Today is Renee’s grandson Jeremiah’s 2nd birthday. Happy Birthday Jeremiah.
Slept in until around 8:30. I started cooking French toast but got frustrated because I was tearing up the bread so John took over. His turned out great.
After breakfast we headed off to find a new bicycle rack to replace the one damaged the other day. We looked in Dick’s Sporting Goods and The Sports Authority but they did not carry what we needed however, the salesclerk did suggest REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) We had never heard of this place before. The salespeople were very helpful and willingly went the extra mile to make sure you found what you were looking for. John decided on the Yakima Double Down Hitch Mount Bicycle Carrier. This one has a lifetime warranty on it and is of much better quality than the one previously purchased at Wal-Mart.
Now it was time to go and have some fun. We picked up John’s niece Renee’ and headed for Marietta, GA to walk the square and have lunch. When we arrived in Marietta there was some sort of local festival being held on the square with food, craft vendors and live bands. By this time we were hungry so we began looking at the variety of restaurants on the square and found one called The Vineyard Cafe. This unique cafe is located on the top floor of the Vineyard gift shop. We all ordered sandwiches. John had the Smokin’ Hot Reuben (Smoked Beef Brisket and Swiss served “Reuben” style, topped with Cole Slaw and served on toasted Marble Rye). Renee’ had the Italian sandwich combo with sweet potato salad. I have never had potato salad made with sweet potatoes but it was very good. I had the Classic Harvest Sandwich (Smoked Turkey Breast, Bacon, Cheddar, Mixed Greens with Honey Dijon Spread on Bakery Raisin Walnut Bread). This is the most delicious sandwich I have ever tasted. The Raisin Walnut bread was to die for. The cafe also serves peach and cranberry apple ice tea. It was quite a nice change from ordinary tea. Renee’ took a picture of John and I at the table.
Needless to say, we went on a much needed walk through the square and surrounding areas. Another interesting place that caught our eye was Johnnie McCracken’s Celtic Pub. The pub is actually the oldest standing fire station in Cobb County. Check out the website it is really cool.
We ended the day with a game of 10 Penny. Renee’ beat John and I last night and tonight. Is it beginner’s luck? LOL We had a great time.
Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.