I’m heading to France! On Monday June 22 I set sail (sola) for an all-expenses-paid, three-week trip to the tiny village of Oulchy-le-Château, which is in the countryside in northern France. I'll be staying in a 12th century maison that was once a meeting place of the Knights Templar.
Oulchy doesn’t seem to be in any of the guidebooks, but from what I’ve gathered thus far it’s a hamlet of 848 people, complete with a butcher and a baker (not sure about the candlestick maker), where the most exciting thing that happens each week is the vegetable market. Yay!
I plan to treat the trip as a writing retreat. After spending the years since our return from the original big field trip writing a book about our adventures, I’m finally ready to put the final touches on the manuscript. What better place for a writing hermitage than the French countryside? So excited!