Today is Sunday......Easter Sunday!! It has been a wonderful day. We usually spend this day at Callaway Gardens. It has become a family tradition to begin the day at Sunrise Service but there is an hour difference in time so we had to begin this Easter at the Callaway Lodge and Spa for a breakfast buffet at the Piedmont Restaurant. It was delicious as usual.
We then visited the Discovery Center. It is a beautiful area that just sits nestled among the trees and a lake.
Years ago Mike was the Recreational Food and Beverage Director. He oversaw all things food and beverage in the recreational arena at Callaway Gardens. That included overseeing the building of this neat restaurant called The Discovery Cafe. We even saw a young lady Mike hired when this cafe opened many years ago. She still works there and is now the Supervisor at the cafe.
After strolling around the Discovery Center for awhile we drove to the Brothers Azalea Bowl.
Of course, we were a little late for the azalea blooms but we did see many beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs.
I really focused on the things of nature that were awakening after a long winters night!! Its so much fun to see the new birth at this time of year.
The Brothers Azalea Bowl has a walking trail that leads to my most favorite place......The Chapel. I always refer to this area as my "happy place" but actually Callaway itself is my "happy place."
While sitting on "my" bench we noticed this guy taking a casual stroll. This Great Blue Heron usually hangs around the lake by the chapel. I suppose it might just be his "happy place." He is quite handsome and very laid back. We snapped a few pictures of him because he posed so nicely.
We finished up by driving over to the beach area, another one of Mike's venues. There is a nice pavilion overlooking a sanded beach. A very nice area especially in the summer.
It wasn't very busy today but when summer vacation comes and the temperatures are warmer it will be hopping.
We had a wonderful Easter. A blessed time of remembering the resurrection of our Lord. Hope your day was blessed as well.