It’s really been quite the excellent long weekend so far *knock on wood*. On the 4th, we went to the Georgia Independence Day Festival in Hampton, GA…a really fun local 4th of July festival with music, historic reenactors, fair food, friends, and of course fireworks! A good time was had by all!

Photos here: GIDFest 2008

Then yesterday we decided to finally visit the Kangaroo Conservation Center in Dawsonville, GA. It’s been on our list for awhile, but we finally made it there, and it was a lot of fun. The center is dedicated to kangaroo preservation through captive breeding and public education, and they currently exhibit over 300 kangaroos of 9 species (in fact, apparently the largest collection of kangaroos outside of Australia). It’s an AZA-accredited zoo, and has been for over 20 years, so this is no roadside animal attraction. The habitat is beautiful and spacious, and the animals look very relaxed and happy. I’m sure we’ll be back!

Then on the way home, we stopped off in Dahlonega for some shopping and dessert. Two thumbs up for dessert! *grin*

Photo set: Kangaroo Trip

Two very full days of fun, and still a day left…joy. Now Sunday will be some wind-down…online (uploading photos and such), get some running in, do some chores and some other hobby stuff. Nice. Good friends, fun events (and nice weather) make for good memories. This will definitely be one to remember!

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