This One is Mine is the third book that I’ve read by Maria Semple. I first listened to the audiobook of Where’d You Go Bernadette and then Today Will Be Different. I loved both of these, so when I found this book it was a no brainer to put it on my 2019 book list.
I hinted and now I’m confirming that that I’ll be doing the Marshall University Marathon this fall! Let me explain why, the course & training and my goals for my fourth (!) marathon.
Going to the big tourist spots are required, but this French Wine and Cheese Pairing was my favorite excursion! It was at Geraldine’s private apartment, making it truly an immersion experience.
After returning from Amboise, we had another “free day” and walked around 10 miles to build up an appetite for our dinner at Monsieur Bleu. It’s located within the Palais de Tokyo, just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. The trees were full of leaves so you could only see it if you squinted.
Time flies when you’re having fun! I even forgot to do a May Currently, but I’m back at it with a recap of June and July. You can see from the photo that we’re making progress with our living room makeover, but it’s been low on the priority list.
We made the most of our free day in Amboise by visited in the farmer’s market and the Château du Clos Lucé.
Here We are Now by Jasmine Warga is a cute young adult book! I’d say it’s on par with One of Us is Lying. It’s about a young girl who was being raised by her mom. Then, she discovers her dad is a rock star, literally.
Amboise is one of those charming small towns that comes alive during the day. After our chateaux tours, we were dropped off at our hotel. It was the perfect city to escape the hustle and bustle of Paris for a few days in the middle of our trip.
After watching a Rick Steves episode of the Loire Valley, we knew we wanted to visit a few Châteaus while we were in France. Working again with American Concierge was wonderful! They set up the driver (Claude- how French?!) and our favorite guide, Virginie, to take us through Loire Valley.
On our second full day in France we had breakfast at Angelina’s, toured the Louvre, did a French food tour, and then watched the USA vs. France Women’s World Cup game.