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June 29, 2020

Cruising in Vannes!!!

Ok ok so we are allow out now, and all are exciting right? Well, from what I see and told from afar , the situation is sketchy to say the least. Many of the businesses we patronise are hurting and almost empty. Again, last week in Vannes. 

We were trying to put our several heads together to do our errands now with 3 young men around. As we were in a heat wave with temps as high as 37C or 98F here! I had decided to paint and varnish our basement and doors/windows! Yes!

In the meantime, my oldest was working and only had the middle of the day free, and my other twin was getting his storage box on his Yamaha bike which he is totally out for it, so we needed to stop the work and go there as he was call the part had arrive. And off we went with precision timing so all meet at the bike place in Vannes. 

This is Morbihan Moto with plenty of parking to meet a bike and two cars! As the installation was to take over an hour, we decided to have lunch . This we did to one popular family place here which is very French, Flunch or as the founder thought of, Flunch=family lunch. They are cafeterias with an all you can eat option and a main plate with all the trimming of desserts, drinks, wines beers etc. We have been to the one in Vannes several times over the years living here.

By the way the Morbihan Moto webpage is here if you are looking for a bike , these folks are good and very friendly. All in one roof: Morbihan Moto

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At the Flunch, we had our fish and chips, all you can eat salads, tiramisus, quart bottle of rose wine, and expresso coffee. Of course my boys had a lot more lol!! All 19 euros per person.Nice helping out the local economy!  As you can see from the pictures the economy is hurting for many but nobody talks about it than those suffering the most restaurants/bar/cafe owners! Their webpage is here for reference, great family place at the Centre Commercial Leclerc: Flunch at CC Leclerc Vannes

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In between we got some electronic gadgets at another dandy store we like and been clients since opening a few years back. Electro Depot, they sell all you need for the modern world! And it is right next to a huge restaurant cluster we enjoy and the Cinema. More on Eletro Depot Vannes here: Electro Depot Vannes

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Of course, we love our Cinéville cinema right next to Eletro Depot and could not resist taken another picture lol! just locals enjoying themselves sorry.  Oh yes heck for reference the Cinéville webpage: Cineville cinema Vannes

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And as said, all very much empty. We will see the pickup as by July 1 even the EU is open. In the meantime, we stay in our lovely Pluvigner in the Morbihan Breton! and driving around and around! Enjoy your neck of the woods , is time we get to know our backyard. Hope you enjoy my rants of humble everyday life in my belle France. It’s a lot more than Dior lol!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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June 29, 2020

Cruising in Auray!!!

Ok so we are starting to flex our wings and travel again in my belle France. Actually, after 2,5 months of confinement, you come to realise you have plenty around you and need to enjoy it more. As the old saying says, See your country first and the world later. Well , not that I have not seen my Brittany, but now more so.

We have not set on our long vacations yet, and we are seeing if we can go Honfleur in Normandie for personal sad reason as my Mom and Wife ashes are at sea there. I need to get the dates right to go. Otherwise , nothing else is set.

However, we move about in our neck of the woods and find simple things matters. Paris is Paris and it seems all think is France lol! Well the central government have done a good job of moving everything there to the museums but most came from the regions. and we do have several good ones around.

Last, we needed to get a patio table and chairs for our veranda. We will moved the old table out in the backyard to use it as a barbecue serving table! Good deal, the boys help and its a great family event at home.

We look around for prices and models and the stock is dismal, most major stores are empty , we were asked to order the darn set of table and five chairs. No way, we kept looking and went to a store I remember going there with my dear wife Martine. La FoirFouille in Auray! just 14 km from our house!!! This is the store here: La Foir’Fouille Auray

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And of course, a trip to our favorite beer place ,V&B concept right across the park in Auray too for a load of Belgian and German beers for home enjoyment. The store has been feature before in my posts, so here is the webpage: V&B Auray

We ,also, did some grocery shopping right around the same park at the supermarket Super U in Auray as well! We shop here once in a while when in a hurry or convenience sake as normally is crowded as folks from the beaches come up to load up for their apartment/hotels etc. We have one in our town but we always on the run lol!!! The store is here : Supermarket Super U Auray

But the event of the day was that while waiting for the stores to open at 14h we had our lunch with simple American style sandwiches of tuna, ham, and chicken and of course a round of good Grimbergen Belgian beers at…..well we never been but it was very nice, friendly folks and good deal Restaurant Le Grenier inside the Super U commercial center in Auray. An impromtus lunch but nice with the boys, we enjoy it and the server was a nice guy too. Just to show France can have good things even in the least expected place and no star Michelin but a star from us. We will be back! here is their nice Facebook page: Facebook page of Restaurant Le Grenier Auray

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And we did came back with our glass covered aluminum table and five nice chairs to match. Now, ready for the set up and moving, and more painting and varnish to do around the house for the start of Summer! Vacation? we will see as August is just around the corner and THAT is a religion in my belle France!!

So, here it is just regular folks enjoying a new adopted country that we are blessed with and enjoy very much. The best experience so far, if only those wonderful missing woman were here oh la la la! Memories of many travels, never to be forgotten and a thank you for all that was given. We will continue in our neck of the wood after all even the folks of Unesco claim a heritage site just all over south of us on the coast and beaches of the Morbihan Breton!

Hope you enjoy this most personal post and to get an idea of when do other posts are done with experience, love, and caring for the world. No need for medals, diplomas or awards, we are humans. And do see my other many posts on Auray. See you around the Morbihan, Bretagne, and France!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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