Callaway GardensPine Mountain, Georgia
September 1-4, 2018
We again returned to Callaway Gardens, a 6,500-acre resort complex located in Pine Mountain, Georgia, to celebrate Labor Day Weekend. The was the last weekend of swimming at Robin Lake – the largest man-made white sand beach in the world, stretching a mile around the 65-acre lake.
We again stayed at their Pine Mountain Cottages. These are very nice accommodations for a family. Joyce and I took one of the bedrooms and Robert and Natalie and their boys took the other.
This was their annual Balloon Fast, and so we all got a close up look at probably 20 of the hot air balloons that ringed the lake. The show was especially spectacular at night when the balloons took turns firing their propane gas tanks to light the greatly decorated airships. There was a demonstration of Frisbee-catching dogs (FUN!!) and also a Classic Car show that was interesting.
We also visted their Nature Center to see the Birds of Prey show and to feed the fish in the lake.
This time the entire Robert Braden family except Luke - and Robert who was watching him - went zip lining. There was a course that was just right for Everett and Charlie, and a more challenging course for Natalie and Benjamin. Everyone enjoyed that adventure.
Robert and I played miniature golf and I won, as usual. (This is my Website; so I get to say what I want. But actually he beat me pretty bad and I had to get a (temporary) tattoo as the loser.)
Another wonderfully good time!