Random Musings

For some reason almost every time we have ordered sparkling water they have brought us San Pellegrino…which is fine but it is Italian. Perrier is bottled in the Languedoc so you would think they would give us that. Maybe that makes it too common. I don’t know.

We had a parking incident when we went to the coast. The parking lot is on a terraced slope and you had to start part way up the hill to get to the barrier where you stop and take the ticket. The sign at the bottom did not say “complet” but when we got to the barrier it wouldn’t give us a ticket or open up. Every time we pushed the button it said “complet”. To make matters more fun another car had come up behind us so we were stuck on the slope with the barrier in front and a car behind. We pushed the call button on the machine which worked and we got someone who said a few things very quickly in french and then hung up on us. I got out of the car to try to talk to the car behind us to see if they had any ideas and as soon as I got out of the car Andy hit the button again and it spit out a ticket and opened the barrier. I can’t help but feeling like it just didn’t like me.

All twelve of us went out to dinner in Carcassonne last night. I don’t know if you have ever tried to drive in a multi-car convoy in a medieval city but it is a bit of a challenge. Some members of the party are on a fairly strict budget so we picked a place that had a set menu of starter, main course and dessert for 15 euros. My starter was billed as tomato and mozzarella salad. It turned out to be mostly lettuce but it did have the two advertised items on it. The people that had ordered the vegetable soup were not so lucky, as the soup that came was fish soup instead! My main course was chicken. Hmm, while it was chicken and the flavor was adequate, it was really a large piece of chicken bone with a few bites of meat left on it. The dessert was a half a pear with some whipped cream and chocolate sauce on it. For the price I suppose it was acceptable but next time I am getting a meal in the under 20 Euro price range I will just go for a single course!

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  • I guess I am surprised that you could even find a place that offered a meal for only 15 Euro! You know the old saying – you get what you pay for!

  • ivor Patterson

    May 26th, 2011

    well the parking story ;;; reminds me of a tv program andy used to watch here..– Mr Bean — ….

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