Ocmulgee National Monument

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This is an earthlodge. It is a temple that has been reconstructed but the clay floor is over a 1,000 years old.

The Ocmulgee National Monument is a national park in Macon, Georgia. This past weekend at the park was the 23rd annual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration. On Monday I posted some of the shots from the day. More than 30 tribes of Native Americans are represented at the celebration from around America. There are stories, dances, crafts, handmade items for sale, and everything the park has to offer including a museum.
We listened to stories and watched ceremonial dances. It was so much fun and very informative. There was one guy who was speaking about why he goes to different celebrations around the country. He explained that he goes to teach and fellowship. He wants to break stereotypes off of Native Americans. We really learned so much.
The park is over 700 acres and 5 plus miles of walking trails. Make sure to wear good walking shoes. We walked all over the park, at least 3 miles. From the top of the tallest mound you can see downtown Macon. It is an awesome view. There is also a museum containing artifacts and history information on the premises.
This park is a great place to visit when traveling to Macon. Admission is free (except the weekend of the celebration when it costs $6 for adults and $3 for children 6 and up.) The park is open from 9-5 everyday and is only closed on Christmas and New Years Day. Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday Moments-Ocmulgee National Monument

We are starting a new series today called Monday Moments. I’m just going to post pictures on Mondays and tell the story, if need be, behind them on Tuesdays. Sometimes the pictures can speak for themselves. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the wonderful story about the Ocmulgee Celebration at the Ocmulgee National Monument.
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Thanks for stopping by!

Go Bears!!!

We went to our first Mercer University football game. We had a blast. This is only the second season in over 70 years for the Mercer Bears. While it is only the bears sophomore season, you can’t tell anyone that in this stadium. There is a sea of orange and black, the fans screaming GO BEARS, and a great sense of pride that this team has brought to Macon. Young and old alike look forward to the home games and cheering for there favorites on the field. The football team is really good as well. In their first season last year they were 10-2. Tonight they did not disappoint. They won 42-21 against Ave Maria.
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We always have so much fun trying new things when we travel and in our hometown. You can find new and interesting things in your city you just have to look. What are some fun things you like to do in your city? Leave us a comment and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. As always thanks for stopping by!

Book it!

Does anyone remember going to Pizza Hut when you were younger just to let them know about the minutes you spent reading books? I do and it’s still going on! Book It is a program that encourages kids to read through recognition and free pizza. When I was younger I had a button to wear to Pizza Hut and got star stickers when I turned in my minutes. Now kids get a passport that they can fill with stickers. Book it runs through schools, so if you do have kids and like pizza see if their school participates. You won’t regret it. I said all of that to say this, reading has always been a big part of who I am. I love to read and always have. We have these cool things in my hometown of Macon, Georgia that are called Little Free Libraries. It is basically a box full of free books. The program is take a book, leave a book. It’s really awesome and takes me right back to going to the library when I was younger to get books to read for the Book it program. We have several of these little libraries in Macon. The one below is a Doctor Who little free library.

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I took my two younger sisters with me today. My older younger sister is a writer and the youngest will be six next week and also has a passion for reading. As a whole we are a very creative minded family. The awesome runs in the family! This little library is on the corner of College Street and Georgia Avenue downtown. Follow us to see where the other little libraries are in Macon. Check out your town to see if you have this program going on, if not maybe you can help start it in your city.

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Stay Classy!

Market City Cafe

Market City Cafe is a cute little cafe in downtown Macon, Georgia on Cherry Street. Today we went to get coffee and dessert. They have an espresso bar and the most delicious homemade cakes. The cafe has a sit down restaurant inside and bistro seating outside. Check out their menu online. They have pastas, sandwiches, and so much more.

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You can walk up to the bar and order your espresso and dessert. We got lattes and the most decadent and moist cake ever. The desserts can easily be split between two or more people. The servings are definitely ample.

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We got caramel lattes(not pictured) and chocolate coffee crunch cake. The cake is chocolate and vanilla with espresso and the crunch is crumbled Heath bars, cookies, and chocolate with buttercream icing. So good!

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Going to Market City Cafe is a must when visiting Macon! Thanks for stopping by.

Music Bear

Today we went hunting for bears! This time we found a music bear! This handsome guy is on the corner of Orange and Forsyth Street in Macon, Georgia.

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I took some shots up close so you all can see just what great work these artists have done. If and when you are in Macon, you have to see them up close and personal.

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Mr. Music Bear is my favorite.

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Don’t forget to check us out on social media. We have some exciting things coming up in October. We will have a give away and some other cool stuff but the only way to find out about it is to follow us. All info on the contact us page! We would love to hear from you. Leave us a comment or shoot us an email. Stay Classy!

Bears!

We are having so much fun exploring Georgia. Today we want to let you know about art in Macon, Georgia. The Community Foundation of Central Georgia received the Knight Neighborhood Grant. The grant is to be used to fund public art projects and attract public art to Macon. One of these projects is the Macon Arts Alliance’s Trail of Bears. One of the bears is located at Tattnall Square Park which is located across from Mercer University. We love this park. It’s one of our favorites in Macon. Photographed below is the first bear in our series. Check back to see all the bears, their locations, and other art projects. It’s fun to look for art and beauty in your town and it’s free! Does your town have art on display? If so, we would love to hear about it! Leave us a comment and don’t forget to check us out on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. All info is in our Contact Us page.

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Stay Classy!

 

Ocmulgee Traders- An Urban Market

The cutest grocery store we have ever been. Ocmulgee Traders is awesome. It is located in historic downtown Macon, Georgia on Poplar street. It is one part store and one part restaurant. There is seating when you first walk in and you can go down to the store or up to order some food. We decided we would go down and check out the store first. The store is stocked with everyday items as well as a lot of local items. You can get everything you need. It was lunch time so we went upstairs to see what they had to offer.

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Upstairs had shelves of wine, a popsicle freezer, and an order station. We got grilled cheese sandwiches and a chai tea latte.

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We went back down to the seating area to enjoy our food. (The food was so good by the way.) The seating is so inviting and hip. It’s very industrial. They even have classic board games you can play while you eat, drink, and lose track of time.

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Of course we had to get a popsicle before we left. These pops are not just any pops. They are King of Pops. These popsicles are all natural and local. The company started in Atlanta, Georgia as a popsicle cart and boy are they expanding. Once you get a taste you will know why! So fresh and delicious.

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When visiting Macon, Georgia you definitely need to check out Ocmulgee Traders. Good food for good people!

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Stay Classy!