Visiting Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park near Atlanta

Sunset at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield

In the fall, I joined my husband and oldest son on a work trip to Atlanta. This wasn’t our first trip to the mega-city. We’ve visited many times before. And honestly, it was not love at first site. After the initial trip, I swore I’d never visit Atlanta again. But we did. Over. And over. And […]

10 Roadside Attractions you don’t want to Miss

10 Roadside Attractions you don't want to miss

Asking a roadside attraction enthusiast to choose their favorite roadside attraction is like asking a parent to choose their favorite child. It’s an impossible feat. And once a roadside attraction junkie, always a roadside attraction junkie so that list of favorites is likely to change with each new road trip you embark on. I know […]

Visiting the Birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. with Suggested Resources


Several years ago, the kids and I accompanied my husband to Atlanta. While he spent his days working, the kids and I spent our days acclimating ourselves to the South and exploring the city. When I spotted the sign announcing the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic site, the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr., […]

Big Chicken- Marietta, Georgia- Legend, Landmark or Roadside Attraction?

Big Chicken Roadside Attraction in Georgia

While visiting the Atlanta area, the kids and I couldn’t help but notice a unique structure not far from our hotel in Marietta. I wanted to take a picture but wouldn’t you know that was one of the times that I’d left my camera in our hotel room? After all, we were just running out […]

Medieval Times, Atlanta

Medieval Times near Atlanta, Georgia

I have a confession. I have often imagined what it would have been like to have lived during the Middle Ages. I’ve dreamed of wearing the rich, ornate  gowns of the nobility. Never mind that it was likely they only owned one or two dresses, that hygiene was poor and living conditions a bit unsanitary, […]

The Varsity World’s Largest Drive-in Restaurant- Atlanta, Georgia

The Varsity in Atlanta Georgia

When we planned to visit Atlanta several months ago, I sent out a plea on one of the yahoo groups I belong to asking for some recommendations of what we should or could do in the city.  One of the suggestions I received over and over was to eat at The Varsity, the world’s largest […]

Boarding Disney’s Christmas Carol Train in Atlanta, Georgia


I have to admit, after our first experience in Atlanta, I swore I’d never step foot in the city again. Well, I know the Lord has a sense of humor, because it wasn’t long before my husband’s job led us back to the very place I intended to avoid for the rest of my life. […]