Budro in tow, we drove up to the state capital for a big tournament this weekend - which was a huge success on all kinds of levels.
One of the main reasons was a chance to see my good friends Steve and Carol (my friend who helped me build the pergola in the backyard, and met us in Italy in 2006)and eat at the best Italian restaurant in Tallahassee: Their house! I was in a quandary all weekend about which was better: the food they cooked for dinner BOTH nights (these people invented hospitality) or the insanely beautiful work they had done to their backyard.
They've built an amazing brook and filled the yard with dozens of different spots you could light and meditate, relax, or just appreciate the natural beauty. Here are some images snapped in a hurry:
Got back in at midnight last night and needed to do two load of laundry before a quick night's sleep and back to work this morning. But it was a weekend I'll NEVER forget! Thank you Steve and Carol!