Today was a bit emotionally challenging. I’m choosing not go into the details here, but I had some emotional ups and downs, including an interpersonal exchange that didn’t feel good. Fortunately, though, this town is gorgeous, the weather was perfect, and I had a generous amount of downtime to process the feelings, and also just enjoy my surroundings.
In addition, I was able to meet up with several new people, and share a meal and coffee with them, talking travels. And tonight, I made the decision to splurge on the overnight, direct train to Raleigh (departing 1:20 am, arriving 8:35 am if no delays) rather than taking two trains, the first of which would have departed at 7:35 am tomorrow. No ideal solution, but I think this one will be the more easeful choice for me, and I’ll be able to sleep in my roomette.
I went to at least four different parks and natural spaces today; I’ll let the photos do the talking.
First I went to the Savannah Botanical Garden, which is another free one. It was very pleasant, filled with flowers, plants, beautiful tall trees, and benches generously sprinkled throughout.
Later, I found a natural space along the side of an otherwise busy road, and fully soaked in the experience of resting there. I was the only one there for the whole hour or so that I sat, stretched, and wandered there, and there was also a prodigiously-Spanish-mossed tree there, at which I marveled.
I ended the afternoon back in Forsyth Park, loving the trees there too… but before I arrived, I hit another small neighborhood “pocket park” with more beautiful trees and benches.
This town is a glorious place to rest. I hope I can visit again; I think the early spring is a great time for the weather although my host tells me that autumn is equally wonderful.
I’m so glad I got a chance to include this city on this journey. Now, I’m looking forward to spending some more time in the Raleigh/Durham area!
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