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Hello! A friend of mine sent me a link to your Salt Springs, Florida page, and as I looked around the page and your site, I loved what I saw. I have just created my first bookmark for camping locations and your site is it. thanks for all the great reviews and information on locations.
Ruben

 


My family will be taking our FIRST trip to Fort Mountain over Labor Day weekend, thanks to ya'll! We are very excited. Thanks for a great website!
Joey and Family
 


I absolutely love your website. We have a travel trailer that we've had a little less than a year. We are still pretty new to camping with our travel trailer. We are going to Tannehill this weekend. We live in Prattville, Alabama and love that you have so much information on campgrounds close by. It is frustrating that so many campgrounds have very little info and pictures on their website. I've marked you in my favorites and plan on using it as a tool to plan upcoming trips. We have three kids and the information and pictures you provide really help us to decide what is a good place for our family. Thanks so much!
David and Family
 



"What a great website! We are new to RVing, and are leaving south Florida in the next day or two. You go to a lot of the places we will be visiting. Thanks for your guides. Here we go....
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Cindy and Alan
 


 

"Thanks so much for the article on the Crooked River State Park and Cumberland Island area! We just enjoyed a fun filled week! We saw so much wild life. We were close to the Okefenokee, Cumberland Island, St. Mary's, and too much more to mention! The park was super clean and the campsites were large. We definitely plan to go again! Thanks again!"
Lee and Family
 


 

"I wish I had many hours to sit here and read every piece of information and every adventure on your site! I love it and hope that I can visit/camp at some of the places the Richardson Tribe has ventured to!"
Kristin
 



I really appreciate your website. Your descriptions and pictures are so helpful in deciding our next place to visit. We had been considering Desoto (State Park) as our next camping trip, and your website, I think, has sealed the deal.

Marcie and Family
 



I have really enjoyed your website! It is inspirational!

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 A Note from the Richardson Tribe:
Welcome to PB&J Adventures. We are an extremely curious family of six that enjoys exploring, playing, and learning. We have always made an effort to go somewhere and do something as often as possible, leaving the house, chores, and everyday worries behind.

Initially our adventures lasted only a day, so we would pack a lunch, often PB&J sandwiches (which inspired the name of our adventures). Sometimes the adventures were framed by an event like a fair or festival, however, most adventures were based on local places, their unique history or features, and any available activities at that location or in the immediate area (we do, after all, have children).

The Richardson Tribe - Hosts of PB&J Adventures

 

Eventually the adventures became a major part of our lives, sometimes lasting several days at a time. In 2007, we began documenting our adventures on a family website. Much to our surprise, many friends and family members wanted to experience their own adventures or join us for ours. Such was the inspiration for this website.

 

Our mission is to make the planning of your adventures easy and predictable. We have done the research and have personally visited and reviewed all listed sites. The PB&J Adventures website features detailed information about places to go and things to do. Destination reviews include lots of pictures, campground or lodging details, fun and educational things to do in the vicinity, dates of local events, maps for directions, links to official websites and reservations, and most importantly, a personal account of a local adventure by a real family.

 

We hope you enjoy the website, and we sincerely hope your family experiences the same benefits we have. If you have questions about any of the sites or events we recommend, please contact us

Thanks for visiting PB&J Adventures.
 

The Richardson Tribe

 

 

