Friday, December 26, 2008

joyeux noel

We had a lovely christmas eve and christmas day.  Christmas eve was a feast at Jacques house (12 of us) and we didn't make it home until 1:30 am.  argh!!!

Christmas day it was just the two of us.  We opened our presents (I got one and Bruce got 3...is that fair???).  So, what to get the man that has everything....bike stuff!  Nothing makes him happier.

Here is his bike, he loves this bike...more than, well, not me I hope!
He wanted new campagnolo 2009 shifters and a new campagnolo cassette for this bike, so that's what he got.  He's so happy. Also got him a new scarf (he's a scarf-aholic).  

my boy loves his bike

sporting the new scarf

Campagnolo shifters

Campagnolo cassette

What did I get....BOOTS.  Yes, another pair of boots.  I guess you could call me a (boot-aholic), these are brown and much more casual then my black ones.  Love them.  

We went for a 3 1/2 hour ride today.  Through the lot department.  We live in the department of the Aveyron, but in the corner, so we are very close to 4 different departments.  The aveyron, the lot, the tarn and the tarn-et-garonne.  All of these departments have very different landscapes (all beautiful of course).  

someones chateau



we took this while riding 

It was very cold today, maybe 35.  In the shade I was freezing!  After 3 1/2 hours my toes were frozen.  When we arrived home our french neighbors from 1 mile away were in our driveway, coming for a Joyeux noel visit.  They are such lovely people and they thought we were crazy to bike in this weather.  Américains fous!

It was a great first christmas in France.  Not much different from our christmas in Los Angeles, it's always just the two of us and we always go for a ride.  The only difference is the temperature and the landscape.  Miss the warm but can't beat the landscape.

 



14 comments:

Leesa said...

Hey there...

Nice to hear about your first Christmas here in France! Cold yes!! But, I heard it was cold and rainy in San Diego, so I felt better!! hehe.... I can't wait til my parents move to Costa Rica in May.... We hope to spend NEXT Christmas on the beautiful beach in Puerto Viejo!! That will be heaven...
Anyhow.. I am going to upload my pics from Strasbourg right now so when you have a chance, come on by...
Take care,
Leesa

Barbara said...

Happy holidays to you both !
I'm glad that Santa didn't forget you both, although the gift ratio was not equal !
You will both remember this Xmas a long time.

Happy holidays to you and your dear animal friends too.

La Framéricaine said...

Congratulations on your first Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in France. Both sound like they were spent in the very best of company!

You are so dedicated to riding. I'd be all hot coco and chestnuts in my jammies all day. Gawd! The photos of your neighborhoods are beautiful, as are the bicycle accessories, the scarf, the shades, and the lovely couple!

Bises,

La Belette Rouge said...

So happy to hear about your happy Christmas. Boot picture, SVP. And, nice choice on your man's scarf. Very nice.
Happy Holidays!xoxo

Cindy said...

Where's the boot pics?
Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. One good pair of boots trump many for me.
We're now waiting and ready for our snow to melt... exercise via WiiFit will grow tiresome before long.

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notre vie juteuse said...

argh! Had some blog posting problems...sorry about the deleted comments. Late here in France, will comment in the am.

two wheels good tours said...

leesa - it was cold here, but sunny so we got in a 3 1/2 hour bike ride. It was raining in Los Angeles. ha! Ah, costa rica, love it there - spent my 40th birthday there, went to the nicoya pennisula and then down to dominical. Great surf!

two wheels good tours said...

barbara - thanks for coming by. the ratio on xmas wasn't equal but i should mention my clothes and black boots were sort of a christmas present..so i guess i win!

two wheels good tours said...

lfa - it's chocolat chaud when i get home...after a hot hot shower. I'm sure you are having a lovely warm time in Mexico. Miss you both!!

notre vie juteuse said...

LBR - pictures of boots are coming up....

notre vie juteuse said...

cindy - yes to boots....but, this is my second pair - so I scored.