Monday, October 16, 2017

Haunted Halloween @AtlantaHistoryCenter this Friday #ad


Haunted Halloween

Friday, October 20, 2017
Atlanta History Center

Be prepared for thrills and chills as you walk through the Atlanta History Center’s foggy gardens and haunted historic houses! Step onto the page as fairy tales, Victorian literature, fables, and nursery rhymes take on a new twist. Scare factors help you determine which trails and historic houses are the adventure you are seeking. This year, you are invited to a whimsical and wacky Mad Hatter Tea Party as you kick off your night of fancy and fright.

This special program is $20 for general public; $15 for members; $10 for children.



Monday, October 09, 2017

Books by the Pound @Booksbythepound #Lotsofbooks #Korean #German #SciFi #Fantasy

My daughter and I were going to go to the grocery over the weekend.  As usual, though, we got side tracked and ended up at Books by the Pound.  I decided to try to find books that would let me practice German and Korean.  I got very lucky and found these.  2 kids books, 2 that will challenge me.  (I'm not ready for the other Korean book, but I've got it for later.)

We actually came home with 11 pounds of books and 2 cds. Overall, very happy with what we found. The shop is moving from it's current location, so they're having a special where you spend so much, you get a free book off of one of their discount shelves.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Playing games for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta #ForTheKids #TableTopGaming #Zombicide #CHOA #ExtraLife

So, on November 4th my kids and I will attempt to play games for 24 hours to fund raise for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.  You can join our team and swing by to play games with us, or you can sponsor us through our donation pages.  Our team page is Dragon Slayers (just because).

Most of the teams playing are video gamers.  We're going to be table top gaming all day.  My suggestion was a marathon Zombicide game.  We're open to suggestions.  We'll try to stream at least some of what we're doing too.  So you can watch mine or one of the kids' facebook pages for that.

I'd really appreciate your support.  Any amount helps and you can donate directly to Extra Life through the link below.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Our final stop on our tour #GAAgritourism #ExploreGeorgia #hosted @lanesouthernorchards

Lane Southern Orchards are located in Fort Valley.  They provide a large variety of U-Pick options - strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, apples, peaches, kiwi, muscadines, scuppernongs, and more.  On site is a large marketplace where you can purchase fresh produce, canned goods, and much more.  There is also a wonderful little restaurant with fresh made, local sourced, food.  I ate their Cuban club sandwich and it was delicious!  During peach packing season, you can watch the peaches come in from the orchard, be sorted and packed.  Their packing line tour is a self-guided one, to take when you and your family are ready.  If you want to see more, you can schedule a tour with a guide.  This one is not free and seating is limited.  There is also a large playground outside for the kids to blow off energy.  It even has TRACTORS for the kids (and adults) to play on.

I was hosted by the Georgia Agritourism Association for this tour of farms.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Out for fresh peaches #ExploreGeorgia #GAAgritourism #hosted @DickeyFarms

Dickey Farms in Musella, GA is known for it's peaches and pecans.  During picking season, you can watch the peaches come in from the orchard, get sorted, and packed to be shipped.  While doing that, you can enjoy FRESH peach ice cream (made with whichever variety is currently being picked).  They have over 20 varieties of peaches that are ready at different times during the season.  Not all of them are the soft juicy type, many have a more firm flesh.  All of them are delicious, especially when gotten fresh from the trees.  Their market is open year round, though the peaches and pecans are seasonal.  They do offer tours during packing season as well, both to groups and to individuals.  Starting next spring, they plan to offer U-Pick strawberries as well.

I was hosted by the Georgia Agritourism Association for this tour of farms.