Monday, June 28, 2010

60 Days and Counting

I can't believe the trip to France is only 60 days away. That seems so close! It was several months ago when I first started keeping track, I can't even remember exactly when. Oh wait, thanks to the beauty of blogging, I can just look back in the archives and see that it was March 31, 2009 when I learned Kate was planning this trip and about August 3, 2009 when I started the official countdown, so yes, that does seem like a long time ago now, doesn't it?

But now it's only 60 days away and I know the time will zoom past because it's the beginning of summer and summer always goes by too quickly. I don't really want to hurry it along but at the same time, I've got lots of fun things planned that I am looking forward to doing over the next couple of months before my trip, so that will help pass the time.

For fun, I searched for images of Durfort on Google. It's a bit confusing as there seem to be at least two, if not more, places with the same name. The one we are going to is the copper village, not the village with the chateau and the keep remains.

One of the photos I found was this one from Gwen Gibson's website - Gwen is the owner of La Cascade, where we'll be staying.

I was also interested to find this picture online of a quaint little village I discovered on my last day in Durfort in 2008, on my way back to the village after dropping Kate off in Toulouse. I first wrote about this place here:

I think of this picturesque place often. I was there midday and there was almost no one around, just me and a couple who were lunching under a shady tree with their motorcycle beside them. It was as if everyone else was away or having a siesta on that hot and sunny day. I had never seen a clock tower like this before and there it was, just off the main highway and yet seemingly miles from the rest of civilization. It is definitely on my list of places I'd like to go back to visit when I'm there again this year. Depending upon which one of us is driving the rental car, I'll probably make Kate go see it on our way to Durfort from the airport on day we arrive!

Unfortunately, the website where I found this photo is written in French and even though it has buttons that suggest it can be translated into various languages, they don't appear to be working so I still can't discover enough about this peaceful place. I shall just have to wait another 60 days or so to learn more.

Last but not least, I bring you this photo is from the Flickr photostream of aiwaysoutside. It is a fantastic photo of the quench flowing through Durfort, as it looks at night from a very low angle. You just have to click on the link to see it:

In a mere 60 days, I will be arriving in Durfort and very soon thereafter, probably lying on the street trying to take a similar photo!!

1 comment:

dawn said...

Thanks for posting the France photos. I've seen the ones on Gwen's and Kate's site,but the clock tower is awesome! I'm so inspired by the blogs that you and Kate write. Keep up the positive work.