09 June 2011

...france x 3...

...month 3 was nothing short of exciting for us either.  we ventured up to La Rhune a mountain near by with breathtaking views at the top of the French & Spanish coastline.  Its about a 2 hour hike up & 2 hours down with the base in France & the summit in Spain.  We ran into lots of wildlife both times we've hiked it- a friendly pack of rams (yikes), pottoks (mini horses), & cows.  We plan on making it a once a month hike- it's spectacular.  Wills parents also came which was fun.  There just happen to be a quilt show in St Jean de Luz when they arrived (Kathy loves quilts!) so she & I ventured down to the "Quilt en Sud" for a day of quilts, crepes, rose, & mussels.  We also ventured down the coast of Spain with them stopping in Bilbao to see the Guggenheim (I was more impressed with the architecture & landscape outside than the exhibitions inside to be honest) & onto San Sebastian to hike to the giant jesus statue that overlooks the city.  Followed by tapas & rose of course.  The end of the month was marked by a trip to Jackson Hole Wyoming via London for my sissy's wedding.  We stayed with my Brittish cousins in London on our way.  They have a lovely flat & we were sure to sample the finest pubs London had to offer- noshing on fish & chips/bangers & mash accompanied by strawberry lime cider (a little too sweet for me) & Pimms!  Onward to Amy & Chris' fete in Jackson!  Complete with snow & a bout of the plague, but nothing got in the way of these two lovebirds.  The wedding went off with a hitch & it was truly a magical day. Whisky & Johnny Cash were flowing like water...I love that place..xx mvg

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