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Europe » France » Rhône-Alpes » Cornas July 26th 2008

I haven't update my blog in a couple weeks because (surprise, surprise) I'm on vacation! Everything is going wonderfully and life really is beautiful here. I have been able to see quite a few of my friends from when I lived here in 1999-2000. I lived with Gérard and Maryse Montalon, who welcomed me back into their family, which is still growing. I was at the house at the same time as two of their granddaughters: Céleste and Léane. The second day I was there we got the news that Léane had become a big sister. Her twin brothers, Yanis and Timéo, were born early in the afternoon. I haven't seen the twins yet, but the next blog will have photos of them I'm sure. While the Montalons went to visit the new babies I went ... read more
Crussol
from my window
Céleste, Maryse and Léane

Europe » France » Rhône-Alpes » Cornas July 20th 2005

When we arrived in Cornas it was just as I had remembered. It’s a cute little town in the shadow of the château Crussols, close to the city of Valence, but on the west side of the Rhone River in Ardèche. The hills above are covered with vineyards of St. Joseph, and there are several caves (wineries) in town. Cornas wine is famous for being very hearty with lots of tannins and they say that if you leave a bottle to age long enough you’ll have to eat it with a spoon. I remembered exactly how to get to Michèle’s house, through the narrow little streets of Cornas. When we pulled into the drive I felt like I did when I got off the plane in Boise after the Cambodia trip. After all the strangeness of ... read more
La cabane des bois
La piscine




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