…and Avignon, Bonnieux, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Roussillon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Sablet, Lourmarin, Bioux, Saignon, Gigondas, Lacoste, St. Remy, Gordes, Les Baux, Goult, Lioux, Silvergue, and L’isle sur la Sorgue.
intoxicates one quickly
through the pastis.
reminded us to seek joy
with open stomachs.
(this is my “Haiku Friday”, – a tribute to The Blissful Adventurer who is much more adept at poetry than I am:-))
Anyway, this is just to say The Two Pigs are giddy with anticipation, and are about to step into a fairy-tale that is Provence in April.
We cook and travel low-tech, so there will NOT be any updates on the road for the next two weeks. I won’t be bringing along IPhones, laptops, or IPads; only the appetite. After all, I am a pig, not a bird; pigs don’t tweet :-).
The hope is that the extra lag time will result in more thoughtful posts, as I will have had a chance to internalize our culinary experiences.
So, in just a few hours, we will be hopping on a plane to Paris, and our sidekick (The 3rd Pig) will stay at home and guard my blogging laptop:
À bientôt (Till later),
I love the cat keeping the laptop warm:)
Actually, it is the other way around. Like the Two Pigs, he is also a bit lazy, and looks for simple, no-effort pleasures.
Beautiful shots of the flowers! What is the second flower?
Thanks!!! I was messing around with the new point-and-shoot I just bought.
The picture was taken here in DC, at the so-called “Flower Library” on the Mall, across from Tidal Basin. I don’t know the name of the flower, I am sorry. But, it is not the first time I was inattentive at a library :-).
First of all a big thank you for the shout out to Haiku and TBA. I loved your pastis poem and the artichoke was quickly anthropomorphized in my mind.
I also admire le due porche for going low tech. When I leave for Italy in a month I will have a DSLR 2 iPhones, 2 iPads, a laptop, and a flip video cam as well as a 3G card to internet at all times in Italy (oh and an Italian cell-phone)
You are doing it better than me because you may actually relax…ride a bike even if you don’t want to, it is the greatest cycling in Europe.
Buon viaggio Amici!
Yes, the plan is to do less rather than more (which is a REAL challenge for me).
Travelling with a carry-on does help to avoid unnecessary distractions.
I can do that on an island but in Europe I got at a pace I cannot begin to control 🙂
Stunning pics! How blessed you are for having traveled to this gorgeous country…
Thank you! I am very grateful for all the opportunities I have had and will have, and I love to share the tales with anyone willing to listen 🙂
nice camera! 😉
Thanks! Of course, only the two flower shots were taken with my new toy. The other two pics are old.
C’est le fun! Amusez-vous et bon voyage.
Tout a fait, nous avons passe un tres bon moment!!!
Bon voyage, look forward to reading about your experiences in the Provence afterwards!
I wish you, too, could have gone! It is a true foodie paradise.