August 1, 2009

Back from Europe

Filed under: travel, War — ubikcan @ 11:18 am

well it was a fun 7 weeks abroad, but now i am back. in all I visited Germany (Heidelberg), Switzerland, England (Manchester, Chester and the Cotswolds), France, Germany (Dresden), Prague and England (London). Most of our time was near Reims in France sampling the champagnes (including an unexpected and delightful visit to the Billecart-Salmon vineyard).

These 3 pics show our “gîte” or holiday home. We rented this for 3 whole weeks… poppies abound in this area, which was the location of much fighting during the Great War. This is why you buy poppies on Remembrance Day (Nov. 11) to mark the occasion of the armistice. finally, no trip to Champagne would be complete without (several) visits to les caves (cellars) so here we are in Veuve-Clicquot Ponsardin, getting the tour, complete with a map model.

click any pic to get a bigger version.


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