My parents are here! They're finally here in France! And I, for one, couldn't be more excited.
We've had a couple of great days. Thursday was spent showing them the town of Tours and basically keeping them awake until a socially acceptable local bedtime. Yesterday, I took them to the chateau de Chenonceau. This is now my fourth visit there, and I have a feeling if anyone else comes to visit me, that number will keep climbing. They had a blast and really enjoyed all the gardens, not to mention laughing about the "favorite lady."
Today, since B was off work and we had the car, we headed to Vouvray-sur-Loire to sample some Vouvray. It's a type of wine made entirely with Chenin Blanc grapes, and it can be either sparkling or still. We love the sparkling Vouvray. I fell in love with it back in 2011, B hopped on board, and now Mom and Dad are fans, too. We visited two wine "caves," one of which was much larger and more commercial and the other which was small and family-run. Both had great selections, just very different vibes. It was a great day.
Even better, my mother, the Margarita Queen (sans sel) who hates wine, has declared that she likes French wine. According to her, "It tastes better than American wine. It's not bitter and dry. It's not as acidic. It goes down smoothly."
So there ya have it. So grateful to have my parents visit- the only thing that could possibly make this trip better is if brother and sissy-in-law could be here with us. Oh well...September will be here soon enough ;)
E & B (and Mom and Dad)