Thursday, October 16, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY


1966, because it's impossible that I was wearing diapers past the age of two.
My sister walked me up to a German Shepard. He is not visible, but he is there.




Sunday, October 12, 2014

THE MORNING WALK



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

COLORS

 ARTIFICIAL RAIN

HELLO, I HAVE NO FOOD

LE POND

NICE COLORS

I NEED TO FIND OUT THE NAME OF THIS RANGE

AMERICAN ROADS

OFFICE BUILDING

LOOKS GOOD BUT NOT AS OLD AS THE ONES IN FRANCE 

OH, AN ERECTION ELECTION

"OLD TOWN"

I THINK THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IS NOT FULLY BACK YET

SETTING UP THE MARKET

DO THEY SHAVE?

DESERT LANDSCAPING

LEMONS OR LIMES, NOT SURE

A VERY BUSY COFFEE SHOP

IT'S NICE

I NEED TO WORK HARDER

Friday, October 03, 2014

A LAST WALK AROUND TOWN


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.

à bientôt




ST. PIERRE



PRODUCING COGNAC SINCE 1824 (THAT'S 190 YEARS.....)


DELAMAIN'S CHAI



OPEN DOORS




GOLD IN THERE











GRAND RUE





THAT COURTYARD

Thursday, October 02, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY



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.