Friday, October 19, 2018

Autumn Road Trip. . . . . . . .


Southwestern France 2008

Photo taken driving through the vineyards to the medieval bastide town of Mirepoix. 
Located in the Ariège department of the Midi-Pyrenees, near my family's home,
 this beautiful town invites you to sit outside at one of the many cafes in the evocative
 13th century market square, to enjoy a drink or a meal.
  
We are off this morning.
No quiet country roads edged with ancient plane trees.
No rolling hillsides carpeted with vines now dressed in brilliant 
Autumn colors. . . . . but hoping for an enjoyable drive, and then
a glass of fruity red wine this evening somewhere fun in our
 nation's Capital!  

Cheers!



6 comments:

  1. Have you had your Birthday, Mary ? If not, then this is the time to wish you a very, very happy Day.
    Have a wonderful trip and be safe. Looking forward to seeing lots of photos.

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  2. Beautiful photo! Is there any fun place in our nation's capital these days?

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  3. The French know how to make a road trip interesting with the beautiful Plane trees lining the roads and the many attractive villages along the way.
    I checked the map and see it’s a 5 hour trip. Will you do it in one day - or stop off along the way
    Mary?
    I love road trips and for me it’s all about the journey, spending a night at somewhere nice along the way.
    I do my homework to find a good B & B or boutique hotel - my husband on the other hand prefers to keep driving until we get there! Of course I enjoy shopping in our small country towns where there is often a market!
    I’m looking forward to your illustrated travelogue which I know from previous ones will be interesting!

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  4. Immediately I recognized the picture from S.France. How I loved driving down those roads. Just glorious.

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