Posts Tagged weekend trip


Do You Budget Extra When There’s a Casino on Your Route?

It’s not often that you get to witness observances for the bicentennial of an important event, but this weekend we have an opportunity to do just that at Fort Mims, AL, where on August 30, 1813, Red Stick Indians killed 250 settlers, kicking off the Red Stick War. We decided to take an overnight trip […]

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A Weekend in Downtown Music City

Where: Nashville, TN Who: Jason and Vickie When: August 22-24, 2013 I don’t suppose many people get treated to a weekend getaway by their insurance agent, but that’s essentially what happened to us last weekend. Thanks to the generosity of Rebecca Rice, we enjoyed great food and greater conversation over three days in Nashville. Our […]

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Oak Mountain State Park: The Trails

Where: Oak Mountain State Park (Pelham, AL) Who: The Whole Clan When: March 15-18, 2013 Oak Mountain State Park is a big place. According to the official website, it covers nearly 10,000 acres. It also contains about 50 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. People from all over Alabama go to the park to […]

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Budgeting for a Weekend Trip to Birmingham

Can a family of seven have a weekend getaway to a mid-sized American city without breaking the bank? We are planning a trip to Birmingham, AL, to take advantage of a three-day weekend Jason has coming up. (There are things to do in Birmingham, really! You’ll see.) This is not a trip we’ve been saving […]

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