Not a Trip Report - France

Old Nov 20th, 2012, 07:44 AM
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You're on, Cath! Or maybe you'd like to join us in March-April for what seems to be turning into a bit of a Fodors GTG. Either way, will be a good time!
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Old Nov 20th, 2012, 09:46 AM
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I'll be tracking the GTG, would love to do that.
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Old Nov 26th, 2012, 07:36 AM
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Just catching up after being on vacation last week.

Wow! I heard some of the details at the GTG, but not about P & C - how wonderful!

Good luck with your ankle - at least you finally know what you're dealing with - I'm sure you'll heal right up!

And I will definitely be keeping an eye out for future GTGs in the Dordogne...

Great story(ies), all around. Thank you.
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Old Dec 8th, 2012, 02:16 PM
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I am astounded ! Yestravel recently told me to read this 'Not a Trip Report' - and I read the entire story today, in one sitting. And I am so glad I did (thank you, yestravel). StCirq, I knew you had a house in Perigord,and was interested in that, particularly as my family have had country houses in the Loire Valley, but the texture and context of this adventure, complicated with dealing with a physical problem,is extraordinary. The counter point of StCirq and runningtab definitely adds spice and humor to the unfolding of this terrific tale. I am so delighted for you both to have found friends willing and able to help you keep this house that obviously means so very much to you - and well it should. Felicitations ! Looking forward to seeing some more of those photos and videos.
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Old Dec 8th, 2012, 02:22 PM
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Thanks, Marnie.

I really enjoyed talking with you at the GTG about your French connections. If you're going to be in France in March or April, let us know (or just plan to come to the Périgord anyway)!

I did just a few days ago manage to retrieve the chip from the digital camera I dropped in a basin of water while in France, and - amazingly - all my photos are still on it (not that I took very many). I'll try to organize and post them sometime soon.
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Old Dec 8th, 2012, 05:54 PM
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So glad you will be keeping the house! Thank you for the interesting report.
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Old Dec 8th, 2012, 06:16 PM
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You're welcome, rosetravels. I love, love, love writing about my trips to France, and knowing I'll be keeping the house is the greatest gift ever!
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Old Dec 9th, 2012, 06:11 AM
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I will be in France, probably in July, so won't interesect with your time there; c'est domage ! I spent about 10 days in the Dordogne as a solo(but younger) traveller and found it fascinating.....so no surprise that you fell in love with it some 20 years ago and SO was taken with it this year.

Again, I am so very happy that your real estate situation will work to you advantage. Now to focus on that foot !!
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Old Dec 9th, 2012, 06:25 AM
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Super that the camera chip is intact! Perhaps you don't remember me writing you a fan thread many moons ago saying that you should be a writer? Your reply that you are is revealed yet again. Have you thought about publishing this adventure?
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Old Dec 9th, 2012, 07:13 AM
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Hi, TDude.

I've more than thought about it...it's in the works. It's a LOT of work, though, takes some time.
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Old Dec 9th, 2012, 07:15 AM
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Excellent. Hey, it took Julia Childs 10 years.
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Old Jan 28th, 2013, 06:59 AM
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HI StCirq - just found your "non-report". Am looking forward to reading about your recent dordogne visit.
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Old Jan 28th, 2013, 07:32 AM
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Hi, Piccolina, this IS the report about my most recent visit. Will be going back this spring, though.
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I went to see a silly farcical film today called "Vive La France" about two would-be terrorists from "Taboulistan" who come to France to blow up the Eiffel Tower just so that people will talk about their completely unknown country.

Their plane has to land in Corsica for technical reasons, and they are terrorized by the Corsicans, then they get to Marseille and are terrorized by the people of Marseille and then they get to Toulouse are are also terrorized by the people from there. But they have met a nice lady journalist by then after one of them has had a kidney removed by accident in a medical malpractice incident (rather than having his broken nose fixed after the Marseille problems). She takes them to St. Cirq La Popie on the 14th of July and they totally fall in love with France -- a very significant part of the movie takes place there.

I will not reveal whether they finally blow up the Eiffel Tower or not because I am against spoilers.
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So funny kerouac! We have seen posters for this movie (that and the new Die Hard movie) all over the Paris metro. Was wondering what it was about. I'm intrigued now, but I guess we'll never know as we fly home tomorrow from our incredible whirlwind Paris trip. Wonder if it will ever make it to the US?
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How about that, kerouac! Hope it's still playing when stcirq and runningtab get over there.
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Old Feb 20th, 2013, 12:54 PM
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Except that I don't even like St-Cirq-Lapopie!

Sounds like a hilarious movie, though.
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I fear that the film may not be exportable (but sometimes they manage anyway).

For example, there is one scene in the movie -- at St. Cirq Lapopie -- where they have all been drinking and celebrating all day and night, and the sexy journalist takes them to her place and says "It's time to introduce you to another French speciality, the <i>ménage à trois</i>."

(While the term has passed into English, the literal meaning of <i>ménage</i> is "housekeeping" and by extension "cleaning.")

One of the guys slurs drunkenly "But I don't really feel like doing the cleaning (ménage) now."

And the other one says "On the other hand, if there are three of us, it won't take as long."

I guess you have to be French to snicker appropriately at this kind of humor.
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