Friday, July 23rd

Today we got acquainted with our French telephone.  The telephone tones here are very different than those we hear at home so we’re never sure if our call is ringing through or if we’re getting a busy signal…..we just hang on and hope for the best.

First up was a call to “Chateau Miaou” in Castelnaudary to reserve a spot for Felix during our return visit to the US in late September.  Chateau Miaou is run by an English couple, so conversation was easy.  It looks like a 5-star resort for “les chats” (check out their Facebook profile).

Since our flight to San Francisco departs at 7 am, we also reserved a room for us near the airport in Toulouse.

Craig then called Ray to talk about the boat (ours), French driving licenses (his) and broken bones (in general). According to Ray, quite a few canal cruisers have had mishaps involving broken bones this year; one person fell off their boat while they were negotiating a lock (those of you who have cruised the canals will know how horrifying this sounds….there’s nothing between you and your boat but a stone wall or another boat). We pray that all’s well.

Then, then it was on to household tasks….laundry & mowing for Craig; blogging and Tour de France for me.

Sounds like Craig’s getting the worst of the deal, but I’d give anything to be able to carry the laundry basket downstairs, hang the damp clothes on the line and wait patiently as the warm rays of sun gently dry them. 

Until tomorrow (Jusqu’à demain)….

About Languedoc Lady

I'm a newly retired woman from California getting ready to spend a year (or more) with my husband living the good life in Languedoc in the southwest of France.
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3 Responses to Friday, July 23rd

  1. Sharmyn says:

    Chateau ‘Meow’ — I love it! And I’ve been through a few of those river lochs — that would be VERY frightening! September! I can’t wait to see you again.

  2. Mani says:

    This place looks like paradise! May be I can retire in that area. Most probably, my wife and I will be the only South Asian Canadian in that neghbourhood.LOL!

    • It is beautiful….but then, everyplace we’ve been in France is beautiful. There are many English retirees and I’ve heard that there are Canadians amongst us, too 🙂

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