Sunday, November 9, 2014

Fall Catch Up

So what have we been up to this fall?  K has been kickboxing, playing the piano and violin and taking voice lessons.  She is also busy looking at schools for next year.

 We went to a Tesla meetup at Serenbe.  We had a fun drive through the countryside and then a yummy lunch at the Inn.  It was fun getting to know other Tesla owners.
 We took a quick trip to Dallas to visit old friends.
 Love an old friend who always picks me up in her favorite car.  And Ava has to be one of the sweetest girls in the world!
 And after arranging 2 babysitters and 3 drivers it was off to France for me.  This is the view from the patio of the house that I rented for my birthday celebration.  
We spent a day in LaCoste where SCAD has their French campus.  Amazing views.

 Another fun day in Aix in Provence.  Incredible lunch at Villa Galici.

 And drinks and shopping in Avignon.  The three Catherines.  

 A day and a boat ride in Cassis.

 Our favorite times were our evenings a home.  Some nights wine and cheese, one night the local pizza truck and another night an incredible catered dinner.

 Cahterine C was great at spotting just the right place to have lunch.  Here she is in Apt at Chez Mon Cousin Alphonse.
 Our final day we visited Gordes.  Breathtaking views.
 And a lovely courtyard for cocktails.

One of those laugh until your face hurts kind of trips!

 And then it was off to Paris.  Shoe shopping followed by lunch at L'Avenue.  Flea markets, museums and more shopping.  I think we were tearing around so much we didn't even take pictures.  We only had dinner one of the three nights we were there because we were so exhausted.  What a wonderful memorable trip!!!

 In the meantime, our house is being painted by the world's slowest painter.  And we are having some work done on the kitchen so we have no kitchen.  My kitchen contractor talked me out of putting in new stair treads and has convinced me to fix my miniature front porch and death trap steep steps.  Words like variance, engineering drawings, topography survey, etc...etc...are flying around.   I am sure this will cost $90 million.  Stay tuned.  

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