Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Friday, June 25, 2010

An Afternoon at the Beach

Yesterday Gerri & I decided to go to the beach at Callaway Gardens and enjoy the mid-afternoon. DSC_3024 When I worked at Callaway Gardens, I was the Recreational Food & Beverage Director and this was one of my five pieces of business to oversee. …what a sad thing (LOL). They have a putt-putt golf course, paddle boats, of course, the beach for swimming, and during the summer, students from Florida State University come up and put on the Flying High Circus. They do shows everyday but two during the week. This is their 52nd year of doing this. They are under a giant tent and the show goes on rain or shine. We haven’t gone yet this year, but we will be going in the near future; probably during the mid week since we want to stay near the campground on the weekends. We will take a lot of pics when we go and share them with you.   DSC_3033 DSC_3037 DSC_3036

The lake is surrounded by white sand to create a beautiful beach. The water is also spring fed so it is good clear water which makes for a great place to swim and enjoy the summer. At the beach, Callaway has a Pavilion for shade and a concession stand for beach type foods and munchies. DSC03395 DSC03392 There is shuffleboard, a water slide and so many other type activities for the kids. Sometimes it is just nice to walk around the beach and just enjoy being outside.

Yesterday afternoon at the campground, lots of campers started coming in and Gerri & I stared to think it was Friday. There was a lot of movement during the early part of the night, but all things calmed down as it got later. It was a calm quiet night. As one person said it is not always the number of campers as much as it is the type of campers you have.


  1. What a great place to be on these hot summer days.Thanks for the tour.

  2. The beach is a feature of Callaway Gardens that I didn't know about. Thanks for posting pictures of your visit. It looks like a wonderful spot on a hot summer day!

  3. Reminds me of the Lake I used to be Chief at, they have a sandy beach and a nice clubhouse and pool, just the place to take my Grandson now that he is old enough to swim and play with the other kids, Looks like you guys had a fun day off, be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  4. I saw your blog earlier today on my phone, but couldn't get my fat fingers to type my comment without making it look like this:
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    So I waited! Glad you got to enjoy the beach! It's so hot here, I might put my swimsuit on and stand in the shower ;)


  5. You sure do a great job of showing your readers all about Calloway Gardens. It is now a MUST SEE for us. Thanks for the pics, and glad you had a great day at the beach.

  6. Wow, I didn't know all of that was there. Looks like fun on a hot day.

    Thanks for sharing your day and the pictures.

  7. The summer is definitely heating more ways than one! We used to have a few slower days, but now it seems like they're all busy, even during the week. And you're most definitely correct - it's not always the number of campers, but the type that sets the vibe. I love all the pictures of Calloway Gardens; please continue sharing. The beach area looks so inviting. What a wonderful place to spend the day. Take care.


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