I think I may be growing new taste buds here in France. The food has been great of course.
I also had another treat. The Massey Ferguson Museum at the plant has the original lead tractor "Sue" that Sir Edmond Hillary used on his drive to the South Pole. I had seen pictures and had read about it. It was totally unexpected to see it there. It was good. I met one of the original members of the team that made that famous third traverse to the pole when I was on the ice. It must have been a good tractor. http://www.fofh.co.uk/articles/pole.htm
Tonight I am in England where the tractor was made.