Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Last October while on a wedding planning trip with my older daughter and her husband-to-be, our younger daughter and visited Viñas de Garza winery  in Ensenada, Baja California.  It reminded me more than a little of the wine-growing areas in Provence.

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The flowers were lovely and the entrance inviting, although this wasn’t the entrance to the patio for the wine tasting.

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Each time I visit France, my s-i-l and I explore, always finding something new or a different look at a place we’d formerly visited.  This year, due to a move, they live closer to Luxeuil-les-Bains, some of which you’ve already seen, and to Fougerolles, (Foo-juh-roll’) in the heart of the cherry district.  Fougerolles is known for kirsch and griottines, cherries macerated in eau de vie or kirsch.  Each year, there is a cherry festival, which we were fortunate enough to attend.  (More about that in a later post, of course.)

Naturally, there are plenty of interesting doors in Fougerolles.  Here are three.  The first is right along the main road leading through the town.  Step out of your door and across the sidewalk and you’re in the street!  Those lace curtains are quite something.

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But wait!  There’s more!

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It’s Sunday night and I’m really glad to finally be sitting down!  Originally I was going to have the entire weekend off from work.  However, my boss needed another person to work our table at CoffeeCon and I said I’d work.  That was Saturday 8-4 (almost the entire time on my feet).  Then today after church, I whipped out, ate lunch on the drive over, arrived at noon, headed back to church at 4:40 for our Spook-ghetti Dinner (which I was helping with) and arrived back home about 8 pm.  Phew!

CoffeeCon was fun.  Although I don’t really drink coffee except as a mocha or cappuccino, I flogged a lot of chocolate for our shop.  I’ll also tell you that Grey Goose vodka mixed with cold brew coffee makes an awesome drink that’s not a bad way to start the morning!!  (Table across from us.)  🙂

What does this have to do with insect houses?  Nothing other than the fact that I need a blog post and the insect house is it.  I’ve never seen one of these in the US, but I’ve seen a number while in France and I find them fascinating.  Here’s what one looks like.

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“Windows open out onto the universe around you, but doors will take you to where your imagination lies.”
~ Anthony T. Hincks

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