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... very similar to what one finds in the margins of an illuminated manuscripts. The inside of the church was also remarkable. The columns still bore traces of their original coloration, which would have been stunning in their day. The column capitals were inhabited by strange creatures found only in reverie. In the wooden partition that separated the public and the clergy, I found interesting carvings hidden behind the benches. These were nearly ...
... food, which seems to be a favorite pastime of the French people. He marveled at how badly Americans eat, and was very interested to hear what I thought about the way the French eat. He did say that he had fond memories of a restaurant in Chicago, and did I know it? The Cheesecake Factory. I had to laugh a little at this, but I told him that I did know the place well.
When our hosts arrived, they surprised us with the keys to the local church ...
... name the way I am used to hearing it, by people who explain things
to me that I know well, but my difficulties in language make me seem a bit,
well, stupid. I have to concentrate quite a bit to understand what is being
said around me, and to respond to any questions asked of me. I am surrounded by
people who live different, eat differently, and even think differently. All the
things are strange. (I mean, what is up with French plumbing???) It is
... was just like their mothers used to make. Then came the cheese course, and our hostess really knew a lot about cheese. All five of the cheeses were considered local delicacies, made from goat’s milk. The dessert was massive! There was a sponge cake, drenched in rum which sat in the middle of what tasted like vanilla pudding, and was topped with whipped cream and strawberries. It was seriously delicious, and I could feel my cheeks getting warm from the ...
... before returning to the trail. Upon exiting Charost, we got a bit lost. There were four signs on the same post that told us to take a left and one lonely sign saying to go right. Which would you take? Well, we took the left path, and that took us about a km and a half out of the way, before we realized it wasn’t the right road and turned back. This added 3km to our walk today, which wasn’t so bad, but we were already planning on walking a bit further ...