I was supposed to be going to Radium Springs the next day, and my mind immediately went to the thought that I would no longer be able to go. I did not yet realize that I would not be doing any of my trips outside of the one to Stone Mountain, 5 minutes from my home, for a few months after this. … Read More Tales from 24 – A Quarter Century Loading…
It was the day to visit the site of my last Georgia 7 Natural Wonders, the Okefenokee Swamp, and we were now on a time crunch…When we finally woke up, it was already 9am, so we were now within a very narrow of window of being able to make it to the park and actually tour the swamp at all. … Read More Okefenokee Swamp – The Final Georgia Natural Wonder
As I came to the end of my three-and-a-half-hour drive, I began to feel another feeling, anxious. The road had gone through a neighborhood and hit a dead end with only an old white fence in front of me. I saw no other people around. I was so sure that I had come to the wrong place that I went to a gas station up the street to buy a snack and regroup. … Read More Radium Springs – A Solo Adventure
Here I was with one of the natural wonders in my backyard, literally 5 minutes from my house, and I only just now realized that it was one.… Read More Stone Mountain – The Wonder in My Backyard
Getting up for this adventure found me and my mom taking our time lazing about drinking tea and making breakfast. We were excited to get on the road, but sometimes there is nothing like a cozy Saturday morning at home to start the day, especially with February giving us some just right weather on this day. Warm Springs is about an hour outside of Atlanta and a location that is filed with more history sites than actual activities that will get you dirty like any of my other visits. My mom also likes to visit different historical places, so we did this trip as a mother-daughter adventure. … Read More Warm Springs – A Mother-Daughter Adventure
At one point, we were so close to the top of the canyon that we were only a couple of feet from the actual top edge…… Read More Providence Canyon – Georgia’s Mini Grand Canyon
As we sat in the training and reviewed the paper work, one thing on the sheet stood out to me “Gorge Floor trail strenuous and not recommended for non-swimmers.” For most people, this would not be an issue. However, I count myself among those who are considered non-swimmers. I had a choice to make…… Read More Tallulah Gorge – Warning: Strenuous Hiking Conditions Ahead
When we arrived, we found out that the tropical storm, which hit on my birthday, had caused damage to some of the stairs up the side of the falls. … Read More Amicalola Falls – 604 Steps to 24!
The revelation of this newfound time for myself was exciting and a little unsettling honestly. I found myself wondering how I would spend all of this time. I realized that I was at a point of rediscovery of myself. … Read More 24th Birthday Challenge – Georgia 7 Natural Wonders
While there was a literal storm raging around me, I was able to find peace with myself for my birthday by seeing this as an opportunity and spending time with myself simply doing the things that I enjoy.… Read More Cheers to 24! – Or Maybe a Tropical Storm Instead?