Thursday, April 14, 2016

It's All About France and a little bit of Spain

Hi there, sorry, I have been busy. We are getting ready for our trip to France, and I seem to be meeting myself coming and going. Wonder where that saying came from?
Today, I had a dear friend over for lunch. One of the twenty two that are going on vacation with us. My sister Polly told me about these Macarons (frozen) from Trader Joe's, which is a great little grocery store that we have here in the U.S.
They are $4.99 a box for 12. A lot better than the $1.89 each I paid at a fancy bakery in town, and I can report they are delicious. You notice a couple are missing. Tom and I had to try them before my guest arrived to make sure they weren't poison. :)
Where's Ernie?

Well. They made it! Above is the Pilgrims Passport that they must have stamped along the way. The way being The Camino Santiago or The Way of Saint James.
Their group in front of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.
Looks like from the scaffolding it is being refurbished.
Erie reports that he walked the 100km at 15 to 20 miles a day.....and it was VERY tiring.
They were going to attend Mass and then head home to Texas.
Good job Ernie and you too Margaret (who walked several miles a day herself).
I will miss your posts.


  1. Good for Ernie and Margaret!

    Who can resist macarons?

  2. I love Macarons, I bought them lately at our local supermarket and in Amsterdam are a few special shops who sell them. Great Ernie finished the walk!

  3. Well done to your friends for making it to Santiago de Compostela. When we were in the cathedral on Palm Sunday the giant incense burner was swung across the aisle, you can see it hanging to the left of your photo. It is said that it is so big as it used to fumigate the whole church because in medieval days the pilgrims were rather smelly!!!
    I don't think that you will get macarons as cheap as Trader Joe's in Paris.

  4. There is a shop in Vail that sells cupcakes and macaroons. I'll tell you that they look just like Trader Joe's but with a bigger price tag! It's always good to make sure your guests aren't going to get sick from something you serve. I do a taste test myself to make sure all is well. Good for your friends on achieving their goal.

  5. Dearest Janey,
    Thanks for the tip, have to look for them in Atlanta when we go next time!
    Hugs and happy weekend.