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Provence - Day 1

sunny 24 °C

Slept in late and didn't get up until 9:30 am. By the time we got to breakfast they were starting to close down, but we got some eggs and coffee. Walked around the property for a while and put my feet into the Mediterranean Sea.  At 11:30 pm we headed off to the house via a stop for more wine as Mike and Rita would not have time.  We drove along the coast for awhile and then headed inland towards Aix en Provence. We arrived about 10 minutes early to Chateau Simone where we were picking up wine. There was no tasting, only purchasing wine. The current family bought the winery in 1830.  It was a beautiful place.  We then went into Aix en Provence to get oil, bread, tapenade and cheeses.  Troy dropped us off and then parked the car, but wasn't sure if it was a valid parking place. Bob and Cheryl stopped at a macaroon store and Troy went to see if he could find coffee, but didn't see anything so he went to get the car which was good as the car checker was 3 cars away when he got there.  We were then off to the house. Found it without too much trouble. The individual who walked us around, did not speak any English so it was an interesting exchange.  Chef Sofia showed up shortly after we arrived and started cooking while we hung out drinking wine and waited for others to show up. The Reed's were next. We started to play cards and the Manowski's and Keener's showed up around 7 pm. We showed them around and then had an outstanding dinner.  After dinner we cleaned up and then played more cards before bed.

Posted by dtbradley 08:09 Archived in France

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