Things went so awry on our last trip to France that I was not emotionally able to blog about it. Maybe now I can. But I am not interested in the past today, other than how it shapes my present. This week because of the financial disaster that was last September, I am staying home for vacation. But I miss her, I miss her like a addict misses her next fix. I think about her, dream about her, read about her and think about her some more. I won’t get to see her for at least another year, If I am VERY good.
So considering that Paris is not in my immediate future, the question is how can I console myself?
It is possible that I can have a French vacation here in good old mid-America? What can I do to shape my days so that there is a little hint of something French?
Day 1: A trip to Brown County, Indiana. We got up had a leisurely morning and them monied to Nashville IN to the Hob Nob Corner Restaurant because Jodi mentioned a Pot Roast Sandwich and she rarely mentions anything so when she does I figure she is hankering. We shared and it was delicious, They accidentally brought fried, we had ordered veggies. They left the fries and I nibbled on them. Then I went to one of my favorite shops, Mulberry cottage, to rummage through the lace and frills, Jodi hung out on the bench conveniently placed outside. I managed to find a small way to get into trouble and on we went. This is a small town and very walkable. Next we walked to my favorite shop and it is closed. Boo Hoo Hoo. Then still itching for trouble we went to the Papertrix, where I managed to get into some good old fashined trouble! Happy with my purchases we headed to the Park where we have a season pass, to while away some time before our dinner reservations in good old Shelbyville,Indiana at 18 on the Square. We shared Fried Green Tomatoes with pimento cheese and a chili sauce. Separate, my FGT are better, but all three items in one mouthful were very nice. I then had a Filet in a mushroom sauce aside smashed garlic potatoes and I subbed green beans. Accompanied with a Zin it was very good and definitely aa do over!