Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Vacation Day 2–Father’s Day and Parks

Our second day of vacation fell on Father’s Day.  As Nathan’s Father’s day gift, we went as a family to see a Braves game.  But before the game started that afternoon, we took the kids to a local park along the Chattahoochee River.


It was a brand new park and SOOO nice.  In the area of the playground, the ground is covered in artificial turf.


The park is located at the home site of the man who owned the land and built the dam near that location.  They have preserved the chimney of his original home.


We loved the swings that lined the overlook of the river and the beautiful flowers everywhere.


And of course the kids loved the playground!


While swinging beside this little girl, the mom heard me say something to Layton.  She told us that the girl’s name is also Layton – only spelled slightly differently – Leighton.  Apparently she was named that because it is the little girl’s dad’s mother’s maiden name.  Which is essentially the same way we got Layton’s name – it is Nathan’s grandmother’s maiden name.  That is one crazy coincidence!!!!


After leaving this park we headed to the ballpark.  Dallin wanted to wait in line to have a ball signed.


It was signed by Mark Lemke.  This of course didn’t mean a whole lot to Dallin – but Nathan was pretty excited because Lemke was the second baseman who played for the Braves during Nathan’s teenage years.  Now he is the radio announcer for the Brave’s pregame show.  


Then we of course needed a few pictures at the huge Coca-Cola chairs. 


Play Ball!!!!!


The Braves lost, but we still had a great time.  We were going to stay after the game and let the kids run the bases out on the field – BUT – the line was so long it was going to be over an hour wait.  Hopefully they weren’t too disappointed, and they did get to run the mini-kid’s bases up at the top of the stadium.




Laurel Shaw said...

Looks like a lot of fun so far!!
Can't wait to see the rest!

Kim Jarvis said...

I remember Mark Lemke from back in the day too. Not sure who those other guys are though.