• Tennessee Wine Country

    One of our favorite places to “staycation” is in our Middle Tennessee Wine Country. Trust me, that sounds strange to my ears. Never in my wildest imagination did I ever think that Tennessee would have wine trails! Whiskey trails yes, Wine no. But here we are in 2018 and each of the regions here, West, Middle, and East Tennessee all have at least 1 now!

  • Our Long Weekend in Illinois

    We love to travel, but that is not new. Sometimes it is vacation days filled with fun and sun. Other times we just go to visit family in different parts of the country. A couple of weekends ago we did just that. We went to Rockford, IL to visit our son Tyler and his girlfriend, Abby. They have just recently bought their first home and we went to see it for the 1st time! It is a 10-hour drive from here in Tennessee to Rockford. We travel thru Missouri’s bootheel to St. Louis and cross into Illinois there. We crisscross the Mississippi River a few times in the days’ travels. …

  • Panama City Beach, Florida Fun!

    While on vacation in Orlando this year we got tired of running around. We love Disney World but we are older now and 8 days of fun really took its toll on us…..enter my plan. We left Orlando on a Thursday and headed for the only dry beach in Florida that weekend. Panama City Beach. I called it a “vacation from our vacation” LOL.

  • Disney World Food Fun!

    On our recent trip to the Orlando area, we attended the International Flower and Garden Festival at Disney Worlds Epcot park. The flowers, gardens, and topiaries were AMAZING! But anyone who has been or is going to the festival knows that a huge part of the “draw” is the food kiosks set up around the World Showcase. This year there were 15 of them in addition to the normal food options there. You could start your journey with their festival booklet, which listed all of the foods, topiaries, and gardens so you could make sure to see everything! And we still didn’t see everything! I started our trip around the world with…

  • Let’s Picnic!

    Now that spring is officially here Hubby and I have started getting out of the house and going on hikes. When there are hikes involved, picnics can’t be far behind. One of the parks we like to spend time in is about 10 miles from our house, Chickasaw State Park. Beautiful spring flowers are springing up everywhere! The woods are full of dogwood and redbud trees in bloom. There is a sea of green breaking out in all the trees (and waves of pollen are following…) The state has drained most of the water out of the lake so that they can rebuild the bridge across it. All of us…

  • Shiloh National Park and The Outpost at Pickwick

    I just had a birthday. Not a milestone one but one where I am proud to say “I am healthier at age 58 than I was at age 50!” A loss of 55 lbs in the past year has given me pause to reflect on how far I have come….. this is a picture I have captioned,   FOUR BIRTHDAYS Hubby and I went a couple of counties over to the Tennessee River area. To Shiloh National Military Park https://www.nps.gov/shil/index.htm where they were having a re-enactment of the Civil War battle. We have visited the park often over the years but we had never gone on the anniversary date of the battle.…

  • Welcome

           Welcome friends! This is my 1st post so let me introduce myself. I am the  Grandnanny to 3 little pieces of my heart that I call my Grandarlings , but you can call me Teresa. By the popular demand of a very supportive Hubby, some great family members and a faithful group friends , I have decided to open my life up to the blog universe.  My world revolves around 3 fun things : healthy living, my family and where to go to have fun! I want to share some of these good times with you.      Healthy living came in to the picture for me when I found myself…