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Marg CDN2

1976. Finally decided to stop spending our vacations revisiting the parents and take a trip.

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Posted to Thread #30515 at 8:10 pm on Sep 28, 2018

I had been to Europe several times by that point and maintained a VERY strong attraction to it, particularly France and Switzerland. I was so hoping that my new husband would understand that attraction and ultimately get hooked as well.

We had a set of special invitations to various wine houses and distilleries for private visits. We started in Hennessey, Cognac, cognac which my husband did love. Before our visit, we arranged a picnic for ourselves, lounging under a big tree across the river, where we had nothing but ham, tomatoes, baguette, cheeses and of course wine as we faced the beautiful house of Hennessey.

It was the start to our biennial returns to Europe and eventually a decision to buy in the So of France (an idea which was put on permanent hold with the events of Sept 11/01) And to the creation of lots of fabulous memories. We had bought 2 sturdy wine glasses there as well as a picnic basket. In the years that followed we would pull out those wine glasses, back at home, and reminisce

It was just a simple little picnic but it was the start to a wonderful trip with smiles all the way.

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