Saturday was ‘boys day out’ so my grandson and I hit the road before 8:30 in the morning … (this post includes lots of pictures)
Our first destination was the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center for a little hiking … we started out down the Greenway Spur trail …
We picked up a hiking partner for a spell … but we were a bit too slow for him and eventually he sped off and left us …
This cool walkway and bridge mark the beginning of the Ivy Creek Greenway that runs to the Mall of Georgia area.
Here’s a map of the walk we took. Start at the Gwinnett EHC, walk down the Greenway Spur, then hit the Ivy Creek Greenway to the Mall of Georgia going under all the bridges in the I-85/Buford Drive interchange, and into the swamp. (The trail continues all the way to Gravel Springs Rd but we didn’t make it that far)
After 55 minutes of walking with temperatures nearing 90 degrees and after a short boardwalk through the swamp, we reversed course and headed back to the truck.
Then off to one of our favorite places to eat … Barbaritos Southwestern Grill for quesadillas, burritos, cheese dip with chips and lots of ice cold sweet tea … so good!
Next on the agenda: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. We both thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Afterwards I snapped this photo … I call it “The Lorax meets the Grinch” …
Then we made a quick stop at the Barnes & Noble in Athens. Looking for books 4 and 5 in the Wolves of the Beyond series by Kathryn Lasky of Guardians of Ga’Hoole fame. The good news … they had both books … the bad news … both are in hardcover. My grandson loves reading both these series.
Last stop before heading home, since it is Memorial Day, was this local memorial to veterans of WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the War on Terror. It was good to see the plaque on Arcade municipal property quoting John 15:13.
We had a really good day and I’m looking forward to the next ‘boys day out’.
Thank you Lord!