AGMA and Hubs got back from our two week trip to Belgium and France (and a couple other places) less than 48 hours ago. And we’re leaving early tomorrow for Nashville.
I’m not even unpacked.
But that’s okay, we’re driving. I can throw all my crap into a trash bag if need be. Except my dress for the wedding we’re going to on Saturday. AGMA hates wearing dresses…
But that’s another post.
So no time for a ‘real’ post today. Just kinda checking in with everybody to say AGMA is still a force for the universe to reckon with.
I promise I’ll post a trip report next week when I’m stationary.
But I do want to share what we did on our last full day of our trip. And I promise my trip report won’t be backwards (although that is an interesting idea…)
It was a fulfillment of a promise I made last October right here on AGMA. Here’s the post, No blinking .
And you know how these things sometimes (most of the time) don’t work out when you’re planning 6 months ahead. But this time it did.
And I’m so glad it did.
We made it to Avize and to the Le Burn Severnay champagne house. And we tasted Patrick’s delicious champages. And they were wonderful.
But why yak when pictures can say it so much better?
Helen, the assistant in the tasting room, didn’t mention Patrick at all during our tasting. Until afterward when I told her about our cancelled visit in September. And then it all came pouring out…
Listening to her only confirmed the sense that I had that he was a pretty amazing guy. “He was my boss,” she said “and I am passionate about this champagne because he was so passionate about it.” (with a very cool French accent) Her tribute to him was incredibly touching.
We brought home two bottles of Le Brun Servenay. Not nearly enough.
Maybe another visit is in order??
Here’s to you Patrick, and the reminder to be passionate about life. And not to take life for granted. And to live the sh*t out of every single day!