Buy Pralines on National Praline Day from Stuckey’s Pecan Candy Shoppe

Today, Wednesday, June 24th is National Pralines Day.

An American pralines is a combination of syrup and pecans, hazelnuts or almonds with milk or cream, resembling fudge.

A French pralines is a combination of almonds and caramelized sugar. It is harder than an American praline.

When I think of pralines I remember stopping at Stuckey’s on our way to camping at Myrtle Beach on our summer vacation in the 70’s.  Stuckey’s is a confectionery candy and gift shoppe.  It began as  a Georgia pecan stand in 1937 so of course there version of the pralines have only pecans in the recipe.

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At its peak the Stuckey’s chain  had over 350 locations but now it is down to just over 100 location almost exclusively in the south.  It use to be known as Stuckey’s Pecan Shoppe or Stuckey’s Pecan Candy Shoppe.

Here is a map to help you find the nearest Stuckey’s.

http://find.mapmuse.com/brand/stuckeys

But if you can enjoy a Stuckey’s pecan praline by ordering online.  Unfortunately you have to buy 24 of them.  Here is the link:

http://www.stuckeys.com/shop/traditional-candy/stuckeys-pecan-pralines-24-pack

I myself use to buy their more famous pecan log rolls…so sweet they will make your teeth hurt which is what I wanted as a kid!

Adopt a Pet from One of the Many Pet Shelters and Pet Adoption Organizations Across the Country

Today, April 30th, is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.   If you or your family is ready to care for and love a new pet member please please consider adoption. There are thousands and thousands of wonderful pets just waiting for a home. We adopted our dog Charlie two years ago and we can’t imagine being without her now. She is a wonderful Great Pyrenees, Rottweiler, MinPin mix.

To help you start your search for your future family member, here is a map of pet shelters and pet adoption organizations across the United States

http://find.mapmuse.com/interest/animal-shelters#

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Our dog Charlie with daughter Zoe.

Affordable Prime Rib at Texas Roadhouse to Celebrate National Prime Rib Day

Today, Monday April 27th, is National Prime Rib Day.   If you don’t already have your favorite spot for prime rib you might want to consider Texas Roadhouse.   Rumors around the Internet seem to indicate that their rendering of the prime rib is not too bad and at an affordable price to boot!

Also the free peanuts never hurt but beware this place is not for those with peanut allergies…the peanuts and shells are everywhere. They give away over 8 million pounds of peanuts a year!

Here’s a link to our map and directory that shows the Texas Roadhouse near you.

http://find.mapmuse.com/brand/texas-roadhouse

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An Arbor Day Poem, Arbor Day Events, and Famous Trees

Just putting a shell to your ear makes the waves pound.
The sun is way up high in space but does not feel that way.
Holding a rock may be holding lava but dry.
The trees blow in the strong wind that blows away dust.
The trees give a us a present that is our home
and I don’t know how to thank them.
What a wonderful world we are in.
How thankful we are to be here.

My daughter Zoe wrote that poem in 2nd grade.
I think it is wonderful that she thanked the trees especially on this Arbor day, Friday April 24th.

Lets all reflect and be thankful for all the wonderful things that trees provide to us.

To help our MapMuse visitors celebrate Arbor Day and to honor of all the wonderful things that trees provide to our world we have researched two topics; Arbor Day Events and Famous Trees across America.

Here are the links to the map and directories.

http://find.mapmuse.com/interest/famous-trees
http://find.mapmuse.com/interest/arbor-day

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SUGAR, SUGAR, AND MORE SUGAR! – Best Candy Shops Near You

Today is “bring your child to work day” and I have brought my 10 year old daughter, Zoe.  So I put her to work and together we created the “Best Candy Stores in America” map.  So here she is to announce our map

Take it away Zoe

Do you wanna stuff your face with sugary treats and goodness, but you don’t know where to find a great candy store, well look no further. On Best Candy Stores in America there are tons of different  candy stores to choose from. You can find where any of the candy stores are, and if there near you, we also give you the website and other information. From tiny fancy chocolates to giant gummy bears, you can find it all on Best Candy Stores in America.

So here’s da link to SUGAR!!!!!!!!!!

http://find.mapmuse.com/interest/best-candyshops-in-america

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Map and Directory of Earth Day 2015 Events

Tomorrow, April 22nd, is the official Earth Day for 2015 and to help you observe and/or celebrate the day we have researched many events planned around the United States. Here is a map and directory to help you find an Earth Day Event near you.

http://find.mapmuse.com/interest/earth-day-events  or click on the map showing Earth Day events.

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Enjoy Award Winning Spinach Dip on National Spinach Day

Today March 26th is National Spinach Day and while probably not the healthiest way to consume spinach, enjoying a warm bowl of spinach dip would certainly hit the spot.

The Huffington Post ran a contest a couple of years ago to determine which chain restaurant served the best spinach dip. And the winner was…….The Cheesecake Factory with Applebees running a close second.

Here are links to maps and directories of Cheesecake Factory and Applebees near you to help you celebrate National Spinach Day.

Easter Parades, Rolls, and Egg Hunts – Fun Family Activities on Easter Weekend.

Easter Sunday is coming in a little over a week (Sunday, April 5th) and if you are interested in finding some fun Easter activities for the family we at MapMuse have just updated our Easter activity maps and directories.

We have updated our Easter Egg Hunts and Celebrations and Easter Parade topics as well as added a brand new category, Easter Egg Rolls that seem to be increasing in popularity.

Happy Easter everyone!

Here are the links to our Easter Maps and Directories:

Easter Egg Hunts and Celebrations

Easter Parades

Easter Egg Rolls

Easter Egg Hunt Rewards

Enjoy a Waffle for National Waffle Day at the Waffle House.

Today, March 25th, is National Waffle Day. While it is probably a bit too late to have them for breakfast, I would suggest that waffles are an all day food and would be quite enjoyable for dinner and if you don’t want to cook there is of course The Waffle House!

Here is a link to a map and directory of Waffle Houses near you.

http://find.mapmuse.com/brand/waffle-house

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“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!”

On this day (March 23rd) in the year 1775 Patrick Henry gave his famous “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” speech. The speech was a call to take up arms against the oppression of the British forces. It was made from the floor of the Second Virginia Convention being held at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia.

His main point was that peace at the cost of liberty and freedom is a transaction that should never be consummated.

You can find this location as well over 700 other American Revolutionary War sites, memorials and museums using a map and directory we compiled to help even the most seasoned history buff.

http://find.mapmuse.com/interest/revolutionary-war-sites

Map of American Revolutionary War Sites, Memorials, and Museums