Our friends from California, Geri, Phil, Julia, and Conor, packed up on Monday morning and we said our good-byes. They headed to Paris for a few days before making their way back home. We were sad to see them go and quickly occupied ourselves readying the guest room for our next visitors on Tuesday: Mike & Munson.
Mike is an Australian who is well versed in world travel. He currently lives in southwestern France with his young Alaskan Malamute, Munson. I found Mike's blog a few years ago as he was finishing up a European adventure with his previous Malamute, Bondi. I read about his return to Sydney, Munson's arrival, and Bondi's eventual passing. It wasn't long before Mike began planning a return to Europe.
Mike's plans for this month took him north to Scandinavia and will later take him over to the UK before he returns to France. We welcomed him here for an overnight stop on his way north and enjoyed a nice walk in the vineyards, dinner, and getting to know each other better during his very brief visit. We hope it will work out that he and Munson can stop back for another overnight on their way home in a few weeks.
Callie had a great time romping around with Munson. She loves to meet new dogs.
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