Short trip to FranceOctober 1, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I took a short trip to France, to visit our friends to and to see the Circuit des Remparts, a vintage car race that takes place in Angoulême France each September.
The day after we arrived, we went for a nice drive in the countryside and visited Chateau de Pompadour.
The next day, we drove to Cognac to see the cars on display. There were a ton of cars, some there for the race and some for a vintage car rally. There were a lot of European cars, and some of them were really old like these Bugattis.
And then there was this one, which caused a couple of Europeans to exclaim “Blues Brothers!”
There were also pretty flowers.
We had wine for lunch every day!
I did not share my profiteroles with the dog (or anyone else).
We ate dinner here in our friends’ backyard. They are huge Jamie Oliver fans, and we enjoyed two of his recipes, plus one from Gordon Ramsay. As much as I like to cook, it was pretty nice to have someone cooking for me.
Race day in Angoulême. This one says This is not a car, it’s a way of life.
Here’s a really pretty one with Angoulême painted on it.
Most of the shops in town were closed on race day, but I found a pastry shop that was open, so I did some window shopping. I can’t believe I didn’t buy one of these huge meringues.
The town was packed on race day, so to make parking easier, our friends rode their motorcycle into town and we rode their Vespa scooter. There is a 0% chance that I will become a biker chick, but I survived the scooter ride.