You wouldn't know that behind the scenes I am full-throttle ahead on getting posts done on our recent annual trip to Atlanta. But, you know, sometimes you have to clear the way first....
So before I show you the incredible Oakland Cemetery in downtown Atlanta, I want you to see what we came back to last week. Astrid says she can't remember when the autumnal colors here where we live were this brilliant. She says it was the right combination of warmer weather and less rain that made it happen.
Watch and be astounded again by the hand of Mother Earth.
Each week we ask, "Where are we going to eat this Saturday?"
It's my treat, every Saturday of the year, to have lunch out somewhere. Out. Away.
Because of the incredible colors, Astrid suggested we go to the pannenkoek restaurant
in Het Lingebos...the wee forest in nearby Vuren, less than 6 km away.
We parked at the edge of the forest and walked 45 minutes through it to the restaurant,
and then back again to the car.
OMG. This is exactly what our body-soul-spirits needed.
THIS is why I still live here...if for no other reason!
We had eaten once before at this restaurant in the woods, but years ago with Jeroen and Eva.
I had totally forgotten what it looked like, inside and out.
I even forgot to take a photo of the pannenkoek before it was all but gobbled up.
But you get the idea.
That pot of stroop, btw, is a Dutch pancake staple (even though we don't use it).
It's like molasses! Good for what ails you.
Walking back to the car, our eyes were again wide open.
Even the cows way back near the highway, in the dazzling sunlight, were happy.
We ALL were happy, soaking it up like there's no tomorrow.
And it's right at our fingertips.
Yes, I'm home!