For much of the summer, we have been in one place on the outskirts of Atlanta, GA (as you saw in the last blog, our RV has been getting some rest in the driveway). Even though we haven’t been on the road much, we have continued to find cool places to hike and venture out in nature. We have also seen a lot of history walking around Cobb County including many abandoned mills and a famous battleground. I hope you’ll indulge me as this travel blog may be a bit heavy on pictures.
At the end of July, on a very hot day, we took a long and steep hike to the top of Kennesaw Mountain. In fact, we walked 20,000 steps that day. This national park provides many walking trails and details about the battles that took place on this mountain and nearby. Signs indicated where soldiers camped, and fortifications were created which helped to gain an understanding of how busy this mountain was during the Civil War. At times, nature provided peek-a-boo views of downtown Atlanta.
We have enjoyed visiting the many lakes, creeks, and waterfalls around the Metro Atlanta area. We have visited plenty of parks and historical areas around Marietta including Sweetwater Creek State Park where movies and tv shows have been filmed. Also, Altoona Creek Park in Ackworth, a well-known covered bridge, and a lovely park in the middle of the suburbs called Heritage Park near the Silver Comet bike trail. It surprised us to see hawks and great blue herons on many of these walks which are not too far from crowded places.
On the disc golf front, Jason has played in a few more tournaments and has practiced in the courses nearby Marietta. One disc golf course we frequent often is called Frog Rock in the Louise Suggs Memorial Park. This course is unusual in that it is mostly flat, and you can practically see all of it from hole #1. Hole #8 is appropriately named Winnebago (just like our RV).
Switching from parks to food, we had the pleasure of eating at Miller Union at the end of July with family. An originator of the farm-to-table concept, this Atlanta restaurant serves amazingly beautiful food that tastes even better than you can imagine. The décor is sophisticated while making you feel at home. Steven Satterfield is the Executive Chef and co-owner. After having been nominated multiple times, in 2017 he received the coveted James Beard Award. Steven is a published author and he is working on a new cookbook scheduled to be released in the spring of 2023.
On another note… I’d like to share some exciting news about my upcoming book and changes to outgoing BCM communications.
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Also, over the next few months, BCM will be transitioning to a new pattern for communications. We will finish out the year with a third and final edition of the BCM newsletter, in December, as promised. Then for 2023, the blog topic will alternate monthly between travel and career (with the newsletter taking a pause).
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