French "amusements" and/or observations
Energy savers! I love this!
The lights are always out until you walk in. Everything is sensored to read your movements. Long dark hotel halls become light when you cross the threshold. Hotel rooms magically light up when you enter. Public restrooms give you just enough light to not wretch at the filth...now I know why Kensington's has travel toilet seat covers! However it's a rare find if a toilet has a seat!
Aroma therapy! Life's too short to not use beautiful smelly soap.
Everywhere we've been the soap has been delightful. An explosion of fragrance and lather. The water is hard. French soap lathers, SOAP brought from home does nothing. I'm not the shopper who buys fancy soap. I never have been. But now I get it. Sometimes the fragrances trigger my shoulders to relax. I get the same response when crossing the Bourne Bridge. Now i think, just like with cheap wine, life is too short to only use Irish Spring😃! I'm soon to be a soap hoarder...I feel it coming on....
Eggs, eggs and more Eggs! Farm lands aplenty!
The eggs are smaller here and luscious. All free range. Often from chicken coops on property. Beware of the boiled egg! Chances are good that basket of eggs are fresh and uncooked on that breakfast buffet. Unlike in America where dozens of boiled eggs are ready for you to grab...France wants you to boil your eggs to your liking❤️! I love this idea!
Butter! Glorious Butter!
Did you know of the butter Sandwhich? Butter is the number one condiment in France. I wish I hadn't discovered this. In France, people grocery shop daily. This is for 2 reasons! Freshness and limited storage space! Every day we see people with their baquettes under their arms and sacks of veggies. However the butter is bought in big blocks and left out to soften. No small sticks here, mon amie!
Butter! Glorious Butter!
No Plastic! No Paper! Don't even Ask!
Global stewards, Europeans have long ago given up the free bag while shopping! If you didn't bring a sack prepare to carry you stuff all akimbo or purchase a sack at the register! I like it! Americans need retraining! FALMOUTH will soon be "plastic bag free"! There is Less trash floating around on streets here...global stewards.
Tolls ... There is no free ride!
Most highways are privately owned. In a stretch of 20 miles you could pay 4 tolls to 4 different owners for the right to get from point a to point b! There is some regulation on how much these private road owners can charge but we have not figured it out...
Collectively we have agreed to stop bitching about the Mass pike!
I miss his toes! Crazy, Right?
Remember Dick Van Dyke and Laura and their "twin bed master BEDROOM"? In every hotel room since we've been here...twin beds! No big deal as we are so beat at the end of each day we fall into our respective Twin and the snoring commences but... I miss the warmth of him. The reassurance of finding his toes...crazy, right?
Enough for now