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.