For Greg’s 40th birthday, Noah and I took Daddy on a surprise trip this past weekend. We went to Athens, GA and drove down the Antebellum Trail, enjoying the beautiful pre-Civil War architecture and learning some history. Daddy had a lot of trivia questions to answer, and he aced those Civil War questions!
Ready to go (visors provided by Mommy)
Noah is enjoying breakfast at Papa Jacks
Noah wearing his monkey backpack and walking with Daddy
We started out the morning at the Athens Farmers’ Market
Noah is trying to escape while Daddy checks out some produce
Running on the University of Georgia campus.
Exploring a garden
Noah is watching the fish in this fountain
Exploring the Founders’ Memorial Garden
After lunch in Athens, we travelled south through Watkinsville to Madison, GA. Just south of Watkinsville is an old covered bridge: Elders Mill Covered Bridge. This was an unexpected highlight of our tour. We got out of the car and went walking in the water under the bridge.
One lane bridge (you can drive across)
The background was so beautiful it looked fake
Be careful, those rocks are slippery!
(Daddy slipped and stubbed his toe)
Exploring the inside of the bridge
On Sherman’s March to the Sea, General Sherman decided Madison, GA was too pretty to burn (or so the story goes), and so many of these structures were left intact.
Some of these homes date back to the early 1800s and are absolutely beautiful!
This one is for sale
One of Greg’s favorites with pretty hydrangeas off to the side
Enjoying cake back at the hotel
Happy 40th Birthday, Daddy! We hope you have a super day!