Richard took the day off on Friday, so we decided to go kayaking on Lake Allatoona before the crowds showed up for the Memorial Day weekend. We drove to Red Top Mountain State Park, paid the park fee, and put in by 9:30 a.m. Perfect- hardly anyone there!
Aaah, sunshine and a cool breeze.
And off we go! It’s really hard to turn around and take a picture and not tip the kayak. Yikes!
That island looks inviting. Ignore the blindingly white toes.
Unusually shaped boulder ahead- let’s check it out.
Boulder from the other side. Looks like the perfect jumping spot.
Time to paddle up to shore for a short rest and a cold cola. Can you spot the fish?
Love these tree roots. My first thought was- wow, those would make great rustic chandeliers. I know, weird….
Lake Allatoona has lots of shady coves to paddle into when the sun starts getting too hot. This one was a little murky, but much cooler.
Traffic on the lake was starting to pick up, so we cautiously crossed open water to the dam.
Then, time to head back to shore and grab lunch at Cracker Barrel. A great day of playing hooky!
Have a great Memorial Day and thank you to our heroes in uniform- God bless you and keep you safe!