Past life: Living in France 2008

On the road again

Tomorrow, I will drive.

For only the second time in three months.

This is big: The driving gene is in my Midwestern DNA and a necessity for survival out there (other than Chicago), unless someone (cough Obama cough) comes up with a much-improved intra- and interstate train system and infrastructure and community-building support for rural towns.

But back to me. I rented this little doozie (a Citroën) in Avignon and had a ball. Don’t know if it was the stick shift or just being away from it for two months, but driving was *fun* again. This weekend, I’m renting (something) to meander around the Loire Valley, visit a few châteaux, and enjoy the countryside.

Come January, I’m ditching the Pathfinder.