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Trip to Southern Railway Museum

Have you ever road a train or sat and watched the trains go by? Ever wonder about locomotive trains, their history, design? If this is you or your children, then plan your next day road trip to visit the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth Georgia. The museum features locomotives on display and in use which were designed from as far back as the early 1900’s. Visitors can ride the active locomotive trains and passenger cars or they can walk through…

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September Events Around Atlanta

There are lots of places to visit and activities to enjoy around Atlanta in September. Pack the family up and go out to enjoy a few days of fun. Here are some family friendly activities happening during the first half of September. Decatur Book Festival Sept 1-3 Fun for the whole family including book readings, signings, poetry slams, parades and a fun kid zone. There was even a cow to pet and free milk for the little ones last year.…

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Safe Driving Apps

With so many accidents due to distracted driving, it’s time to let technology help us. There are many apps that will track your driving habits and some that give rewards for safe driving including not using your phone at all. Many of these apps are perfect for young drivers but honestly anyone can use them to be a safer driver. One of the most dangerous distractions today is texting while driving so many apps focus on this but offer so…

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Quick Trips for After School

With school back in session or getting ready to start, lots of families are hunkering down for the early mornings and long days. But for us, getting a little after school fun time in works. It helps the kiddos decompress and makes for easier evenings. We don’t head out every day but when we do, here are so places we take a quick drive to. The Park Just some free run, jump and climb time is enough to shake off…

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Top Books for a Road Trip

Planning a road trip with family soon? What do you do to pass the time if your not driving? As the mom, I am usually responsible for hanging out snacks, bathroom runs and retrieving dropped items from the kiddos. But I also like to enjoy a book while on the road and during our trip. I’m happy to read just about anything but books that are known as good beach reads are usually perfect for long road trips. Here are…

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Road Trips During the School Year

What does your family do on the weekends once school is in session? I know lots of kids spend time catching up on homework, studying or just vegging out after a long week. And of course, parents need down time too. But sometimes a little weekend getaway is a great way to have much needed family bonding time. Here are some quick weekend trip ideas for school families with school age kids. Camping Do you have a local park or…

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