Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The month of March sort of got out of hand and escaped unblogged. But rest assured, April will not suffer the same treatment. And I will have plenty to write about because I will be in the United States. FTW! But before I get into all that, lets catch up on last month. To make a long story short: There was Easter. We ate nice food, prepared by Mallory and myself. Then we had a nice outing to a nearby castle, because that is how we roll here in France. 
Le Chateau de Ripaille, near Thonon-les-Bain
The kids all seemed to enjoy it

Another highlight since I last blogged was my visit to Avignon with Valentine.  She was busy at the Fine Arts school, so I had lots of time to wander around on my own.  I spent much of my time revisiting the "Palais de Papes".
I have visited it once before, but as it covers about 2.5 acres, there was still stuff to see....
Mostly built between 1334 to  1364, it still  dominates the city.
The only bad thing about the trip was that I came down with a very bad case of the flu.  in fact, I've been sick for about a week now...but seem to finally be recovering.  For a while I had my doubts that I would.  When I spent two days in bed reading Laura Ingalls Wilder, I knew I was possibly in big trouble.  LIW books are my instinctive go-to position in cases of impending death and disaster. 
Fortunately, I pulled back from the brink of mortality and "The Long Winter" has been put back on the shelf, only three-quarters finished.


oreneta said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better anyway, sounds like it was a good month despite the illness, or maybe the illness counts in April?

Joy said...

I hope you are feeling better, and that your trip back to the States goes wonderfully well. :)

And perhaps this fall, we could meet up for tea - perhaps on or around our mutual birthday! Paris will perhaps be central to us both. Unless another equally interesting city is halfway between you and The Hague. ;)