Places to Go Quick Links

 
Amicalola Falls State Park
Beaches of South Walton
Berry College
Big Kahunas Water Park
Biltmore Estate
Blairsville, town of
Callaway Gardens 
Cataloochee Ski Area
Cave Spring, Georgia
Cedar Creek Park
Charlestown State Park 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Chattanooga Zoo 
Chehaw Park
Cherry Hill Park Campground 
Chester Frost Park
Chieftains Museum
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort
Cohutta Wilderness
Consolidated Gold Mine
Cumberland Island
Dauset Trails Nature Center
Desoto State Park
Disney's Fort Wilderness
Doll Mountain Campground
Dollywood
Dunnaway Gap
Enota Mountain Retreat
Etowah Indian Mounds
Fall Creek Falls State Park
Florala State Park
Fort Mountain State Park
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
Georgia Veterans State Park
Gold N Gem Grubbin'
Helen, Alpine Village
Heritage Park Bike Path
Hillcrest Orchards
James H.Floyd State Park
James Island County Park 
Jellystone Park
John Tanner Park
Lake Allatoona
Lake Sidney Lanier
Lake Winnepesaukah
Little River Canyon Center
Live Oak Landing
Lula Lake Land Trust
Mammoth Cave National Park
McIntosh Reserve
McKinney Campground
Moto Mountain ATV Park
New Echota Cherokee Capitol
Old Stone Fort State Park
Noccalula Falls Park
Pine Mountain RV Park
Red Top Mountain State Park
Ridge Ferry Park
Rock Town - Pigeon Mountain
Rocky Mountain Rec. Area
Rolater Park
Rome, Georgia
Salt Springs Recreation Area
Silver Springs, Florida
Stone Mountain. Park
Tannehill  State Park
Tellus Science Museum
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
The Southern Museum
Townsend KOA
Townsend, town of
Up The Creek RV  Camp
US Space and Rocket Center
Vogel State Park
Wild Animal Safari
World of Coke
Zoo Atlanta

 

 

 

 
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Beaches of South Walton
Callaway Gardens 
Chester Frost Park
Cumberland Island
Desoto State Park
Fall Creek Falls State Park
Fort Mountain State Park
James H.Floyd State Park
James Island County Park 
McKinney Campground

 

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Adventure Journal - Dollywood - Pigeon Forge, TN
Entry Date:
November, 2014
We decided that we'd get Dollywood season passes this year. It's very expensive (with four kids), but if you plan to come back several times, it's a pretty good entertainment investment. This year, all the kids are big enough to ride every ride! Woo hoo!

Our first day at the park, Friday after Thanksgiving, was very cold. The high was 41, but we came prepared. We wore layers, warm coats, and even brought our trapper hats we purchased at Dollywood years ago. As an added bonus, it was a very sunny day, so we were pretty much toasty warm all day. The crowds weren't terribly bad the first day either. The kids rode three roller coasters before we broke for lunch. We ate, listened to Christmas music, rode the train, and visited the magic shop before calling it a day and heading back to the camper.

Saturday was spent at Up The Creek RV Camp. Lee Thomas had a 24hr virus, so Dollywood was out of the question. Additionally, Rebecca's aunt and cousin spent the afternoon visiting with us at the camper while the rest of us played outside. We sure love that campground.

We decided to visit Dollywood again on Sunday before heading home. It was a much warmer day reaching over 60 degrees. There was a very small crowd, so the kids were able to ride all the rides they missed on Friday. We were only able to spend about three hours this time, but that's the beauty of a season pass, it didn't matter. We can go for as little time as we wish. When you purchase a "Gold" pass, parking is free ($10 value), and you receive a 20% discount on everything in the park (food, merchandise, etc.). From this point on (through 2015 Christmas season) our admission is covered. We've already saved!
 
I'd like to add that Dollywood is unlike ANY amusement park we've ever visited. The environment is clean and warm. There is seasonal music playing over the sound system all the time. There are decorations and Christmas lights around every corner. It's a genuinely unique place and experience I'd recommend to anyone.

For more information about Dollywood, click here.


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The antique cars are still a hit!

 


Dollywood's Christmas lights are incredible!


Tired but happy...
 


Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort - Mentone, AL

Long long ago, in the years BC (before children), Rebecca and I traveled out west to ski annually. We enjoyed skiing at Squaw Valley, Heavenly (Lake Tahoe), Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Loveland, Crested Butte (CO), and Taos (NM). So, when we first saw the roadside sign for Alabama's Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort on an afternoon drive along Lookout Mountain many years ago, we laughed. Skiing in Alabama? Really? We were ski snobs.
 
Fast forward 15 years. Now we have kids, four to be exact. The cost of an annual ski trip out west is not within this family's budget. We have taken a couple of trips to Cataloochee Ski Area near Maggie Valley, North Carolina where the kids have had lessons and learned the basics. Unfortunately, a southeastern ski trip like that can be pretty painful to the family pocketbook too. 

So, one day we were eating at the Wildflower Cafe' in Mentone Alabama, and we started talking with a family that has just left Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort. They were laughing and talking about how great of a time they had, and they were skiers. It sparked our interest, and so we had to check it out first-hand.
 
