Sunday, January 15, 2006
Vive la France!
I always enjoy crossing the border into France. Conversation comes easily, even if I've forgotten much of the past and future tenses. And I can't forget the wonderful bakeries... did I mention the bakeries? Pain chocolat cures a variety of ills.
Madame Hertz-Meyer, our eighty-six year old hostess, lives in a huge house surrounded by riesling grape vines. She encouraged us to take many "promenades" around the quiet town of Eguisheim, situated on Alsace Lorraine's wine route. It was cold enough that all the vines were frosty, but the sun was shining. What more could we ask?