Taste of Atlanta make October the most delicious month of the year. There are other food festivals in Atlanta but Taste of Atlanta is huge with over 90 participating restaurants and quite affordable. (more…)
My family and I took a quick trip to New York over the long weekend. We were only there for two and a half days and yet we saw so many gourmet markets. How gourmet are they? (more…)
The Taste of Atlanta is a food festival that’s worth the trip (according to Oprah… and me) and its coming soon. October 24-26 to be exact. Over 90 restaurants are expected to participate (more…)
Here’s a brief recap of our trip to S.C. this Summer. (more…)
During our stay at Callaway Gardens we dined at The Gardens Restaurant, the most upscale of the many dining options at Callaway. So upscale in fact that my husband made sure to teach our kids to eat like sophisticated people, both pinkies out please.
Let’s start with the appetizers:
On to the entrees
Drinks and Dessert
Chef de Cuisine Peter Stiles did a fantastic job. Service was smooth, warm and friendly all in all we had a great evening
I love the weeks leading up to Christmas, I love driving around and seeing the neighborhood light displays. This weekend we saw one of the 10 best Christmas light shows on the planet (according to National Geographic). The Christmas light Show to beat ALL Christmas light shows the Festival of Lights at Callaway Gardens (Pine Mountain, GA). Pictures don’t do it justice, parts of the tour have animated light themes … it’s just great….but wait, there’s more. After you finish the Festival of Lights you have the Christmas Village.
Thankfully we had a cabin waiting for us
Still more stuff to show you…and remember this is in the late fall, almost Winter. I’d love to go back when it warms up in the Spring and the azalea’s are blooming.
We woke up pretty late the next day and were in no hurry to get moving so we had breakfast in the cabin. I brought cheese, crackers, grapes, cereal, milk and juice with us so we had plenty to eat. We finally got it together and headed out to the Birds of Prey (Raptor) show. All of the birds in the show were rescued in some way or another. Several were human imprints (some well meaning folks tried to raise the birds but now they can’t survive on their own ) and one that was hit by a truck and is blind in one eye. Now in the care of the center we can get a good look at them up close
Then the horticultural center, I could have stayed in there all day.
Yes, there’s still more
I still haven’t covered it all. There are bikes to rent and trails to hike and golf and a tree top obstacle course and ziplines. The kids were tempted to try the Tree Top Adventure but there was a bit of rain. They’ve been wanting to zipline for a while now, they thought long and hard about it. Some guests were up in the trees on the obstacle course in the rain but my kids decided against it.
Then there was dinner at The Gardens Restaurant inside Callaway Gardens. Dinner deserves it’s own post so stay tuned!
Last night my husband and I took a quick trip to Tennessee…well not really. We to a trip to the King Plow Art Center to attend an event to promote Tennessee Tourism. It was a lovely event with LOTS of pork (check the Instagram video), barbecue sauce, cupcakes and moonshine. There was lots more than that but that’s what I remember. Oh, and the music was great, check out my Instagram video for a listen. The hospitality was wonderful and exhibits, like one of Elvis’ Jackets and a belt buckle, were great.
Our family had been contemplating a summer trip to Tennessee and after tasting Muddy’s Bake Shop’s coconut Chess Pie I’d like to go right now. Super cute Kat Gordon and her equally cute brother Kip brought a huge variety of sweets and everything was delicious. EVERYTHING. Reminiscing about their sweets make me want to drive to Memphis tonight.
I even asked the park ranger promoting tourism of historic Civil War sites if she referred to the Civil War as the “War of Northern Aggression” she smiled and said “No, none of the rangers do”. That made me smile.
The moonshine was strong and the pulled pork was tender, what more could you ask for? All in all a good night, check the Pics below:
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