I like adventure. I’m not a particularly brave person; I’m scared of heights, I don’t ride psycho horses (anymore), and I don’t take unnecessary risks with my life. But I do enjoy being in the wilderness, especially alone, and I like to learn new skills and then test them out. When I was a kid,… Continue reading Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
We have some friends who own a beautiful cabin in the mountains of North Georgia. (Isn’t it great to great to have friends with vacation homes?) We stayed there Saturday night and woke up Sunday morning to eat blueberry pancakes and drink coffee on the deck with the Cartecay River splashing and rolling behind us.… Continue reading Southern Living at the Redneck Riviera
Every year we spend a week on Hatteras Island, NC, where I grew up. For one week every year I get to pretend that there are no street kids, no poverty and no orphans. For one week the world is all salt water and steamed shrimp and sun kissed cheeks. The week is never long enough… Continue reading Hometown Vacation
Fall has been beautiful in Georgia with lots of cool weather and amazing color in the leaves. My husband bought us a family parking pass for all Georgia State Parks for $50 and we’ve been making good use of it. We have been to four different parks, one each weekend, in the last month. We… Continue reading Cheap Fall Fun
If you read my blog, you know that I am big on trying to get my kids outside every single day. I played outside all the time when I was a kid because I grew up on an island with no crime and no “helicopter parents.” It’s important to me that even though my kids… Continue reading Field Guide to a Happy Childhood