Hiking Tennessee State Parks Great Stone Door, Greeter Falls & Laurel Falls with children

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    Greeter Falls, Tennessee Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Great Stone Door, Tennessee - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Greeter Falls Trail, Tennessee Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Greeter Falls, Tennessee Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Laurel Falls, Tennessee Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Laurel Falls, Tennessee Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Laurel Falls, Tennessee Photo by Christie Dedman

There’s a section of the Savage Gulf Natural Area in Tennessee that is packed with enough hiking to satisfy anyone’s need for woodland therapy.  From steep trails, rocky cliffs to incredible views and flowing...

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Climbing and hiking at Perry Lakes Park and Birding Tower Marion, Alabama

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    Perry Lakes Park - Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Perry Lakes Park - Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Perry Lakes Park - Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Perry Lakes Park - Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Perry Lakes Park - Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman

Have you ever been to Perry Lakes Park in Marion? It’s a cool swamp with a restored 100 foot fire tower in the heart of Perry County, AL. We hiked through the swamp then...

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Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home National Memorial in Indiana + Junior Ranger badge

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    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    A piece of furniture Thomas Lincoln built. Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    Working on Junior Ranger book at Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman

You know history has a way of becoming addictive – once you get into learning about something you gotta follow the whole path.  We’ve been to Lincoln’s boyhood home in Kentucky. There we learned...

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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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    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 beneath the falls: Frozen Noccalula Falls Gadsden, Alabama Winter 2018

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    Hiking beneath Noccalula Falls - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Hiking beneath Noccalula Falls - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Hiking beneath Noccalula Falls - Photo by Christie Dedman

Hiking is always therapeutic for our family. It never fails being on the trails always makes us forget about stresses, focus on exploring God’s creation and enjoying funny things we see or think of...

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