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CAVE SPRING AND ROME, GEORGIA DAY TRIP + THE THRIFTY FIND OF THE WEEK

Cave Spring and Rome, Georgia have been on our list of places to explore for a while. They’re both beautiful  cities with lots to see and do within an hour of our home in Jacksonville, Alabama. After our usual date day launch breakfast at Waffle House we meandered slowly toward Cave Spring traveling northeast through…

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For the Love of New Orleans: “M” is for Music

Hee Haw, American Bandstand, and Soul Train. Clearly, I was exposed to good music growing up in small-town Alabama. The 70’s and 80’s had the best country and classic rock and still does if you ask anyone at my house. But the fact I also know Lawrence Welk and I were born on the same…

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Running Man

The last weekend in October was a big weekend for us. Eric had been training for the Atlanta Marathon for months… …and the kids had been anticipating a surprise family trip. I finally let the cat out of the bag about the surprise trip when I got ready to order the Georgia Aquarium tickets. There…

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Why We Get Away

We love to travel. There are so many places I want to go—New York, Paris, Bermuda, Greece, Ireland, Key West . . . The kinds of places that involve air travel, tour guides, passports. Travel that would require me to buy a set of luggage, have the post office hold my mail for a couple…

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Three states, four days, five people

Sometimes as I click along through my week just doing my thing a word keeps popping up in every conversation or situation.  After hearing it a few times it’s as if that particular word sets off bells and whistles and fireworks in my head.  When that happens I know God is trying to teach me…

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Great Smokey Mountains

Priceless

Money spent for a trip to the Great Smokey Mountains—- $$$ Walking on the trail to Clingmans Dome—– Too far and too steep (almost) Hearing this 18 year old say, “This is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen” And hearing this 72 year old say, “I’ve never seen anything like it”. Priceless.    

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