In less then three months the 2009 Tour de France will start. On July 4th, which happens to be John's favorite holiday, my favorite day of the year will collide into his. Will we be able to enjoy fresh homemade croissants for breakfast then hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch and then bouillabaisse for dinner?
So this year the "Grand Depart" will be in the ultra fancy principality of Monaco. I can't help to think of Cary Grant and Princess Grace Kelly in "To Catch a Thief" when thinking of Monaco. But this year it will be the start of the Le Tour.
This will be the 6th visit the Tour has made to the tiny country of Monaco and will spend the first two stages there before moving clockwise across France. (each year is flips between counter clockwise and clockwise)
So with that I have less then three months to research and plan out my months worth of menus. Yikes! I better get off the computer and back to work on my research.