O is already down in NYC with friends; she left on one of the cheap Chinese busses this morning and must have got there by noon. She'll be back by Sunday morning. We're gonna go to her company's outing tomorrow, and then after she comes back by Sunday morning, we're going to a baby shower, which should be interesting since I've never been to one (kids are invited too, which is nice).
Yesterday the Tour de France went from Troyes to Nevers via the department of Yonne, which is where we had a very nice vacation in May 2000. The countryside looked pretty familiar (and pretty) and they even rode by Vezelay, which has a monastery on the UN Heritage Site list that we visited. I wanna go back now !