'A River Runs Through It' was our home away from home for our recent family vacation to Ellijay, Georgia. This sweet cabin is a North Georgia hidden gem in the foothills of the Chattahoochee National Forest. It was a beautiful, peaceful and serene private oasis with it's natural and melodic water sounds coming from the stream below.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
While sipping wine at Engelheim Vineyards in Ellijay, Georgia we decided to go looking for these fried pies I had heard so many good things about. We asked our server at the vineyard where we could find the best fried pies in town and without hesitation, she suggested Panorama Orchards Farm Market.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The North Georgia winery is located at 127 Lakeview Rd., Ellijay, GA 30540, in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. The wide open tasting room with it's vaulted ceilings and large stone fireplace is beautifully decorated and offers a comfortable setting for relaxing and sipping some vino.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
We were looking for a restaurant that served great barbeque during our trip to Chicago and the concierge at our hotel recommended Belly Up Smokehouse and Saloon, located in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood at 1132 S Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60605.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
There are so many amazing museums to choose from in the Chicago area, so it was hard deciding which one to select during our most recent visit. Our kids love a hands-on, interactive museum, so the Museum of Science + Industry Chicago was a great choice.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Since childhood I have always loved a trip to the zoo, so when we travel with our children we often look for a local zoo to explore. While in Chicago we visited the Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicago has two zoos, but the Lincoln Park Zoo is free and open to the public 365 days a year.
After lunch at Dylan's Candy Bar, we were off to the Navy Pier for a late afternoon walk. The pier has changed a lot since the last time I visited as a young adult, with lots of new restaurants, shops and attractions. The children had never been to the pier, and it was exciting for me to show them the iconic Chicago landmark.