Bob had a great little birthday party Monday night. We had two couples we met from Newcomers over – G. Ann and Al and Sandy and Mike, and our neighbors across the street Vickie and Ed. There are usually two other couples we hang out with but they are off doing the things retired folks do so well. One couple is spending a week in New Orleans and another is heading to the northeast to check on their other house, which is under remodeling.
Our guests brought some very well thought out gifts for Bob, which certainly wasn’t necessary, and we had some great conversation. A gift certificate for a woodworking company he likes and wine, chocolates, and other snacks which he loves.
The dark chocolate zucchini layer cake with nuts and chocolate ganache was delicious. I can’t take credit for making it, just ordering it. Too hot to have my oven on. Cheryl at Upcountry Provisions Bistro and Bakery in downtown Travelers Rest did a great job. Even made the cake on a day the Bistro is closed. What good service. They also have been at the Saturday Travelers Rest Farmers Market so check them out.
Bob and I went to the Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for Upcountry Provisions a month or so ago. There is a lovely young couple who run the place. They found they had enough business to need to quickly expand hours. I have had their bread and now the cake. I want to get over to try one of their yummy sounding sandwiches. They did a great job of decorating the rustic building and putting in a little garden and outdoor seating. A great place for those on the Swamp Rabbit Trail to stop for a bakery items or a sandwich.
It is so much fun seeing Travelers Rest grow with new businesses and be a part of the community.