Category: Family

Where to go in Central Alabama: Factory tours, museums, hiking & more

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    Alabama Museum of Natural History
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    Alabama Wildlife Center Oak Mountain
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    Birmingham skyline from Vulcan Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Tannehill's Iron & Steel museum
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    The kids visiting the Peanut Depot Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Ruffner Mountain Nature Center - my daughter checking out the turtles Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Comer museum & Blue Bell factory tour Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Mt. Cheaha Bald Rock observation deck Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Red Mountain Park treehouse hike Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Turkey Creek Nature Preserve Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Riding the Heart of Dixie trains. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    My three kids checking out the pork skin manufacturing area at Golden Flake. Photo by Christie Dedman

Here is the second installment of what to do in Alabama.  Remember the other day I posted the first installment called: Where to go in North Alabama: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Sci-Quest, Monte...

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Educational and Inspirational Freebie round-up from Answers in Genesis, Gospel for Asia, ChristianBooks, National Parks & more

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If you’re looking for free resources to enrich your family’s life either in the educational or spiritual realms, then check out this list of options: INSPIRATIONAL FREEBIES: Gospel For Asia Free book (mailed)  No...

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Amazon deals: Mr. Peabody & Sherman 91-episode collection & Minecraft LEGO crafter kit

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This is a great deal on The Complete Mr. Peabody & Sherman Collection on DVD.  There are 91 episodes featured on this 2-disc set. Get it for $12.99 plus shipping.  It is eligible for Amazon Prime...

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Alabama Jaunts: Feb. 7-8 Crafts, Canoe races, Dinosaurs, Living History & more

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This week flew by super fast.  I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve got self imposed projects around the house I want to do or if this is a sign of getting older that...

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Super cheap & easy Valentine, 2 cents each (available for a limited time)

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    This candy resembles a rock but it's actually black foil wrapped chocolate crisp candy.
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    One strip of paper with a simple message is all you need.
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    Get 11 to 12 pieces of candy at Dollar General for 25 cents this week.

I’m not big on Valentine’s Day.  I might write a blog post one day about that but for today, I’m going to share a quick and easy Valentine greeting you can make with your...

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3 things a LEGO event can teach parents of LEGO fans

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This afternoon my sister and I took our kids to the annual LEGO BrickFair event held at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex.  This festival for LEGO lovers is held in four states, Alabama, New...

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Alabama Jaunts Jan. 16-19: Free park admission, LEGO BrickFair, 1/2 price Zoo & more

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    BrickFair Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 at the BJCC exhibition hall.
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    Get half price admission with canned food item donation at the Birmingham Zoo. Valid Jan. 19 only.
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    Callaway Gardens is offering free admission on non-holiday weekdays Jan. 16 through Feb. 27.
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    The Alabama Governor's Mansion. Monday you can attend the inauguration parade along Dexter Avenue in Montgomery. Events are from 9 a.m. to noon.
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    Eagle Awareness weekends continue at Lake Guntersville State park. I snapped this photo several years ago on the banks of Lake Guntersville. Admission and birding is free.

There are a number of cool things happening this weekend and through Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 19. Check out the ideas below:   Callaway Gardens – Free admission days on non-holiday weekdays...

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