Birch Bluff Trail, Laurel Loop Trail–Prince William National Forest Park

June 4, 2012
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Birch Bluff Trail, Laurel Loop Trail–Prince William National Forest Park

Distance: 2.4 mile loop Difficulty: Easy The Birch Bluff Trail in Prince William National Forest is a 1.8 mile hiking loop running alongside Quantico Creek for much of its paths. The trail begins behind the Pine Grove Picnic Center at the Laurel Loop Trailhead. This yellow blazed trail is hiked for approximately 0.3 miles...

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Washington Farms Strawberry Festival–Watkinsville, Georgia

April 30, 2012
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Washington Farms Strawberry Festival–Watkinsville, Georgia

On April 28, 2012, I stumbled past a sign to a strawberry festival as I was heading towards Atlanta from Athens, Georgia. Having been to lots of festivals, but never a strawberry festival, I had to stop by. At Washington Farms in Watkinsville, Georgia, the second annual strawberry festival was a small craft fair...

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Great Falls National Park – Virginia

April 15, 2012
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Great Falls National Park – Virginia

  Great Falls National Park is a smaller recreational park located along a section of the Potomac River as it approaches Mather Gorge.The river, at this location approaches a large drop off containing numerous jagged rock formations, resulting in a increased amount of white water through the park. The Great Falls National Park is...

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Georgia Renaissance Festival

April 10, 2012
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Georgia Renaissance Festival

  This year the Georgia Renaissance Festival opens April 14th through June 2 on every Saturday, Sunday, as well as Memorial Day. The Renaissance Festival is an annual celebration of turkey legs, dressing in armor, and sporting a fake British accent. While not based entirely on the historical time period of the Renaissance, the...

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Marble Mine Trail– James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park- Summerville, Georgia

April 1, 2012
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Marble Mine Trail– James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park- Summerville, Georgia

Distance: 0.8 miles one way Difficulty: Easy I grew up picnicking and playing at Sloppy Floyd Lake State Park for much of my childhood, and yet somehow I had never hiked the trail to the Marble Mine, a really nice short hike inside the park. Beginning at the Pinhoti Trail Parking area, the Marble...

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