Travel

Around Atlanta: LEGOLand Discovery Center

A few weeks ago, the Camp Granola crew was invited to visit the LEGOLand Discovery Center in Atlanta. While my preference is obviously for parks and museums, there is obviously […]

Life

Val in Real Life vs. the Atlanta Snowpocalypse

As you know, Atlanta has been the focus of scrutiny and ridicule following the absurdity of last week’s snow-induced debacle. And, as you also know, we were right smack in […]

Life

Postcards from Real Life: Survival

Last week when I talked about safety in the backcountry, I had no idea I’d be struggling to find safety in my own city just a few days later. Those […]

Life

Real Life Connections: An Epic Adventurer

Those of you who follow my antics on Facebook and Instagram know that last month I had the pleasure of meeting David Wherry of Hiker Adventures. David made a quick […]

Travel

Around Atlanta: Georgia Renaissance Festival

So have you been wondering what Camp Granola does for fun when we’re not out exploring on some crazy cross-country roadtrip? Well, we do search out urban experiential education at […]

Life

Around Atlanta: Our Top 5 Adventures

Like I mentioned in this week’s Real Talk on experiential education, we here at Val in Real Life are do-ers. We like to get out and get our hands on […]

Life

Around Atlanta: The Center for Puppetry Arts

One of Atlanta’s “secret” little gems is the Center for Puppetry Arts in Midtown or as we like to call it…the puppet place. It doesn’t seem to get a lot […]

Outdoors

Around Atlanta: Buck Moon

Yours truly is mired in the midst of many almost-but-not-quite-finished posts and a site redesign (Stay tuned. I have no idea when we’ll have that done). Throw in the house […]

Life

Around Atlanta: A different kind of camping

This week the boys were in science camp at Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center which you should read as “Woohoo, a little free time for mommy!” I like to mix […]

Outdoors

Around Atlanta: Finding our out – Part 2

As promised, the continuation of our Camp Granola adventures. The Plan… Last week instead of a pure hiking/nature exploration, I thought the boys could use more general outdoor frolicking including […]

Outdoors

Around Atlanta: Finding our out – Part 1

Thought I’d catch you up on our adventures while my other works in draft marinate a bit. And since this covers two Camp granola adventures I guess it will have […]

Outdoors

Around Atlanta: Stone Mountain Field Trip

The Camp Granola crew needed a good, outdoor field trip today in spite of the crushing heat setting in here in the south. I talked them into a hike up […]

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