380 Hours in Folgensbourg

That’s two weeks in France, in case you’re about to key into everyone’s fave search engine. What brought us to Folgensbourg (population: 891) besides the flight from Edinburgh to Geneva and the train ride to Basel (which is about ten minutes’ drive from our hamlet-sized destination)?

We went to house- and pet- sit for a very nice family (who went to Provence for their summer holiday), to relax in the countryside, and to plan for the next several weeks, including Swiss National Day, apparently – you can see the Basel fireworks from where we stayed. Folgensbourg is in the Alsace region, which means the places have a lot of German names and the town have a lot of half-timbered houses. Like this one.


More of those later. Here’s the view from the backyard.


Here’s the view on Swiss National Day (that’s August 1, like you didn’t know).


And did we ever relax, while at the same time caring for one very smart black cat, three hilarious guinea pigs, and a tankful of easy-going (and still floating!) wee fish in the daughter’s room. Watering the plants, indoors and out, was part of the program, too.

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More soon about our day trips away from the house (we had use of the family’s car), including a couple of walks in the Haut-Rhin department of France. Pronounce it “oh rahn” but don’t really say the N, like you do at the end of a movie, I mean film.



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