The weather is starting to cool off, but that doesn’t mean you have to let the cabin fever set in yet. There are plenty of fun indoor winter activities to do around Georgia that would make for an awesome day trip with your family. Enjoy these fun activities—as well as the warm indoors— whenever you’re bored this winter.
Go to the Theatre
No, we don’t mean the movies. There are a variety of historical theatres around Georgia that put on beautiful live plays. Atlanta’s Fox Theatre is renowned far and wide for its stunning, mosque-inspired architecture, and Cotton Hall in Colquitt is known for its unique setting as a former cotton warehouse.
Take the Train
Ever want to know what it was like to ride an old-fashioned passenger train? Check out the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad or the steam and diesel locomotives at the Georgia State Railroad Museum. You can also check out the SAM Shortline in Georgia Veterans State Park.
Head to a Museum
Georgia has an incredible rich history. Why not head to the Old School History Museum and Uncle Remus Museum in Eatonton, or check out the Laurel & Hardy Museum of Harlem? There’s also the Rural Telephone Museum in Leslie for a unique perspective of Georgia’s past.
These indoor winter activities in Georgia are family-friendly and sure to keep you and your loved ones both entertained and warm.
Every year, millions of American make New Year’s resolutions and then quickly bail on them by February. If this sounds like you every year, try some of these manageable New Year’s resolutions from the New York Post that you can actually keep.
- Avoid toxic relationships. If there are certain people in your life who give you stress and make you feel overwhelmed every time you see them, try paring down or eliminating this relationship. If it is a person who you can’t remove from your life like a family member or co-worker, do what you can to avoid confrontation.
- Spice up your lunch routine. Do you go to the same lunch spots every week? This year, commit to trying someplace new once a week or packing your lunch.
- Stop watching bad TV. Just because a show is popular that doesn’t you have to watch it. Pare down your DVR or Netflix watchlist. Cut out three shows you don’t really like and add something new and exciting.
- Exercise once a week. If you always make the goal of getting in shape, but always fail, it may be because your goal is too big. Instead, try committing to exercising once a week in an organized class. Once you get in the habit of this, you might find other things in your life start changing, too.
What New Year’s resolutions are you planning for 2017?
The holiday season is filled with many wonderful traditions, from cutting down a Christmas tree to singing your favorite Christmas songs. But, perhaps one of the best, or at least most delicious, is baking Christmas cookies and desserts. Here are some wonderful Christmas desserts that make us hungry just by reading the recipes.
- Christmas Tree Cake. Take a simple sheet cake and turn it into something magical. Cut out a few pieces to shape it like a tree and then decorate it with green frosting and candy to make a delicious and creative dessert.
- Sugar Cookie Buttons. Use cookie cutters and a straw to shape the dough into buttons. After they’re baked, you can tie them together with a ribbon for an extra cute presentation.
- Eggnog Pudding. Enjoy your favorite holiday drink in dessert form with this creamy, rich dessert. Use a large trifle bowl or individual glass dishes for the best presentation.
- Snowman Cupcakes. Your kids will love to help make these adorable cupcakes. Decorating with sugar and mini chocolate chips complete the snowman look.
- Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups. If you really want to create a treat that everyone will love, these amazing cookie cups will do just that. Sugar cookies create the cups, which are filled with melted chocolate and topped with tiny marshmallows.
What Christmas desserts are you planning on baking this year?
Like cars? We here at Robbie Roberson Ford sure do, and so do a lot of little kids. Why not celebrate your littles one’s love for cars by dressing them up in a car-themed Halloween costume? It may not be as common as, say, a ghost or whatever cartoon is popular this year, but it’s a fun and cool undertaking that will make your trick-or-treater stand out.
Mario Kart characters: What’s an easier costume than a red shirt and overalls? Throw in a makeshift go-kart and you’ve got yourself a great outfit that everyone will recognize.
Batman in the Batmobile: Every child goes through a Batman phase at some point. Add to the fun with a Batmobile they can sit in.
Ice Cream Truck: Build a large van your child can sit in, and then decorate it with pictures of real – or made up – frozen dessert products as well as cute pastels and designs.
A Mini Cooper: Not many cars are as recognizable as a Mini Cooper. Once you’ve got the spherical headlights and the contrasting paint stripes and roof down, everyone will know what you’re going for.
A Transformer: This one’s for the ambitious costumers. If you’re up to the task, trying making a Transformers costume for your kid that actually transforms. It has been done!
There are lots of other great ideas for car-themed Halloween costumes out there, too. Take a glance around or try to brainstorm some of your own!