Greetings from the Drome
I'm writing from Chateauneuf de Mazenc, a small residential enclave of about 40 residences in Drome Provence - about 20 minutes east of Montelimar, an hour south of the TGV station at Valence, an hour north of Vaison-la-Romaine, and a couple of minutes up a steep hill from the village of La Begude de Mazenc.
Sunday morning here. I have access to the internet at our most gracious landlord's home - but this is the first time I've logged on since we've arrived. My brother & the owners took off yesterday to watch the French Grand Prix about 4 hours away. I was invited - but attending a GP race is very low on my list of priorites - somewhere between dental surgery and an attack of malaria.
Four of us arrived here eight days ago - on Saturday June 14 - meeting up with and sharing a house with one of my brothers and his wife. We have done a lot of typical ST activities - day trips, market visits, back-road wanderings, a GTG and indulging, if not wisely then too well, in good food and wine. Following is a thumbnail of our daily activities: