Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wednesdays in France - with friends

Our memories of France is as much about people as it is about great scenery, food, wine and experiences but the special moments are with people. We've been so fortunate to have made such rewarding friendships in our travels.

Do you know that I've discussed our travels with friends at home and they actually don't meet people - why is that? Maybe they don't spend enough time in one place. With five trips in France under our belt since 2006, the country has become a spritual home. Maybe we've missed out a little by not exploring more of Europe but we feel richer for it. The Loire is Sue's favorite. She says that each time we've driven into the Loire, who blood pressure lowers. She feels at home (away from home that is).

Mikee training for the Tour d France
Mikee with his good lady Carol live in the Loire.
Gerard who lives no more than a KM down the road from Carol and Mikee we met because I spied his bike leaning against his shed. I said to Mikee, "Can we go back and look at the bike". "Of course but let's pick up the girls and we'll go back for a glass of wine".  Gerard grew up in this same house where he lives with his bubbly wife Annick.
Carol said to Sue, "You must cook in my kitchen and invite Ken and Walt".
So off to the Amboise market".
Walt, Mikee, Annick, Carol, Gerard and Ken - a night of fun and a morning of sore heads.
Have you ever seen such a bunch of smiling faces - a night to remember.

Until we return next year.
Have a happy and safe festive season.


  1. What a delight! Looking forward to seeing you again next year!

    1. Same here - very excited as we will be away for 10 weeks this time.

  2. Season's Greetings to you & yours! Perhaps we'll be able to meet when you come to the Loire next year.

    1. I'm sure we can arrange to meet and also for you to meet our freinds Carol and Mikee who live on the river Cher a few kms downstream from Ken and Walt.


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