Mixed Media Assemblage Artist

J J Worden

I want to make Things Even if Nobody Cares

July 24, 2013

I left my heart in France

  • July 24, 2013
I'm home.

My heart, however,  is still sitting on the terrace at La Ferme Grand Pre listening to the roosters crow and the mourning doves coo and the bailers bale and the cows low.

It was everything I could have hoped for and so ...SO... much more.

Where I ate my breakfast each morning

I've been trying to sum it up in one short sweet phrase and I guess Tom's synopsis is as close as I can get: A trip of a lifetime. And not that most trips aren't life affirming and rejuvenating because unless they go to hell in a hand-basket they probably are, but there was something totally special about the house we stayed in, the town where we were welcomed, that all my kids and their spouses joined in the revelry, that we took part in an epic event ...100th Anniversary of Le Tour... while witnessing an epic stage of that event. It was all of these things wrapped up in blue skies and green mountains and snow-capped Alps and miles of cheese and cheap delicious wine and fresh baguette.

Maybe the pictures capture it better than words ever could:

Dejeuner a Chambery ... plat du jour

alpine meadows of Charmant Som

Tom at the top of Charmant Som

Mont Ornon ... and a crazy cyclist!

checking out a random cave

hiking back from Pic l'Oeillet

taking the Fred bikes out for a spin along Rue du Grenat

impressions of 'my frenchman'...atop the Bastille in Grenoble

Grenoble, France

the podium. L'Alpe d'Huez. getting ready to hike down to Switchback 3

the insanity that is le caravan...total gong show!

1 million people on L'Alpe d'Huez... party central

The Last Supper


  1. Replies
    1. Julie, it really was! If you ever get the chance? Go!!

  2. Love it Jen. Thanks for sharing. Incredible!

    1. Hey! Thanks for visiting. It was a pretty awesome trip. L'Alpe d'Huez was a total Gong Show!

  3. wow, it does look like you had a fabulous time :) I'm happy for you!

    1. A much needed respite from the every day. And it's France. How could we go wrong?!? ;)

  4. Baguette under your arm, wine on the terrace and the no-helmet joy of wind in your hair! The memory will live in your heart forever. Tks for sharing, Jen ;-)

    1. Indeed it will Viv! It was a pretty awesome trip!

  5. It looks totally wonderful! I love your pictures! I'm so glad you had such a good time! hugs and luvs!

    1. It was pretty awesomely wonderful and with such beauty hard NOT to take great photos. hugs and luvs right back atcha. xo


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