American by birth, Southern by the grace of God.
Louis Grizzard, a great American
It's choice ~ not chance ~ that determines your destiny.
Jean Nidetch

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Another sweltering day of 99! So much for being in the mountains. I checked the elevation on World Atlas. This area is actually at a lower elevation than Samantha's (in Douglas County) or Mother's (in Gwinnett County).

Catoosa County, GA, and the surrounding area, including Chattanooga in Hamilton County, TN, has an average elevation of between 670' and 810', with a few areas over 1000. Of course, Lookout Mountain is the exception. Besides Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, there are no mountains around here. Elevation in Douglas and Gwinnett Counties average around 1065' to 1090'. Lake Lanier (our lake) in Gwinnett and Hall County, GA, is shown as 1076' at the Dam. Corps of Engineers calls it 1070' at full pool.

FYI, elevation at St. Andrews State Park in Panama City, FL, is 3'! ;-) I'm lovin' it.

Is it just mine, or are all grand children beautiful??

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rolling downhill.......

We're finally over the hump...only 11 more weeks (of 26) to go in what must be the most boring city there is........Chattanooga. At least there is a Publix here but no Kroger. I can still do a few deals at Publix and Food Lion, like the 20 boxes of Capri Sun for .07 each. Had to stock up for the boys' visit!

Their parents came up one weekend and did the tourist thing:

Kyle is here this week for his turn alone. Apparently, his two weeks previously didn't count as his 'turn' because Logan was here! ;-)

Lovin' the strawberries:

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Last Thursday was Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A. Dress up like a cow for a free meal. They had cow cutouts on their web site in case you didn't have a costume. We printed up a bunch of them for the boys and off we went. They loved it! They moo'ed like a cow the whole way there. The staff was dressed up the the restaurant was decorated. There were a lot of people who were dressed like cows. The boys got a free meal so it was worth it! Next year, we will all do it...LOL!!