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Matthew’s Cafeteria

It’s another overcast chilly day in Atlanta. So what’s a girl to do? Go get some comfort food. Some down home country cooking at Matthew’s Cafeteria in Tucker, GA. Matthews 3It is located in Downtown Tucker. They serve a meat and two and sweet tea (but I noticed they are serving Lemonade also and unsweet tea).

This is just yummy comfort food.Matthews 5This is Salisbury Steak and green beans and mashed potatoes, along with sweet tea mixed with unsweet tea.Matthews 2

This was featured a few years ago on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive Ins and Dives.

I am going to be featuring great places for Staycationers to get the best food in different areas of town. Let me know what you are interested in.

Mason Mill Park, and we went off trail….

IMG_3833Fall is in the air and I love Mason Mill Park. There is the Garden.IMG_3843    IMG_3844    IMG_3848    IMG_3849They have a senior center and a great playground that is always crowded.IMG_3853Coop loves it!IMG_3857Then we headed down the trail.IMG_3863Here is some of the colorful graffiti. I will try and get some photos of some more of it. Anyway, then there is this tree….IMG_3867this tree sticks its tongue out at me every time we pass it. To continue our walk, we decided to go off trail, on a very safe looking trail. IMG_3868Oh whoops before we went off trail we spotted a turtle.Now off trail, IMG_3874this is where we went. It went along the railroad track. IMG_3875It ends out here….IMG_3879In the neighborhood. which way should I go?

IMG_3884I made it back to the trail and autumn is here!

Fall Festival on Ponce!

The Fall Festival on Ponce is an excellent Staycation idea for the whole family.IMG_3689They had so many rides and bouncy things and very happy children. There were a lot of super nice vendors with all kinds of artwork.IMG_3684It helped that the weather was super nice.

We saw two other King Charles Spaniels today also.IMG_3686They were tricolor King Charles. Oh and this cool artist I met told me the King Charles Spaniel is the most painted dog in history, because Kings owned them and all had portraits of themselves painted.

They had a few food trucks too.IMG_3697This festival is held in the fall and in the spring. There are a tone of fall festivals for you to enjoy during your Staycation.

North Fork Creekside Trail

Creek TrailThis is a fairly new trail and kinda just down the street from us. The name pretty much explains it all. It starts at Cheshire Bridge Road and ends at LaVista, or vice versa.Coop on trailCoop really likes this trail.Coop in cool shotThe trail goes along the creek and the expressway, so as far as peaceful, not so much.Bridge 5Cool bridge crosses the river. water 1It’s about a mile long.End of TrailThis is where it ends or begins!