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Visit Noccalula Falls during Alabama’s Fall 2016 drought

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It’s Nov. 26 and Alabama hasn’t had rain in months. Burn restrictions, excessive water use fines, brown leaves and dried streams are markers of the extreme drought the Heart of Dixie is experiencing. Waterfalls,...


CrossFit Oneonta Black Friday Deal: BOGO month free for new members

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Instead of buying something you don’t need on Black Friday, how about buying something that will literally change your life forever – fitness. CrossFit Oneonta is offering a great Black Friday deal for new...


11 Tips for visiting Natural Bridge, AL (The longest natural bridge east of the Mississippi River) with kids

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    The Indian head rock formation -- look for the face. Forehead, eyes, nose and crack for a mouth. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Don't miss the tree growing upside down on the front of the arch. Photo by Christie Dedman

For almost 40 years I’ve roamed up and down Alabama’s highways, back roads, side roads and trails. All this time I have managed to skip stopping at Natural Bridge, AL. The longest natural bridge east...


See Budweiser Clydesdales, free Nov. 10 through Nov. 13 at BJCC

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Not into beer but love the Budweiser Clydesdales? Me too. That’s why I plan on checking out the horses at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Nov. 10 through Nov. 13 at Uptown Park.  The...


11 Tips for visiting Amicalola Falls Georgia State Park, with kids

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When the drought plaguing the South ends head over to Amicalola Falls State Park near Dawsonville, Ga.  We recently visited the tallest waterfall in Georgia looking for pretty fall colors, a challenging hike and...


7 Tips for visiting the Negro Southern League Museum with kids

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There’s a sport history gym tucked deep in the inner heart of Birmingham overlooking Regions Field.  The Negro Southern League Museum is packed with history, has an excellent layout and best of all it’s...


Top 5 events to check out in Alabama June 13

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Things to do this weekend in Alabama: 19th annual Down Home Psaltery Festival Mccalla Down Home Psaltery Festival. 205-477-5711. Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park–Beginner and Intermediate Workshops and Hammered Dulcimer classes with some jam...


Alabama Jaunts: Free & cheap things to do this weekend, March 27-29 (Lego mini-build, egg hunts, Blue Angels & more)

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There are some fun, free things happening this weekend.  I hit the high points.  If you don’t see something in my list, be sure to check out the references and links at the end...


5 Free or cheap food offers today through March 20 (Sonic, DQ, Outback, Chili’s & Rita’s)

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It’s time for a free or cheap food round-up. The offers are good at various times.  Call your location to confirm participation: Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion today only with any purchase.  Say ‘Bloomin’...


CrossFit Oneonta 15.2 WOD for CrossFit Games Open + I had a PR

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Tonight my home box CrossFit Oneonta did the 15.2 WOD for the CrossFit Games. The WOD included overhead squats (OHS) and chest to bar (CTB) pull-ups. This is my first Open and it is...