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September 19, 2005

France: awesome

Well, I am back from France. It was excellent. Thank you Leigh and Nicky!

I think this is the longest time I have been away from the Internet (and the blog!) since I started writing all these things down, and I am having trouble deciding what to write. Because of that, and because it is Sunday night and I have an early start tomorrow (work - ugh!), I am going to give you a little at a time. And try to stick with pictures as much as possible!

For background: I spent the last five days with Leigh and Nicky at their place in France. It is in Lot-et-Garonne, in between Bourdeaux and Toulouse. The weather was mostly good, although rain threatened the first day and there was some morning fog three of the days (all my fault, as you know if you read about my trips to Hokkaido, Karuizawa and Hayama).
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This next picture is of Chateau Montbazillac. It is impressive from the outside, but after spending eight euros a piece and touring the place, we were less excited. But the region is also well known for its dessert wines (a poor man's Sauternes?!) and we went around and sampled a few, which made up for the disappointment of the chateau. And the weather was fantastic as you can see.
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I will leave it there for now. More pictures coming soon...

Posted by Kirk on September 19, 2005 05:50 AM