Three more days before we fly to Paris. We are making last minute preparations, including testing whether I can post to the blog from my iPod. Alas, no photos from this iPod. I'll see if I can get a "departure" photo before we leave. Also note I added a gadget in the upper left corner, so you can subscribe (that is be notified of subsequent posts). This may be an alternative to my email list. I'll see. Meanwhile, exploring the capabilities of my iPod, I have downloaded (for free) and started reading Robert Louis Stevenson's Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes, 1879, an account of his travels in a region not far from where where we will be walking.
I didn't realize that this quote was from Stevenson's Virginibus Puerisque, 1881:
How perfect for a pilgrimage! I also didn't realize that the title of Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, a book my mother and I read together and loved years ago was inspired by Travels with a Donkey."Little do ye know your own blessedness; for to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour."