Vacation is not far away

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Few weeks of summer are left, which means teenage vacation time is winding down. Don't just sit around watching old reruns of "Charmed," get up and go somewhere.

The biggest problem with implementing this plan is finding a place to go. No fear, I am here to give you some hot spots to hang out while finishing out summer.

For those of you who want to get out of town: 

Helen, Ga.- A mere three-hour drive to the north and you will find yourself in a quaint town. From horse-drawn carriage rides to impromptu concerts in the street, Helen offers a variety of places to shop, eat, and spend time. You can watch skillful artists blow glass into numerous designs, or you can visit one of the many gift shops. For more info... 

If you’re looking close to home: 

Visit the lake- Not far from the city of Augusta lies a beautiful lake named Strom Thurmond Lake. The lake is great, inexpensive trip worth making at least once during your summer break. Take a dip in the cool, refreshing water or sunbathe on the sand. Pack a picnic or go for the whole day. The lake is a place where friends and memories are made. 

Go Camping- Get in touch with your outdoors side. For a weekend or for a week, pack a tent, fixings for s'mores, and a change of clothes and head into the wilderness. Rekindle your love for nature's beauty. Camping allows you to get away from the stressful, hectic everyday life. It's time to break the old routine and experience something new.

Looking for screams from a roller coaster, not campfire stories?

Six Flags- Take a day trip to Atlanta and spend the day at Six Flags over Georgia. Six Flags has something for everyone, from the thrill-seekers to the "I'm not even getting on something from Looney Toones section" people.

Spend the day with friends or family soaking up the sun or getting drenched at Skull Island. Six Flags is a great day trip for people who have a busy schedule but still want to enjoy their summers. For more info...

I hope I've been able to cure your annual bored-to-death syndrome by offering you some fun places to go and things to do. If you have any suggestions feel free to comment because you're not the only one who is still at home watching "Full House" reruns.

Teen Board Member Jennifer Dandron is a rising senior at Lincoln County High School


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