C and I just adore baseball, and last year when he read that the Braves AAA farm team was moving home to Atlanta from Richmond, he was one of the first to request season tickets. There's nothing much purer than minor league ball! Last Friday night was opening night at the brand spanking new Gwinnett Stadium, and we were there, along with our friends Bob and Joe. It's a wonderfully intimate park, the food (believe it or not) is pretty good, and our seats are fantastic!
Unfortunately, our G-Braves lost in the home opener! Oh well!!!
Saturday found us chillin' at home, and then off to the youth auction at our Grace Church Gainesville. I'm so very pleased to report that both Amazing Grace 1 and 2 were purchased for handsome sums by good friends of ours! Yayyy for all of us!!!
C, Barker and I hot-footed it down to Midtown for a couple of nights of R&R! Phew!!! Our friends Paul and Linda were in town from PA, so we got together with them from breakfast on Sunday. WOW....we have known them for 30+ years now, and amazingly enough, we ALL look the same! yeah, right! They came back to the condo for coffee after a great breakfast at the Highland Bakery, and we yakked for hours! It was so good to see them!
Then there was the fantabulous annual Midtown Tour of Homes!
and we walked
one of our favorite homes on the tour is this one: Stonehurst Place, on Piedmont Avenue:
Our old condo looked directly across the street to it, and now we look down upon it from our highrise. It is a delightful place, and if I didn't have Midtown digs of my own, I would definitely stay there! We also loved touring jewelry designer Mark Edge's vintage home, which was built by Georgia Governor William J. Northen in 1909, and Will Pollock's 1921 Colonial Revival home, which was featured last year on HGTV's Ground Breakers. We walk by these homes with Barker several times each day, so it was fun to see the incredible interiors. It was a lovely afternoon and C and I enjoyed all of the homes...........but we missed a couple because we had tickets to Horizon Theater's new show
Our condo friends Dee and Bill went with us, and we really enjoyed it! Both actresses were extremely talented and very strong. They never slowed down, and we never lost interest. If you haven't seen it and are in the area, please treat yourself!
Then we were off to The Shed in Glenwood Park for a lovely evening meal:
Beet salad with Chevre
Eggplant Lasagna, San Marzano Tomato, Ricotta
Berkshire Pork Schnitzel, Creamed Leeks, Mustard Mash
and the lovely Profiteroles for dessert:
and just one last shot from one of our many Midtown walks over the weekend: the lovely Mahonia:
So, as you can see, I am following Dr's orders and I really have slowed down. It's been a challenge, but I have obeyed!