Last night, we drove into Athens, GA from Nashville, TN for some amazing chocolate chili (all their own garden ingredients...except the chocolate...and meat), fun times with kids, great bluegrass music around a bonfire, and encouragement from friends. We stayed with George and Elisha and their two children Amelia (3) and George Wilder (1). George taught at my high school during my senior year and later on bought the twinkie (my first car...a white vw vanagon) which he drove all the way to Georgia! I didn't know it had that...or all the years to follow left in it! pretty incredible!
George and Elisha generously hosted a potluck dinner and invited friends to hear about our trip and hang out together around good food and music. It was such a great time of community and encouragement. Personally, I enjoyed Elisha's homemade cookies...a secret recipe...and listening to George and his friends play the guitar/banjo/mandolin around the fire. It was so relaxing and truly we were treated like royalty! Thank you so much for everything!
This morning we woke up to rain and it hasn't stopped yet...thanks to hurricane Ida. Rumor has it that the rain should slow down by midday tomorrow. Luckily, we are staying with a friend of Philip's in Augusta tonight so the boys should have a chance to dry out!