Mitillini Vineyards invites visitors to hand-pick grapes from the lush, scenic rows of vines dotting the property's 20 acres. After traversing the terrain and obtaining 10 pounds of organic muscadine grapes, guests can take their spoils home and apply the fruit toward the creation of jelly, juice, or antioxidant-rich tuxedo stains. Mitillini Vineyard's you-pick operation is open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weeknights and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, allowing families to visit the vineyard together in preparation for the kids' upcoming reading of The Grapes of Wrath.
Using the experiences gained during years as a professional racecar driver and builder, Competition 101 Racing School founder Stuart Lycett trains the next generation of podium finishers during one-on-one racing lessons. Whether behind the wheel of stock cars, Trans Am T2 sports cars, sprint cars, or open-wheel cars, pupils soak in on-track experience on dirt tracks, short ovals, speedways, or road circuits while radios and on-board video cameras record every turn for scrutiny during future feedback sessions.
In addition to their introductory class, instructors also offer one-, two-, and three-day school programs. After the three-day program, studious speedsters may complete their training by competing in a sanctioned race event in front of paying spectators and a real checkered flag. Stuart and his crew also welcome interns willing to work for six months in exchange for a free three-day racing school program.
BC Quarter Circle Ranch covers more than 600 acres, encompassing far too many trails, trees, and pastures to possibly explore by foot. That's why the trainers lead horseback trail rides throughout the ranch, allowing riders to immerse themselves in the wild landscape and stories about the ranch's multigenerational family history. Riders may even spot evidence of the Native American tribes who once inhabited the land, such as arrowheads and other objects left from long ago.
The fully functioning ranch, which has been in operation for more than 200 years, also offers riding lessons and hosts groups such as Boy and Girl Scouts and sequestered juries.
Rum138 combines every mermaid's favorite things: beautiful hair and beautiful water. Part paddle-sports rentals, part salon services, the hybrid business covers a wide array of needs. Customers can rent a kayak or canoe and explore the Sante Fe River?Rum138 will drop them off at the river's edge and pick them up?or stop in for a professional cut and color with licensed cosmetologist Merrillee. Then customers can grab an ice cream or soda from the snack shop.
There is one entrance to Okenfenokee Swamp. When visiting Stephen C. Foster State Park, you can see spanish moss draped from tall branches, cyprus knees rising out of black waters, and alligators, deer, and herons exploring their native habitat. There are more than 12,000 American Alligators in the swamp. Visitors can see them from boats on their own or on tours of the 402,000-acre refuge. For a more in-depth study, attend a southeastern snake encounter or astronomy session to see more than meets the eye.