For the past three for four days, I've been scrambling to put together an emergency trip to N.C. I've had trouble finding affordable flights, getting my credit card accepted by reservation services, and getting through to U.S. phone numbers from here in Saint-Aignan. I've run into one roadblock after another. But now it's done. I'll be leaving in a couple of days, if all goes well.
I'll write more about the details of all that went wrong in arranging the trip, but later. Meanwhile, don't expect a lot more here for the foreseeable future than some pictures I took out in the Renaudière vineyard last Friday.