Wednesday, May 03, 2006


We returned to Cambrai on May 1st, after a fabulos three weeks of travel. In San Sebastian, we stayed and had a lovely evening trying every tapas bar in the old section. Our rule was not to have more than one glass of wine per bar, and no more than two tapas per bar. We had some of the best ever, and got a lot of mileage out of that experience. From there we pretty much stayed along the coast from Fuenterrabia, Hendaya, Biarritz and then through the beaufiful dunes and forests of Landes up to Bordeaux. The weather was sunny and warm even up in Brittany and Normandy, known for their gloomy weather. We stayed in Dinan, a half timbered town from yhe XIIIC, then to St MaLo, a fortified medievam city built entirely of stone and from there we went to Honfleur. This town is most charming with a small port and a church and bell tower built entirely of wood. Before going to Paris for three days, we visited Giverny, and Monet's house and gardens. In Paris the weather turned cold and rainy, but Paris is Paris. . . We parked the car and walked and took the metro everywhere. We saw the newly restored Petit Palais, a sumptuous museum, the Monet museum, went to an organ concert in La Madeleine and enjoyed some great food. Today, the weather is gorgeous and Bill has started to *attack* the wheelhouse to have it ready as a guest room for our friends.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm soo jealous. It sounds like your having a wonderful trip. Can't wait til we see you later in the year.