Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back To Brooklyn By Way Of Paris And Düsseldorf

After almost seven weeks, it was time to leave our small village in the Auvergne to come home to Brooklyn.  It had been a wonderful vacation, full of sun, new encounters, and new discoveries. 
The last few days passed way too quickly. There was just so much to do.  And as if to make leaving even more difficult, a warm wind from the South brought blue skies and high temperatures.
I won't lie, saying good-bye was hard.  "We will be back in ten months," we promised.  "Have a great fall and winter. And stay in good health."  A last wave to Michel, Claudine, Marinette, René and our other neighbors, and a special farewell to our little friend Evans...
...and we were off to Paris.
But before getting back to New York, we had one more day in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The stop-over made the transition to city life just a bit easier.

So, here we are back in New York, ready to get back to work and to life in Carroll Gardens.
Give me just a few days to make my way through the pile of mail that was waiting for me, to restock the fridge and to start weeding my garden, and I will be posting about the neighborhood again.

Hope your summer has been a good one as well.


Anonymous said...

Welcome back Katia! N

Katia said...

Thanks, N.
Good to be back. I missed Brooklyn and all my friends here.

Ferran said...

This must be the third, or fourth, summer that I travel to the Auvergne with your blog, Katia. It is starting to be sort of a tradition, one that I like!

Whenever you make a stop-over in Berlin or in Barcelona (where I just arrived today; vacation time :), let me know :)

Nice start in the routine in Carroll Gardens!

jenny said...

Glad to have you back! Love to see your summer adventures, but Carroll Gardens misses you.

Katia said...

It's always a pleasure taking you along on these trips, Ferran.
Looking forward to meeting in person one of these days, either in Berlin or in Barcelona. Perhaps even in New York?

Katia said...

Thanks, jenny. Nice to have such a great welcome home.

Anonymous said...

Welcome home! But I want to be sitting under that tree in your yard eating some bread and sipping a glass of wine!

Anonymous said...

welcome back home! I truly enjoyed following your wonderful posts from France.

Sophia said...

Looks like you had nice weather for your day in D-dorf! It's been back and forth here. Next time come to Berlin :)

Katia said...

Believe me, I want to sit under that linden tree right now as well.

Sophia, I promise I'll come to see you in Berlin soon. Then we can get together with Ferran as well.

Mrs. G said...

Greetings Katia,

I thank GOD you are back in Brooklyn - safe and sound. Thanks for "our" wonderful vacation together. Always a treat to "tag" along!

Katia said...

Good afternoon, Ms. G.
Yes, all safe and sound, though it was a long flight and we had delays.
I am trying to get back into my Brooklyn groove, but haven't quite gotten there yet.

Ferran said...

NY is also an option, Katia, of course! I was in the US several times in the nineties, but have not been back since then. I'd love to see some friends in NY and other cities, so... Yes, NY is also on the list of options :)

Take care, greets from Barcelona!