March Reflections & Explorers Log

Warming up… March 2015 Reflections and Explorers Log

 

March Reflections & Explorers Log

Hi y’all! I’m treating myself and my friends to monthly reflections, this year. These are meant to help me keep track and make sense of things. I am one of those creative types that flourish in clutter and chaos. I’m also the first to admit that my way is no way to keep any sort of order.

Our February Reflection is courtesy of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
“If you spend too much time warming up, you'll miss the race. If you don't warm up at all, you may not finish the race.” – Grand Heidrich






March's reflection courtesy of Okefenokee Swamp in the National Wildlife Refuge.


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With the spring warm up well underway, we added some quick stretches to the beginning of our hikes. It's not the only change to our regular routines. My responsibilities of school work, tending to household chores, and the boys' needs pile up quick. It's a romantic idea to think that we can make time for a partner. The reality is that, "making time," isn't currently possible. We don't make time. The next best thing is paying better attention to time management because how we spend our time is what makes us.

March 2: Fun hike with 365 Atlanta Family at Deepdene Park in Atlanta.  





Cool stone steps on these Atlanta Trails! Deepdene Park #GeorgiaHikes #happy

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2: My weekly Explore Georgia Adventure, "Atlanta's Most Amazing Hike."

Atlanta's Most Amazing Hike

4: We went hunting for animal tracks at the Island Ford section of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area



Raccoon tracks at Chattahoochee River NRA Island Ford. #GeorgiaHikes #happy


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4: Had a blast at Best of Atlanta! My fave samples came from Bell Street Burritos, Big Shanty Smokehouse, and Ted's Montana Grill. 





Stuffed full of yumminess! Thanks #BestofAtlanta #BOAParty15

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7: First bike ride of the year, at Silver Comet Trail



Got the bikes out on the Silver Comet Trail, today. #GeorgiaBikes #exploregeorgia #outdoorfamilies #happy


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9: My weekly Explore Georgia adventure, "Become a Park Paddler at Sweetwater Creek State Park.

Become a Park Paddler at Sweetwater Creek

9: Spent 4 fantastic days at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge





Goodnight, Georgia, from Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. #sunset #exploregeorgia #happy

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March 10-12: I earned my certificate as an Environmental Educator at Okefenokee Nat'l Wildlife Refuge



I'm officially Project Wild & Growing Up Wild certified environmental educator. #outdoorfamilies #happy


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14: Hiked Mt Tabors Mountain Bike Trails and found some fools gold!





I'm loving the late afternoon hikes on these longer days. #GeorgiaHikes #happy

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15: Revisiting J Bear's Favorite Hike. Pine Mountain Recreation Area, Cartersville



We've added some stretching to our hiking routine. #outdoorfamilies


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16:  Discovered Pine Log Creek Trail. Added a pair of waders to my birthday wishlist! 





Nice day to explore the creek! #GeorgiaHikes #getoutside #happy

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16: My weekly Explore Georgia adventure, "Guide to Camping on the Georgia Coast."

Guide to Camping on the Georgia Coast

 

18: Sweetwater

21: Bell Street Burritos - Yum.



Super delicious lunch at Bell Street Burritos with @kingofpops for dessert. #GeorgiaEats #exploregeorgia


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23: My weekly Explore Georgia adventure, "Georgia Mountain Bike Trails suitable for all skill levels."

Georgia Mountain Bike Trails for all skill levels

24: Went searching for animal tracks at Leone Hall Price Park, found coyote scat instead.





Looking for animal tracks & find this coyote scat near a game trail. #GeorgiaHikes #happy

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25: Celebrated the Grand Opening of Dunwoody Treetop Quest! Read about this Explore Georgia adventure!



Ziplining! #gopro #zipline #happy


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26: GA Tourism Lunch

31: First spring visit to Sweetwater Creek State Park. Hiked the Red Trail.





Any Hunger Games fans? Sweetwater Creek is one of the filming locations! #exploregeorgia #gastateparks #happy

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About Candy Cook

I'm a homeschooling mom of two boys, blogging family travel & adventure, homeschooling, exploring nature and getting dirty in the great outdoors.

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