• Bordeaux? Yes, please.

    September 13, 2010

    I’m nowhere near retirement age, and honestly, I love working enough to wonder if I’d ever want to retire. If I do, though, the picture to the left is good idea of what I’d like. That’s Lauren and Jack Hermann standing in front a beautiful background of Bordeaux.

    Lauren says,

    “We sold our three-bedroom townhouse in suburban Washington for $385,000 in 2004 and paid $118,000 for the house in France. It was originally a barn built in 1842 that the previous owner restored. It has four bedrooms and two baths and stunning views.

    “I spend my time doing exactly what I feel like. I cook and make several types of jam each year. The lifestyle is much slower. People take their time to enjoy a good meal and stop and talk to friends. A neighbor stops and gives me eggs from her hens. Pastures surround us and some days we see sheep grazing there. Their milk is used to make Roquefort cheese.”

    Sounds great, except for making jam. Easier to buy it, and it tastes as good. I have no idea what Roquefort cheese is, but I bet I’d like it.

    But it’s FRANCE, you say. Yes. I’m not a France hater like many of my fellow Americans. True, I can’t think of a war they’ve ever won, but I can think of a few we perhaps should not have fought, so we’ll call it even. The thought of living in wine county, nibbling on cheese and sipping delicious vino–heaven. Of course, Italy will do just fine, too. I love cianti. Basically, give me wine, cheese, and a great little village with canals for streets. In short, give me what’s pictured to the left.

    Read the full article here.

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