Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer Fun: Wine Tasting & Paddleboating

Yesterday morning actually felt like June is supposed to feel here - at least early in the morning you can catch a feeling of mountain air. It was just lovely! In fact, all weekend was lovely.


Pepe loves a good blow dry with the blower after a bath. It makes him all fluffy. Scout does not enjoy it as much!


I finally made it to the yoga class at NOMA Square on Saturday morning. Ryan passed on going with me -- his last yoga experience a couple of months ago left him sore for three weeks. I told him it's not supposed to do that!



We checked out a new {to us} farmer's market that is in between Travelers Rest and Marietta called Beechwood Farms. It was really good and they have a pick your own option. 

It's so nice to have Ryan around to do "normal" Saturday stuff. We took the dogs to the mobile pet vet and then had a picnic in Cleveland Park. 


Saturday night I went with a group of girls to City Scape winery in Pelzer for a wine tasting. I'm not much on fruity wine and thought that was all they would have, but we were all really impressed. My favorites were the Uptown White (grapes grown in Italy) and Downtown Red (grapes from Argentina). After the tasting, we opened a few bottles and enjoyed the view!



Afterwards we headed to Pomegranate on Main and shared the Tour of Persia. If you go, it's a great way to try a little of everything. I was pleasantly surprised to find out I really liked the Kashk Bademjan which is a sautéed eggplant and onion, topped with Persian cream of whey, crispy fried onion and mint and the Koobideh Kabob, a blend of ground tenderloin and ground chuck that is charbroiled. 


Sunday we went to church and then headed outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. Paris Mountain is just a couple of minutes from our house but feels like a different world. We stuck to the swimming area and tried out the paddleboats. 


Ryan also installed a window air conditioner unit in our upstairs. We have some fun visitors lined up in the next couple of weeks! Hôtel de Greenville is open for business!

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