Hello everyone! How are all of you today? xx Thank you so much for coming by my very first travel post! 💚 I’m excited to get to share it with you because I absolutely love traveling, and getting to research the places I’ve visited, as well as write about my experiences while visiting them, is a lot of fun!!!
My first feature will be about the Chattahoochee River, as you could see by the title. 😂 My family and I went back on the 4th of July, but I’ve decided to do a feature on it now, lol! Enjoy reading! xx
A Bit About The River
The Chattahoochee makes up the southern half of the Alabama and Georgia border, and is about 430 miles long. It is one of the three major Georgian rivers that are part of the Apalachicola Basin, a large drainage basin in southeastern Georgia.
About My Experience
On the 4th of July, I went to Duluth, GA with my family. We had initially planned to visit a historic train museum, but when I found out that we weren’t too far from the Chattahoochee River, one of the most popular rivers in our state, we decided to go there, instead!
There are several places across Georgia where you can visit this river, as it is over 400 miles long (!), and the nearest visiting place to us was Medlock Bridge.
I don’t know if I ever even saw the bridge … ? lol it didn’t really matter, as we just wanted to get a good view of the river. 😂
We were all excited to get there – especially me, Samuel and Elizabeth.
I think the reason they were smiling was because they could see their cute reflections in the selfie camera, haha!
The main area where you could go down to the river’s edge was a paved ramp for easy boat access, so we all walked down there together.
I got some pretty good pictures from the end of the ramp – I had fun finding the best angles. 😊
While on the way there, and especially as we went down to the bank, I kept singing the chorus of Jordan Feliz’s song, ‘The River.’ LOL “We’re going down to the river…”
Elizabeth enjoyed sitting in the stroller and watching the peaceful waters! She’s such a sweetheart. x
To the right of the boat ramp was the beginning of a mile-long trail. It was pretty shaded and dense due to the summer foliage of trees and bushes, but it was wide enough for a stroller and for all of us to walk through without branches hitting our heads.
The trail was pretty close to the river, so we kept catching glimpses of it through the trees. I took advantage of this and stopped a few times for more pictures.
Elizabeth had fun being outside and looking around the forest. I had to keep watching to make sure her little legs weren’t getting bitten by mosquitoes, though. Speaking of bugs, the time of year that we walked down those trails (summer) was NOT a good idea … Joshua and my mom came home with chigger bites. We all got our fair share of mosquito bites, too. That is why I prefer exploring nature in autumn. 🍂🌾🍁
Now, back to the river.
Isn’t it pretty? I loved getting to visit it!
The plaid shirt Samuel wore for the 4th was so cute! He’s always cute in plaid:)
Me and Samuel posing by a cool tree. I was wearing my patriotic shirt that I’ve had for a few years, and I’ve also given you guys a rare sighting of the birthmark on my right thigh. (LOL now you won’t be able to focus on anything else 😆)
This here pic is of Samuel running from a bear.
Hahaha kidding!!! We only have bears in the mountains of northern Georgia, and even they are only black bears, which is one of the non-vicious types of bears. 😂
We passed by this sign when we left the trail. It just had some regulations and trail information, but I thought I’d share it with you, anyway. 😂
Here’s one more view of the trail we trekked:
So that’s it for my first travel post! I enjoyed writing it, and I especially enjoyed getting to visit the Chattahoochee River for the first time. 😊
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Thank you for reading, guys!