Friday, January 14, 2011

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve - Frozen Edition

Today Jenna and I ventured out in the still iced-over Spartanburg area to stretch our legs and get out of the house. She has been off school all week long due to the snow and ice and we were both antsy to get out! The fresh air was sure to do us some good! Our first destination was in bad shape. The parking area was a complete sheet of ice, and since I am sans 4x4 I didn't feel like getting stuck in a parking lot! So, I quickly put together plan B, and so we headed to Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve.
We have been to Hatcher a number of times over the years, and it is beautiful in the summer and spring. Today was fun as the place really looks different without the greenery, is still beautiful, but also extremely quiet. Hatcher is found
on 10 acres in Spartanburg, consisting of urban trails, with mostly paved paths that weave in and out of small ponds, many tree species, and is home to many species of birds and a large variety of plant life. The walk was slow going, and fairly slick, but we made it through in one piece, and had a great time together! We trekked 1.23 miles in about an hour, which really left us both wanting more, but we ran out of trail! We are both looking forward to the melting so we can have some more options, but this was a good plan B for the day.

1 comment:

  1. We had such a wonderful time together. Jenna was so amazing, she just kept walking and walking. She started to get tired towards the end and asked where the benches were, but she didn't miss a beat. Love her!! I can't wait for our next adventure.