Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wine country... mit kinder.

Brian and I went to Burgundy, France for the long Easter weekend with the girls.

Now, before you ask me if I've completely lost my mind, let me explain a few things.

First, we knew we wanted to travel since Brian had both Friday and Monday off. Second, we knew we wanted to get out of Switzerland because Switzerland is a ghost country over the holiday. Everything is closed.

So, our solution was to go to wine country. Yes, with the kids, but such is life!

The drive over was brutal; we hit traffic at two toll booths, Betti screamed the majority of the way, and during all of this Brian attempted to get on a conference call for work- when he had a signal.

It made for an interesting trip.

But we made it there, safely, and early. So we went to Chateau de Pommard for a tour and wine tasting.

The excursion was mildy successful. It started off well, out in the open where our kids were cute and entertaining.

Then we ventured into the cellar aka an enclosed space. I can't say that I soaked up all of the information that the tour guide gave us since Marion was constantly picking up rocks from the cellar floor, asking that I take a picture of them, and then putting them in her pocket.

I did manage to snap a few other pictures while we were down there.

After the tour, it was time for wine tasting. We managed to taste all of the wines they offered, albeit with interruptions. The girls played outside for most the time...

...but stopped in to check on us too. First Marion brought us some more rocks, then Marion came running in to announce that she had to go poopy (so glad she yelled that so that everyone else could hear it). The rest of the time we tried to prevent Betti from eating rocks, flowers, and anything else she found on the ground.

Despite all of that, we did buy some wine. So mission accomplished!

After our wine tasting we drove around Pommard briefly to get a lay of the land. We saw this truck during that drive.

What can I say? I love the play on words between all of the languages we come across.

We then found our apartment and settled in for the night. Stay tuned for the rest of the trip!


Aunt Erin said...

Love the pics and glad you guys had a great trip!!

Love you!

H. Pierre Schlomo Presley said...

Ha! We saw that same van in Pommard a few days before you. Coy, of course, asked why they had named a van after me. Merci.

Hoppy said...

Well, at least Marion let you know she had to go. The alternative wouldn't have been pretty!! The pics are great! Love to all.

Hoppy said...

By the way, better rocks from the wine cellar than from my pond. :)