Friday, April 18, 2014
Aix en Provence, France
Interested in a Music and Markets Tour? We’d love to hear from you! Join us on a summer tour on the Amalfi Coast, in Provence, or in Amsterdam/Belgium
So much eye candy… wisteria across the lane,
lavender filling a wheelbarrow,
rose chilling in one fountain,
pigeons sipping at another,
spring market bounty… inspiring dinner for tonight!
And yet another inviting fountainside spot
And there’s always something going on on Cours Mirabeau –
such as this band ready to rumble, passed as I walked to meet Kirk, arriving today. He had a great surprise on his United flight across the water- a very unexpected upgrade! So he had a lovely meal and a good lie-flat rest, lucky guy.
All three of our Aix Festival Tour guests are arriving a day early, today, so we’ve invited them for dinner at our house.The Alwards have flown in from Washington, and Jill has trained all day from southwest France.
On the way to pick them up to come to our place, Kirk encounters a Good Friday procession of penitents walking to the Cathedral for the evening service. A solemn group, led by robed men carrying a crucifix, slowly processed through town. As they passed through the squares, musical combos would pause their playing in respect.
We’ve told the Alwards and Jill about each other, and, as we knew they would, they totally enjoyed each others company.
What a pleasure it is to have them in our home – three frequent Music and Markets Tours guests, who have all become dear friends.
And yes, that inspiring spring market bounty hit the spot on our table tonight!