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8/31/10

Welcome to Kennesaw: Blogtrotting

Hey there, y'all!

We hope you enjoy your stay in Kennesaw, GA, this fine day.  There's lots to see,
like Kennesaw Mountain (and its civil war "souvenirs"), the locomotive museum and
McCollum Airport...plus this sweet city is one of the tops to call home, according to
Family Circle magazine!


Sweet Shot Day



We certainly love all-things-Kennesaw, especially the downtown area, which recently 
saw a HUGE revision in the form of a tunnel under the tacks.  There are so many downtown 
events along the train tracks that it was necessary to add the tunnel...and it's awesome.  
Complete with history about our city, as well as The General, a train that was stolen from
Kennesaw in 1862.

  



A big city that feels small

More than 30,000 people call Kennesaw home.  Churches are everywhere and there's always 
at least one sporting event taking place.  We can't forget about the crazy gun law, either.  In the 
early 80's Kennesaw passed a law requiring all heads of households to own a firearm and 
ammo.  (I said it was crazy.)  There are some exceptions to the law.

Kennesaw has some amazing yearly festivals, as well.  The Big Shanty festival in the Spring, 
the Taste of Kennesaw in the Fall, Civil War reenactments and Santa's arrival in a sleigh 
pulled by real reindeer each December, are some of our faves.



A prime location

Kennesaw is only about 20 miles north of Atlanta and in little over an hour, we can be in 
Tennessee.  In fact, we head up to Chattanooga regularly.  (That drive takes you through 
the North GA mountains, which is really lovely this time of year.)  Also, we can be on the 
GA coast in 3-4 hours.

The wildlife in Kennesaw is abundant, including turtles, beaver, deer, raccoon, hawks, coyote 
and fox.  On occasion, a bear will show up, too.  I've said many times that it's awesome to 
live in a city where you only have to drive a few miles to Target, but you'll probably need to 
stop for deer to cross the road.


Kennesaw in pictures




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24 comments:

blue elephant photography said...

thanks for the tour! i love your photos =)

Kirby3131 said...

A stolen train, a strange gun law that wasn't written in the 1800's and small town festivals :) Sounds like a pretty great place to live. Thanks for your tour. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Kristin - The Goat
(by way of Blogtrotting)

blueviolet said...

You made your city sound and look very appealing, and thus I shall visit you soon! ;)

So interesting about the gun thing!

Buckeroomama said...

Your city sounds really lovely! I would love all the festivals' I just love festivals! :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Dina! I love that you are so close to Tennessee! How fabulously fun is that? I love your family and I am so glad that you get to live in one of the best cities in America! Gorgeous pictures of your gorgeous town! Fabulous!

April said...

Dina,
Kennasaw sounds wonderful. I love that your a just a few short hours from the GA coastline and the mountains too! Location, location!

Thanks for sharing your town and your blog with us!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Goodie photos!! I enjoyed the little tour!

♥Georgie♥ said...

so enjoyed the tour!!!! what a lovely place to live

CaraBee said...

I guess the gun law was a cold war thing? Bizarre. I can't imagine they enforce that one too strongly. :)

Kennesaw reminds me a lot of my hometown in Kansas, except the closest Target is an hour away.

Thanks so much for being a part of BlogTrotting! Great tour!

Heidi said...

Dina, Kennesaw should hire you to write an advertising campaign for the city. I love your post about our awesome city. The pictures are great too.

Christy said...

I've visited Kennesaw (like forever ago!). Enjoyed the tour, wonderful pictures!

Nicolle said...

Great pictures. It seems like you live in such a great place. A wonderful place to raise a sweet family.

love your new header! :)

rlooney said...

Love you shots. I have lived in Georgia all my life. I have never been to Kennesaw. It looks like a beautiful town.

He & Me + 3 said...

What a beautiful city you live in. I love that you are so close to so many other fun places too. Great collage and post.

Connie said...

Came over from Life with my 3 Boybarians when I saw the clock photo. I seem to be drawn to them whereever I go. Your's is similar to one in my downtown in Riverside,CA.

Enjoyed the tour of your town and your great photos.

Connie

Angela said...

Thanks so much for sharing!! Loved it! And loved that little tunnel! :)

Susan said...

Wow, I'd love to come visit after those incredible pictures!!

I enjoyed this. Thanks♥

likeschocolate said...

I have never seen the train wall. I will have to check it out in a couple of weeks when I get over to that side of town.

Jane's In The Jungle said...

Great tour! Love the Kennesaw area...it does have that small town feel and fun things to do. Greetings from Chattanooga!

AJ said...

Thanks for the tour, great city you live in.
Love the pictures and the story!

Ashley Sisk said...

These photos are definitely selling me on this town. I love that small town feel close to a big city....it's like the best of both worlds!

mub said...

Okay, I'm so stopping by for a visit!

Martijn's dad is in a shanty group. It's fun to watch them perform =)

Siobhan said...

Thank-u for stopping by my blog....Thank you for sharing these pictures of the town of Kennesaw, I think that would be a place that I would like to visit!!

Seizing My Day said...

I would love living in your city!! :) it sounds similar in some nature aspects to Olympia wa... near mountains, wildlife, some history, close to the coast ... fun fun! only I think GA beaches are probably warmer and your sand is so pretty! ;)