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A list of great day and weekend trips

An old high school friend sent me a message over the weekend, asking for suggestions of places to take a weekend trip. It’s something I’m asked a lot, so I thought I’d do a quick list of day/weekend trips for anyone looking for ideas. Of course, there are lots of things to take into consideration:… Continue reading A list of great day and weekend trips

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I’m a sucker for iron men. Do you know the history of these two?

Y’all know I’m a sucker for the men in iron, right? Coming across wacky figures on the roadside is part of the fun of my road trips with Sweetums. I thought I’d tell you about two Iron Men in north Alabama you can visit. I have some background on one of them but the other… Continue reading I’m a sucker for iron men. Do you know the history of these two?

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We toured a gold mine in Dahlonega & I got a stunning ring!

While we were in Dahlonega, Ga., before Christmas, Sweetums and I took a tour of an underground gold mine. Many people aren’t aware that the country’s first gold rush began in the 1820s in Dahlonega. Consolidated Gold Mining Co. opened in 1895 and closed in 1906. After being abandoned for more than 70 years, a… Continue reading We toured a gold mine in Dahlonega & I got a stunning ring!

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These tab-and-slot tombs are unique to the South. Have you seen them?

It’s rare to come across a type of grave Sweetums and I haven’t seen before but we found some unique ones on our trip to Dahlonega, Ga., in December. It was rainy and cold for most of our trip but we had read about “slot-and-tab” or “box” tombs unique to the area and decided to… Continue reading These tab-and-slot tombs are unique to the South. Have you seen them?

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See inside the very cool ruins of an 1848 manor at an upscale Georgia resort

As soon as I came across photos of Barnsley Resort, I couldn’t wait to go. Not because of the resort – although it is certainly a nice one for people who like to ride, shoot or golf. I wanted to go because this 3,000-acre resort has its own spooky abandoned mansion. And … the ruins… Continue reading See inside the very cool ruins of an 1848 manor at an upscale Georgia resort