Being a city girl at heart, the idea of camping often conjures up images of larger-than-life bugs, wild animals roaming about and mosquito-ridden tents. While I don’t argue that the merits of being in the great outdoors can be a wonderful way to appreciate nature, there was no way you could convince me to go into the wilderness unless it involved being inside a camper, complete with working toilet and air conditioning. Aiming to give people the best of both worlds, North Georgia Canopy Tours created modern teepees that offer a new way to sleep under the stars and enjoy glamping, (a new term being used for upscale camping).
These luxury canvas teepees come fully equipped with comfortable beds, white cedar log furniture, air conditioning, lighting and electrical outlets. Feel close to nature but not far from your iPhone, enjoy roasting marshmallows outside, then retreat to the comfort of your air conditioned teepee – now this type of camping I could get use to! These teepees can accommodate a variety of guests and include the couple-sized 18’ Deer Teepee which sleeps two, the family-sized 22’ Dream Catcher Teepee which sleeps up to five and the group 26’ Hickory Teepee which sleeps up to 10.
Located in Lula, GA, North Georgia Canopy Tours offers much more than just glamping. If soaring through the trees sounds appealing to you, let guides Steven and Jesina take you on a zip line tour you’ll never forget. Whether you opt for the two-hour Sky Bridge Tour or the three-hour Adventure Tour, you are sure to have a good time. If you are a newbie when it comes to zip lining, don’t worry as you’ll go through some basic training before you head out to the trees. If you want more of a rustic camping experience, there are also 15 sites available for those who prefer to pitch their own tent. As for me, I’ll be hanging out inside my teepee!
Details: (770) 869-7272, www.NorthGeorgiaCanopyTours.com
From the producers of Menopause the Musical comes a new hit, Motherhood the Musical by author and songwriter, Sue Fabisch. Debuting from September 22 – November 20, this show is a must-see for anyone who is a mom or knows a mom-to-be. It delves into the joys and perils of motherhood with a few funny twists along the way. The Marcus Autism Center has been selected as the official primary charity of the Atlanta Motherhood the Musical engagement. To support Marcus Autism Center, the event is offering a special $5 discount with the code “MARCUS” and $2 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Marcus
Details: (404) 733-5000, www.woodruffcentertickets.org
Sound of Music
If you’ve never experienced Music Midtown, (its last show was back in 2005), now is your chance because it’s back and better than ever! The Meadow at Piedmont Park will be overrun with music lovers on Saturday, September 24 as this festival favorite makes its return. Music Midtown will host bands including Coldplay, The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant, Manchester Orchestra, Young The Giant, Band of Skulls, Joy Formidable, and more. Music isn’t the only reason to come out, as a portion of the proceeds from Music Midtown 2011 will go toward funding recreation centers and after-school activities for young people in the city as part of Mayor Reed’s Centers of Hope initiative. General admission tickets are $55 and VIP is $250.
Details: (800) 745-3000, www.musicmidtown.com, www.livenation.com