I feel like a world traveler today as my excursions have taken me to both Athens and Bethlehem and the day is not over yet … yes, they are both in Georgia (People come from all over to have their Christmas cards with a Bethlehem postmark).
After going thru chemo Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I have found the best way to get back on track is to get up and go first thing on Saturday mornings … if I don’t push on Saturday then I have to push on Sunday … so shortly after 8am this morning we were out the door and headed for the Athens Farmer’s Market.
We’re expecting a high today in this part of Georgia of 107 degrees Fahrenheit and it looks very likely so the objective was to go out and about early then get back home and stay cool … so far so good!
First stop was the tent for Harry’s Pig Shop. Made it in time to get one of their containers of made from scratch ranch dressing for dipping and chomping on fresh veggies. Also made it in time for one of their pork breakfast burritos … imagine a Moe’s or Barberito’s sized burrito filled with delicious pulled pork, scrambled eggs, hash brown potato cubes, white cheese and a bit of salsa. You talk about good … WOW!
Next stop … loading up on fresh veggies … cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots (they taste so much more better than the grocery store variety) … and some cherry tomatoes too.
Then while my grandson was having a cookie before 9am, I was having a delicious ginger scone. I have found a baker who makes scones the way I like them … and make them myself.
Final stop at the farmer’s market, the Luna Bread tent. The last two weeks we got loaves of marble rye. But today our sights were set on the Terrapin Beer (a local brewery in Athens) Bread. It’s a dark bread that also has molasses in the recipe giving it a little big of a sweet taste … apparently one on Luna’s most popular breads. When I got home, I buttered up a slice and put some honey on it … talk about delicious!
The music today (yes, at 8am in the morning) was offered up by Scott Baxendale … he was offering up some of the most soothing and relaxing guitar music I have ever heard live. Later I found out Scott is actually a master luthier (a craftsman who makes stringed instruments) who practices his craft of building custom hand-crafted guitars in downtown Athens at Baxendale Guitar. The music he played this morning was definitely the music of one who intimately knows his guitar … thanks for entertaining us Scott! We were in the presence of a master and didn’t even know it …
Well, that leaves us with frappucinos … not from the farmer’s market.
My wife loves her Starbuck’s venti-sized white chocolate mocha frappucinos. Well, Starbucks located in Target stores are have a buy one get one (BOGO) free deal on frappucinos through Monday July 2nd … (Was that the door slamming and car engine starting I just heard coming from your house?) So we stopped at the Target store in Bethlehem and my wife had her regular and I partook of the caramel variety of the same …
A very fun-filled Saturday morning indeed … thank you Lord!