sorry if the blog was empty for a few days. just needed to tinker with a few things to get it all straightened out.
so B is here and we're having a grand time. paris was fun but wicked, wicked crowded-- it is christmas season after all, but it was so crowded that it was unpleasant at times. so crowded that we couldn't see where we were going, we were just part of the mass of people. crazy. our hotel room was small but had a kick-ass view of the eiffel tower and i got to see it sparkle every hour on the hour for ten minutes each night.
there are a bunch of american kids here on exchange from las vegas so B and i have been invited on their day trips. last week we went to bouillon, belgium, for the day, which is just across the river. there's a big castle there built in 1060 or something and we took the tour-- fascinating!! most of the town was shut down for the season but B and i did enjoy some cheap belgian beer at a local pub. we were tempted to find bouillon cubes in a grocery store but ran out of time. but we did buy a lot of belgian chocolate for cheap!!
we also took a tour of troyes, a city nearby that has half-timbered houses. it was so friggin cold that we hopped from bar to restaurant to bar again.
tomorrow is veuve clicquot and wednesday is versailles. B is actually tasting wine in colmar right now, cool for him. but he told me it was so cold that he might wear his flannel pajama bottoms under his jeans when he's outside.
monday we leave for rome! hurray!! i hope it's warmer down there...