Summer in Pine Mountain with MiMi

Summer in Pine Mountain with MiMi

Generations have loved this area for its natural beauty and man-made recreation spaces. Growing up here was a dream. I remember countless days at the “beach”…not the one on the Gulf of Mexico, but down at Callaway Gardens at Robin Lake. That was our “beach”. One mile of white sand, plenty of room to play and relax. When my kids were little we’d pack up the sand toys, towels, peanut butter crackers and koolaid and head down to the beach for where they could wear themselves out swimming, building sand castles, playing miniature golf and paddling boats.

Now, I can take my grandson down to the beach while he spends his summer in Pine Mountain. I took a break from work the other day and we took in a round of putt-putt and he had a nice swim. How easy!

Friday nights are movies on the beach after the FSU Circus performs. Saturday nights feature a fireworks display! I can’t wait for that.

Just a couple minutes from our house is Georgia’s largest state park, named for Franklin D. Roosevelt. Here visitors will find the opportunity to hike, fish, camp, learn, and swim in the historic Liberty Bell Pool, where just like Callaway Gardens, generations have visited over the years.

An annual pass to Callaway Gardens is about the best deal going for folks who can break away for a day of fun. I’m looking forward to a long summer with my grandson, seeing how much we can pack into a day in Pine Mountain.