To Eguisheim

September 27, 2015 - Eguisheim, France

We enjoyed a lovely breakfast with Marcel and Irene this morning.  Though she had to be at her exhibit by 10:00 a.m. she made time for us.  I’m not sure how we got on the topic of eels but she told me that when she and Marcel were newly married he brought home a whole bucket of live eels for her to kill and cook.  She said she cried.

My good friends

We drove Irene to her exhibit and admired her work.  She is very talented and sells her painting for 250 -350 Euro.  She told me that the next time we come she would give me a painting.  I think that’s bribery but I’m okay with it.

Irene and her art exhibition

 

 

It was a lovely drive over the Vosage Mountains to Eguisheim (Iggy-shime).  When we arrived in town it was crawling with people attending a wine festival.  There are “no car” zones and I could not find our hotel so I left Bill along the street and struck out on my own. Along the pass through the Vosges mountainsAlong the mountain pass I took a couple bags with me in case we had to park out of town there would be less to carry.  When I arrived at our hotel, the proprietress advised me that I was too early and would have to come back.  It was 2:50 p.m. and she said my check-in time was not until 3:00 p.m.  She also said that there were no parking places because of the festival.  I was very annoyed with her and started back to Bill and the car.

Hotel Auberge des Trois Chateaux

 

 

I got disoriented on the way back to Bill.  This little medieval village has so many little streets and alleys it’s not easy to do.  I circled back several time before spotting our car.  We did pull up and unload at The Aubrege des Trois Chateaux before depositing our car at the outskirts of town.  My reservation stated that check in time was at 2:00 p.m.  So there.Wine festivalwine festival2typical side street in Eguisheim

 

I had no idea there was a festival this weekend.  We explored the quaint little village for a while before deciding that “When in Rome…” and we ordered a bottle of wine to split.  Many folks were drinking large bottles of "new" wine which tasted basically like grape juice and sugar.  It has been said that the French are not the friendliest people.  This was my experience here.  Eventually a German couple, Robbi and Claudia joined our table and we had a terrific visit.

Kelly and wine

I hit the bed early while Bill retrieved the car and moved it closer.  All in all, a pretty low-key day for us.


2 Comments

Vera:
September 29, 2015
Looks like you had beautiful weather. Clear Blue Sky!
Mom:
September 29, 2015
So beautiful--The many flowers. That's what impressed me about all the places we saw in Europe. Thanks for taking me along.
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