The title of this post is what CHM said when he looked over my shoulder and saw what photos I was processing this morning. Machin is French for "what's-his-name" or "thingy". In this case, it means Sully, the French finance minister under the French king Henri IV of "a chicken in every pot" fame. Sully acquired a nice little place on the water during his tenure as a government minister.
Anyway, we got back from the short trip to the Perche and lower Normandy last night, and I haven't had time to get organized with photos and ideas for this blog.
I'm just posting a few pictures of the Château de Sully-sur-Loire, where I stopped for a few minutes Saturday morning to rest a little and take photos.
Sully is east of Orléans on the Loire and about half way from Saint-Aignan when I take this route.
The picture of the car below shows not the main roads I was driving on, but a narrow lane through some woods just south of Sully where I made a French-style pit stop — if you know what I mean.
We are resting up today and getting organized. Tomorrow we are going to Sancerre, which is about a 90-minute drive east of Saint-Aignan. It's a return trip for me but CHM hasn't been there in more than 50 years, unless I'm mistaken.
I'm also making a blanquette de veau this morning for our mid-day meal.