Saturday, June 16, 2012

Bonjour from France!

Bonjour! Jim and I have bid adieu to Croatia and will be spending the next 3 months in France as housesitters. It was a very scenic plane ride as we skirted the Mediterranean coast to Marseille.

We were greeted at the airport by the witty and charming Monsieur R ("M R"), the homeowner. He and Jim quickly took bonded over their distaste for cold and rainy weather in Old and New England, respectively.

About 30 minutes later we arrived at the spectacular rental home that we'll be caring for this summer. It's located in the countryside, about 10 miles from Aix-en-Provence. Here we met M R's vibrant wife, Madame R ("Mme R"), and their bouncy, happy-go-lucky spaniel, Hermes.
Our new French friend, Hermes
We enjoyed a nice lunch on the patio as we got to know one another:

Then retired to our apartment with a nice bottle of rosé:

It sure was a rough day of traveling! I think we're going to like it here. À bientôt!