Lake Brandt is a great place to visit on the weekends. It is an 815 acre municipal reservoir, built in 1925 and named for Leon Brandt, Mayor of Greensboro from 1907-1908. The lake, a fabulous recreational facility, is open from 8am-5pm this weekend. If you want to get out and hike, kayak, or walk your dogs, it is just a few miles north of town. Water sports are fairly dormant this time of year, however, before you know it, Lake Brant will be offering youth kayak certification classes, having bass tournaments, kayaking classes, rowing practices and more (see here).
The responsible pet owner, above, has her chihuahuas on a leash and, as you can see, they were very tolerant of the young child with a stick. Actually, he was playing very nicely with the dogs. Chihuahuas seem to be gathering a little bit of celebrity status in Greensboro. This one likes to wear costumes and this one likes to sell costume jewelry. The ones in the above photo were perfectly content to sport nothing more than their beautiful fur coats and to hang out at the lake and marvel at the little child in stripes.