Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Back home

Back from the conference/vacation with DA and GB. Where did we go?
Here's the rundown:
  • 3 days in Paris
  • Numerous little towns in champagne--bonus! we were there during harvest time and saw the grape pickers in action. We met the cutest family in a tiny village who invited us to their midmorning meal. The men were in the fields and the women were making food for 50 people in the kitchen--they were lovely!
  • 2 nights in a B&B in a chateau (with a moat--how cool!)
  • 1 night in a cute hotel in the middle of nowhere--a bit of a walk in the country and a wonderful meal.
  • 3 days in little university town in Germany for the conference
  • Found a festival in Heidelburg--nothing like beer stands everywhere serving beer in glass steins to people wandering the cobblestone streets.

It was a super vacation-I mean conference for work.......

However, my return home has been difficult--I was welcomed by a sick kitty (I think she went on a hunger strike?) and a car that wouldn't start. Much stressing and distressing about the cat, a tow truck and $400 later, I have car that is running and a cat that seems to be on recovery road--thank goodness!!! Now....back to work.....

3 comments:

Seeking Solace said...

Welcome back. Sounds like a great time.

Poor kitty. Did she have different food while you were away? That could be the problem. Or she is punishing you for leaving. My dog does that!!!

Alice said...

Ooooh, I am so jealous... Glad you had a great time! :)

psychgrad said...

Sounds like a good time. I'd like to take more trips to smaller towns/villages. It really gives you a sense of the culture.