“Dad, how does football work?” I posed this question to my father in my late teens. I was a swimmer and a dancer, with little familiarity of team sports. But growing up in southern Georgia, I noticed that boys talked about little except football from August to February, and I didn’t want to be clueless. So my dad gave me the basics, and I shrugged, unsure of what made … Continue reading Fall and Football: Gameday at University of Georgia
This September, I’ve covered Chicago, New York, and Seattle — focusing on major American cities for Wanderlust Wednesday this month. Though it wasn’t intentional, I picked one location from the east coast, west coast, and the midwest. And now we’re going south to the Empire City of the South: Atlanta. Atlanta has won its way into my heart over the past few years. Born and raised in … Continue reading 3 Favorite Things About Atlanta
I’m featuring parks this July for Wanderlust Wednesday, and today I want to talk about Tallulah Gorge State Park in Georgia, a place we visited about a year ago after visiting Athens for a University of Georgia football game. (Go Dawgs!) The Georgia State Parks website describes Tallulah as “one of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S.” Two miles long and nearly 1,000 … Continue reading Wanderlust Wednesday: Tallulah Gorge State Park
In Travels in 2013, Part 1, I covered where we went in the first part of the year, and now I’m covering the second half, which was just as fun, if not more so.
View our travels by location, rather than chronological order:
- Pacific Northwest
- Asheville, NC
- Athens, GA & Blacksburg, VA
- Wilmington, NC, Again
- Atlanta, GA, Again
- Salt Lake City, UT
At the beginning of the year, I made what is now becoming my annual pilgrimage to see one of my best friends, Katie, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Now with Katie as my guide, it’s like I’ve rediscovered Atlanta, a city that was once “just Atlanta” to me. A place I went on occasional weekends, since I grew up in Augusta, Georgia, just two hours southeast of the big city. A place that I thought I didn’t like, but that now has restaurants and locations I find myself wishing to be in from time to time. Thanks, Katie, for helping me re-appreciate my Georgia roots and the big city of ATL!
No matter what, I’ll always be a Georgia girl, that’s for sure.
There are a few reasons why I felt inspired to talk about where we traveled last year.
- We traveled almost every month in 2013, sometimes two to three times in a month!
- As I haven’t posted an album to Facebook since 2012, I thought this might appease the few who enjoy our travel photos.
- We got a lot of Christmas cards and letters this season, and they were quite enjoyable. This is my way of doing “the letter.”
In the order that they were visited, I present 2013’s list of travel highlights!
And if you don’t want to view them in order, you can view them by location (just click whichever one you want to see).