Memorial Day – Climbing to the falls

No work for Bill today as it’s a bank holiday so he was able to join us as we set off in search of some greenery, some shade and some views. He suggested Amicalola Falls State Park as a destination and so there we went.

I think I’ve been spoiled by the numerous beauty spots and places to wander in Devon and Cornwall as although it was a very nice day out it was also a little disappointing. It was very busy there with many Americans enjoying the start of summer with their families at one of the bbq or picnic points in the park, but I don’t really get the appeal of traveling to a State Park and then practically hanging out with all the cars. I’m also used to being able to wander off the beaten path and not have to stick to trails all the time.

We parked and walked up the path to the bottom of the waterfall. Poor Bill got to push Sam and his stroller up the steep hill and I’m sure he was quite worn out when we got to falls.


Amicalola is a Cherokee Indian word which means “tumbling waters”.


We all had to have a sit down at the top of the hill.

After we had got our fix of fresh air and greenery we headed over to Elijay hoping to find somewhere to eat. This was not to be however, as everywhere was closed for the holiday. After a quick fruitless spin around the town we headed back to Marietta and the Ruby Tuesday that was near the apartment.

Sam got to eat first and I did my first truly public stint of breast feeding. I ended up tucked into a corner booth hiding behind a menu as he guzzled his supper.

18 Responses to Memorial Day – Climbing to the falls

  1. missbumpkin June 4, 2006 at 11:24 pm #

    Nanna and Grandad Downes look like the proudest grandparents in the world, and is it any wonder with little Sammy by their side? 🙂
    Glad to hear you all had a good week.
    Sending you lots of hugs and kisses.
    Hopefully speak to you soon and find out all the latest Sammy progress.
    xxx

  2. missbumpkin June 4, 2006 at 11:24 pm #

    Nanna and Grandad Downes look like the proudest grandparents in the world, and is it any wonder with little Sammy by their side? 🙂
    Glad to hear you all had a good week.
    Sending you lots of hugs and kisses.
    Hopefully speak to you soon and find out all the latest Sammy progress.
    xxx

  3. downesunder June 6, 2006 at 5:03 am #

    Wish I was there!

    Looks like fun, did you find anywhere to stop for an ice cream?

  4. downesunder June 6, 2006 at 5:10 am #

    Scorcher???

    Dadsy said it was hot over there, judging by your attire it’s a mild spring day, I think he might be a wimp!

  5. kaypow June 6, 2006 at 5:36 am #

    Re: Wish I was there!

    NO!!! Distinct lack of ice cream vans over here!

    We did manage to have a cone each the next day in Rutledge though. Same place we had one last year too. I had Apple Pie flavour and, not that I’m greedy or anything, but Dad was a rotter and had one with peanuts in it so I couldn’t slurp on his as well as my own! Bah!

  6. kaypow June 6, 2006 at 5:37 am #

    We had a wonderful time thanks. I just wish it could have been for longer.

    *hugs back!*

  7. kaypow June 6, 2006 at 5:41 am #

    Re: Scorcher???

    It’s pretty darn steamy over here, but not up to full summer heat yet.

    Sam is boiling but well covered up to keep out of the sun’s rays.

    My wardrobe is somewhat better since Mum came over and helped me out with a few tops but is still rather pitiful as I either don’t fit into most things right now and what little I can squeeze into is mainly winter attire. I go outside and I melt.

    I don’t know what mum’s excuse is. 😉

  8. kaypow June 6, 2006 at 5:43 am #

    summer clothes

    I had a fun time showing Mum all the goodies you’ve sent Sam. She was especially amused by the little Hawaiian shirt that reminds us of Sy. Sam’s going to look so handsome in that when he fits into it, just like his uncle.

  9. downesunder June 6, 2006 at 5:03 am #

    Wish I was there!

    Looks like fun, did you find anywhere to stop for an ice cream?

  10. downesunder June 6, 2006 at 5:10 am #

    Scorcher???

    Dadsy said it was hot over there, judging by your attire it’s a mild spring day, I think he might be a wimp!

  11. admin June 6, 2006 at 5:36 am #

    Re: Wish I was there!

    NO!!! Distinct lack of ice cream vans over here!

    We did manage to have a cone each the next day in Rutledge though. Same place we had one last year too. I had Apple Pie flavour and, not that I’m greedy or anything, but Dad was a rotter and had one with peanuts in it so I couldn’t slurp on his as well as my own! Bah!

  12. admin June 6, 2006 at 5:37 am #

    We had a wonderful time thanks. I just wish it could have been for longer.

    *hugs back!*

  13. admin June 6, 2006 at 5:41 am #

    Re: Scorcher???

    It’s pretty darn steamy over here, but not up to full summer heat yet.

    Sam is boiling but well covered up to keep out of the sun’s rays.

    My wardrobe is somewhat better since Mum came over and helped me out with a few tops but is still rather pitiful as I either don’t fit into most things right now and what little I can squeeze into is mainly winter attire. I go outside and I melt.

    I don’t know what mum’s excuse is. 😉

  14. admin June 6, 2006 at 5:43 am #

    summer clothes

    I had a fun time showing Mum all the goodies you’ve sent Sam. She was especially amused by the little Hawaiian shirt that reminds us of Sy. Sam’s going to look so handsome in that when he fits into it, just like his uncle.

  15. ashridge June 6, 2006 at 2:02 pm #

    Ice Cream

    Did my Moose Droppings really have peanuts in it? yes your apple pie ice cream was nice but Moose droppings was better! And no Dadsy is not a wimp..it was hot and I am wearing shorts and tee shirt and…yes Melly …scandals and socks

  16. ashridge June 6, 2006 at 2:02 pm #

    Ice Cream

    Did my Moose Droppings really have peanuts in it? yes your apple pie ice cream was nice but Moose droppings was better! And no Dadsy is not a wimp..it was hot and I am wearing shorts and tee shirt and…yes Melly …scandals and socks

  17. Anonymous June 8, 2006 at 3:17 am #

    Re: Scorcher???

    HURRAH FOR MUM!

    Don’t stress about not fitting in to old clothes, good excuse to get some new summer stuff, eh?

    PS You’re looking great, I don’t think I’ve ever seen you looking sooooo happy, and on so little sleep too!

  18. Anonymous June 8, 2006 at 3:17 am #

    Re: Scorcher???

    HURRAH FOR MUM!

    Don’t stress about not fitting in to old clothes, good excuse to get some new summer stuff, eh?

    PS You’re looking great, I don’t think I’ve ever seen you looking sooooo happy, and on so little sleep too!

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