Tag: day trips

Columbus!

Columbus!

By on 5 November, 2018 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Last weekend, we had the opportunity to cross the border to the east and visit Columbus, Georgia. Stephen was there for a work event that would take up most of our Saturday, and the dog and I tagged along for the ride. It’s a quick trip, just about an hour and a half. Columbus adjoins […]

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Ghosts and Goats: Spectre at Jackson Lake Island

Ghosts and Goats: Spectre at Jackson Lake Island

By on 9 March, 2018 in Amanda Burbank, Fun with 0 Comments

Strangely in my many years of enjoying local nature, I have, until now, neglected to visit a great treasure just a few minutes outside of Montgomery. I’ve enjoyed the great outdoors from simple playgrounds, to many of our local formal trails, to picking mulberries through a backyard that had hidden access to a spillway. I’ve […]

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48 Hours in Memphis

48 Hours in Memphis

By on 22 January, 2018 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Two weeks ago we had the opportunity to visit Memphis. Though it’s just a few hours away by car, we flew. Next time we’ll drive – it’s even closer than New Orleans, which is nice. The city is very fun, extremely underrated actually, with lots to offer the casual visitor. Here’s what we did during […]

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Day Trip: Mobile

Day Trip: Mobile

By on 1 May, 2017 in Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We had concert tickets, given as a Christmas gift, to see Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals at Soul Kitchen in Mobile this past Saturday. It was the kind of gift that promises a future adventure together while also fitting into a stocking. Then, suddenly, it was time. So we planned our weekend trip. Which, […]

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Day trip: Wilderness Park, Prattville

Day trip: Wilderness Park, Prattville

By on 17 January, 2017 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Parks with 0 Comments

You’ve got a few spare hours on an unusually under-committed Saturday. It has been nearly a decade since you last went to Pratville’s bamboo “forest,” otherwise formally known as Wilderness Park. You decide to return. The dog from 2008 is now deceased. The new dog stays on the leash, due to her excitability and newly-discovered […]

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Tuskegee Day Trip

Tuskegee Day Trip

By on 18 July, 2016 in Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

This is the story of how I came to be choking back tears while sitting in the trailer of an 18-wheeler on the landing strip of an airfield. I was technically on property owned by an economically-decimated municipality, but was adjacent to a federally-owned National Historic Site. The 18-wheeler was idling in the scorching July […]

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Going Once, Going Twice …

Going Once, Going Twice …

By on 29 February, 2016 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 1 Comment

“The auctioneer has his finger in every pie. Wherever there is anything to be sold, there he is, whether it is a truckload of food on the docks at daybreak, or the art of the world for the great auction galleries at night. Nothing is too large for him or too small. “What am I […]

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On the Wetumpka Junk Trail

On the Wetumpka Junk Trail

By on 17 February, 2014 in Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

It can seem like Wetumpka’s pretty far away. We have friends who live there, and sometimes they (and we) refer to them as living “in the country,” but really it’s just a few minutes up 231 to the greater thrift/pawn/vintage/antique zone. This fall, we had the opportunity to drive along Maine’s antiquarian bookseller’s trail – […]

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