Family Fun at Denver Downs Farm Anderson SC included Solar Eclipse Party

Family Fun on the Farm: Denver Downs in Anderson

Denver Downs in Anderson, South Carolina was the perfect setting for the viewing of the August 21, 2017, Great American Solar Eclipse. This delightful family-owned agri-tourism farm was about a two-hour drive from our home in Atlanta. Anderson, SC, was in the path of totality for the eclipse, meaning that the sun’s light would be completely blocked from view at […]

Family trip to swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove Orlando

Swim With Dolphins – Discovery Cove Orlando

Emily and her sister recently enjoyed a swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida near Disney World! This all-inclusive day resort transports visitors to a tropical paradise complete with rocky lagoons, white-sand beaches, and waterfalls. Best of all, Emily got to interact with amazing animals! The all-inclusive day package provided masks, snorkels, life vests, marine-life safe sunscreen, meals, […]

Fieldtrip to the Creation Museum

Emily took an incredible field trip to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, with the 8th grade class at her Christian School to learn more about the Bible and the story of Noah and his ark. She and her classmates traveled by bus from Atlanta to the one-of-a-kind museum that chronicles earth’s history from a Biblical Creation perspective. Emily’s favorite […]

A Visit to Himeji Castle And Zoo

Our latest family adventure brought us to the incredibly beautiful, unique country of Japan where we spent a day at Himeji Castle and the Himeji City Zoo.  Emily loved the chance to immerse into a completely new culture, meet new animals and enjoy Japanese surroundings. Day Trip To Himeji Castle In Japan This prestigious Castle is an official World Cultural Heritage Site. […]

Exotic Animal Experience in Orlando

Emily has always dreamed of getting up close and personal with exotic animals. She had an opportunity to experience some bucket list interactions with unique animals on our last trip to Orlando. This area, known for theme parks like Disney World and Universal Studios, is also home to Exotic Animal Experience. At this special place, visitors can enjoy once-in-a-lifetime personal […]

Finding a Hand-raised Pet Parakeet

Last fall, our youngest daughter Savannah decided she’d like to have a pet parakeet. As a child I, her dad, had a parakeet named Titus. My mother, who Savannah calls “Gigi,” obtained Titus from a parakeet breeder. I had such great memories of him. He used to sit on the edge of the cereal bowl and eat his breakfast while […]

Gibbs Gardens: A Delightful Day In Daffodil Heaven

During Emily and her sister Savannah’s winter break from school Gigi, the girls’ grandma, took them on a day trip to Gibbs Gardens. This breathtaking attraction is conveniently located in north metro Atlanta, nestled in the North Georgia Mountain foothills.   Gibbs Gardens: A North Georgia Destination These incredible gardens, which have long been a touring destination for serious garden […]