The family celebrated Sharmila’s birthday with a picnic lunch at Fainting Goat Winery. Usually we celebrate her birthdays in a different country but this once Covid pushed us to North Georgia mountains. We picked up the lunch from Old Mulehouse in Jasper. The wait for food was a little tedious but the taste was totally worth the wait. First time in a long time the whole family went out for a picnic and card games!! JayJay had the best time of his life!
It was a gorgeous fall day up in the mountains. The sun was up, the skies were relatively clear and the wine was … well, it was North Georgia wine. The views were breath taking though.
Folks who know the area will spot the larger mountain in the horizon in the middle of the picture as Mount Yonah. The sharp, sheer face is not evident since it is facing us (we were in Dahlonega).
This is one of our favorite spots – even before Kaya Winery became Kaya Winery. It used to be Blackstone Winery back then.
One advantage of the virus pandemic is that I have been trying out a lot of coffee shops in the next 20 miles from our house. Most are owned by individual families. They let me sit inside or outside. (Starbucks is allowing us to sit outside now but not inside yet). The coffee is usually a little costlier and they take more time than Starbucks to prepare it. But the output, for some reason, I am finding to be far more enjoyable.
This is my cappuccino from this morning. He took a lot of pains to create the art. I messed it up with one long sip 🙂
At Sunset Grille on Lake Allatoona. With Dipanjan and Parijat. Found out from Caroline (Audrey) that this is the last weekend for the restaurant for this season. I was a little surprised… I did not think the temperatures are that low. But to be sure, there were nobody in their boats out either.
Anyways, it was a good couple of hours in the evening!!