We had planned to go to church on Sunday morning and pay a visit to Granddaddy on Sunday afternoon, so we decided to have Chris's day on Saturday.
I threw a couple of ideas out on what we could do for Father's Day, but ultimately Chris decided that he wanted to spend a day at Chewacla.
Chris is an outdoorsman and has always loved nature. He had visited Chewacla several times before we were married. (I lived in Auburn for 5 years and visited Chewacla State Park all of one time. Ironically, it was with Chris's cousin, Shannon, my college roommate.)
Our first stop was Chewacla Lake. It had a little beach area and a diving platform, which we enjoyed. Chris was the only one to brave the high dive. Although, Chloe and I did swim out to platform, we only jumped/dove in from the platform itself.
After a couple of hours of swimming, Chris took the family on a hike down one of the nature trails. The littles and I had dressed for swimming, so we didn't do so well going down the trail in our flip flops. However, we had a great time...just a few bumps and bruises;)
The Chewacla Dam was beautiful.
We got up close and personal with nature, from the gigantic horseflies to the mussel shell beach.
I'll let the following photos speak for themselves.
I know that Chris appreciates days like these and I am glad that he will be passing on his love for the outdoors to the littles (because we all know that they won't be getting it from me:)). Evan kept repeating, " I never want to leave." It warms my heart to know that he has a love for nature.
We love you, Chris, and we hope that you had a Happy Father's Day!!!