Niva’ed and Nissan’ed into southeastern Kakheti near the Azeri border looking for mud volcanoes today. We failed in that. But I’ll tell you what we succeeded at: having fun! Zzzing! High fives! Woohoo! Who’s with me? Kazaam.
A nice swim in Dali Lake/ Reservoir and six of us in dual 4×4’s carousing with the temporarily verdant hills. The highlight was the rainstorm that got us stuck in a farmer’s field and required teamwork that brilliantly illuminated everybody’s personalities (including my lack of helpfulness). All the while a belligerent old Georgian we’d picked up sat in the backseat and grumbled.
Just before the rain really hit, the air was crisp, we hopped out of our cars and I snapped the above photo of Leslie in the misty wind.
We got back into Tbilisi later than planned but in time for dinner and drinks with more friends I haven’t seen in ages. Thanks to all for a great birthday and the certificate for a free leeching. Everybody needs a leeching, not just children.