|Photo by Richard McCord, from VCCA website|
So that much was decided by Thursday night. On Friday I headed to Chicago for my niece's wedding--although there were some horrific storms during the weekend, none of them disrupted any of the festivities, some of which--including the ceremony--were outside. Lots of fun, and I met lots of family and friends of my new nephew-in-law.
Today I've booked a flight (I decided to skip Paris on this trip, as much as I enjoy it) direct to Toulouse, where I'll explore for a few days before going to to Auvillar. I even booked a hotel. Really the last bit will be to figure out the train schedule from Toulouse to the nearest train station and book that. And then I'll be [mostly] all set!