Wednesday, June 3, 2015


I went with a group of friends to visit the Champagne region over Memorial Day weekend.  The combination of lovely French country side, adorable French town, delicious French food, superb French champagne and surprisingly wonderful French weather made for a fantastic weekend.  It was a fantastic (likely) last European trip on my tour.

Dinner in Reims

Drinks in Reims

Enjoying the sun outside the cathedral

Oh, the sunshine!

Outside one of the cellars

Inside the cellar

Champagne Tasting

Our rooftop bar

Amazing Macarroons

True story - it's some guy's job to turn these bottles a quarter turn once every few weeks or so.



Reims had beautiful stained glass windows on the cathedral

Of course, the obvious decision when you see an elephant balancing on his trunk is to do a handstand and take a photo

On the way home, we stopped at the Verdun cemetery (WWI)