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THE LANDSCAPE HAS CHANGED DRASTICALLY ..
40 Km ish to Switzerland. mixed emotions .. I have been in France soooo long . I love France . I kinda feel like I belong in France. ROMA, ITALIA .. Here I come!
OK SO I WALKED INTO ORNANS COLD WET TIRED LOOKING FOR CAFE HOTEL PLACE TO CATCH MY BREATH AND ESPRESSO ETC. GO INTO
Hôtel de la Vallée, Logis hotel ORNANS
Greeted by nice gentleman and lady. I present my PILGRIM situation and negotiate price. He is speaking French and seems to be on track. I continue to negotiate. He continues to present his position. FINALLY he gets smart phone and shows me "THE HOTEL IS FULL" WE HAVE NO ROOMS" well there goes my PILGRIM DISCOUNT. HE shows me "There are two other hotels in town. Would you like me to call them for you? WELL yes Su Vu Pla .. OK He calls and then Gets his coat. The lady says he is going to drive you. We get in his VERY NEW VERY NICE Land Rover and drive thru town to LA TABLE DE GUSTAVE hmm Ok MERCI BEAUCOUP!!!! They have a room and speak English. Michelin Approved Hotel and Dinning. MUST BE PRICY oh well I am COLD and WET and TIRED and .... SOOOO ... AMAZING ROOM for $60 Eu. WOW WOW TOWELS ETC. FAST FREE WiFi la la la MY FATHER CONTINUES TO PROVIDE AND PROTECT !!!!
SEAFOOD IN THE SHOT GLASS & MUSHROOM DANISH
o so good BREAD & B U T T E R
2ND VIEW OF LA LOUE FROM MY TABLE AT LE CORTE
SWEET POTATOE PUREE ( MAYBE SOMETHING ELSE??) .. CABBAGE ( THIS WAS SOOO GOOD ) .. ( AMAZING ) TINY BEET CUBES .. PERFECT ROASTED POTATO .. MONK FISH .. LOOK CLOSELY AT THE S A U C E :)))
THE OTHER DINNERS WERE EXCEPTIONALLY SOCIAL .. OFFERING A TOAST AND SMILE. EVEN FROM ACROSS THE ROOM. THE GENTLEMAN AT THE TABLE TO THE RIGHT WAS RIGHT ON TRACK WITH SOPPING HIS PLATE WITH THE BREADS THAT WERE SERVED. I WAS SOPPING FIRST!
ROASTED PINEAPPLE ON A SLICE OF 'CAKE' WITH SCOOP OF ICE CREAM
CAN'T SAY WHAT THIS WAS .. TASTY AND THE LITTLE GREEN RESEMBLING MARSHMELLOW. SERVED AT THE END .. NO FOTO OF THE ESPRESSO!
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