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Today we went to Callaway Gardens in Georgia. There were so many things to do. We saw gorgeous flowering plants at the horticultural center. There is a huge glass building filled with flowers where butterflies fly free. Walking among the butterflies and taking pictures was just beautiful. Callaway Gardens is famous for azaleas, but of course they bloom in the spring. However on one of the trails we found several bushes still blooming. They are called encore azaleas, and their red and purple blossoms were a delightful surprise in the August heat.
We did a lot of walking. There are miles and miles of trails through the various specialty gardens and around the lakes.
We had lunch at a sandwich and salad shop on the grounds. As I approached the order desk, I saw a basket of fruit. I got a hamburger and a huge apple. As we ate we could see children outside feeding ducks. I took my discarded hamburger bun to the bridge, where I realized that they were not only feeding ducks but huge turtles. Hope the turtles were not Type O, because they sure enjoyed all that bread.
For dinner we took a side trip to the Talisi Hotel for a Southern cooking buffet. I had baked chicken, black eyed peas, green beans, butter beans, and yams. Everything was delicious, but the yams were especially good. When they brought around the dessert tray, they had coconut pie. That is usually an avoid that I have trouble avoiding. But tonight I told our friends I was going back for a second serving of yams for dessert. I pretended that it was sweet potato pie.
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