What a perfectly beautiful day for a bike ride through Champagne, even with an unintended detour through Ludes*. The French don’t believe in signs that tell you where you should go to reach your destination.
We started the day biking over to the open market to stock up on charcuterie and cheeses, then had tastings at the following Champagneries (is that a thing?) in Rilly-la-Montagne.
By the way, those beautiful fields of yellow are rape fields. The seeds of these flowers produce rapeseed oil which the Canadian government has marked in the US as Canola oil.
We then finished up the day with a dinner of the meats and cheeses we purchased at the market earlier washed down with a magnum of Michel Fagot in celebration of one our party’s new job (not me, so please don’t ask).
* The original date-rape** drug
** Sorry about the rape theme of this posting.