Friday, June 22, 2007

Local daytrip

No, this isn't a vacation photo! We took my mom on a beach adventure right here in town. I always dismissed our local lake beaches as a little trashy--the parks and the people. Was I wrong or what! Today was like going to Florida without the drive.

At first, we got lost finding Percy Priest Lake's Anderson Rd. recreation area (off Bell Rd.). We paid $4 for the whole carload of people and set off down the wooded slope. Wow! At 9:30 am, we had the sandy beach to ourselves. The maintenance workers cautioned us that weekends are impossibly crowded, though.

By noon, a small number of moms and children played happily alongside us--building sand castles and floating on kickboards. Shady picnic tables and a playground lie nearby. This makes a perfect playdate during the week! You can also purchase a $30 pass that gives your vehicle access to every Corp of Engineer lake recreation area--in the entire US!

7 comments:

Ivy said...

Wow, thanks for the tip! I would have never guessed it would be that nice there, I'll definitely have to check it out!

Yet Another Heather said...

Oh my gosh I can't get over how nice that looks! I live about 5 minutes from there, now I can't wait to go!

Karen said...

I used to love living in that area - there was so much to do! Enjoy your beach days. :)

Christy said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing, Meredith. We'll definitely have to check that out once swimming lessons are over.

Tracy said...

I grew up on the lakes in Maine so I, too, have dismissed the lakes here. Seeing this beach is only 4 minutes from my front door, I just might have to check it out. Thanks for paving the way!

Pleasant View Family said...

So fun!!! I hear there is a great beach area near our new house, so I look forward to trying that, as well as the Percy Priest beach area. Thanks for the idea!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, the Corp of Engineer parks are nice. We often take our travel trailer to the Jim Hogg park in Georgetown Texas. That is just 20 miles from us here in Round Rock but it feels like much more when we just have a weekend and want to get away. Thanks for sharing. Roxie