Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Day In Paris.........

...............I intend for this to be my theme song once we're back on American soil. The only thing is, we are going to be there for more than a day. But I intend to take each day one day, one moment, one experience, one sight, one sound, one scent at a time....

You can here the song HERE.

Paris In A Day
by Ellis Paul

We were drunk fools in Paris,
stumbling on the sidewalk that runs along the Seine,
and on the Cathedral all the gargoyles watched us laughing,
"Two stupid Americans..."
We were at the mercy of this passionate waiter
who pulled the corks at the Osterasis Cafe
he kept serving us wine we hadn't ordered
then he blamed us for the weather,
it was cold and rainy -
but we raised a glass up to him anyway

We did Paris in a day,what would Marie Antionette say?
We made a vow on the Champs Elysees
that nothing would come between us
The Mona Lisa, I said, "She smiles just like she knows me"
you said, "She's a woman with nothing to lose -
She gathers a crowd around her, then she flirts with perfect strangers,
but she'll never take a lover in the Louvre -she will never take a lover in the Louvre...

" We did Paris in a Day what would Quasimodo say?
Would he stand on top of Notre Dame and throw down tourists to us?
a thousand stairs up the Pompadou we were gasping at the view
if we tried for Jim Morrison's gravesite too
we'd probably have to find a tour bus and man,
how do we find a tour bus without finding another day

We took the M across the Seine and headed for the Eiffel tower
and there the street merchants called us out by name
"Cool shades here for the Americans"
They said in their finest hipster English and then they told us,
"Every Yankee looks the same"
I said, "Is it the camera case, or our American grace?"
They said,"You all just look the same..."

We lit a candle for a ghost in the Notre Dame Cathedral
We got lost on the Left Bank looking for a place in which to stay
when we told the waiter there what we had done,
he said,"Only an American would attempt Paris in a day...
Only an American would do Paris in a day..."

We did Paris in a day what would Marcel Marceau say?
We put up our feet at the Fountain Cafe
and toasted the bond between us
We drank sherry with an Englishman
we caught up like long lost friends under the Arc
we watched the sunset end
and laughed at the miles that had passed beneath us the miles that passed beneath us
You said, "That's kilometres, baby"
but I wouldn't let it come between us
nothing will come between us
nothing will come between us...

What do you think, Melinda? Can we pull this off???

Saturday, August 8, 2009

We're in the Kennel.....

........Kennel Club, that is! A couple of months ago, when Dennis, Melinda and I went up to the cabin, we did a progressive wine tour. It's was awesome....we visited several wineries, a brewery, a cider house and a meadery (wine made from honey). They offered tastings of their beverages and paired them with samples of food. It was so much fun!
Well, our last stop (save the best for last!) was Chateau Morrisette, which is only minutes from the cabin. In fact, we had been up there the day before for a tasting (it's a tradition....every time) and that's where we heard of the tour. While there Dennis and I joined the Kennel Club!! Since we always go there each time we visit the cabin AND we always buy wine to drink while we hang on the porch, this was a deal! For $50 we get free tastings every visit, discounts on wine by the bottle/case and they have special events throughout the year, including a fabulous Christmas party!

So, when we went up the last time, it was for one of those type events.....hors douevres, unlimited tasting and 25% off of wine by the case! I've never found Our Dog Blue for $7.50 a bottle....even back when I first discovered it years ago! Of course, we each bought a case!

Back at the cabin, we laid out a spread of wonderful cheeses and plowed through 3 bottles of wine in no time. It was a wonderful evening....we relaxed and watched movies ( and over.....Dennis kept falling asleep and we kept have to rewind when he woke up!) Here are some pics of our visit! First up, us on the porch with the wine we brought up and the wine we picked up....and lotsa cheese!

Next of the moments where Dennis and Shugs were actually awake.....that mountain air just relaxes you....good sleeping up there!

The view from Chateau Morrisette....

The view from the cabin.....The "girls" taking a nap together....this was a first! Shugs never lets any dog near her bed, not even Pepper!Yes, I am ready to go back......