French Sabbatical

My family's year in France…

Day 22 (22 July 2010) – In Search Of…

Does anyone remember that old TV program called “In Search of…” hosted by Star Trek alum, Mr. Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy? At the time of its airing I remember not liking it much, thinking it was taking time away from much better shows like “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Bewitched,” and Gilligan’s Island.” When we went on vacation when I was a kid, one of the first things I’d do when we’d get our hotel room was check the TV listings to see what shows were being aired in the city we were staying that were different than those being shown at home. If it was “In Search of…” I’d be disappointed. What was I going to do when time in the pool was done?

So it’s kind of funny that the show has come to mind when I think of Ella and her quest. She is in search of France’s best cheeseburger. Certainly, this is worthy of a segment on the old program and I’m expecting to see Mr. Spock show up to narrate. Imagine following Ella from café to café as she orders and then samples the cheeseburgers, looking for one that she acknowledges as being on par with those she can get at The Ram in Seattle.

Walking through Pornichet looking for a quick lunch, we found a simple little eatery with counter service. On the menu were paninis and crêpes, even hot dogs and hamburgers. Ella stepped up and said, “Je voudrais un cheeseburger.” She was reasonably pleased with this one, even though it did not come with fries. She was tempted by the bacon cheeseburger but Melinda held her back on that.

Clearly, the search has not been completed. To be continued…

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July 22, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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