First off - the root canal seems to be a total success
Kudo's to Amy's twin Brother Alan for a fantastic job.
Our adventure this morning kept us in Athens since Amy had to be back to the dental chair by 12.
First up was a trip to my local roaster for a refill of beans and a chance for Amy to see a micro roasting coffee business with a purpose. Ben from 1000 Faces Coffee
took time out of a busy morning to entertain and educate us on coffee and personally made Amy a cappuccino that she said rivaled the former "best" in Italy. Next up Dave explained his roasting process up close and personal. "Sidamo" (Ethiopian) was in the machine and we watched as it went through the process. At the same time Ben was completing a couple of cups of the brew for he and I to sample. I think that Amy really enjoyed this unexpected stop
We both came away with a great stash of beans and I hope she enjoys sharing coffee with Phil on Saturday morning.
As a side I truly enjoy the relationship I have with Ben and 1000 Faces. They are so much more than a coffee supplier! On multiple times they've work in conjunction with our local art house theatre, Ciné
, to host movies such as Black Gold and the High Price of Sugar; fund raising events for the "Bottles for Babies" project in Guatemala (Finca El Injerto is their coffee from this region); the Red Ribbon Roast that supports AIDS Athens; and fundraising for local schools (nice alternative to candy and magazines!). Of course there is more but I wanted to give you an idea of the depth that Ben and the team go to be beyond ordinary. If you like what they stand for
give them a try - they ship
Next up Amy proposed a visit to the T.R.R. Cobb House
Luck was just on our side as the curator, Mr. Sam Thomas, was available and offered us a personal tour of the home. Beautiful restoration and interesting story of the family and Mr. Cobb. I only wish we had a bit more time to explore the gardens but alas part two of Amy's root canal awaited....but not before a very quick lunch at the Clocked Restaurant Diner
Then I was off to Washington (Georgia!) for a business meeting but I did get to stop in to see Amy one last time on the way home. She was quite content in the lobby reading her book and looking forward to a wonderful evening with her Brother. I think sushi was mentioned
Here is where I just have to thank Amy-I experienced so many things over the last two days that honestly go unnoticed to a native. What fun to learn about and enjoy my State because of a visit from a wonderful woman. The weather yesterday was perfect for wandering around Madison and today we fit in a few select sites during a short morning visit. I hate that Amy had a tooth problem but we made the best of it! Best of all - we managed to keep out of serious trouble. No mug shots.
Missy - you'll have to wait for Amy to return home for the photo part of the program.
Mike- what day will you guys be in North Georgia? I got boned by the husband - he's doing some 6 hour enduro race on Saturday at Durham Town Plantation. Where will you be on Sunday? I'll ride around town on the KTM but no way in the mountains. Sometimes being a pilon stinks. Amy is on antibiotics so no drinking for her. Be safe riding no matter what. Hope to hear from you.