Lake Lanier

My least distanced weekend and the wildest party I have ever been to even before the pandemic (#borntobemild). I was thinking I’ve partied hard (for me) three times in the past year and all have been with my beautiful work wife, Amber. Hahaaa. She is infectiously fun and I feel so lucky to have had […]

Alaska Cruisin’

Spring 2009 My mom and Grandma had planned to take a cruise thru Alaska’s Inside Passage, but when my Grandma was unable to go, I ended up being gifted my favorite trip my mom and I have been on. She’s always gotten me to do things I wouldn’t have otherwise. For starters, I’d never been […]

Bad Branch and Crow Creek Falls

Thanks to Jen’s Wander Guide, we were able to find these two falls less than five minutes from Minnehaha. These directions are so precise, even a lost-prone freak like myself couldn’t have messed them up. Bad Branch came first. It’s a partially man-made falls, at the site of an old quarry which is kinda cool […]

5 Star Films Watched in 2020, Part 2

More movies I’ve watched and rated 5 stars this year! Rififi (1955): A noir jewel heist gone bad and probably the greatest heist movie I have ever seen. “The Stephanois” is manly, misogynistic, and devoted to honor among thieves. His safe cracking plan plays out as a brilliant, near-silent 28-minutes. It’s completely jaw-dropping and that […]

Monkey Massacre Memorial

A haunting circle of monkey statues live in the forest at the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. The story is that a circus train crashed, sending dozens of escaped monkeys into the woods. The local farmers had never seen monkeys before, and shot them all. I can’t find anything to say this is 100% factual but […]

Backyard Tubing

Cooling off in the Middle Oconee River with Claire, Mike, Lydian, and Kris! What a treat to float from Ben Burton Park to your friends’/neighbors’ backyard. I snapped these in the chill part- which is where you can just drift n drink under the muscadines, but there’s an area ahead with a rope swing that’s […]