This morning we hitched up Lily to take her to a museum parking lot for a show and tell meet-up with a wonderful young couple.
This is our second time officially helping out Vistabule when potential customers from our area contact the company for a showing. I previously forgot to add the short distance involved to Lily’s trip record. So, the number of miles from her storage room to the museum and back are doubled in today’s title. That corrects the grand total Lily has traveled.
Afterwards, we had lunch overlooking a nearby lake in Red Top Mountain State Park. With our annual parking pass for Georgia State Parks there was no additional cost.
During trips to Lily’s storage room, we try to add little new-to-us adventures along the way. On the way home, we also explored two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Day Use Areas that are along the Etowah River.
These sites really surprised us. First, we visited the Riverside Day Use Area.
The miles of narrow roads going in were paved but overhung with untouched forest, feeling a bit dark and sketchy.
Suddenly, after passing a gatehouse at each Day Use site, the settings opened into well maintained picnic areas – some with views of the river. There were mowed game fields, nice playground equipment, large pavilions being used for family reunions, hiking trails, plenty of paved parking, and modern restrooms.
Cooper’s Furnace Day Use Area even had an interesting historic structure. All for a five dollar day use fee, a bargain.