Category: Roadschool

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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Free admission Feb. 19 to Burritt on the Mountain Hunstville, AL

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This Sunday is your chance to hit Burritt on the Mountain in Hunstville for free. This rare admission deal is to mark the birthday of Dr. Burritt. So what is Burritt?  “Burritt is a unique...

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The forgotten Gold Rush: Visit Pine Mountain Gold Rush Museum Villa Rica, Georgia

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When you talk to historians about the first Gold Rush to hit the United States be sure to keep them in check and don’t let them tell you it was in Dahlonega, Ga. It...

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10 Tips for visiting Nashville’s Parthenon with kids

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One of my favorite things to do with my kids is hit the road and head somewhere, anywhere.  Recently I headed north to Nashville, Tenn. to see the Parthenon. My kids love the Percy...

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Janney Furnace & Knife Museum Ohatchee, AL

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Today we hit a baseball card clearance sale in Gadsden then toured a cool knife and Civil War museum at Janney Furnace in Ohatchee. Alabama’s largest Civil War monument for Confederate soldiers. Admission is...

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Lego Americana Roadshow at Riverchase Galleria: Tips, free mini-build + How to get a $5 Lego Gift Card

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Two years ago the Lego Americana Roadshow wowed AFOLs, TFOLs and KFOLs from all walks of life. Not familiar with those terms? Basically I just said in LEGO lingo that everyone turned out to...

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Factory Tours: Hershey’s Chocolate Factory, Pennsylvania + Tips & Review

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    Hershey's bakery - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Production sign - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Interactive display inside the Hershey's gift shop Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Inside the factory tour -Photo by Christie Dedman
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    The carousel ride you will use to see the factory - Photo by Christie Dedman

Although it’s not a real chocolate factory tour, the Hershey’s Chocolate Factory in Hershey, PA, is a fun way to experience a glance into the mass chocolate manufacturer’s methods.  While it’s partially educational, it’s more...

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Factory Tours: Louisville Slugger Factory Tour in Kentucky review and tips

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    Inside the bat vault. Pictures Photo by Christie Dedman
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Louisville is just a short drive from Alabama yet it’s never on the radar for families who talk to me about vacations.  However let me make the case that it should be.  This city...

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Factory Tours: U.S. Mint Philadelphia tour + tips

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    Philadelphia LOVE sculpture is only a few blocks away from the MInt. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Eat at Reading Terminal. Photo by Christie Dedman
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We toured the US Mint factory tour in Philadelphia a few summers ago. If you’re near one – Philadelphia or Denver – make sure you take the time for this interesting behind-the-scenes look at...

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Factory Tours: Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Factory Tour, Nashville

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The Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Factory tour is perhaps one of the top five tours we’ve experienced as a family.  Not only were we treated to phenomenal samples of dark chocolate, we were treated...

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