After yesterday’s non-stop action, today we are shifting gears a bit to enjoy the slower pace of life in the countryside of France. The girls started with a movie on the laptop while I recover from our marathon sightseeing venture on the bed.
After spending yesterday as the dumb American tourists in France, today we have a much more welcoming agenda planned ahead of us. Courtesy of no one else but Teta Milica. She has planned for us to go visit her daughter, Marlene’s second cousin, at a real working countryside farm that’s been in her husband’s family for many generations.
Our first morning in France we awoke to breakfast already made for us. This is something we can get use to. Teta Milica does not mess around. There were fresh pastries and hot coffee as well as mini cereal boxes with milk for the girls. It was immediately clear that our usual pace of strolling around inside the Airstream wearing our pajamas ’til lunch was not going to fly here. Teta Milica means business and we already have a full day planned.
First of all, I want to set things straight with this series of posts. Unlike our 2010 Cross Country posts, it is not likely I will write a post per day on this trip. Unlike a road trip, we don’t have a car and we stay in only a handful of places. That means a handful of days on this trip were not too different from each other. I will try to stay in chronological order though and highlight some of the days that were more significant. For example, our transit day from Los Angeles to Paris.