Serendipity

Given my track-record of glacial reporting on our adventures, I’m sure it will take me another year to share our current little ten-day jaunt to the Georgia coast. Hopefully I’ll prove myself wrong but in the meantime I had to share the joy of accidental discovery. As I’ve mentioned before, while we usually have a specific purpose in our travel, …

Senses

Today finds us nestled at Skidaway Island State Park along the Georgia coast outside of Savannah. We’re here for our second go at the pirate-themed Going Coastal geocaching megaevent. I’m not a beach person by any means. Even having grown up in South Florida, I’m much more at home splashing through the Smoky Mountain’s streams or tromping through Colorado’s aspens. …

Park-hopping in Georgia

So I was going to go more in-depth on Fred and George’s list of Atlanta favorites but I felt the need to get back to our granola roots and delve into our first outdoor trip of this year. Yep, way back in January. And yep, it’s taken me this long to get around to it. The impetus for this trip …

Getting to Work at The Hike Inn

I’m an unabashed fan of the Len Foote Hike Inn. It’s a place everyone should visit at least once in their lives and it’s one of Georgia’s amazing granola getaways…simple, peaceful, cozy. I’ve written about the Hike Inn before but back in February, I actually got to combine the Hike Inn with the awesome that is the Georgia Conservancy. But …

Go For Gold in Dahlonega

So lucky Atlantans that we are, we’re just down the road from the fabulous town of Dahlonega. Centered on the old courthouse, it’s ripe with quintessential Georgia charm. It’s one of those places that makes you think “Wouldn’t it be nice to live here?” While Dahlonega’s shops and festivals are wonderful, I’m going to focus today on gold. Seems fitting …

Paddling…just like riding a bike

As I mentioned last time, we here at Camp Granola have been up to all sorts of adventures the past few months. And way back in November, you know, before all the holiday hubbub, I took Fred and George on an adventure first for them…paddling. I hadn’t really considered how long it’s been since I’ve done any paddling of note …

Cloudland Canyon

Now that winter is upon us, I’m finally finishing up this post on our fall adventure to Cloudland Canyon. Because you know I like to keep things timely. (Insert heavy sigh here.) At any rate, it seems Camp Granola has gotten in the habit of getting our Georgia autumn fix at Cloudland Canyon State Park. It was never some sort …

A lesson in less

It’s always amazing what you find when you clean house, even virtually. I found this little musing buried in my drafts and thought I should finally share it. I originally wrote it a couple of months ago after returning from our Cumberland Gap/Deep Creek adventure. We managed a week away from home with four people and dog in a Subaru …

Her name was Lola

Falls Falls Everywhere

Well, Amicalola actually but how else could I stick you with a Barry Manilow earworm. (You’re welcome in advance BTW.) In spite of my dated…and exceedingly cheesy, reference she is indeed one of the show girls of Georgia. Anyhoo, the minions and I traveled to Amicalola Falls State Park last week for some nature therapy. We’ve spent a lot of …

Vogel State Park: A Creek Runs Through It

Actually lots of creeks. At long last I’ve gotten around to the travel report for our last camping trip to Vogel State Park. I ambitiously got the pix posted to Flickr right away thinking I would be able to tap out a post while the adventure was fresh in my granola-filled mind. But then May came on like a freight …