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Eye Candy Friday | Another Day at the Park.

Wednesday morning, Charlie and I visited Tanyard Creek Park. I’d heard the playground was nice and there’s a railway trestle bridge; both sounded great for exploring … and photos. The weather wasn’t great; it rained most of Tuesday and Tuesday night and was still drizzling Wednesday morning. But it worked out fine; we had the wet playground to ourselves.

The playground features two play areas – one for big kids

and one for smaller kids. Charlie enjoyed both!

Back to the big slide.

and spinning dials.

Then back to the small side. He asked for the towel.

We played for about an hour and then spent some time walking around. We spied birds, squirrels and chipmunks. Looked at the creek. and then found a spider web. (and thankfully no spider.)

We didn’t find the railway trestle … another time I guess.

The sun finally came out when we headed back to the car. and then to lunch. Charlie asked for eggs, so we went to West Egg Café. Katie says this is one of Charlie’s favorite places; I can see why! There was plenty of activity to keep him occupied while we waited for our food. And the food was plentiful and delicious. (no photos of my fried green tomatoes with pimiento cheese – but yummmmm…)

back to the iPhone for photos!
The café is in an area called “the westside”, northwest of the Georgia Tech campus. Back in the 1980’s when Marc and I were in school, it was a part of town you did not visit. By the time Katie was there (late 2000’s), it was starting to get redeveloped. There were a few restaurants and shops and now, wow! There are lots of restaurants, shops, places to live and work, yoga and barre studios … it’s very cool. I definitely want to explore more … but maybe with a girlfriend next time. 
Charlie started school yesterday. It’s a Montessori program and seems to be more structured than the school he left in Alpharetta. We’re going to give him a chance to settle in (he had a great first day) and then I can pick him up for afternoon playdates. There will definitely be more parks – and next time, I think, ice cream!
Happy Friday!

11 Comments

  • Vera

    Looks like a fabulous park! And you still have parts to explore. So many former "undesirable" places are being re-developed and renovated. It's such fun to discover them. Have a fabulous weekend!

  • Kym

    Nice playground — so bright and inviting! And to have it all to yourselves??? BONUS! 🙂 I'll bet Charlie will love the Montessori program. Kids usually just thrive with that kind of educational start. 🙂 Happy weekend.

  • margene

    Charlie stays busy and always has a smile on his face. It's so fun to see him playing and doing. Charlie's going to have a fun day next week of a new school capped off with ice cream and Marmie!

  • Penny

    Sometimes you just have to ignore the weather and have fun. And judging by the expressions on Charlie's face it looks like lots of fun was had. My son attended Montessori camps during the summer as a little boy and enjoyed them. Hope Charlie settles in well. : )

  • karen

    he is at that perfect age where busy is the thing and learning. I love how over time bad places are good places. In pittsburgh there was an area that was a "no go" area and now it is hip! Go figure!