Category Archives: Places

A couple weekends ago, we took our annual Father’s Day climb up Stone Mountain with the kids. Instead of doing the popular backyard barbecue to celebrate the day, we opt to head outdoors for a hike. With our kids being so little, we typically take easier hikes on the weekends. But Stone Mountain is our…

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I’ve been a “fan” of the Gentle Barn for years now, following their incredible stories of rescue on Facebook, it’s one of my goals  to visit Gentle Barn in Los Angeles in the next five years. So, when Dudley’s story started on Gentle Barn’s facebook page about two years ago, I was glued to my…

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While in the Denver, Colorado area visiting my (not so) little brother, we made our way to the Wild Animal Sanctuary. The Wild Animal Sanctuary is the oldest and largest nonprofit sanctuary in the US dedicated exclusively to rescuing captive exotic and endangered large carnivores. So it really is: Lions, tigers and bears! Oh my!…

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We are on our way back to Atlanta now. But first, I need to gush about the resort that we stayed at for the past week first. If you have young children, want to dive in the Caribbean and also want to make sure that said children are in safe hands… you must check out…

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Four days and seven dives later, we’re officially Advanced Open Water certified divers! Here we are with our instructor, Marcia. Yes, I know I don’t look like a diver in this photo… we stayed at the resort where the dive shop is located, so we were able to head back to the room to shower,…

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Just in case my previous posts make it seem as though we’re neglecting Mini-me on this trip… Here we are having some morning fun on the beach before breakfast this morning. Mini-me is absolutely loving her vacation nanny here at the resort, and Mom & Dad are loving being able to get away for a…

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Whew! Second day of diving is complete. Continuing on with our Advanced Open Water certification dives, this morning we did our Wreck Dive and our Underwater Navigation Dive. First up was a dive at Reggae Queen to see three wrecks, a ship (the Reggae Queen) and two airplanes. All were intentionally sunk for recreational diving…

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Our first full day in Runaway Bay, Jamaica! We spent the morning diving near our resort. Luckily for us, the PADI Scuba Jamaica shop is right on the resort grounds, and the dive sites were a quick 5 minute boat ride. A fun reorientation dive and an Underwater Naturalist specialty dive were on the agenda….

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