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Strawberry Picking

Strawberries are the very essence of late spring and early summer. Gorgeous red, aromatic and sweet, they remind me of BBQs, sprinklers, and long summer days. Luckily for us, there are several options within a few hours of Smyrna. Traditionally, picking is available from mid-April through early June, but there is a range of opening dates […]

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U-Pick Apple Orchards

  It doesn’t seem right to post this apple picking post in August! But while apples are considered a fall fruit, the season actually begins in late August here in North Georgia. (And Mercier is open now!) So while the temperatures will stay hot for a bit longer and fall is still officially several weeks away, let’s start […]

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Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

    I’ve seen several discussions about the best lights displays, and wanted to share some of our photos from a recent trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, in case it helps anyone make some decisions about how to spend this last weekend before Christmas! I have to admit that I made the […]

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{Worth the Drive} Cedar Creek Cabins

One of the wonderful things about Georgia is the variety of great places it offers for visiting. Whether you have a week available for vacation, or just a weekend away, there’s a getaway option for everyone. My absolute favorite area of this state to visit is the North Georgia Mountains. They have it all up […]

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{Worth the Drive} Cagle’s Family Farm

  Fall is here and I am so excited! A few weeks ago I wandered into a Hallmark store with my three-year-old daughter and was giddy to see all the fall decorations. I took a big sniff of a pumpkin candle and was immediately ready for changing colors, pumpkins on my front step, and big […]

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4 Local Trail Runs to Try

Trail running isn’t for everyone.  I’m not really sure why it isn’t, but it seems some people prefer the streets.  There are so many reasons why I trail run that, really, I could write an entire article just on that.  My original motivation for running in the woods was to prevent my bad knees from […]

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