At a Rest Stop on Mother’s Day

I don’t know why I’d never stopped at this rest area before. It’s the first one, right inside the South Carolina line coming from Georgia. It’s not like I haven’t driven that stretch of road dozens of times over the years. But today, I stopped. I’m glad I did. The rest stop sits on Lake Hartwell, and behind the mandatory rest stop facilities are a thick swath of trees on land gently sloping towards the water. I got out my phone, of course. I took lots of photos, but these, of a little girl, were the ones I liked best. Her mom was there taking photos of her (you can see her in the second photo)–a nice Mother’s Day outing. They both were having a blast.

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Kids. Water. Joy.

Jones Bridge Park on a Sunday (yesterday) afternoon–full of kids exploring cold water and playing with abandon.

Jones Bridge Park 1-- April-12-2015

Jones Bridge Park 2-April-12-2015

Jones Bridge Park 3-April-12-2015

Jones Bridge Park 4-April-12-2015

Jones Bridge Park 5-April-12-2015

Jones Bridge Park 6-April-12-2015

Jones Bridge Park 7-April-12-2015