The French Consulate

Trip Start Feb 24, 2010
Trip End Ongoing

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Today my husband and I got up early to drive into L.A. Before doing so, though, we hit Starbucks. DH saw a friend there, and his response to our traveling plans was this, "On purpose?" It truly is insane to drive into the big city on a Friday. The traffic is the absolute worst on Fridays.

But, be that as it may, we had to do it. Friday is my only day off now. So, we drove into the traffic labyrinth of hell that is called Los Angeles.

We found the nondescript building that houses the French Consulate without too much trouble--once we threaded our way through all the cars on the road. We really weren't sure what to expect there. Once inside, we signed our name on a list and waited for seats. People came and went; everyone was speaking French.

Finally, we got called. Although the wait time wasn't too bad. The notary that helped us was very, very nice and helpful. She notarized our Procuration which is a Power of Attorney and made certified copies of some identification documents. Afterwards, she gave us some cool French magazines.

From there, we went to Fedex to send off the docs so they would get to France on time for the seller to sign his part of the Compromis de Vente next week. We're making progress!

We entered the fray once again to get to Santa Monica so we could have a celebratory lunch--at a French bistro, of course. We had a nice meal at a place called Bistro La Cachette. DH had scrambled eggs wrapped in salmon and I had duck confit rillettes. We drank a small carafe of a refreshing rosť. Then we had rhubarb and strawberry tart for dessert. It was good.

It took FOREVER to get home, but we're one step closer to owning our French house. :)
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