Grand Hotel du Nord
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... took more than a day and we still had to get the electricals up and running and get all the anti freeze out of the water and pump systems and re-load the water tanks. All now accomplished and we are more or less back to normal.
We have spent a lot of time running around to various hardware stores and other sorts of big box stores. it took coming to France for me to appreciate the convenience of big box retail. It is a bit ironic that in the US I will go ...
... by having us smell essential oils and guess what they were. We then had the opportunity to 100% C******nay, 100% Pinot Meunier and 100% Pinot Noir Champagnes that came with an amazing food pairing. These are the only three grape varietals that you'll find in Champagne, but usually, you will find a blend, so tasting them individually was an interesting experience. In case you aren't counting, we're now 6 glasses in. This is only important ...
... that a €15.40 2-course 'menu' would have small portions! I waded my way through a massive tureen of French onion soup and hundreds (literally!) of moules et frites; D enjoyed petite scallops in garlic butter and a flank steak with peppercorn sauce, followed by a tartin pomme (apple pie with sour cream, delicious!)
Douglas managed the ...
... century saw an explosive growth in Champagne
production going from a regional production of 300,000 bottles a year in
1800 to 20 million bottles in 1850.
... of them. Thousands of saints, carved and arranged around doorways and windows all the way to the ceiling. It's truly magnificent.
At the end of the day, we boarded the speedy train again. This trip we met a young man who sat across from us. He was traveling with his cat in a green canvas bag. He said she went everywhere with him. We told him about our cats who now live with Tom, and learned he was a chef who was born ...