Archive for July 8th, 2009

First Class Living on the TGV

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
Approaching Salzburg

Approaching Salzburg

So it seems that I can never get more than 6 hours of sleep, even while on vacation.  I finally shut things down last night just after 3, and was up before 9, packing things up and saying goodbye to the Augis.  Actually, Nathalie had already left for work earlier in the morning.  Valentin was still sleeping, so I tackled him in his sleep so he could say a bientot.  Antoine was up and ready to head to the country club for his golf program.  He was not very pleased with me for coming for such a short visit.  I gave a vapid promise that I might come again next year.  After all, I’ll need to come check out “la chambre de Ken” that should be complete by next summer.  This is what they are calling the guest suite in the new house.  We also talked about skiing in Morzine this coming winter.  They already (more…)

Smooth travels, Brief visits

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
Relaxing in the Admiral's Club

Relaxing in the Admiral's Club

Well, our flight to Paris was comfortable and uneventful, two key virtues to covet on a trip.  Babette and I had the very first seats on the plane, enjoyed a gourmet 3-course dinner, and seats that extended and reclined to pretty much completely flat beds.  I enjoyed the most comfortable sleep I’ve ever had on a plane, even if it only lasted about 4 hours.

Our arrival, customs, and baggage claim were completed quickly, and Babette met up with one of her friends just outside the arrivals area.  The three of us enjoyed some small talk for a few minutes until Marc Augis showed up to bring me to Lamorlaye. (more…)