Saturday, October 24, 2015

A Day in a Year in a Life / Day 297

24/October/2015, Day 297.  Saturday.

Today was a wonderful day!  We got up early, grabbed a bite to eat at our local Panera Bread restaurant, then drove over to Callaway Gardens to do some walking.

Now to be honest they ought to call the place Callaway Park, or Callaway Trails, or something like that, because if your sole desire is to oogle at cultivated plants, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is a better choice.  But I can't think of any better place to go for a walk on a paved path through the woods, (very useful if you're pushing a stroller!), and there are plenty of attractions, (a really cool horticultural center, a really cool butterfly center, and a lovely stone chapel picturesquely situated between a woodland stream and a clear pond), that will keep you occupied should you ever tire for some reason of admiring the scenery.

Rather than babble on and on endlessly like I sometimes do, let's just admire some pics from today's adventure.

A Pensive Dodong

Dodong by the Reeds

To begin with, Dodong was NOT in a good mood today.  We have no idea why, but he was fussy during the entire drive to Callaway, and even once there his mood did not improve.

Looking at the Discovery Center from the Bridge

Mountain Creek Lake from the Bridge

More of Mountain Creek Lake

The Bridge
I told you Callaway was very scenic!  Our plan for the day was to cross this bridge and try to walk all the way around Mountain Creek Lake, which would be a very, very long walk indeed!

Dodong was NOT Amused!

Sweetie, Kuya, and Lola ......

...... Arrive to the Bridge

A Quick Lunch

Even Grump Ate a Little!
Of course, before setting out, we had to have some lunch!

Kuya and Lola

Grump and Dodong

Grump and Sweetie.  Ah, how Cute!!

Mountain Creek Lake

Mountain Creek Lake Again
Lunch over, we started our long walk around the lake.  All went well for a while, until Dodong started crying and crying and crying and then SCREAMING!  Ugh!

Kuya, Dodong, and Sweetie, with Lola further ahead

Dodong and Sweetie, followed by Lola and Kuya

Grump, Sweetie, and Dodong

Kuya, Sweetie, and Dodong
The only way to stop Dodong's cries was to take him out of the stroller, and let him walk.  This worked for a while, until he got tired, at which point he needed to be carried.  Old Grump carried him for a bit, but Dodong really wanted Sweetie to carry him, so poor Sweetie wound up lugging him around for most of the walk back to the car!

By the way, Kuya has become quite a good photographer.  He took the following pics:

Lola, Sweetie, Dodong, and Grump

The Discovery Center

Sweetie, Dodong, and Grump
And just in case you wondered, YES, there are flowers at Callaway gardens!

Mums blooming at Callaway Gardens
Goodnight all!

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