One of the great things about vacations is that you can spend the entire day doing stupid or weird things. I really like doing stupid and weird things and I spent a good moment just watching bubbles. I will talk more about them in a moment but before I do I want to present you with some random stuff from my walking.
The kids and I went for a walk… one of those walks where you end up going no where and it takes you hours to get there. (vacation walks) I told them lady bugs were good luck (especially if you eat them… ) so we were hunting lady bugs.
Ok… Enough lady bug pictures… I am sure you are waiting for nice pictures of France. Before I show you those I want to share another thing.
I have been “chronicling” Oberhausbergen’s (wife’s home town) struggles and various campaigns against dog poo. Last year I had a blog post dedicated to their “lute contre la crotte”. (Sign with dogs bum taped up … click if you are curious). This year they are still vigorously working to eradicate poo pollution.
Enough poo… hmm that brings to mind one more thing. It is asparagus season in Alsace. I love asparagus!!! We were all having a spring scavenger hunt on “Isabelle’s Hill” and my asparagus craving got the best of me… so I took off for a brief moment.
Time for the bubbles!.. There are moments that I feel like I have the perfect idea for a “brillant” coffee table book… Here is another idea… Bubbles across Europe.
I watched a homeless man entertain many children and (my favorite part) annoy oblivious passing pedestrians with his bubble blowing. The children loved this… and so did I…especially since every now and again a bubble would escape and blow across the square hitting some un-expecting adult… wished I had a picture of that! (these bubbles left a nice soapy mark… it was awesome). I spent almost an hour watching this. I was also eating a “mixte”. This is one of my favorite lunches in France. Most of the bakeries will have premade sandwiches. A “mixte” is the name that “Paul” (if you want to see a picture click on the link) calls its ham, butter, and cheese sandwich on a baguette. I promise it is fantastic.
I am really sorry this post is very random…
Last thing… Markets… I love the markets in France… Here are a couple of the markets we have visited.
I promise to update you soon on this trip!… I will post more pictures but I can’t promise that those pictures will be more interesting than bugs or poo… I am tired of the bubbles… so no more bubbles (promise)