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!  



  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.

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

  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
    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!

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


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