Today, Larry and I ventured out the front gate of Village at Deaton Creek and off the reservation for a hike on Mulberry RiverWalk. It’s nice to get outside the community and check out the local attractions.
Mulberry RiverWalk trail is only 8 miles from our front gate and consists of miles of a meandering walking path along the Mulberry River and much of it is relatively flat, but you need study shoes because it is unpaved and there are some roots and stones.
Along the trail, we happened upon a monument marking the spot where four North Georgia counties converge, including Gwinnett, Barrow, Hall and Jackson, so I asked Larry to take my picture.
We walked two miles in and two miles back but looking at the map it looks like the RiverWalk goes much further. We crossed over a wooded bridge and there are several places with a park bench along the creek, a good place to get in touch with nature.
Mulberry RiverWalk is another place to add to my Places to Walk list. I have been amazed at how many parks and places to walk are nearby to us here at Village at Deaton Creek. It’s so nice to have these wonderful resources so close to our Active Adult Community.
You should check out the shopping and attractions within six miles of your community, when you are considering which community to buy in. But I must say, when I purchased, I had no idea there were so many parks within that distance from my community.
We have enjoyed Thanksgiving at our clubhouse 2 or 3 times since moving here and always had a good time. What a nice benefit from living at our Over 55 Community! Here is our post from a previous Thanksgiving.
Our Thanksgiving at the clubhouse was enjoyable. We sat at a table with our friends Larry and Dottie, Wayne and Linda, and some new residents from Connecticut. We had such a good time talking, we were the last ones to leave.
As you can see by the top photo, there was plenty of food and the turkey was great.
Petty good crowd on hand, but since it was residents only this year, there were some empty spaces where more tables could have gone if they had allowed family members like last year. Maybe next year they will.
Sure was nice to come back home and not to worry about washing dishes! Since I started my race walking training for the National Senior Games, I didn’t care for second helpings anyway. Mary Ann prepared a white chicken chili for a late dinner and that was great. By the way, Mary Ann shared 5 things we were thankful for and living here at VDC was on both our lists! How about that.
On the way out I spotted the great Christmas tree in the clubhouse lobby.
Up next will be the Holiday Parties. There is one for our street, one for our section, and one for the community.
Also I spotted this on “The Daily” section of our web site. Adult Gingerbread House Decorating Night – Free
Bring your neighbors and turn up the holiday magic with a fun-filled evening of Gingerbread House Decorating. Bring your own gingerbread house and decorating supplies (icing, candies, gumdrops, etc.). RSVP at the front desk.
Well this sounds like a photo opportunity in the making! I will have to pop in and see what is going on.
I am trying to get Mary Ann to take this class at the clubhouse so we can get a discount on our auto insurance, but haven’t convinced her yet. AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS – THURSDAY
Another photo op is: Breakfast With Santa, Saturday
The Austins and It’s Showtime do such a good job lining up talent for us. I bet this is going to be good. I need to talk with my ticket agent (Mary Ann) about getting us tickets to this. It’s Showtime Presents On Saturday, Lindy and Greg will perform. The Austin’s saw this couple on a cruise and were so impressed, they wanted to bring them to VDC.
We already got our tickets to the New Year’s Eve party. We saw Butch and the Buckheads a few months ago and then were good! New Year’s Eve Celebration! December 31, – 9pm – 12:30am DANCE PARTY: This event will be upstairs only, the ballroom will feature Butch and the Buckheads, returning to VDC for another amazing performance! If you love a great dance party, THIS is the place for you! Dance, Dance, Dance!
Mary Ann says she heard The Everly Brothers tribute show is coming soon and she wants tickets! We will have to track this show down and get her some tickets.
Plenty of Activities going on this Holiday season here at Village at Deaton Creek.
PS: this morning I thought this was a red bird (cardinal) on my neighbor patio railing but when I zoomed in, I see it is lovely rose.