December 16, 2022
We’ve had several days of rain, so it was a wonderful when it stopped raining yesterday.
After one o’clock, we headed over to Flat Rock State Park in Columbus, Georgia. We decided to see some different trails.
Bruce parked the motorcycle next to a trail. The trail is also a service road.
It was flat and easy to walk along. It took us to the Flat Rock Trail and to the Columbus Fall Line Trace Trail.
We did not hike on the Flat Rock Trail, as it seemed to be mainly for mountain biking. We decided to head to the trailhead for the Columbus Fall Line Trace.
There are mile markers on the Trace. Some of the markers are on signs and others are painted on the trail.
We enjoyed the well paved flat trail. There were very few bicycles and other walkers out. We mostly had the trail to ourselves.
We did have to cross a road to get to the trailhead.
We enjoyed the sights and even stopped to rest on this stone bench on the side of the trail.
We arrived at the trailhead.
There was a sign with the rules of the trail and a map. The main map only covered the local area, but in the lower left, it showed the full trail. The Fall Line Trace goes all the way to the Chattahoochee River in downtown Columbus.
There was a gazebo with a small library in it. We rested for a bit and I took a picture so you could get a feel of the trailhead parking.
After resting a bit, we head back.
I noticed something moving alongside the trail. I thought it moved like a chicken, but I wasn’t sure if it was a chicken.
I pointed it out to Bruce by saying, “Is that a chicken?” I figured if it wasn’t a chicken, we could have a laugh. He thought it looked like a chicken as well.
As we got closer, we realized it was a rooster. He looked glossy and well fed.
We looked for houses along the trail to see if we could determine where he came from. We didn’t see any homes. We debated calling animal control, but decided that the rooster couldn’t have come far, so someone would be looking for him. I do hope he was found.
Once we made it back to Flat Rock State Park, we walked along the road to the waterfalls.
We walked back to the motorcycle and decided to try one of the Korean restaurants in the area.
We rode to Korea House and ordered the dinner for two. It was a lot of food and could have fed four people. We had a lot of leftovers.
We road home and Nox was happy to see us. She wanted a bit of loving and then a walk.
It was a beautiful day and we made good use of the lovely weather.
4 thoughts on “A Sunny Day after Much Rain”
That part where you wrote “We debated calling animal control” had me laughing. On Kauai where I’m originally from, there are roosters and chickens all over the place. The byproduct of the last two hurricanes that blew threw the islands years ago, where the suddenly homeless birds simply made themselves at home in the wild. They aren’t so much a bother to be hanging out at Walmart and elsewhere, but they can be a nuisance if a rooster should choose to crow right outside your window in the early AM. Nobody hunts them for food as far as I know.
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I know since keeping chickens has gotten to be popular, more chickens are being released in parks when their owners get tired of them. This rooster looked to be a pet, as he came up to us on the trail. I am hesitant to do anything with a rooster, as their spurs can be dangerous. I have a cousin who was badly injured by a rooster when he was a little boy.
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No rain here too.but that trail is so amazing. Thanks Anita
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It started raining again and it looks like we’ll be having rain for a few more days.