Fruits of a “Not so Different” Vine

If I were to say….Georgia(country not state) invented wine…what would you think?  In our “here and now” thoughts you’d probably jump to France…or possibly Italy.  If you really thought about it…didn’t the Romans have wine?  Oh, and don’t forget about Jesus changing the water into wine at that wedding.  With that in mind, it might … More Fruits of a “Not so Different” Vine

Georgian Delights

It’s fairly certain that everyone…in some way or another loves food.  I must admit that my palate is not broad or accepting of the more ethnic varieties or the more exotic choices.  I grew up in Texas and my three food groups when nurturing my young taste buds were steak, potatoes and beer(not that I had any … More Georgian Delights

From Mountains Sublime to the Ridiculous (well, sort of)

 Mestia / Batumi   We arrived into Mestia before dark and were treated to blue skies and a rising “almost” full moon.  Such a nice change of atmosphere as opposed to “wearing” the rain.  The air is crisp and fresh and clear. Night is coming on and the temperature is dropping.  It’s a most spectacular … More From Mountains Sublime to the Ridiculous (well, sort of)

Caverns to Mountain Tops

 Prometheus Cave/Mestia Did I mention it was STILL raining??  Enough already! This morning it’s a trip into the middle kingdom…or down into a very wet cave.  Encased in our lovely silver conehead ponchos we climb down today….into a marvelous, huge and relatively dry(compared to outside) cave system. The Georgians have outdone themselves in making this cave … More Caverns to Mountain Tops

From Saints to Sinners – a long road

Uplistsikhe/Gori/Kutaisi   There are many notable cliff dwellings around the world, however I dare say none are more amazing than the “the lord’s fortress” . – Uplistsikhe – here in central Georgia.  The country can boast several, but the two most stunning examples are Uplistsikhe and Vardzia(in south central Georgia). This morning we find ourselves driving … More From Saints to Sinners – a long road