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Grenoble, France

Filet mignon and Taco Tuesday

sunny 79 °F

We were given the royal treatment when we arrived at Nicolas and Maya’s apartment in La Tronche just outside of Grenoble. We arrived in the evening and Nicolas was midway through cooking us his first fillet mignon. It was such a treat to be wined and dined after we had been camping for the last few days. After dinner (as traditionally done in France) he served us some truly stinky French cheeses (you know, the ones that make the entire room smell when opened), as well as some dips, and wines that he recently brought back from Corsica. Then, to top it all off he brought out his special hand imported high gravity rum in a box!

Nicolas assumed that we should by now have been in good cycling shape and so challenged us to ride the 30% grade up to the Fort de la Bastille! Even with our mountain bike gearing, the granny gear couldn’t save us on this road.

The challenge was well worth it for the stunning view of the city.

It was good to meet up with Nicolas again, we are fortunate to have family and friends scattered about to have a good taste of home now and then. So, here is our challenge for you today! After you eat your dinner tonight, try eating a whole fresh baguette with cheese or yogurt (soy versions acceptable).

Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 03:39 Archived in France

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I can eat a whole baguette with cheese and/or sausage any time of the day or night. What's my prize?

by Harry

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