Sheesh! I did not anticipate being so lax on my blogging this week. I completely underestimated the power of jetlag. The thing is when I returned to the USA from Switzerland last summer I don’t remember feeling this exhausted at all. Who knows. Anyway, let’s take a trip back to France shall we? I’m taking you to a lovely port town named Honfleur located on the Sein River. Honfleur is known to have been a source of inspiration for Impressionist painters in the 19th century, when painting ‘en plein air’ (in the open air) was coming into popularity. It was the second stop on the first day of traveling. We were only there for a couple of hours. It was the perfect place to take a stroll after being cooped up on the bus for a few hours. It really reminded me a lot of the Swiss town of Luzern, very peacefully and charming. First, let me call your attention to the first meal I had in France. Yes, it was at a road stop, but it was delicious, simple and refreshing (complete with cafe au chocolat) it set a great precedence to all of the good food I would enjoy during the week.
I quickly became obsessed with the large scale fishing equipment while at Honfleur. Weights and nets were everywhere and they were very impressive looking really enhancing the landscape of this small town.
Before we headed back to the bus, my mom, her friend Sandy and I found a candy shop that made their own caramels. We had to grab a handful before hitting the road once more. They were even better tasting than I thought possible. I loved how all the flavors they had were displayed in huge silver bowls too.
I have so much more to share, I might do a couple of extra posts this weekend to move things along. I have so many OTHER things to share too *coughWEDDINGcough* that I need to get my momentum back ASAP. Have a great start to the weekend, friends!