My mom flew down to Athens for Memorial Day weekend- it was the first time we’d seen each other in three years! As a kid, she took me on all sorts of cool trips. So, it felt nice to return the favor and take her around here. She’s in her mid-70s now and still ready […]
We missed the sunflowers this year, but we still had a sunny, end-of-summer trip to the Iron Horse and Scull Shoals. The horse was created in 1954 by artist Abbott Pattison and placed on the University of Georgia campus. Students hated it and attempted to smash and melt it, before it was put out to […]
We closed out January camping in Stephen C Foster, Georgia’s certified dark sky park. I made this tiny watercolor (a little larger than a post-it) of the stars reflecting on that ancient, black water since a phone pic would be no good. Seeing the night sky here was truly overwhelming and special. Okefenokee is estimated […]
After Amicalola Falls, we went to the Bigfoot Museum! A large permanant collection of genuine Bigfoot artifacts, life-sized dioramas, sighting maps, a theater and a room that is all Boggy Creek! LOL, the feces sample was “collected while steaming warm.”
The tallest waterfall in Georgia, 729′! This was my second time seeing these impressive, cascading falls and I will not soon forget it, my thighs were sore from those stairs for days afterwards! Hahaaa.
What makes the Bamboo Forest so special to me is that it feels like a hidden gem within Atlanta. I hiked the East Palisades Trail by myself a couple times after my pre-op appointments and it is truly one of the better nature preserves in the area. There are some steep portions of the hike, […]
September 2017 The hospital was founded in 1842 as the Georgia State Lunatic, Idiot, and Epileptic Asylum. But, like Satan, it went by several names during its long history. The facility had grown into the largest mental hospital in the world by the 1960s and quality declined as patient numbers swelled. Rumors spread of mistreatment […]
This is a mash-up of two visits to Georgia’s longest and (maybe?) most picturesque covered bridge. Like Cloudland, this is a spot I repeatedly end up in times of major self-doubt, confusion, loss, or heartbreak. Most recently, I made it out there in time to see a gloomy sunset and let my brain empty out […]
It feels like fall is in its last gasp ahead of a gloomy winter. Even with the naked trees, it is a gorgeous (sorry-not-sorry) view walking the rim right after sunrise (I still haven’t made it down to the gorge floor, one day!).
Gibbs Garden is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Jessica and I first visited back in February to see millions of daffodils glowing in the sun. We revisited this past Saturday to see thousands of Japanese Maple trees, hundreds of varieties, at peak fall color change. It was a magical sight to see. […]