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ROAD TRIP! Summer is the season, isn't it? This year we had a 4th of July trip planned to visit my sister and her family in north Florida... a 6 hour drive (yep, that's where I've been). My kids absolutely love it there. They ask weekly if it's time to go visit Aunt Shannon and Uncle Rodney yet. Very rural. Lots of 4-wheeling, fishing, boats, boots, and fun with cousins. Also, cool antique stores my sister and I occasionally get to treat ourselves to while the guys watch the kiddos. (My guest room mirror is from there) Our trip was set.
Then just before we left, I got the opportunity to visit BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse in Daytona Beach and try their new Big Poppa Smokers' BBQ (and some craft beer!). What goes better than 4th of July, barbeque, and beer?! BAM. Larger road trip was born. East to beer and BBQ, north for a quick visit to the in-laws, then west to see my sis. Pack your bags and go potty, it's going to be a long ride!
We started out in Central Florida and headed east to Daytona Beach. First stop was BJs for some Big Poppa Smokers' BBQ lunch. Since I had been to a BJs restaurant before for a few work lunches and happy hours, I somewhat knew what to expect. However, I had never been there with kids and was a little nervous. Would there be business guys there in suits giving me the stink eye as my kids stuck their fingers in the ketchup? As soon as I saw the coloring paper and crayons come out, my fears were at ease. The atmosphere was casual and lively with plenty for families as well as business people. Look at the fancy pants chocolate milks BJs even hooked the kids up with!
(Can we all pause and give BJs a big thank you for triangular crayons? Seriously. Best things ever. No rolling off the table!)
My husband and I ordered off the new BJ's Blue Ribbon Barbeque menu featuring Big Poppa Smokers' BBQ. The new menu is available until September 2nd and has lots of tasty options from ribs to salad and several sauces to chose from.
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On top of the BBQ, there's a complete list of craft brew available to pair with your meal. And, since my husband is an avid
(The hubs with his IPA)
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The kids got their 4-wheeler fix, caught their first fish, had lunch on a boat, and enjoyed tons of cousin time. I did absolutely nothing and even took a nap one day! So cheers to summer road trips, good food, and family. Now it's back to work/crafting/painting/gluing/sewing for me!