city escapes // exploring the french countryside

I had hoped to achieve many things by spending one year in France and now, here we are—almost on the other side. We’re older, we’re wiser. Most importantly, we’ve seen more of the French countryside than I ever thought I would in one lifetime. I mean, fine. We’re not much more fluent in French than the day we moved in. I never did learn how to make croissants from scratch. And yes, fine, the metric system continues to stump me in both the kitchen and on the road. But we made it. Luckily, as far as personal goals go, there is one thing we definitely ticked off the list. We repeatedly escaped Paris to explore…

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photo escape: colmar & the alsace wine route

Somehow, time is very quickly getting away from me. One minute, we were all bundled up in the dead of winter, counting down the seconds until we leave country living behind for bigger & better (read: a city). The next minute, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, the blossoms are blooming, and the French countryside? Well, it isn’t looking so bad. Just before my birthday and right on the cusp of spring, the hubs proposed a little road trip. I’ve been dying to see Colmar since before we even knew we were moving to Fontainebleau, so with the one request that I not actually plan any part of said road trip, it was on the books. Finally,…

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