Wow...did we celebrate August with some fascinating American Adventures that resulted in making Happiness Happen...the themes for the month.
We actually started the month of August with the Lovin' the Outdoors Lookout Mountain and Cathedral Caverns adventure coordinated by Black Singles Over 40
. Then there was our great monthly hike at Vickery Creek, and we ended the month in a collaborative weekend with BNN
for a Great American Camp Out and Hike at Red Top Mountain, sponsored by REI
To see the photos from the Red Top Mountain Camp Out and Hike click the photo below. Tell me
what you think of the new format I used...I think it's pretty cool!
During the month we were the featured speaker at the Southern Snow Seekers Ski Club
quarterly meeting. It was a great meeting held at the Cascade Club
, and the owner invited the attendees to the club side for the Comedy Show. It is a great facility. Check it out for your next event. They also have dancing every Friday including Steppers, Ballroomers, Hand Dancers & Boppers.
FYI...Saturday, September 25th is FREE at all Georgia State Parks. Also, be mindful that Georgia has 63 State Parks and Historic Sites. Most charge a flat $5 parking fee. However, you can enjoy them for free! Here's how...every Wednesday, the fee is waived. Also, you can use your library card and 'check out' a park pass, and visit any Georgia State Park...for free.
You should never be without something to do to keep you active physically, mentally and socially while having fun, being fit and enjoying a healthy aging process!
If you join any of the groups or activities we have listed, please let them know how you found out about it...through Hartfield's Hikers and/or OPALs.
Whew!!! Now to move on to September...my Birthday Month and I think quite appropriately a month to celebrate Healthy Aging
, seeing that I will be 62...did I say that...wow...an almost official senior
, lovin' every marvelous moment! I'm an OPAL
...a Real Gem! (OPALs - O
eople with A
Don't forget Grandparent's Day on Sunday, September 12. Remember yours or someone else's grandparent, the cornerstones of the family! Check out a couple of poems
for grandparents...one written by me. Note, the planned Grandparents Expo has been cancelled...until next year.
And, in our continued celebration of September, with it also being 'Self Improvement' month, I encourage you to plan to do something for yourself as you...Live well, Love much, and Laugh often!
FYI...Will Downing will have a Release Party for his new CD entitled 'Lust, Love & Lies' on September 14 at 8:00p at the Loews Atlanta Hotel.