Sunday, February 24, 2013
90 days before.
So much for the weather forecast. A few half hearted snow flakes in mid morning and then the skies clear and the sun returns. We clamber into the 4x4 and head off to an organ recital in the local cathedral. The streets brilliant in the early spring sunshine. An unexpected chance to get out and about before the snow does decide to roll down from the mountains.
The cathedral organ set high up in the walls of the transept. How does the organist get there ? Not a job for someone suffering from vertigo. The acoustics wonderful.
A late lunch at a brasserie. We wander in from the street and are immediately seated. The three course 'formule ' €18 a head including a glass of wine and bottle of water. Stick to what the locals do and France can be affordable.
An evening spent making reservations for our trip to see the Cost Centres in California. A restaurant in Yountville informs me that they're fully booked. " You should have phoned up 90 days before time to make a reservation " the somewhat imperious response . 90 days ahead of time ! American diners must be extremely well organized.
The cows are well.