By family van, it's a four-minute drive from Kip and Angie's Dominy's home along The Landing's fourth hole at Reynolds Lake Oconee to the community's amenity area. "If we don't have a bunch of gear we could walk there," says Angie. This family? No gear? Right. The Dominy's pack their Honda Odyssey for an afternoon at The Landing as if packing for a weekend at Hilton Head.

And that's exactly how they see every trip to The Landing's recreation complex: it's a mini-vacation, without the backseat calls of "are we there yet?"

"Whenever we drive five hours to Amelia Island or some nice resort," says Kip, "we come back home and think, 'We didn't really need to go anywhere. This is a vacation." And so, for their afternoon getaways, it takes longer to load up the pool toys, sports equipment, change of clothes, and golf clubs than it does to actually get there. This is their itinerary once they disembark with the gear:

Whenever we drive five hours to Amelia Island or some nice resort we come back home and think, we didn't really need to go anywhere. This is a vacation. Kip Dominy

1:00 PM - Backyard Waterpark

Noah and Lily immediately hustle to the pool slide, a twisting half-pipe as tall as the trees. They barely beat Kip and Angie. “It’s Noah’s favorite place on property,” says Kip. It appears he could be talking about Angie, too. Or himself.
As parents, there’s nothing like the sound of your kids laughing together. Angie Dominy

2:00 PM - Imagination Station

When the kids see the tire swing and climbing wall, well, it’s proof that you don’t outgrow a playground like this. “As parents, there’s nothing like the sound of your kids laughing together,” says Angie.

2:30 PM - Playing Fields

It takes about five seconds to realize the Dominys like sports. They go to the new basketball courts to play oneon- one and to the open fields where Lily crushes softballs hard enough to make Mom and Dad wish they had a horse to run down the deep fly balls.

3:30 PM - The Home Stretch

Kip used to play The Landing course as a member of the Mercer University golf team. Now he plays the front nine with a much different foursome. “This is a lot less pressure,” Kip says, finishing a putt on the fourth hole, which has an amazing view of the lake and of the Dominy’s house.
The Dominy's pack their Honda Odyssey for an afternoon at The Landing as if packing for a weekend at Hilton Head.

5:30 PM - And Then... It's Time to Sit

“We pack it all in,” says Angie, referring as much to the schedule as to their Odyssey. At the end of the day, a table at The Landing Restaurant is a welcome sight. Because really, who wants to cook on vacation?

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