Sunday, May 04, 2008


Mamie's house

We arrived back home lastnight. It was a very long 7 hr flight for me but it's good to be home. As vacations go, I have to say this was one of the best of my life.

Some reading my blog, assumed we were back 2 weeks ago lol, I was able to post 1 blog while away...we had no internet access unless we went to a Mcdonalds...and even that was limited for some things..and not ALL Mcdonalds have access btw lol. While in the Haute Pyrenees we tryed 4 different Mcdonalds during our travels that didn't have any WiFi. No big deal really..but we did like to check our messages and send our quick messages to family etc.

So as all holidays go...we are thrilled to take off, live new adventures, meet and greet loved ones, shop and walk till u drop....then alas, Drunk from all the sites, sounds, tastes and joy of living so many rich moments....the thought of returning home to calmer routines , the humdrum of your own life...becomes just as sublime as all of the above. Ones own bed and surroundings are re-appreciated as special and all ours. Perfect to leave and just as happy to return home.

Our whole time away was perfect except for one thing. I got sick 3 days before leaving damnit! Woke up Thurs, May 1st ( a national holiday in France) with Bronchitis. Worst timing couldnt have happened and I knew I needed to get meds asap or be to sick by Saturday to fly home. No they dont have doc clinics there really, doctors have their own pratices...on a holiday, u call the local police, ask which doc is on call for the town..get the number. Within 10 minutes, we had an appointment a few blocks waiting room, no waiting, went to see him, yada yada, got perscriptions..very charming man. Then went to the pharmacy that was also open they were also closed for the holiday. (pharmacies there are really basic pharmacies...not full of everything else like here in northamerica) ..So thankfully for small fee..for consultation because I am not a citizen, I was treated asap..(will be reinbursed by my medical ) And I was able to start meds 2 days before leaving...but I was too sick to go visit the Chateau of Versailles that is very close to where Chris' parents live...because it was one of the easiest places to go see, it was on the last to do list lol....but I did get a book full of awesome pics and discriptions of it at the Chateau itself...Then went home to rest lol.

PS< the pic above is taken infront of Chris' grandmothers home. In the village of Galan, in the Haute Pyrenees...the house is actually very big, 5 bedrooms, 4 fireplaces with an inner courtyard. Over 200 yrs old. I have taken lots of pics that I hope to organize this week.

It's good to be home.


Anonymous said...

Glad you had a great time Monette! Can't wait to see all the pics! Its good to get away,,,but also nice to be home! -James Sinclair

kenju said...

Welcome back! I can't wait to see your photos, Moon. I am glad you got to see Versailles. Isn't it amazing??!!

Star said...

WElcome back. I did think you had already the picture. Can't wait to see more. Sounds like the US could learn something from French healthcare.

Anonymous said...

Hi Moon! Good to read you made it home safe and sound! Also good to read you had such a great time in France. Told ya, didn't I?! (wink)

Can't wait 'till you post more photo's.

I'll be in France on 06/27. Gonna attend a Bruce Springsteen concert at the Parc des Princes stadium. Hubbie and me will stay for the weekend after too. :o)

Anyway, glad you're home again! Say HI to Chris for me.


Bytch said...

Hey moon.. :)

WB. Cant wait to see the pics.

Sorry to hear you got sick, but thank heavens only towards the end.

Old i cant get my head around, cause well , we have yet to even get to the 250 year mark yet.

Anyway.. WB again..

PI said...

Glad you are back and coped with the bronchitis . It can be quite hairy being ill away from home. I love the wistaria in the photo.

Anna said...

That is such a great picture. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time, I can't wait to see more pics.

I'm so glad you guys are back home, I missed ya bunches.


Pez said...

Welcome back! I am glad to hear you had such a wonderful time (except for the sick days). Looking forward to seeing more photos!

cindy wilson said...

Welcome back, looking forward to hearing more about your trip and pics too. Hope for a speedy recovery.


Bob-kat said...

Lovely photo! Glad you are having such a good time on your trip in France. I can't wait to see more pics as it sounds amazing.