Saturday Explorations

Today I started the day at Providence Canyon State Park in Lumpkin Georgia. It is located at 8930 Canyon RoadLumpkin, GA 31815 Providence Canyon State Park I hiked the 7 mile Backcountry Trail (red blaze). The red blaze ends and you pick up on the Canyon Loop Trail (white blaze). According to Georgia State Parks…… Continue reading Saturday Explorations

Weekend Explorations – Dalton Georgia

It’s volleyball season, so crazy weekend schedules.  After work Friday, we headed out to Dalton.  Dalton is about 3 1/2 hours away, so too far to drive there Saturday morning. We arrived to the hotel late because traffic in Atlanta was horrendous as usual. Saturday morning, we woke up and I dropped my hubby off…… Continue reading Weekend Explorations – Dalton Georgia

Explorations in Roswell Georgia

It’s volleyball season so we’re back to crazy eventful Saturdays. We were up at 0345 to leave by 0430. When we left it was snowing a little here in Middle Georgia!! Snow is pretty much unheard of here! This was quite a surprise. We made it to Roswell to the volleyball venue by 0645 and…… Continue reading Explorations in Roswell Georgia

7 Best Botanical Gardens in Georgia ***PLUS BONUS RESORT WITH GARDENS!

For anyone that knows me, knows I get thorough enjoyment out of flowers and plants…maybe because I grew up with a horticulturalist as a dad, being a part of the Ornamental Horticulture team in FFA or just because they are so beautiful; either way, I truly enjoy the beauty in it all.  These gardens are…… Continue reading 7 Best Botanical Gardens in Georgia ***PLUS BONUS RESORT WITH GARDENS!

Atlanta Explorations

We ended a week in Orlando on Friday, drove home, unpacked and packed back up for an overnight in Atlanta. It was another volleyball weekend. After walking over 30 miles in the parks throughout the week, I decided to take it easy on my Saturday explorations. First I headed to Piedmont Park to watch the…… Continue reading Atlanta Explorations

Georgia weekend explorations

You guessed it, another volleyball weekend and my random explorations… We headed up to Suwanee, Georgia after work on Friday. I had made a dinner reservation for us at our favorite dinner spot there, Trattoria One 41. It is a very nice authentic Italian restaurant. Before dinner is served, they bring out a fresh bread…… Continue reading Georgia weekend explorations

Massee Lane Gardens

If you’re ever near Ft Valley Georgia, in February especially, you can not miss the Camellias in bloom at Massee Lane Gardens! I visited there today and there were so many varieties. It was nice to get outside for a while too. One of my favorite spots there is the Japanese Garden. Japanese Garden The…… Continue reading Massee Lane Gardens

Bartow County Explorations

Another volleyball Saturday in the books. This weekend, hubby was coaching in Marietta, so I headed to White GA to explore Old Car City and Big Door Vineyards. Then I explored some more of Bartow County and a few of its Historic Rural Churches (St James A.M.E. & Brandon’s Chapel). My first stop was Old…… Continue reading Bartow County Explorations

East Palisades Trail

Saturday started like most Saturdays during volleyball season…except, with COVID-19, there are multiple volleyball waves. Normally we are up and at em early, but my hubby’s team was in the afternoon wave. We headed out about lunch time. I dropped off my hubby at the venue and headed to my hiking spot for the day.…… Continue reading East Palisades Trail