/dad are Hyatt members and they had enough points on their card that the room was FREE.  Yes, you read that correctly.  FREE.  Nothing beats FREE – especially when you are putting together an anniversary weekend.

But wait a minute.  There is something better than FREE.  FREE champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries courtesy of the hotel manager, Mr. Foster.  You rock Mr. Foster.  This made mom/dad’s anniversary night.  They enjoyed the bubbly and the room.  Among experiences of hotel stays, this one ranked way up there at the top of the list – perhaps maybe even number 1.  And look at the decorated bed.  Romantic huh?

Okay remember then room was on the Hyatt point system and FREE.  Well Mr. Foster also upgraded mom/dad’s room for their anniversary.  Oh my piggy heavens!  I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this video that mom took – OMP!  I wanted to come too – and the other anipals here.  There was plenty of room for us to have a gracious time and we wouldn’t be in the way.  You don’t believe me?  Well, I’m going to share mom’s third video with you on the room.  Daddy said they were in pig heaven!  What’s not to like – check this out.  AND SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MR FOSTER AND THE STAFF OF THE MARIETTA HYATT – YOU ROCK!

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2015 in Bacon

 

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Blog Hi-Jack from Mom and Dad

Hey Bacon’s friends.  This is Bacon’s mom and dad here.  We are hi-jacking the little guy’s blog this afternoon for an important announcement.  Today is also our pig-son’s birthday.  Our baby Bacon turns the big 4 today!  Can you believe he was born on our anniversary?  Just one more little sign that his adoption was meant to be with us.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BACON!

Bacon has brought so much joy here at the Hotel Thompson.  When I tell you there is *never* a dull moment, that is certainly the truth.  Bacon is like the little child we never had.  He’s very smart – as you all know from him writing his blog here – cough cough.  It doesn’t matter what kind of day you’ve had, how much stress you encounter in the world – he is always here waiting for you with a snort and oink.  I’m not sure what me or Jim would do without Bacon and our other ‘children’: Houdini, Hemi and Mouse Girl in our lives. They bless us beyond our imagination.

So today, we raise our glass with you our friends to send out a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the best pig-son we could ever have.  And here’s to years and years of more happiness and adventures!  Help us out our friends in wishing Bacon the best of all birthdays!

Bacon – may all your dreams come true.  May you have more delights today than ever before.  We shall celebrate tonight with your favorite birthday ‘cake’… a piggy plate full of your favorites – apples, bananas, strawberries, watermelon and grapes.

We love you our boy!

And friends – Thank you so very much for the birthday wishes to Bacon.  Kali and Shoko – LOVED your card!  So beautiful and sweet.

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2015 in Bacon

 

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Food Porn – Part 2

   So mom/dad’s first destination was for dinner at a place called Pappasito’s Cantina located in Marietta, Georgia.  They had been here once before a very long time ago and absolutely loved it.  They talk about it all of the time so I thought it would bring back some wonderful memories for them to reminisce over.

This is a picture of mom/dad once they got sat at one of the tables.  The wait staff is wonderful and so very friendly.  They offered to take this picture for mom/dad for their anniversary album.  It looks like they are happy with my dining decision, you think?

One of mom’s favorite drinks at the moment is anything with mango.  She told the waiter that she wanted something mango, frozen and delicious.  He brought back this delightfully frozen concoction.  Mommy said it was one of the bestest drinks that she has *ever* had.  It had an ultimate mango taste to it – which is something you usually don’t find flavor wise when you order a mango drink.  Sometimes you just can’t taste what you order, you know?  But this was a Mango Margarita and was right up mom’s alley saying it was awesome.  And it was garnished with chunks of strawberries and mango.  How lovely huh?  Even daddy drunk some and he even loved it too.

During this time while they were enjoying the drinks, they also enjoyed this appetizer with nacho chips.  Score one for the piggy because I had a coupon for mom/dad for this free appetizer – a $11.00 value – snorts.  They choose a is yellow cheese dip garnished with jalapeno’s, tomatoes, onions and ground beef.

Now both mom/dad totally flipped over these cheese dip.  It was spicy but yet not so much that you couldn’t enjoy it.  It did have heat though and both mom/dad said that it opened up their sinuses – snorts.

And daddy totally LOVED the nacho chips.  They were thin with just enough salt with the heat of the cheese dip and delicious!  He couldn’t stay out of the bag and from what mom said, I don’t blame him.  I love a crispy hot chip myself!

Then angels started to sing and mom/dad knew their main course have floated to their table from the kitchen.  Oh my piggy heaven above!  Talk about hog heaven indeed.  Let me break it down for you because my mouth was so watering when mommy showed me the pictures.  I just wanted to lick the screen so bad!

They ordered filet mignon and Jumbo Shrimp fajitas.  It came with rice, frijoles a la charra, pico de gallo and guacamole.  Just look at all of that food!  Now the shrimp that you see to the left, that is Pappasitos famous shrimp brochette.  The shrimp it mesquite-grilled and then stuffed with cheese & fresh jalapenos and if that wasn’t enough – they wrap it with bacon.  What bacon?!  I can give mom/dad a bone on this one since it was a special occasion.   The sauce is a avocado lime butter.  Mom said it was heavenly!  The dinner also came with fresh flour tortillas.  Mom and dad ate to their delight.  Daddy told me that there was more groaning going on at the table than what he has heard in such a long time… I’m not sure what that meant.

   Can you believe that there was room for an anniversary dessert?  There was.  And I admit it that I was shocked because mom/dad said they couldn’t finish it all.  Amateurs!

They order Cajetas which is coconut pecan crusted vanilla ice cream that was drizzled with chocolate sauce and served with sopapillas – those big puffy things.  And do you see the Honey Bear in the picture to the right.  He also came served with the dessert so they could pour honey over whatever they wanted to.  I asked daddy if Mr. Honey Bear traveled with them to the second destination but he refrained from answering me saying something about me being to young to ask that kind of question.  This dessert was as wonderful as the appetizer and meal.  Mom said she hasn’t eaten this well in some time and whatever weight she has lost lately probably found it’s way back to her butt and hips – snorts.

So now I leave you with video 2 – enjoy my friends.  P.S.  Come back Wednesday for more information on the anniversary kidnapping – there is more that you don’t want to miss!

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2015 in Bacon

 

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