Saturday, July 16, 2011


A few shots from our trip to Lauterbrunnen with Arlin and Pamela...


For our anniversary, Doug planned a trip to Bourgogne. We went to Beaune, where we saw the famous Hôtel Dieu hospital. We also saw wine barrel manufacturers working, visited the small village of Brançion, the once powerful abbey of Cluny, and drove through lots of vinyards!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Slow Tuesday

Today was a pretty relaxing day... I didn't even leave Meyzieu!

Doug and I went for a long walk this morning around a park in Meyzieu that was a WWII German fort. We made lunch for Arlin and Pamela and two men (members of the Christian Church in Lyon) that are re-doing their kitchen. We were able to use some of the bounty from the Hendrix garden!

We spent some time outside and then Doug went to church with Arlin while I stayed home with Pamela and helped clean up and get supper ready.

Hugues, nine year old from church came home with them to spend the night. Now Doug and Hugues are playing soccer... no words being exchanged, but it looks like they are having fun.

Monday, July 4, 2011

First few days in Lyon

First few days back in Lyon...
We arrived in Paris late Saturday morning, took an early afternoon train to Lyon, and made it to the Hendrix house by 5. The weather is beautiful! Saturday we had a light dinner and managed to stay up until 10 before going to sleep! Sunday we went to church, then drove north of Lyon to a farm-to-table restaurant for lunch with the Hendrixes. We walked along the Saone at an artisan market in Trévoux, then came back to Meyzieu. We relaxed at the Hendrix house, had a very light supper, then watched The Ultimate Gift. Today Doug and I went into Lyon, had kebab for lunch, visited a silk workshop,

had a snack at a WWII Resistance hang out,
and of course, walked along the Rhone!