27.09.2015 - 27.09.2015 25 °C
The only plan for the day was to go to the market. Everyone but Mike and Cheryl came along. In addition to a number of things for dinner we bought a variety of fragrant soaps and Jackie found a sweater she liked. After the market we tried to go to the Intermarche (grocery store.). When we entered the lights were off in a number of the aisles. It was closing time for the day, so we had to split off and try and get as many items as possible on our list. Locals were doing the same and grocery store employees were herding and yelling at everyone to stop shopping. Back at the house, people played cards and hung out at the pool. Even though the water was cold, Troy, Mike and Bob decided to do synchronized jumping/ diving into the pool. After a few dives, Gary joined the fun. Cheryl took pictures to document how well the synchronization went. After all the fun, dinner prep began. We started with grilled eggplant smothered in a tomato sauce with herbs from the house garden. We also had risotto to make but we were unable to obtain stock for the rice. Improvising we used the juice from the pork the night before and everything worked out fabulously. Dessert was macaroons from Aix en Provence.