20 August, 2008

popping in to say "HI!"

The weather has turned beautiful again and we finally seem to have found our groove. In the last few days we've hiked the tip of the Mont Ventoux, explored Uzes and Remoulin and have spent a lot of time at the pool.

Yesterday we took an 8km canoe trip down the Gardon River- we even paddled through the arches of the Pont du Gard! Today we took the kids go-karting and tomorrow we're off to discover Arles and the Van Gogh museum there.

I just finished reading Paulo Coelho's "the Alchemist". I liked many of the ideas in there, but found it a bit hokey in general. It came highly recommended, and was apparently a bestseller in 57 different languages. Have any of you read it, and if so, what did you think? Maybe it was just due to the mood I was in when I read it?


Goofball said...

Hi-ing right back at ya!

Betsy said...

Man, you're fast! That's instant gratification right there!

I'm still waiting to hear the story about your teeth and why you're such an expert on dentists in Remoulin!

Goofball said...

I entered the URL for my teeth story below that post...I really did after you asked! Check your comments.

The Pack Family said...

I tried to read it, a friend actually gave me several of his books... and i found the same thing, It was much to gimmicky for me to continue reading... My friend who gave me the books as a gift considered them life changing, i have yet to tell her i only got half way through the alchemist and put them all up on a high shelf.. not to come down anytime soon i fear.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Sounds like a lovely vacation, Betsy! I'm disappointed to hear about The Alchemist - that was on my reading list, too.

I hope all is well out your way!