Love Note to the Peach State

love note to the peach state

Oh Peach State, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways—mountains, swamps, beaches, rivers, pinelands, farms, waterfalls, museums, gardens, rich history, beautiful people. The list goes on and on. You hold so many special places and experiences within your boundaries. I know I left. I’m sorry. It was time. Twenty-two years we spent together—living life and weathering its ups …

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 things. While we like to keep a good bit of variety in our lives, Fred and George do have some favorite Atlanta haunts that they never seem to tire of …

Real Life Connections: Family on Bikes

It’s one of those truisms of life that you don’t live it alone. The people you meet change you. Sometimes for worse but mostly for better. Sometimes in little ways, sometimes big. Sometimes they help keep you on the right path, sometimes they show you a new one. Some people you only meet briefly, others are with you for the …

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 Stone Mountain, Atlanta’s iconic “hill” east of the city. I initially thought I’d have to drag them up given the heat index today but they were enthusiastic little hikers, motivated …