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    Franklin Battlefield

    The weather here in north Alabama has been perfect, just in time for our fall break. We planned to just spend one day taking a quick trip somewhere just for the day and decided to go north 2 hours to Franklin, TN. My husband is a history fan, and I love being outdoors (I’m learning to also love history!) so walking around civil war battlefields has been something we really enjoy together. We’ve been to Gettysburg, Fredericksburg and Shiloh so far, so we got to add Franklin to the list this week. Anytime we can take a couple of our dogs, get outside together, explore a new place, and learn…

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    Staying local for Fall Break

    Fall is my favorite time to travel as a family. I am about 275% more patient with everyone when it is not 95° outside. We talked several months ago about traveling somewhere fun together the second week of October since our children were scheduled to be out of school for the entire week. But something came up at work for my husband, so we decided to stay local. We spent the first half of the week sleeping in, watching Halloween movies, baking cookies, playing outside, picking out Halloween costumes, making books, making slime with neighbors, and really enjoying the down time. We decided yesterday to visit Isom’s Orchard in Athens,…

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    Don’t Dodge Dollywood

    Spring is coming! Spring is coming! And that means Spring Break will be here before we know it. I always look forward to traveling with our family, but it certainly requires forethought and a great deal of planning ahead. Our Spring Break is less than eight weeks away, so it’s time to get some fun cooked up! Today, I present to you an option besides the beach or Disney World. Don’t dodge Dollywood! I’m sharing our personal experiences with Dollywood and why we have chosen it over Disney in the past. Let me start by saying that I am not sponsored by Dollywood in any way, these are just my…

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    Dollywood

    Good morning! Many of us here in north Alabama enjoyed some time out of school for Fall Break last week, and some are having a break this week. I love this time of year and am so glad that the schools allow for a break from school while the weather is like this! Today, I’m sharing our experiences with Dollywood. And why we have chosen it over Disney in the past. Let me start by saying a couple of things. I am not sponsored by Dollywood in any way, these are just my thoughts. I have no issue with Disney whatsoever, it is magical! I am just getting this information…