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!