Spend the day at a lake
Putnam County, about 70 miles from Atlanta, is home base for Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee. The Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce can help you get on a boat for a day or the weekend. Show the kids what life was like pre-Internet with a stop at the Old School History Museum with its restored early-1900s classroom.
Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce and Old School History Museum, 305 N. Madison Ave., Eatonton. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Docent tours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. 706-485-7701, www.eatonton.com .
Or better still, come buy a permanent vacation spot for your family at beautiful Lake Oconee. Just off I-20 about 80 miles east of Atlanta, this recreational lake community is convenient to Atlanta, and all of middle Georgia. Prices are still low, and our inventory is still high, so now is a good time to buy!