Friday, October 24, 2008

July 2 Stop in Argenton-sur-Creuse

I arrived here at the worst of times (12:15) to shop or use the library or visit the Tourism Office. In France many things close up from 12:00 to 2:00 or 12:30 to 3:00. The pace here is a bit different. I've become a regular visitor of the Boulangerie (Bakery). Folks here gotta have their bread. And they are everywhere and in the mornings lines of people form. I saw a cyclist today with a long baguette strapped to his rear rack. And I've learned to say "Superemarche?", when I need water or groceries. Supermarkets here come in all sizes. Also I have learned that a library is a "bibliotheque" and a "librairie" is a news-stand. So I'm slowly catching on. By the time I figure I'll have a handle on the key French phrases I'll be crossing into Germany. I hope to post photos soon.


  1. Charlie keeps coming into the library asking, "Where's Mikey?".
    He also wants to know if you are going to buy him something. Please say "yes" ;otherwise, he will pout.

    Milka suggests that instead of buying water you ask the boulangeries, restaurants or cafes to fill your containers. Rest assured that public water all over Europe is safe to drink. No need to buy any.

    Enjoy the bread for us. Have you had a wonderful salad or cheese yet? The white (green)grapes are to die for.

    We are really enjoying following along as you travel. We are all jealous. Wishing you all the best.

    WCCC Library
    Evening Staff

  2. Mike,
    Sounds like everything is going well. We want to see or I want to see the pictures of France. Unless Faith get's a killer new job I will not be able to see the sights of Europe. I will even settle for a picture of a bidet.