Category: Homeschool

Visiting George Rogers Clark National Historic Park, Indiana + Junior Ranger program

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    George Rogers Clark National Historic Site - Indiana - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    George Rogers Clark National Historic Site - Indiana - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    George Rogers Clark National Historic Site - Indiana - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    George Rogers Clark National Historic Site - Indiana - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    George Rogers Clark National Historic Site - Indiana - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    George Rogers Clark National Historic Site - Indiana - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Lincoln monument of the crossing of the Wabash River into Illinois - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Red Skelton mural downtown Vincennes, Indiana - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Working on Junior Ranger books at George Rogers Clark National Historic Site - Indiana - Photo by Christie Dedman

Do you know who George Rogers Clark is? He’s the guy who basically won the west so his brother William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) could explore what would become the Louisiana Purchase. He...

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WBRC 6 Good Day Alabama Savvy Shopper: Festival of the Cranes & Fitness deals January 12

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    The kids viewing the birds at the Wheeler Refuge observation house. Photo by Christie Dedman
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Morning folks! Thanks for watching the Savvy Shopper segment this morning on Fox 6’s Good Day Alabama – WBRC. Here are the deals and events I mentioned. Enjoy your weekend!   FESTIVAL OF THE...

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High Point Climbing & Fitness Birmingham Review, Tips & Ways to save

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    Logo courtesy of High Point
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    High Point Climbing and Fitness Photo by Christie Dedman
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    High Point Climbing and Fitness Photo by Christie Dedman
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    High Point Climbing and Fitness Photo by Christie Dedman
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    High Point Climbing and Fitness Kid Zone Photo by Christie Dedman
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    High Point Climbing and Fitness Kid Zone Photo by Christie Dedman
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    High Point Climbing and Fitness Kid Zone Photo by Christie Dedman
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    High Point Climbing and Fitness Kid Zone Photo by Christie Dedman

Sometimes climbing rock walls, foam columns and nets can be therapeutic. Sometimes it wears you out completely. If you’re lucky it will do both. Recently the kids hit the walls at High Point Climbing...

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Hiking: Irondale Furnance Ruins Trial in Mountain Brook, AL

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    Irondale Furnace Trail Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Irondale Furnace Trail Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Irondale Furnace Trail Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Irondale Furnace Trail Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Irondale Furnace Trail Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Irondale Furnace Trail Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Irondale Furnace Trail Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Irondale Furnace Trail Photo by Christie Dedman

Irondale Furnace Ruins Trail is an easy hike through the woods, by a creek and into the Civil War history of Birmingham. This blast furnace was built under a contract with the CSA to...

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Touring & Hiking the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area + Junior Ranger badge

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    Hiking the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -- Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -- Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -- Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -- Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Dunwoody Nature Center - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Hewlett Lodge Visitor Center --Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -- Photo by Christie Dedman

There’s a hidden gem in Atlanta – the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Admission is $3 a person or get in free with your National Park pass. You can hike down to the river,...

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Touring Corinth Battlefield Unit & Shiloh National Military Park + 2 Junior Ranger badges

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    Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Photo by Christie Dedman

We’ve been kinda out of the day-tripping mode. Our Expedition was struggling to keep up with us. So we upgraded to a truck. Hopefully one step closer to the dream. So we took her...

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Check out Alabama’s famous Rattlesnake Saloon, open now for the season

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    Rattlesnake Saloon Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Rattlesnake Saloon Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Rattlesnake Saloon Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Rattlesnake Saloon Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Coon Dog Cemetery Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Coon Dog Cemetery Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Rattlesnake Saloon Photo by Christie Dedman

The famous Rattlesnake Saloon has reopened after their annual closing for select winter months. They’ve added some new menu items and they’ve released their schedule for the rest of the season. Back in September...

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