• Savannah Bee Company – Honey and Mead Tastings

    No trip to Savannah, Georgia would be complete without a visit to Savannah Bee Company. The Savannah Bee Company offers complimentary honey tasting at each location and some locations offer mead tasting. The knowledgeable staff can tell you all about bees, how honey is created, and the many flavors of mead. After doing a bit of research on honeybees, I’m fascinated by the hive life. As the world’s most important pollinators, honeybees have a very important job. There are three kinds of bees in each hive: the queen, the worker, and the drone. Worker bees are female and perform all the work in the hive. Drone bees are male and…

  • Ruby Falls, Rock City, and Incline Railway – Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Chattanooga has much to offer with free outdoor concerts, darling cafes, and some of the best coffee I’ve ever had.  But the main reason people visit the city is for the big three:  Ruby Falls, Rock City, and Incline Railway.  Are they really worth the hype though? Ruby Falls I love caves, they are a glimpse into the belly of this planet.  They are magical tunnels, full of totally unique formations, like snowflakes of the underworld.  The Ruby Falls Cave was found by accident as it had no natural opening.  These hidden underground caverns must have been so exciting to find, explore, and excavate. During the tour, the only information given about the…

  • 600-Mile Yard Sale

    The 600-Mile Yard Sale has been on my mama’s to-do list for a long time and this year it finally worked out.  Treasure hunting is a skill we share and love, so it was special to have this weekend together. The first weekend in August features sales along 690 miles of rural highway from Gadsden, Alabama to Addison, Michigan. We started our 600-mile yard sale journey in Chattanooga and headed south.  The route from Chattanooga to Gadsden is a mess of twists and turns on different rural highways.  The directions are quite difficult to follow as you can’t put a destination in the map on your phone.  There are no…

  • Savannah Riverboat Cruise

    I love a good riverboat cruise!  The guides give useful information about the area, history and people and architecture.  You get to see the city from a different perspective and learn to appreciate the area.  However, this was not the case for the Savannah Riverboat Cruise. At $50 per ticket, the food should have been spectacular and the commentary should have been insightful.  The buffet was average, with little offered for special diets (vegan, gluten free…).  The cruise took me by bleak scenery, mined piles of gypsum and other minerals, average views of waterfront forest, and abandoned construction sites. Unlike the incredible tour I took of Puget Sound, this tour…