Friday, August 29, 2014

September First Friday Fireworks on River Street

My friends, fireworks + body of water = double the show! HWYD loves that Savannah has fireworks every month. It's a great experience for adults and kids alike, and River Street is a fantastic venue for a good dinner, an evening stroll through the First Friday activities, and the best free light show around! The fabulous display starts at 9:00pm on Friday.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Makin' Bacon in Savannah

If there weren't already enough reasons to LOVE Savannah, they've given us another one. Perhaps the best one, actually: BACON FEST!!!! Get your bacon on at River Street September 5-6, 2014. You'll find the amazing festival flavor of artists, artisans, and live music, AND you will also be thrilled by the bacon creations on the menus at the Riverfront restaurants. We just want to know why this only happens once each year!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Mamma Mia at The Fabulous Fox Theater

Sep 24-28, 2014, the Fox is putting on Mamma Mia, that famous and fun musical that celebrates the music of Abba. Go have a blast!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Famously Simple Expense App

Check out the Famously Simple Expense App.  Just take photos of your receipts as you get them and store them in the app.  The app keeps track of each expense, totals them up, and sends you an e-mail when you're done with your trip with all receipts attached.  It makes it so much easier to do your expense report.  Check out more details at

Guardians of the Galaxy

One time, a raccoon came through our cat door.  He was big and round - presumably from eating cat food all around the neighborhood.  He protested severely as we asked him to leave.  But he was so big and round, that he couldn't manage the expected hysterics of human-raccoon interaction.  Rather, he kept it all inside, and just gave us glances of disdain.  Up till a few months ago, I'd lament the fact that his raccoon-ness prevented him from being an actor, because he'd have made a darn good one.  But, no more!  The dawn of raccoon acting has arrived!

And, oh boy, does Guardians of the Galaxy bring it.  The story of rebel-without-a-cosmos Peter Quill, who has a bounty on his head, GotG brings together Peter with a crew of unlikely heroes to save the galaxy.  My kids came back from the opening showing proclaiming it the best movie they've ever seen.  That's high praise.  Go check it out!

The Giver

Jeff Bridges is The Giver, Lois Lowry's best selling story of a dystopian world where a community has chosen to imbue all their memory within one man.  Brendon Thwaite plays a reluctant Jonas, destined to receive the memory.  An arresting story on paper, the film is getting decidedly poor to mixed reviews.  Go find out for yourself.  In theaters now.

Monday, August 18, 2014

2014 PA Baconfest at Centre Square, Easton PA, November 8-9

They really dig their bacon in PA.  And, this event is the biggest of them all in the great state.  Two days of bacon madness, they call it.  Go find out why!

Friday, August 15, 2014

2014 Southwest Bacon Fest at Albuquerque, NM, October 18

Enjoy the great smells of bacon in the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.  Over 25 culinary vendors featuring unique bacon treats, live music & entertainment. Enjoy local breweries, a bacon eating contest, bacon film screenings, bacon photography, bacon art and bacon poetry contests. There will be a family fun area with piggy back races, games & activities.

Friday, August 8, 2014

2014 Ozarks Baconfest at Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, MO, October 11.

It's a salute to bacon, or so they say.  We think you should go and verify!  The Ozarks Baconfest is in Spingfield, MO at the Ozark Empire Fairground this year on October 11.  Go sample the many luxurious bacon dishes, and of course enter the bacon eating competition.  See how much you can get down in 2 minutes.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Bacon Bash Texas At Horny Toads in Cranfills Gap, TX October 18, 2014

Known far and wide for its big green sign and line of hogs outside, the Horny Toad is where you'll find the Bacon Bash Texas this year.  They’ll kick off this shindig at 4:00 pm with local bands, insane amounts of ice cold beer, and bacon as far as the eye can see. With other outlandish entertainment on the agenda, this event really is the whole hog!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Michael McDonald and Toto at The Fabulous Fox Theater

Michael McDonald and the fellas from Toto are old friends, and this summer they are celebrating their friendship and taking us along for the ride. Check it out at the Fox Friday August 26, 2014.