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Pic For The Day - Palais des Papes, Avignon

Last week the kids and I had friends visiting from Scotland. It was such terrific fun! We roamed around Provence, we ate like gods, if gods eat copious amounts of goats cheese, bread, and olives, the kids ran all over town, mostly going for more cheese and bread. I've got a cool little beach town on the Med that we found to show you soon, but not today. The kids and I have decided to go to Barcelona.

The Skype conversation yesterday went like this: Bob: "Are you going to Barcelona." Brenna: "I don't know. I've got a chicken in the fridge." In the moment of silence that followed, just before Bob exploded with laughter way out in LA, and pulled up our Twitter page to Tweet this absurd sentence, I was struck all over again at our very strange, very cool, little lives. 

So Yesterday afternoon I cooked the chicken (preserved lemons, capers, olives, whole garlic cloves, onion. Mmmmmm), and booked a cheap hotel, and this morning we head to Barcelona. But first - the Pic For The Day:

This is in the Palais des Papes, or Palace Of The Pope, in Avignon. For a while there, starting in the 14th century, the Popes hung out here instead of Rome. Security - don't you know. Can't be that powerful without making a few enemies. The palace is crazy-good! I may have to do another post on our day there.

But today I'm off to Spain. Maybe we'll forget the museums and just eat Tapas for three days straight. Wish Bob were here.

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Reader Comments (4)

Lama was once (in an earlier incarnation, of course ) the guest of Pope Pompous the first, at this palace. Lama remembers being equally impressed by the opulence, but disappointed that room service was not 24 hours. Lama guessed that this was the Church's way of keeping its vow of poverty, so Lama understands. (I mean .. understood)

Anyway, Lama is happy that you and the children find peace, even if it means suffering through places with lousy room service. Lama also hopes that Bob enjoyed his pilgrimage to the heart of post production suffering, and trusts that it will serve as reminder that all things (except insanity) are temporary.

Gunga Gulunga,

May 3, 2010 at 12:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterYo Lama

OK, Brenna. Usually I read your blogs and sign: "How wonderful!" and then go on with my day a little (ok, a lot) envious of this odyssey you are taking. Today I'm over the top. What a fabulous place and amazing experience!! ... or what is that camera that you are using to get this amazingly spectacular/surreal photograph?
Huge hugs to all ~ Dorothy

May 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterDorothy Balisok


First, I love the way your family lives, your sense of life is....wonderful.
Second, do you wish to adopt a forty something year old really...
Third, your photos are just lovely, even the hair dryer a few days back.
Forth, your posts make my 4:30AM mornings very shiny.

Thank you.

May 7, 2010 at 2:24 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark

I heard Avignon had something to do with their being a plague everywhere else and the papacy was interested in saving their skins - literally! I'm sure the enemies thing was also true.
Waiting to hear about Barcelona!

May 10, 2010 at 8:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterNicole

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