Faites Votre Choix….

This is a delightful read


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My friend and Napa county neighbor, the Traveling Wine Chick, had the winner’s honor of picking the theme for this Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #MWWC19 . I can only hope the dissertation I am about to put forth is worthy of her motif – “choice.”


I had the good fortune of being a guest at the wedding of two dear friends in Biarritz, France. Merely a week from this last Saturday, I was strolling the gardens and walking the halls of a beautiful chateau on Lac Brindos surrounded by nuptial brilliance and celestial beauty (the wedding designer is genius and there was no expense spared for this union.) I could go enviously on and on and on giving you enough time to stitch a voodoo doll of my likeness, but I shall refrain.


Biarritz is a gorgeous seaside city on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast in southwestern France. A luxurious destination that is popular with tourists…

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I have dreamed of this meal my whole life


I have dreamed of going to Italy, today I finally made it. Got in after dark due to some navigating issues, then headed out for food. It was amazing, the only thing that would have made it a lot better was if Tricia could have been there, the part I wish was different about my life on the road was the times I don’t get to share with her.

I spent the first night at Trattoria A’Lanterna, it fit my criteria of no English on the menu, and no one really spoke any English at all. Of course after all day traveling a rosita wine was in order. A whole bottle made perfect sense.


Then I had Carpaccio of Tonno, and moved on to the main a Taglitaliia form the Sea. This makes food the best.IMG_1625

My waitresses were great, little English but they gave me a selfie and were a lot of fun.


Again reminded of how blessed I am to travel

After 22+ years of being a frequent traveler I never forget how blessed I am to live this life. I know I visit this topic often, but it is genuine. Today I am in Vacaville, California, a beautiful town, and near to wineries which theWinsketcher loves. Saturday I head to Dubai, I am so looking forward to that, and then after 2 days Genoa, Italy. I get tired while traveling at times, but rarely ever tire of travel. I am blessed.