So here I am in Southern California, finally getting over a vicious case of jet lag that lasted longer than it usually does, but after two nights that did not see me get up at 3 am, we are back at it I say. Still trying to get my bearings right in this area, I started walking the immediate neighborhood and today I took some images for the Blog. Not anything similar to my walks in Jarnac, but still a very nice backdrop of mountains and desert. There is a park across the street with lots of ducks, a small "old town" with shops and offices, we have a post office, banks and everything else we need in walking distance. So, not a bad location to start with. Not going to brag about the weather, but yes, it's going to be 100/38 today. A dry heat it is, similar to our years in Vegas with minor differences, as this area seems a bit more vintage than where we lived before. Walk along and enjoy the images
VIEW FROM THE HOUSE AT 8 AM
LOOKING DOWN THE STREET WE ARE ON
THAT MAKES ME SMILE
THE PARK ACROSS THE STREET
HELLO, I HAVE NO FOOD
I NEED TO FIND OUT THE NAME OF THIS RANGE
LOOKS GOOD BUT NOT AS OLD AS THE ONES IN FRANCE
OH, AN ERECTION ELECTION
I THINK THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IS NOT FULLY BACK YET
Yesterday I had to visit a small business (NOT a bakery), just loose ends to tie up prior to the trip on Monday. I realized that this might be the final walk around town for a while.
So let me post some pictures of that stroll around Jarnac. This way you get some final impressions of this town as well.
Delamain's Cognac vault was open for an airing, they are a smaller, but fine producer and you could smell the Eau de vie quite a while before you passed their Chai. I finally took a picture of the local pastor's court yard, one of our favorites here in town with this big olive tree in the middle.
PRODUCING COGNAC SINCE 1824 (THAT'S 190 YEARS.....)
1993 I think. Working hard. It's NOT a mustache, people. Thank you for pointing out the shadow. If you were to zoom in, you'd see that I am sporting a massive cold sore and was unable to shave for a couple of days. Well, technically that makes it a 'stache then.