Monday, July 20

The Apostles Come To Visit

Well not really, but they have apostle names! Marc & James. I knew these two back at Occidental College. I was a senior and they were sophmores, they really needed someone too show them the ropes at insert me! Perhaps it was more them showing me how to party it up, but in any case we were all bad influences on each other. So they finished undergrad. James is now teaching high school football, really he sells cotton candy at their games, but we just nod our heads and smile. Marc just landed some job where he gets paid a lot of money to basically do nothing. I think it was something to do with natural gas?....I guess you could say he will just fart around on the job. But who cares! They came to visit me in Dijon!!! So here is the photo evidence we racked up on their visit!
Marc & James are real intellectual kinda guys, they begged me to take them to a typical french cafe so they could intellectually debate about petty things like the french do.
They are always laughing, these two.
Pals forever!
Rear shot!
Marc, you could have zoomed in a little.
James always knows how to get a close-up!

They are really into taking odd photos with fake or live animals in Europe. Some kinda fetish thing.
Marc is a little more aggressive
Now no trip to France is complete without a little visit to the wine country! I took them to Chateau Marsannay in .....Marsannay, how original huh?
I just get so excited when I am amidst the vines!
My attempt at art...


He is forming the E in case you were wondering!

They claimed they knew nothing of wine, but they were just as excited as I was. Or they were making fun of me?
Marc tried to open the barrel, lucky for him it was empty!
Mmmmm lots of bottles of wine!
Just practicing for my future career! I have a frequent taster card here!
Next I took them to church, like the good little Catholic I am!
I made James confess, he was long over due!

Then we rubbed the famous owl of Dijon for good luck, James needed it cause the priest told him he had a limit of hearing 50 sins per day per person....and James was leaving the next day.
Marc decided he better do it too!
Off to see more Dijon

Dijon sightseeing, check!

Back home to have dinner!

But first we had to get caught in the rain!

Marc not soo happy...

We started the night out by drinking some quality burgundy wine and eating some regional cheeses.

Marc needed a second to meditate about how great this was! I think it was an excuse to nap....pansy!

Then we took them to eat at our favorite local chinese resto.
For 10 euros you get an incredible amount of food and the owner loves us and always hooks us up with house cocktails and extra food.
Marc loving the hot sauce

This was a great Oxy reunion! I hadn't seen these kids in about 3 years! They had a blast backbacking though Europe but told me that I was amazing for having a washing machine, a bathtub with running hot water and making them a homecooked meal! Also for getting them really tipsy on wine, like the old days!
It was great to have the apostles in town for a couple days! Stay tuned for the next entry about my next visitor to Dijon!
Until then, stay tuned!
This is Veronique, the American formerly known as Ceci...signing out!

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