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La Vache Qui Rit

May 12, 2011

Hello, hello!

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Our trip continued on yesterday with a two hour drive to Semur, where we were greeted by…my parents! We arrived right at lunchtime, so we sat down to a great lunch, French-style (re: with lots of cheese and wine):

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Lunch included leftover pizza from a local pizzeria:

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…and a simple salad with four different cheese samples:

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…plus some rose wine to round it all out! 

After lunch, we took a long stroll around town—Semur is really cute! The house that we’re staying at is right along a canal that runs all the way around town.  Like all great French towns, Semur has beautiful stone buildings, a great old church, and lovely countryside to explore.  While we were exploring said countryside, we ran into some real characters:

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What are you looking at?

After our long walk, we did some relaxing at the house and then stopped by the supermarche to pick up supplies for a nice home-cooked meal:

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Mmmmmm…this dinner was so good! My mom made this onion pie just all on her own—no recipe or anything! I guess you can’t go wrong with sauteed onion, cheese, and lots of butter!

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The fish was great too—a basic white fish, topped with pesto and a tomato slice:

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Plus white asparagus, which we keep seeing everywhere here!

Topped off with a little French chocolate, this really was the perfect meal.  After dinner, we took one more stroll around town for good measure.

Today, we’re going to explore a nearby canal walk.  We had a crazy thunderstorm last night, so today is much cooler…I hope it warms up a little!!

Au revoir!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. May 12, 2011 11:03 am

    Ohhhh this is making me miss France SO much, seriously. I used to go to the south of France with my mom every summer for a few months, and it’s beautiful!!

  2. May 12, 2011 11:55 am

    mmmmk girl…next time you’re going on a European vacation i want to come with. seriously. i want to be there!

  3. May 12, 2011 12:00 pm

    these photos are fantastic. thanks for letting me live vicariously through you 🙂

  4. May 12, 2011 1:08 pm

    First off, I LOVE cows! They are just so cute. Second, what an incredible day! Dinner looks amazing! Enjoy your day today Anna!

  5. May 12, 2011 1:25 pm

    Awww I love cows! Those are great pictures 🙂

    I’m really enjoying reading about your adventures!

  6. May 12, 2011 3:11 pm

    It all looks so flavorful! And gorgeous! The cow nose picture makes me smile too. Glad you’re having a great time. 🙂

  7. greensandjeans permalink
    May 12, 2011 8:29 pm

    The pictures in this post are flipping fantastic.

  8. May 13, 2011 2:56 am

    That sounds like an absolutely lovely lunch! – and Dinner!

  9. May 13, 2011 4:22 am

    Oh my gosh, I love the picture of the cow. This whole ordeal sounds so fun and summery! sigh.

  10. JenATX permalink
    May 27, 2011 10:50 pm

    moo! those cows are such cuties

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