Most of us southerners spend our holidays eating! We must have our turkey & dressing, sweet potato casserole, squash casserole, mash potatoes, homemade yeast rolls smothered in butter and pumpkin pie with whip cream, (washed down with lots of sweet tea) only to name a few of my family’s favorite dishes. Your family recipes may vary from mine but, I bet you still have generous portions that last for days.
Well this year the food will be the same, but my family has decided to include a fun walk on Friday, November 24th between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with Ranger Bridgers at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. This event will start at the Nature Center at 10:00 a.m. for a tour and stroll through the butterfly garden and down to Jackson Cave followed by a half mile loop on Dixon Merritt Trail.
Sturdy shoes and appropriate layered clothing are a must. I’m bringing my dog, Atticus and you can too, as long as your dog is on a leash and walks in the back. The back is where I’ll be most comfortable, after eating enormous quantities of food.
Please join Atticus and me by registering at: tnstateparks.com/parks/event_details/cedars-of-lebanon/#/?event=day-after-thanksgiving-day-hike (http:tnstateparks.com/parks/event_details/cedars-of-lebanon/#?event=day-after-thanksgiving-day-hike) Atticus and I hope to see you there! We’ll walk off a few calories together while enjoying Wilson County’s great outdoors.