Saturday, August 6, 2011

In the backwoods of France, quite on the Swiss boarder, is an old coaching inn. And since we've been having such rainy (depressing) weather, we thought we'd drive up to see it.



Switzerland is not green by happenstance - it is green because it RAINS!



In the courtyard behind the inn is a miniature golf course - French style. That means that things are not bolted down with precision made high-quality stainless steel parts, and that if your kids trip over things and hurt themselves... Ah bon? Fallait faire attention!




The French put beauty and charm over functionality. They are not, as the Swiss would say, "always very practical"!



Thank goodness.



I always leave France wondering why I waited so long to come back!

11 comments:

Meg said...

Wow, just gorgeous. I love the mini golf course. Too cute! So glad you're posting again. I've been wondering what you've been up to. :)

TexWisGirl said...

sounded like you got a break from the Swiss mentality. :)

Dawn said...

it's kind of refreshing to see charm and beauty overriding functionality! So quaint....you hardly find quaint anymore. Can we put this on our list to do when I come over?:)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Lovely and simple, the way life was meant to be. :)

Pam said...

I love seeing the places you and your family travel to.. France is a nice break for me also.. the heat here is sucking the life out of me.. not literally thou.
I'll leave a little southern sunshine on your doorstep just so you know I was there in sprite.
Missed you, be well and happy Missy Allie.
Hugs,
Pam i am :)

Out on the prairie said...

I have been wondering where you are.I think in French I would guess.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a treat to be able to travel to France so freely. I can't stop staring at the beautiful doors. You guys always have fun!!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

A beautiful place Allison.
Costas

Randy said...

Looks like it was a wonderful time. So happy to see your comment on my blog today.

Country Mouse Studio said...

one place I'd love to see, that was beautiful

Liesl said...

I have French blood in my veins!! I LOVE charm and beauty! Those doors are just stunning.