Friday, October 06, 2006

From one anniversary to another

Well, yesterday's anniversary has come and gone and was celebrated with a trip to GBK (Gourmet Burger Kitchen) which is, in fact, the very first restaurant we ate at upon our arrival in Fulham. Not to mention the home of the bestest burgers anywhere in the WORLD.

And, fittingly, last night we firmed up the details of our other anniversary (the 3 year mark of the day we got hitched) that's quickly approaching. We had planned to go to Champagne, France but after an extensive search for a well-appointed hotel, chateau, or whatever, it was determined that one needs to book earlier than two weeks in advance if one wants to sleep somewhere besides a one-star hostel (especially during grape harvest season). I suppose that's what we get for being a "fly-by-the-seat-of-our-britches" kind of couple when it comes to travel. But never discouraged, we soldiered on, determined to have a French wine country holiday. So we've settled on the Loire Valley - known for its Sauvignon Blancs - which thrills me to no end. As a chardonay hater, I've come to love the other whites - sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio in particular.

And lucky duckies that we are, it just so happened that Jason had to be in Versailles for work the week of our anniversary. So, I'll get to explore Versailles on my own next week while he slaves away in meeting after meeting and then, on Friday, we'll head for the hills and relax in a haze of castles, chateaux, grapes, country landscapes, and vins de France until Tuesday. Je suis tres excited!

5 comments:

andrea said...

Yah! How exciting, I am sorry you don't get to go to the Champagne region, but really after a few glasses of wine it won't matter where you are!

Beth said...

I hope you guys have a great time! Pictures of you stomping grapes in regional costume would be most entertaining for the rest of us... if you could swing it... ;)

The very nice man said...

Looking forward to the pictures from la belle France!

Sara said...

fun! the castles in the Loire Valley are great! Make sure you go see Chambord, you can walk around the whole inside.

Heather said...

Thanks for the recommendation Sara!