Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Day One: Flavigny-sur-ozerain

We started off our french adventure with a pretty weird day... Jules slept from 7:00-11:00 on Sunday night, woke up at 11:00pm, and then went back to sleep around 3:00am. He woke up again at 11:00am on Monday morning, and we officially started our day-- with all three of us feeling more than a little wonky.

After doing an initial grocery shop (I'd forgotten that one of my greatest pleasures is shopping for food in France. Even the most basic french grocery store smokes Fairway Market by a million miles!!!) we decided we'd just cruise around and explore. What is incredible about rural France is that while you're just "cruising around", you can drive by a sign pointing for a medieval city, and when you arrive, you discover a perfectly preserved picturesque town with a cute cafe with a courtyard full of children's toys, enchanted flower-filled walkways, the location where Chocolate was filmed, AND the candy maker that produces the crazy flavored mints you buy at Fairway for $8.00! So-- that was a pretty big hit, and a happy coincidence if ever I met one.

And then after a little snooze, we went and explored the local park, where we discovered Julian's FAVORITE THING, a river where he can throw rocks. John and I practiced skipping rocks and Jules perfected his pitch, and all was right with the world. Now that we know where to find a river and a playground, we've pretty much ensured that this vacation is going to be a success!

And the best news... Jules slept through the night last night, so we're really in business today! 

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