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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.

Headed for Pallookaville, ended up at The Bishop

I decided to go some place new and Pallookaville Fine Foods was on my mind. It’s the corn dogs that are calling me. They have a polish sausage corn dog. So I drove to Avondale Estates. IMG_3678This is Pallookaville Fine Foods. I parked my car and I was walking past The Bishop, I just had to stop in. Bishop 6It was cool and dark and there was only one other patron in there. The wait staff was excellent. I ordered the hamburger and was excited they let me pick the temperature. I chose medium rare, I ended up getting medium, but, it was still very good! Bishop 5I got the homemade potato chips, excellent. I really like the space. photo 1-2They have wine on tap, fun huh. All in all a very good choice, I can’t wait to go back and try something else. (I also have to go back to Pallookaville)

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!

Wow Morningside Nature Preserve!

IMG_3615I have to be honest, when I first got here I had my doubts.IMG_3614This was part of the beginning view. Hmm, I am not sure how great this is going to be, but boy was I wrong! IMG_3622Happy to get going.IMG_3623It is a spectacular trail in the middle of the city. IMG_3626It actually turns into a real trail. With a cool bridge.IMG_3630Right in the middle of it. Then it ends here.IMG_3638So, you have to go back.IMG_3639This was one of my favorite places I have found yet. IMG_3633Have you been here? Did you like it?IMG_3635

Great Walking Trail – South Peachtree Creek Trail

IMG_3366We 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. IMG_3307It is a beautiful day today, crisp and clear, the trail is a little over a mile. The scenery is great! IMG_3311Cute little bird houses…Lots of graffiti. IMG_3363Not tons, I guess the appropriate amount for train tunnels. IMG_3321It is pleasant and peaceful. IMG_3342There is a park at the end with many baseball fields. (or the beginning depending on where you start)IMG_3350This park is a the back of Mason Mill Park off of Clairmont Road. IMG_3365Let me know of a park I can visit near you. Happy Staycation!!!

Quest for the Best – FAJITAS – Taqueria Los Hermanos

IMG_2980This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Atlanta. They have four locations, Tucker, Lilburn, Lawrenceville and Suwanee. I have never tried their fajitas because everything else on their menu is so good, until this week….TLH FajitasThey didn’t disappoint me with their fajitas either. The chicken was tender and well seasoned and this chicken was cut before it was grilled, leaving it super juicy. The cheese dip was great also.TLH Cheese dipIt has the jalepenos chopped and on the side so you can dump them in or not. These fajitas are very good. I would rank them in my top three. 

I have always gone to the Tucker restaurant but this one was their Lawrenceville Taqueria. Service was outstanding and the food is excellent. Have you been there? Let me know what you think.