One of our favorite campgrounds is located at Desoto State Park, just a few minutes from Cloudmont Ski and Golf, so we booked a long weekend around President's day. It had been unseasonably warm weather, but several nights of cold leading-up to the weekend meant they were making snow (they need 18 hours of temps 28 degrees or less to open). We were waiting at the ticket window when they opened that Monday morning.

We rented equipment for the kids and paid for all-day lift tickets. The lift is a tow rope, but that's actually pretty good for beginners because they can exit the lift at any elevation of the slope. As I mentioned, the kids have had a couple of lessons, but their ski-time was limited. Fortunately (for us), there were very few people on the slope that day, so the kids were able to ski all day long with no waiting at the lift. By the end of the day, they were all pretty good. John Micah was even skiing backwards.

Now understand, Cloudmont is no Rocky Mountain ski resort. There is a mere 150' drop on their two parallel running slopes. It is what it is, but it is a load of fun and a great experience for the kids (and grown-ups too). It's also very affordable (compared to other ski destinations). Kids under 12 can rent equipment and ski all day for less than $40. Check their website for prices because they vary based on weekdays, weekend, and holidays.

We've decided to make Cloudmont a regular stop in the winter, and maybe even other seasons. They have a very affordable golf course and there is even horseback riding available. Nearby Desoto State Park and a virtually limitless selection of other area attractions makes this an awesome destination. We give it six thumbs-up.
 
For more details including reviews of the destination's facilities and amenities, plus tons of pictures, visit the Cloudmont PB&J Adventures page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A Dollywood Christmas - Music, Lights, Action!

The Christmas season is nearing, and it's time to make holiday plans. We typically spend Christmas morning at home, and the afternoon with extended family. But when the day draws to a close, we are ready to hit the road. One our favorite destinations for the holiday season is Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee,

Dollywood has tons of Christmas decorations, food, stage shows, and music. Add to that dozens of amusement rides and games, crisp cool Smoky Mountain air, and a real steam locomotive, and Dollywood is perfect for unlimited holiday fun.
 
The park's general theme, besides the affiliation with Dolly Parton, is southern country charm. It's not a put-on. Folks that work here are typically real southerners, and in some cases, related to Dolly herself. There are numerous shops that sell the work of local artisans including leather goods, musical instruments, and candles. There is also a blacksmith demonstrating his trade.

Regarding amusement rides, there is a surprising variety from spinning tea cups to monster roller coasters. Most of the fast rides have cameras stationed at the most scary parts to capture your worst, most terrified expressions. Here we are riding the Mystery Mine, and Heath's expression is that of absolute terror. The funny thing is, after the ride was over, the first words out of his mouth were "let's do it again!"
 
There are many impressive things about Dollywood, but the park's cleanliness and staff's professionalism are perhaps the most obvious. Everyone seems to have a job to do, and they do it with a smile.
 
Dollywood is located in a very popular area on the Tennessee side of the Smoky Mountains National Park. Pigeon Forge and nearby Gatlinburg are known for their musical and comedy shows, go carts, helicopter rides, museums, miniature golf, candy shops, rock shops, and pretty much anything related to tourists and the Smoky Mountains. There is an awesome aquarium in Gatlinburg that must be mentioned.
 
When visiting Dollywood, we like to RV camp at either the Townsend KOA (Townsend, TN) or Up The Creek RV Camp (Pigeon Forge, TN). Both are great! The KOA has more amenities for the kids, but many are unavailable in the winter. Up The Creek has no laundry, but has beautiful RV sites. Both campgrounds have waterside campsites.


Dollywood's rides range from this


...to this!


Townsend KOA has back-in sites along Little River
 

 


 

New Addition! Zoo Atlanta


A Silverback Gorilla at Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta is located at Grant Park near downtown. Of the zoos we've visited, Zoo Atlanta is one of the best. Most of the habitats are representative of the animal's native environment, and the animals seem quite content.  The flora is very plush and tropical at Zoo Atlanta, making a stroll through the park very enjoyable. Sometimes the natural aspect of the habitats makes viewing the animals a little difficult, but be patient and watch. You will not be disappointed.

For lots  more details including dozens of pictures, click here!

 


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