Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday, August 5th

This morning I ventured off to Mirepoix 
for the market, about 45 minutes away
through the mountains, and raining most
of the way. The fog was amazing rolling over
the mountaintops.

Village of Puivert..on the way.
I loved all the colors in 
the town square..charming.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Monday, August 1st

(I read on one website that
this place is virtually
undiscovered by tourists..
not the case anymore).
But beautiful nonetheless.
We had a nice lunch on the water...
fortunately under the umbrella since
it rained for about 20 minutes.
We stopped at this winery on the
way to practice some French.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday, July 17th

We were invited to stay at Tim and Kate's 
this weekend which was a real treat for us. 
They are a British couple that we briefly
met the last time we came to France. They 
have lived in France, near Carcassonne for 
the last 3 years but have recently moved back to the UK.

For lunch they took us to this winery/bistro.
-Chateau de Pennautier-
I had the Brochettte de L'Agneau
the best meal we have at at a
restaurant so far...yummy!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday, July 16th

Today we headed to Narbonne, Gruissan Plage 
exactly to go sailing with Tim. Unfortunately 
I didn't get any photos. It was a fairly 
calm day but enough wind to sail.
You know when you are tired and
sun-burned and its time to leave 
the beach....
Yes, our car is the white one.
Shortly after finding our car 
blocked in, the people with the 2 cars
on both sides of us returned to join us.
We only had to wait about 30 minutes. 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday, June 15th

We all know the French love their 
yaourt...or yogurt. This is my new
favorite yogurt..not sure if it's from 
Holland or Germany, doesn't matter.
In the afternoon the girls and
I went to Lac Montbel with 
Kate and Freya. 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday, July 14th

Tonight after meeting we went 
to Jean-Claude and Claudia's to 
watch the fireworks over La Cite' 
was an excellent view from their back porch.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Les animaux de la France
For all you animal lovers....
this is an ongoing post 
dedicated to all creatures,
small to great.

This kitty joined us for dinner 
in Paris.

Honey, Tim and Kate's cat,
she purrs just like Lily.

Thomas the cat..he has to wear 
a harness or he will get hit by a 
car. He is naughty kitty.
Henry the dog..engaged
in his favorite activity.
Henry with us at Lac Puivert
This dog we met in the ministry..
he was especially friendly. 
This was very sad for me. One day while at 
Lac Puivert the circus had arrived 
and was setting up for the weekend.
We were very close to this guy..3 lions
and the tiger. I wanted to set them free.
This is one of Claire's cats.
This is a termite mound...up close.
more to come.....