Well, before I started writing this post,when I signed in, the site opened to my stats. I don't have many readers and that's fine, because this was never intended to attract more than family and friends. I'm not surprised to see that a lot of my readers are in France and the US. Of course, some readers are not family and close friends and they are welcome. I guess, from time to time, I do write about subjects that might interest them. I am befuddled as to why I have so many readers in Russia. If any of the Russian readers are reading this particular post, could you tell me what attracted you to it? Then again, it might just be robot site scrapers.
We couldn't stay with them (not yet, maybe next year), so Emma found us a very nice hotel in Najac, Le Belle Rive. This hotel was just on the river bank (Aveyron) with the medieval town up on the promontory above. We had a view of the château from our window and the sound of the river. The hotel had a nice restaurant -- well-prepared good, fresh, local food. For those who go in season, there's a big swimming pool and a tennis court.
Then, we came home and got back into our regular routines -- meetings, etc. We went to an interesting talk at the American Library, Paris before Haussmann. Joan DeJean tells us that the transformation of Paris into a modern city started under Henry IV, in the early 17th century. I found it interesting. Paul probably would have liked to delve deeper into the subject.