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France in the fallSeptember 5th, 2019So long.
Thursday, September 19, 2019 After my last post titled “Voilà!! Valise!!” I guess it was inevitable that today’s post would begin with “v,” too. Several of Dave and Claire’s co-owners here in Cruzy had recommended the tour at Maison Noilly … Continue reading
And just like that, Dave’s suitcase appears . . . a mere 42 telephone calls, emails, status updates and 96 hours after their airplane arrived.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Vendage: The harvest of, or harvest time for, grapes. The vendage is in full swing here in Cruzy. We wake up to the sound of tractors pulling trailers full of grapes to, and empty trailers from, … Continue reading
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Hello to my three faithful readers. It’s been a few days since I’ve written anything but that shouldn’t be construed as meaning nothing of interest has been happening. On Friday, Michael and I left Bordeaux and … Continue reading
Our last evening in Bordeaux, we took a walk downtown and, in one of the main squares, we found a boules tournament going on. How very French. When we went to get our car on the morning of our departure, … Continue reading
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 Gosh, it seems like just yesterday I was greeting Bordeaux and tomorrow morning we will be driving out of town. Guess I’d better make a few comments on how the past two days have been spent. … Continue reading
vin, vino, wein . . . is still wine but Bordeaux is Bordeaux. Well, sort of. We took a road trip yesterday, Tuesday, September 10, and headed north to the Margaux area of Bordeaux. Margaux is a tiny village in … Continue reading
Monday, September 9, 2019 When I began planning this trip to France, I looked for a place close enough to Toulouse to be an easy drive but far enough away to be different from what we have seen before. I … Continue reading
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 Well, we made it. Flights over were pretty much uneventful. Because our flight from Seattle to London was much earlier in the day than usual, we decided NOT to try to sleep on the way over. … Continue reading