15 septembre 2008

Back !

I’m back and glad to be back !
I really missed my king-size bed !

This year, our trip to the Champagne, France was a real surprise.
We visited the ‘other’ Champagne-region.

We slept in a ‘(small) bed and (large)breakfast’ -Villa Primerose- in Arcy-sur-Aube ;
that is in the ‘plaine Champenoise', the only Champagne region without vineyards (!) and from there we did some day-trips to the ‘côte des Blancs’ and the ‘côte des Bar’.
There, we saw the vineyards.
What a variety of landscapes, some views were spectacular.

We were surprised that the ‘côte des Bar’ wasn’t as touristic as the ‘côte des blancs’.

On our daytrip to the ‘côte des Bar’ we only met locals.
The ‘maison champagne’ where you can taste and buy champagne are cosier and friendlier.
We enjoyed the tranquillity in the ‘côte des Bar’ and the region is much more ‘pittoresque’.
We picnicked every noon and went in a restaurant in the evening.
The restaurants were also a surprise and not always a good one.
The positive side : we didn’t gain weight !

On our way back, we stopped in Namur to see many of my family.
I gave ‘Abstract III’ to my uncle and aunt for their 50th wedding anniversary. I saw that they were truly happy with the present.

“Mountains inspire awe in many human person who has soul. They remind us of our frailty, our unimportance, of briefness of our span upon this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even imaginings of a mere mortal. “
Elisabeth Aston

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