Masters, Augusta National

A big congrats to our new Masters champion, Sergio Garcia! This time of year and this tournament in general always makes me wish I was better at golf. I’ve tried my hand at the sport a few times – taking lessons in college, regular trips to the driving range and putting greens, and even playing in a charity tournament – but I’ve never dedicated the time it takes to master the game. I also don’t regularly follow the sport professionally, except for when it comes to the Masters.

Living just two hours from August National it’s hard not to follow this tournament. Most Atlantans know at least one people who has experienced the Masters, or has experienced it themselves. I am fortunate enough to be in the latter group, in 2015 Ryan and I made the trip down for a practice round and were blown away. It is even more beautiful in person and the benefit of the practice rounds are you can bring cameras in and players are relaxed and a lot more accessible. Read More

Chomp and Stomp

Hello my friends!  I am loving the weather right now…the cooler air always makes me crave a good home cooked meal and warm tea or apple cider.  Chili is one of my favorite dishes to make this time of year.  While I still haven’t had the chance to make my own batch I did make my way to Atlanta’s chili cookoff, also known as Chomp and Stomp, this past weekend.  And let me tell you…I ate enough chili to satisfy my craving for at least a couple of weeks.

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Sweetwater Creek State Park

Atlanta was blessed with gorgeous brisk fall weather all weekend.  Saturday morning was so refreshing when I stepped outside, there was a soft breeze to even out the warm sunshine.  After our successful hike in North Georgia RG and I decided take advantage of the weather and try our luck a little closer to home.  After doing some quick research I found Sweetwater Creek State Park, just 20 minutes outside of the city.

We packed up the dog and headed out for a Saturday hike.  What drew me to this park was the history.  Most of the trails at Sweetwater cross ruins of an old textile mill that was destroyed during the Civil War.  In addition to the ruins, the trails climb rocky bluffs to picturesque views of the creek rapids below. Read More

North Georgia Wineries

It’s almost Friday, I hope you are having a fabulous week so far!  I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the weekend.  The fall is my favorite season and there is so much to do on the weekends at this time of year…apple orchards, pumpkin patches, Halloween parties, weddings, etc.

A couple of weeks ago RG and I toured some of Georgia’s finest wineries.  We had a great time, and enjoyed most of the wine we tasted.  It was a very different experience than Tuscany’s, Portland Oregon’s, and I am sure Napa Valley’s vineyards…it is unique to Georgia.  We visited three and here is a quick recap of them all.  Across the board the red wines were my favorite, and I am a white wine girl, so that is saying something! Read More