Christmas has come early at the Adventures of Mom, and here is our gift to you to help you through the stressful holidays.
When I was young, I dreamed of sailing on a Windjammer Barefoot Cruise, those tall sailing ships that cruised around the Caribbean in the 1980’s. My parents were not the sailing or even boating type, so it wasn’t an inherited gene. I’m not sure whether it was because I always wanted to be a pirate and it was at the time, the modern equivalent to a pirate ship, or because the idea of hanging out on ropes, not wearing shoes and letting the wind carry me to places exotic and unknown sounded like the ultimate dream adventure.
During our north Georgia wanderings, we did manage to swing by Helen, and our favorite tubing run. Also called Alpine Helen, this former logging town resembles a German Bavarian village nestled in the mountains. It’s cute. It’s kitschy. And it’s a popular tourist destination during the summer and in the autumn when the leaves turn crimson and gold and the beer flows freely during their Oktoberfest.
During our recent family visit to Florida’s Space Coast, we were lucky to witness Monday morning’s SpaceX Falcon Rocket launch from the Kennedy Space Center. The weather was beautiful, but clouds began amassing around 10pm Sunday night. Launch time was at 12:45, but as you can see from the video, the spattering of clouds only made for a more interesting launch.
New video! Check out the Raven Cliff’s Trail quick peek video.
Somewhere on Florida’s Gulf coast between Yankee Town and Cedar Key lies a slice of Florida Wilderness that not many get to see. Check out the latest Adventures of Mom Quick YouTube video: Exploring the Waccasassa River:
Recently we had the opportunity to take a family trip to Shell Island. Located at the mouth of Crystal River and only accessible by boat, this has been our (me & the kids) first time on the island, and I was hesitant to post this video as it’s a really neat, uninhabited place, but then my husband laughingly told me that everyone knows about Shell Island! Check out our newest video!
Adventures of Mom inside look at the Florida Museum of Natural History (video)
Check out our latest video: a peek into Florida’s Silver Springs State Park.