On to Alsace

We got up at 5:30 Saturday morning to catch our flight. We weren’t sorry to leave our tiny apartment behind, but I think we felt that we could spend more time in in Paris.  We thought we had a driver coming to pick us up arranged by our hosts but due to some miscommunication, he didn’t show up, and we ended up catching a taxi.  We got to the airport with plenty of time, and it was only a one hour flight to Strassbourg.  It took a little while to get our car, and we made a bit of a mistake getting to Andlau, but we met up with our friends at a restaurant for lunch in Bar.  It was great to see everyone!  They had walked from Andlau and had been caught in a terrible downpour, but somehow were still in good spirits.  Irving and I shared a Croustilliant Munster and a Baekoffe stew.  (I may have to fix the spelling later.) what a treat to be eating Alasacian fare.

We were taken back to Andlau by our wonderful host Jean, and shown our beautiful apartment. After paris, this apartment seems incredibly spacious and airy.  We are in an old flour mill that has been converted to condos,  so a small river runs right beside the building.  There are two bedrooms and the girls each have their own bed.  Our room had a lovely view of the Abbey church.

Everyone else had done some shopping so we had dinner at Andrew and Tessa’s place.  It was very nice to be taken care of, and to be drinking wine with friends.  Ellen and Laura were very happy to be playing with Aidan and Liam.

We haven’t taken pictures of Andlau yet, but it is a most picturesque medieval town. It feels like a great place to relax after a busy time in Paris.