Contact

I’ve talked a lot lately about how much I appreciate the connections I’ve made during my life as a blogger. I’ve made some great friends in various communities and I’ve learned a lot from some inspiring people. But today I get to return to my beloved Tremont to expand my Great Smoky Mountains knowledge through immersive, experiential education. (It’s not …

Overland Expo to TBEX: Great Sand Dunes Edition

The Camp Granola entrance to Great Sand Dunes was anything but smooth. With a few months to ponder my folly I can now laugh at my foibles. In truth, the whole thing went pear-shaped back in the planning stages and I didn’t even know it. One of the problems of not having a traditional schedule is that you forget that …

Education

Here at Camp Granola, Monday marks the the official beginning of a new school year. It’s not a huge landmark for us like so many other families sending their spring-offs back to new teachers, new classmates, decked out in new clothes and with new school supplies bulging out of new backpacks. Our “new” year is much more subtle. We’ll shake …

Postcards from Real Life: Metrics

Dear friends, I’m afraid I have to go very cliche’ on you. There are times when being a roadschooling mom is downright exhausting. And then just when you question why you ever journeyed down that path, your children deliver a beautiful moment that makes it all worthwhile. But I need to back up because, you see, we live in a …

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 of attention, especially amongst out-of-town visitors, but it’s a haven for imaginative types like Camp Granola’s Fred. George really likes it too but he’s more of a datahead. It’s our …