For Labor Day weekend, we joined some friends and their kids at Lopota Lake Resort in the Kakheti (read: wine) region of Georgia. The drive took about 2.5 hours and despite some very windy roads, it was relatively easy. A friend tipped us off that we should specifically request ground floor rooms in the S building, which we reserved several weeks in advance. Alas, when we arrived those rooms were not available, but the L building, right next door, suited us just fine. I do recommend the ground floor rooms because of their great patios and you get to avoid the stairs!
Although the weather had cooled a bit, we still took advantage of the multiple swimming pools right away. The food at dinner was decent, but a bit overpriced. The restaurant decorated their walls with bottles of wine (full bottles, which is important to this story). JR asked the server for a glass of that specific type of wine and the server hesitated, saying “Oh. I will have to check if we have that.” We all looked around bewildered because there were dozens of bottles around us, including one within arms reach by JR’s head. The server returned a few moments later to confirm that unfortunately, they did not have that type of wine available.
Oh well, he ordered a beer instead.
The next morning after breakfast the air was a bit cooler and we noticed that some of the other guests’ children were bundled up like it was full blown winter. I think it was maybe between 65-70 degrees? The weather did not keep us from a last dip in the pool! We only stayed one night so we didn’t explore all of the grounds, but there was plenty to do and we will definitely visit again next year.
We spent the rest of the weekend relaxing at home. Our friends from down the street came over for a farewell dinner – they are headed back to the U.S. for a few months. Abby and their daughter, K are best buds and I was really sad to say goodbye!
On Monday, Abby helped me make cookies. She was quite impatient waiting for them to bake!
We closed out the weekend with a sunset bike ride.