Too cold for a ride?

avalon-6290You would think on a Sunday just 2 weeks before Christmas that there would be kids standing in line to ride the train, but no.  The weather in Atlanta this past weekend was too much like winter for the thin-blooded southerners!  Anybody who lives in an area where it gets really cold would laugh.  The high temp on Sunday was actually 50° but the day started off below freezing and it was probably in the low 40’s when we were here.

We were out at Avalon to watch the ice skating and walked around a bit.  Just around the corner was this kids train ride with the conductor standing on the sidewalk waiting for passengers.  The train was empty and there were few people walking about.  I remarked to the conductor that it must be too cold for the kids.  He said: “It’s too cold for me!”

It’s a strange mix here in the south.  Too cold for kids to ride the train yet at the same time, I saw a family walking back to their car with all the kids wearing short and t-shirts.  Go figure!

2200 Avalon Boulevard
Alpharetta, Georgia

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
100mm @ f/5.6 –  1/80sec – ISO 400


Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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