We spent Saturday going to Lake Lanier, right outside of Atlanta. It was a bright, sunny and clear day - the best we could have hoped for. But our plans to swim in the lake, or in the adjacent river, were dashed by the freezing temperature of the water.
[See pictures from Lake Lanier here]
So, we headed back to Yaniv's apartment, and threw ourselves into the pool. When I stepped out, I saw a rabbit eating the grass. I managed to get quite close and snap some pictures, before it hopped away. I was later told there are no rabbits and I must have seen a squirrel - but luckily, you can't argue with photographed proof (unless the person in question had time to Photoshop it ).
[See my "rabbit proof" here]
On Sunday, June 1st, the US Beach Volleyball Championship was held in Atlantic Stations - the newest mall in Atlanta. It's quite a nice mall, with easy access and parking (although I could add a story here about what happens when the parking ticket machine goes mad ).
A big sandbox was brought in, along with stands and booths. The whole thing turned into a massive happening. Despite the heat and the humidity, thousands of people joined us in watching the games. I, of course, went for the sports values, not the scantily-clad jumping babes . And, of course there were the men's championship for the ladies to watch.
[See pictures from the Beach Volleyball Championships here]
Frankly, I don't believe this should be an Olympic sport. I mean, what's next? Hide and Seek? Hopscotch? But then again, formation swimming is an Olympic event - I guess the poor people on the Olympic committee just want to see some girls in bikinis...
All in all, a great weekend. Can't wait to go back to Lake Lanier in the summer.