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|
|Dodong was NOT Amused!|
|Sweetie, Kuya, and Lola ......|
|...... Arrive to the Bridge|
|A Quick Lunch|
|Even Grump Ate a Little!|
|Kuya and Lola|
|Grump and Dodong|
|Grump and Sweetie. Ah, how Cute!!|
|Mountain Creek Lake|
|Mountain Creek Lake Again|
|Kuya, Dodong, and Sweetie, with Lola further ahead|
|Dodong and Sweetie, followed by Lola and Kuya|
|Grump, Sweetie, and Dodong|
|Kuya, Sweetie, and Dodong|
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|
|Mums blooming at Callaway Gardens|