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Pardon Me, Sir…Do You Have Any Grey Poupon?

May 13, 2011

Bonjour, friends! Today, we traveled to Dijon, the mustard capital of the world (I might have just made that up, but it sounds right).  But, let’s back up a little bit…because yesterday was pretty great too!

Burgundy has canals that run all the way through the region, as well as paths that run alongside the canals.  You can explore them on boat, by bicycle, or as we did yesterday—on foot! We walked for about 6 miles up and down the canal, stopping at a little town halfway to get some lunch.  I didn’t get pictures of our lunch…but I did get a lot of pictures from our canal fun! Here are some shots from the morning:

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After our morning on the canal, we walked some more…this time around town! Semur is so pretty! We did a little shopping, and took some time to wander around town…no real agenda, just soaking up the scene!

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I got hot and made Ryan tie my pullover around his shoulders…I think it makes him look very European! 🙂

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Pretty, right?

I didn’t get shots of lunch, but I took my camera along to dinner in town…and boy was I glad I did! This was a meal to remember!

I started with a salad:

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You have to love the French…they find a way to work bread and warm, delicious cheese even into salads.

The cheese theme continued with my entree of choice: ravioli!

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Mmmm…goat cheese ravioli with a mushroom filling.  They’re going to have to rolllllll me home when we leave France.

And of course, dessert:

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Things were getting a little blurry at that point…much wine had been consumed. 🙂

My dining partners…:

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…enjoyed their meals immensely too!

This morning, as I said, we headed to Dijon to explore the city.  Here are a few shots from our time there:

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This church had some really cool grotesque figures lining its outside:




…but these store mannequins might have been even creepier:



I thought Dijon would be small, but it was actually pretty large! It was a fun place to explore for a few hours!

Well, we’re resting up right now, and heading out for dinner around eight–  our dinners keep getting pushed back further and further…guess we’re finally on European time!

Bon weekend!!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. May 13, 2011 4:42 pm

    Love the pictures! Looks like you guys are having so much fun!

  2. May 13, 2011 5:06 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! I’ve never been to Dijon.
    I love that you can walk up and down the canals. That would be so much fun!

  3. May 13, 2011 5:13 pm

    That was the hardest part for me when we went to France…they eat dinner soooo late! Love the photos…it’s looks beautiful there.

  4. May 13, 2011 6:00 pm

    I love love love spots where you can just walk and explore for hours! Looks totally gorgeous. And the bread and cheese on your salad? Amazing. Enjoy

  5. May 13, 2011 8:36 pm

    Oh Anna..the pictures, the vibe, it’s all sooo wonderful!!! 🙂

  6. Elyssa permalink
    May 14, 2011 1:04 am

    I have to agree with Averie. It’s all just too much! Le swoon.

  7. May 14, 2011 1:25 am

    That hillside picture doesn’t look real. Looks like you’re having a wonderful time!

  8. May 14, 2011 12:16 pm

    These pictures are beautiful. I don’t think I’ve ever been to Dijon, but I do love me some Grey Poupon!

  9. Errign permalink
    May 14, 2011 12:57 pm

    Those mannequins are scaring the beejesus out of me, but it looks like an awesome day of exploring. Great pictures!

  10. patti permalink
    May 14, 2011 11:07 pm

    What great pictures! Your days look so relaxing and scenic.

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