First stop was a park that had a track (I immediately thought of upcoming speedwork) some soccer fields, and a big pond that caught hubby's eye for fishing. We set down our stuff and I made friends with a duck nearby. Little ducky wasn't very active and I think might have been hurt? I didn't get very close because I didn't want to scare him:
Hubs started fishing and of course that meant it was time for me to eat. For some reason, when we packed lunch I thought it would be a good idea to pack a salad in a ziploc bag with a plastic fork. We have tupperware, don't ask why my brain wasn't working. So baby spinach, strawberries, almonds, cranberry, and balsamic salad. Rye crispbreads in the other bag:
I was digging into my salad bag and some friendly geese decided they wanted some lunch too. I was hungry and selfish and kept it all to myself.
There were TONS of baby turtles (terrapin?) on rocks by pond but every time I got close for a picture they jumped in the water. So now I have lots of pictures of rocks but I won't make you look at them. I finally did see the grandaddy turtle getting his tan on in the sun and had time to snap a pic since he was slow:
After a while some other people came and started fishing nearby. Except they weren't catching fish. They were catching these turtles! They kept some big ones they caught in a box in their car. This seems incredibly bizarre to me. Does anyone know what you would do with a turtle? I guess some people eat them (GROSS) but maybe there is something else? Turtle races? Anyone?
After a while of pond exploration/fishing we drove to the next place on our list--the public swimming pool. It didn't look open so we looked in on the pool. I'm assuming it wasn't open for the season and it was full of rainwater otherwise they have some major pool cleaning to do.
I had my heart set on some ice-cream since the weather was perfect for it, and we went to a place that has a giant fake ice-cream cone outside. I assumed they would have ice-cream, right? Somehow on an 80 degree Sunday afternoon they were closed. Craziness! Desperate for a treat, we pulled into a gas station and picked up some goodies:
The cone was mine, and I got hubs an ice-cream sandwich. In about 2 minutes it was clear he was eyeing my cone, so I let him have a the last bite while I "held" his sandwich. Whoops. I looked down and started feeling pretty guilty since I ate most of his. Don't worry, I gave him lots of kisses to make up for stealing his ice-cream.
What is your favorite hot-weather treat?
Apparently, it's ice-cream sandwiches. Seriously though, fro-yo is where it's at. Delicious.
Do you have a outdoor pool near you? When does it open!!!!??!
I can't seem to find the time of year it's open, but it's really warm in Georgia so it should open now, please!