Friday, August 28, 2009


Corn season is nearly done, but there are still some good ones out there!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

In the Isère with Ingmar

Off I go again to discover a new part of France. This time, Ingmar is coming with us. He's never been on a train before.
Ingmar! get down from there! You're not supposed to be crawling all around the train.
And leave the people in the next row alone.
Ill-mannered rat.There are lots of trails around Lake Aigbelette. We took the one to Le Mont Grêle. Ingmar wanted to go to La Pissoire. Doesn't "pissoire" mean "urinal" in French? Why would they name a place after that?
Ah, isn't it nice to get out in the fresh air and walk around?
Where's that rat?
Oh, I see what you're interested in. Get down from there!
Hey! Bad rat! Get off of the train track before you're a flat rat.
And get away from the train station stuff!
You can't take this rat anywhere!
I mean it, Ingmar! You'll be spending the rest of the trip in Nancy's backpack if you don't knock it off!
Bad Rat!
Geeze, Ingmar. Out of the trash can.
Now let's be civilized. The chocolate eclair is for sharing.

Time to go home. Next time I'm inviting Astrid. She's a nice, well-behaved rat.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A rabbit in Culoz

C'mon Nancy, let's see where this train is heading!
I'm all excited. I love going exploring. When are we going to get there? Whaddya mean, not today? We have to stay over in Lyon?
OK. They have great coffee and muffins for breakfast in Lyon.
And here's our next train. It's not quite so sleek and lovely as the last one.
Ah, fresh air at last. Let's hike around this mountain for a while.
Betcha can't catch me!
Which way is lunch??
Ohhh, cool. Abandoned trains! All the neat picx will be over at Have Genes will Travel on Monday.
Hmmm. These look just like the sort of rocks you pile on top of other rock
Actually, it's not easy to get them to stay.
Back in Lyon the next day. Look at the treasures we got at the book fair! Good thing the hike is over...
Hey look, I'm in a fountain, and I'm not even getting wet!
...Well, maybe a little bit...
See you after a new adventure next week!