Thursday, June 14, 2012

Florida Stuff and a Little Plug!!

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends let me welcome all the new and old followers I notice today that I reached 700!!  Woo-Hoo!!!  It's a nice feeling to know that my little Blog postings are enjoyed by so many!!
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I thought to day I would mention a few of the things we did in Florida - one of the things I did was to take a Flat Stanley with me.  I was sent one to visit here in SF from a little girl in Australia and it arrived the day before I left to go to Florida so he went with me...  and some of the places he visited in the Greater Daytona Beach Area were....


...breakfast at the I-95 Exit waffle House in Ormond Beach...  and ...


...a Salt Water Taffy shop on the Boardwalk in Daytona Beach .... and...


... Bruce Rossmeyer's Harley Davidson Shop.

It was lots of fun taking pictures around town and I was amazed at how many people I knew who Flat Stanley was.  This weekend I will run around SF with him and get some snaps of the city sites - then it is back to Australia from his America adventure!!
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For my Mom's birthday we went to one of her favorite restaurants - The River Grille - on the Tomoka River.  here is an old stereoptican slide of the river c. 1905...


It was a great dinner and we sat outside on the veranda over looking the river...

We started off with some tasty hush puppies - served with spicy aioli...


and I had some delicious fried oysters - with cole slaw and more hush puppies...  it was a really nice dinner.
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I am often amazed at how many offers/emails I get weekly and sometimes daily for all sorts of products and folks out there wanting me to use my Blog for plugging different things - often things I have never heard of to begin with.  Anytime I mention something here it is because I have used some or been there done that and that's how I am going to keep it here at BSBotW - my Blog my rules!!!!

 With that said I wanted to mention something I read about a few months ago but just never could find here in SF.....  Bacon Salt.  You know my love of bacon and just about anything bacon related...  well I looked all over the place for this stuff and just couldn't find any.  While I was in Florida I ran to the Winn Dixie (a grocery store) for my Mom and I found some....


...and last night we had some fresh summer corn and I sprinkled some of this stuff on it and let me say it was just super delicious!!!  I think I paid about $3.99 or so for this bottle - and from now on this will be a staple in my spice cupboard!!!!  Thank you, thank you Justin and Dave!!!!!!!!!!!
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for the info about Flower Floss yesterday, it has come in handy already!  Thanks for stopping by do stop again!

Take care,
edgar

19 comments:

Stitchinowl said...

What a fun-filled Thursday post! My kids did the Flat Stanley assignment a few years ago. When we got him back in the mail, it was hilarious reading and seeing where he had been. Sounds like you had a tasty time in Daytona!
Carolyn

Susan said...

I've never heard of Flat Stanley! What a cute idea!

It sounds like you (and Stanley) had a lovely time in Florida.

Congratulations on having 700+ followers!

Parsley said...

Congrats on all the readers. Your site is loved.

Oh the bacon salt!!!! GOT TO HAVE! :)

Margaret said...

What fun -- the adventures of Flat Stanley. It's amazing how many schools use Flat Stanley, such a clever idea. I think my kids just missed that whole thing though. Love seeing all the pics. Love seeing the food too. lolol!

Janice said...

I had to google Flat Stanley. With 2 grown kids, it seems I should have heard of him sooner. Fun! I'll have to look here in GA for the bacon salt. Sounds great.

Mouse said...

ohhh not seen flat stanley for years .... and nice he came over on a trip to see you too :)

totally agree with you re the advertising bit I keep getting stuff from folks I have never heard of ....

glad you had a nice dinner and you found your bacon salt too :) love mouse xxxxxx

Casa Pearl said...

Gosh reading this has made me homesick - Waffle House, Winn Dixie and hush puppies. Stuff few people understand up here! Glad you enjoyed your and Flat Stanley's visit.

Barb said...

I took a Flat Stanley on a trip to Seattle! He got to ride the ferry and look at the Space Needle. He then flew back to Louisville, KY. Great Florida pics.!

Laura said...

Edgar, that is the biggest Flat Stanley I've ever seen! My niece sent one from Texas a few years ago and we took him to the Jersey Shore. I'm sure he was never the same after that. :P

Nancy said...

It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Catherine said...

Ooohhhh.......your Flat Stanley will have quite the adventure to tell about when he arrives home! That Bacon Salt sounds interesting, I'll have to look for some of that!

Sherri said...

Did Flat Stanley eat a hush puppy? If he did, he'll never want to leave the US, especially the south. Congrats on 700!

Julie said...

Flat Stanley looks like he really enjoyed his trip!

Daffycat said...

Congratulations on 700 followers, Edgar ~ way to go!!!

Sara said...

How cool that you got to take a trip with Flat Stanley! The bacon salt sounds intriguing too, might have to find some of that around here.

Shirlee said...

I never heard of bacon salt nor of Flat Stanley! I do know & love hush puppies though : ) Fried dough ... what could be better than that ... lol! Enjoyed seeing your photos!

Rachel said...

Cute! I got a Flat Stanley from my little cousin in GA. I ended up sending 'her' to CA to a friend of mine ;) It is a fun idea! You know I live in AL and I've never heard of bacon salt. I'm sure we probably have it here, but I'd thought to pick it up. Sounds yummy.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Quite the excursion for Flat Stanley!

Heard on the radio this week that at McyD's and Jack in the Box, don't remember which is which, there is a new milkshake and an ice cream treat (probably McD's) with bacon crisps in them! Haven't heard of the salt, but will pick some up for DS.

valerie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Those hush puppies and fried oysters look delectable!