Thursday, July 16, 2009
I have So Much More To Say!
Max leads the way through Rabbit Hill, Netherlands.
It's true what they say about a picture being a worth a thousand words, or in this case pictures are worth a thousand memories. As I download images from my memory sticks onto the Mac, I see stories and hear laughter and recall aggravation and relive awe and wonder, taste delightful flavors and smell the blooming trees out behind the Notre Dame... hundreds of instances that I forgot I remembered, or did I remember that I forgot them? I realize that I barely covered our four days in the Netherlands. While relaxing and enjoying the easier pace of our cabin in the woods, I took the time to decompress and sort out our Paris visit. After the Netherlands we drove so much and spent so little time in any one place that posts got thin and sporadic. I have more to say about Switzerland, Germany and Barcelona too, oh and Avignon! This could be like one of those slide shows where you are compelled to sit through someone else's vacation, except that I am not glancing your way to make sure you are watching, so feel free to leave the room if this gets dull or nauseating. I won't know.
Maria, intrepid Kasteel explorer, Limburg, Netherlands.
I do stop and wonder if revisiting Chickens Abroad for the next 4 months is really such a good idea, but then I am thankful. After blogging for seven years I am aware that discussing the waxing and waning of the laundry pile and reports on the health of our one hen can quickly lose its charm and allure. Fresh material is most welcome. And sitting here in Garage Mahal, in our suburban rental palace, everything about our time in Europe seems fresh and charming and alluring. Time passes and memory failure does its part, so that vacation memories are lovely and good... I barely recall that we forgot a critical piece of luggage at home, that I was thoroughly searched in the Calgary airport security, or that our credit card would not work anywhere en España. While I may, I will record all the good stuff about Chickens Abroad.
But where to begin?
The Salad. Avignon, France.
By topic... a foodie post with great meals and awesome snacks and unique discoveries?
Outrageous cafeteria at a Swiss truck stop. I could have vacationed here.
Ballenberg. Oh dear. It's a poem. Why did we ever leave?
A scenic wonders post full of landscapes and loveliness?
This was pure loveliness.
Family stuff. Our time in Barcelona. Seeing the Tour De France. Hiking the ruins of a castle. Mass in the Notre Dame.
Too many choices. It's like a banquet of treasures and goodness, all these memories. Happy sigh.
I think I will tell you about the Netherlands. Later today. This will take a bit of time.
By the way, how is Your summer going?