Now, where was I?
Right! On to part two of the great anniversary adventure!
First stop: Bordeaux (where we picked up the rental car and got a chance to see the port town)
|Did I mention that we had the perpetual "Doom and Gloom" hanging about?|
|We happened upon a River Festival, complete with sailboats and sailors up in the ropes.|
|Quick! What's interesting about this boat? Answer: Mexican and French flags on a 3 masted sailing boat|
complete with Mexican music blasting at full volume
|Columns before a garden area|
|The McCafe, and no we didn't eat here. I just wanted a picture of it|
because I thought it was funny. Mr. K was not as amused as
|They're so cute! Canneles are little sweet cakes that are|
a specialty of Bordeaux. Had to get some for the car-ride.
|Our wheels for the weekend|
After spending the night in the B&B, we were fresh to be on the road again!
First stop: Villreal and their market (where I got a scarf; how very French!)
|Morning market in a medieval town. So much fun!|
|Town center church|
After getting the customary lunch when on the go: bread, cheese, smoked and dried sausages, and Pink Lady apples (only the best picnic apples ever, by the way) we were off again!
Next up: Monflanquin
|Mr. K's shot here|
|Just lovely to behold, huh?|
|The church in Monflanquin|
|Bagpiper for a wedding we saw on our way to go eat lunch|
|Looking down the road on our way to lunch|
|The sundial that only tells the time between 11am and 1pm. I guess lunch is just that important.|
|On our way back to the car.|
Gavaudun, here we come!
|Look at that fortress!|
|So cute! But we're not at the top yet.|
|Poppies! Or, in French, <<coquelicots!>>|
|See that tower there in the middle? Yep, we're going up that!|
|Mr. K for scale.|
|On the steps of the tower|
|Love these archer windows|
These next few are a series taken as I went up...
It's pretty high up.
|Looking down from above onto the village and the ruins|
|Loved it up there!|
|Down into the belly of the Earth we go...|
Off to Monpazier for dinner:
|Roses and arcades|
|Roses and Medieval structures|
|It certainly is the most beautiful village in France|
|We got a chuckle out of this sign: <<Porte du Paradis>> means, Door to Paradise|
|Hotel Edward 1er. A wonderful dinner in an almost chateau!|
|Strawberry sorbet and Opera|
|Chocolat et Framboise|
They put hearts on for us!
Such a lovely day spent that we were fearful the next and last day would not be as wonderful.
We needn't have worried. It was just as good.
After checking out of our B&B, we headed toward Bordeaux, passing Monbazillac (known for their sweet white wines).
|Can we say wow?|
|Gorgeous day in a great town|
|We happened upon a market day in Bergerac|
|Cyrano statue #1|
|Cyrano statue #2|
|Side streets in Bergerac. Apparently it flooded something fierce back in the 17th century; it flooded above the|
light brown closed shutters.
|Mary Englebreit look-a-like tea cups|
Perfect time spent with a wonderful man! Happy Anniversary!
Until next time,