Monday, June 30, 2008

Last night in France

We are in Rheims tonight.
Had a crazy drive in to the city.
All was fine until we got n the A4 in France, and we encountered two complete closings of the road. One just west of Strasbourg, which was about a one hour delay, and then again, at St. Avold, where we left the highway and went ont to another rout. Added about three hours total onto an already long drive.

In Rheims we went and saw the cathedral, it is magnificent. But walking around the city tonight reinforced my feelings about France in general. There is Paris, and then all the rest. It just doesn't seem worth leaving.


mw (DWSUWF) said...

Brutal. Driving in France is no picnic. Glad you made it safe and sound.

That said, in regard to this statement:

"There is Paris, and then all the rest. It just doesn't seem worth leaving."

I must respectfully but firmly disagree.

Harlan Wallach said...

Closing the A4 is alot like closing the I-80 in the states, and this was a total shutdown, unscheduled, within about 60 Kilometers.

And then no news about it what so ever.

I have been to the south of France, I can sort of understand the hedonistic appeal of it. I remember the last time I sat out and laid in the sun for about three hours. I looked at the time and 5 minutes had gone by.