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Looking for the river otter

The start of the search

I did not know I would be searching for the river otter today. I was just going for a walk on a trail…

Lovely creek

The first creek we come upon is just lovely. It was overcast, crisp and calming. I could hear two gentlemen having a conversation.

Apparently they had been there all morning just talking… Nice huh? They told me about a part of the boardwalk coming up that was closed for repair. They were very helpful.

Closed for repair

I did not find the river otter, I did find the elusive river chicken though…

River Chicken…

Thank you!

Walk thru the Woods…

The Trail below the boardwalk…

We are so fortunate in Atlanta to have so many trails to hike, run, bike and just explore. Every time I turn around I find another one. I believe the Beltline might be the most popular one, with the westside opening up recently.

This trail is at Mason Mill. There are 3 or 4 different main trails with several off trails to explore..

It is just a lovely place to spend the afternoon.

Take a walk today….

Hank Aaron 1934-2021

Hank Aaron died January 22, 2021. He was just an amazing person.

He was an athlete, with unbelievable talent. He was just outstanding. I will never understand how he put up with being treated the way he was, with death threats and horrible words and letters we will never be able to comprehend. Through it all he was just a really nice person. (yes I did get to meet him)

I went to the place where he hit home run 715, the one that beat Babe Ruth’s record.

It was a little bit of a shrine to Henry Aaron, there was another one at the new ballpark at Truist Park.

This was enough for me. i thought I would just take a few photos and I went up to the area. All of a sudden tears were running down my cheeks. I just had an overwhelming amount of sadness and loss. I cannot explain it.

Thank you Henry Aaron for All that you did….