Tag Archives: Walking

A Walk Around the Block

I wanted to take you around the block with Coop and me. So here we go, IMG_4254Here we go up the driveway. One of the reasons we love the neighborhood is it feels like we are in the country, but we are in the city. Up the road IMG_4260High tension wires, so that is one not so nice thing. Then up on Sheridan there is a lovely church….IMG_4269This is a great neighborhood. IMG_4277The little ledge that Coop loves to walk on the top of…..IMG_4281Yep on the wall walk….IMG_4291Then there is this house…IMG_4296They just built it, they tore down a cute small house and built this HUGE House.IMG_4312This was a daughter/daddy project from the folks on the corner. I love it! So, that is a brief look at our walk, we love it, hope you did too!

Tanyard Creek Park (another great walking park)

Tanyard Creek Park is off of Collier Road and in 2010 they completed the Northside Trail on the BeltLine.

Parts of the Civil War were also fought here. IMG_3373There are a lot of historical markers here. When I got my 1st dog, I used to bring her here, but it didn’t have the BeltLine back then. It is a beautiful park though.IMG_3375That is Collier Road, you go underneath and there is some really cool artwork.IMG_3376Keep going and you walk past Bobby Jones Golf Course.IMG_3383IMG_3386Lots of geese on the course, what a big mess, huh? They are doing a ton of construction at the old Colonial Hills Complex, it was scaring Coop out so we turned around. Staycationers will love this park there are two playground areas.IMG_3409When you get to the end of this portion you are in some town homes.IMG_3413Then to get back you go through a cool covered bridge under a railroad trestle, very cool.IMG_3419Yes that is Bradley Cooper posing! It is a beautiful park, and not too crowded. IMG_3421Have you been here? Is there a park near you I should visit?

Great Walking Trail – South Peachtree Creek Trail

IMG_3366We are so lucky in Georgia and Atlanta to have so many Parks and Trails! I found this one today and I am so glad I did. IMG_3307It is a beautiful day today, crisp and clear, the trail is a little over a mile. The scenery is great! IMG_3311Cute little bird houses…Lots of graffiti. IMG_3363Not tons, I guess the appropriate amount for train tunnels. IMG_3321It is pleasant and peaceful. IMG_3342There is a park at the end with many baseball fields. (or the beginning depending on where you start)IMG_3350This park is a the back of Mason Mill Park off of Clairmont Road. IMG_3365Let me know of a park I can visit near you. Happy Staycation!!!

Lullwater Preserve

This 154 acre preserve lies in the heart of Emory University’s campus. My neighbor Will wanted to take my walking buddies and his pups (remember Catfish and Pumpkin?) to a park, because they had been so good last week.IMG_0535

 

We finally found it, and where to park, and how to get there. It was absolutely beautiful. IMG_2602At first we drove up to the President’s house. It was a gorgeous Tudor. Originally built by Walter Turner Candler, son of Coca Cola mogul Asa Candler. He purchased the land in 1925, 230 acres and called it Lullwater farms. He loved nature and wanted to preserve the forest part of it. He added in Candler lake, by damning up a stream, South Fork Peachtree Creek. IMG_2606

He had a horse track to run his horses on too, that is now the VA Hospital. IMG_2630

It was a beautiful day and the pups had a great time. IMG_2623You really need to check this one out. We will show some more parks for your “StayCation” this summer!