Have you been here yet?
October 2, 2014
2333 Main St., Tucker, GA
More than 25 local farmers and food producers.
In Freemason’s Square and the Bank of America parking lot
First Thursday Food Trucks & Market
On the first Thursday of every month, the Tucker Farmers Market hosts local food trucks. Come out to explore the wilds of Atlanta food truck cuisine.
4-8 Mike Snowden
Get your meats and veggies!
It’s the season for greens, so plan to stock up on kale, lettuces, and sprouts! Remember, shop early to get the best selection.
Blue Ridge, GA
Straight From the Backyard Garden
With: Okra, tomatoes, collard greens, turnip greens, asian greens, cucumbers, beans, peppers, eggplant, broccoli
With: Peppers, kale, collard greens, arugula, red okra, hakurei turnips, butternut squash
East Point, GA
With: arugula, butternut squahs, succhini yellow squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, snap…
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Piedmont Park has two dog parks. One for big dogs and one for small dogs. There were two Yorkies and a yellow lab in the small dog park (I think the couple of owners were making a connection, very cute). This is the big dog park. It was an overcast day (obviously)
The park is huge and absolutely lovely. It is a great time to visit because it is so cool and not too crowded.This is the pool, which is closed now but just so beautiful. Another shot, I thought I had a shot of the bath house, I will have to look. In this shot you can see the lake behind the pool. So peaceful! They were having something called Wonderlust 108, Music, yoga, games it was wonderful music to walk around the park to.There was a photo shoot on the gazebo.Lots of softball, and beach volleyball going on.Atlanta Botanical Gardens are right next door, we should go visit soon!
Tanyard Creek Park is off of Collier Road and in 2010 they completed the Northside Trail on the BeltLine.
Parts of the Civil War were also fought here. There are a lot of historical markers here. When I got my 1st dog, I used to bring her here, but it didn’t have the BeltLine back then. It is a beautiful park though.That is Collier Road, you go underneath and there is some really cool artwork.Keep going and you walk past Bobby Jones Golf Course.Lots of geese on the course, what a big mess, huh? They are doing a ton of construction at the old Colonial Hills Complex, it was scaring Coop out so we turned around. Staycationers will love this park there are two playground areas.When you get to the end of this portion you are in some town homes.Then to get back you go through a cool covered bridge under a railroad trestle, very cool.Yes that is Bradley Cooper posing! It is a beautiful park, and not too crowded. Have you been here? Is there a park near you I should visit?
A couple of nights ago, my neighbor Will and I went to Southbound restaurant in Chamblee. I have been before and had great service and wonderful Shrimp and Grits. I think the best thing about Southbound is that it is comfortable, it’s like going to a friends home, that is a great chef also. It was a lovely fall evening and we sat outside. Our waiter was funny and really honest about what to order. I really appreciate that. They cook on Big Green Eggs.We started with Fried Green Tomatoes and Steak Tartare and they were both very good.They served the Steak Tartare with homemade potato chips and they were excellent but we both thought crostini might have worked better. Then for dinner I went with the rabbit and Will chose the bone in ribeye. My rabbit was served with ricotta dumplings and was so very good, until I tried Will’s which was out of this world. This was the rabbit. Excellent!
We are so lucky in Georgia and Atlanta to have so many Parks and Trails! I found this one today and I am so glad I did. It is a beautiful day today, crisp and clear, the trail is a little over a mile. The scenery is great! Cute little bird houses…Lots of graffiti. Not tons, I guess the appropriate amount for train tunnels. It is pleasant and peaceful. There is a park at the end with many baseball fields. (or the beginning depending on where you start)This park is a the back of Mason Mill Park off of Clairmont Road. Let me know of a park I can visit near you. Happy Staycation!!!
A wonderful Staycation trip is up to Tallulah Falls. There are 6 falls. It is incredible. Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet (300m) deep. Here’s a little store and it has a great view of the gorge, (they have birch beer, yummy).
There is Tallulah Lake with a beach, it is closed now. Then you go across the road and up the mountain a bit and you come to the Jane Hurt Interpretive Center which highlights the history of this Victorian Resort town as well as the rugged terrain and fragile ecosystem. They have different levels of water releases, some for White Water rafting a couple times in the year. In October they are going to have a full moon suspension bridge hike and a full moon paddle on the lake. You need to make reservations.