Rolling along

August 22, 2013

Distance: 39.2 miles                        Climbing: 2231 ft

Today felt like we went over a hundred little hills. It wasn’t too bad, but we have become accustomed to easy, flat roads. After many weeks of coasting, it felt like a bit of a workout.

Despite the hills, we had a nice day in the French countryside. We passed through a number of quaint villages.

Old house

Old house

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

French countryside

French countryside

We saw some interesting monuments along the way. Several pyramids were erected by monks around the area in the 18th century. Apparently, they were put up as meeting points for hunters.

Mystery pyramid

Mystery pyramid

The GPS showed a bunch of dirt roads leading off into the woods and figured we would be able to find a place to camp. The first road took us to a lake with a gazebo and one million mosquitoes. Not wanting deal with the bugs, we moved on. The next road was bug-free and quiet. We found a nice clearing and set up camp. As usual, we shared a bottle of delicious French wine with dinner. I found out we had some uninvited guests later in the evening, giant slugs. Quite the surprise when I tried to put my sandal on for a nighttime bathroom trip.

Big slug

Big slug

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One comment on “Rolling along

  1. MARYMAGDALENEENGEL says:

    We are all so looking forward to seeing you guys!! !Back when i didnt know I could write to
    you in real time I wanted to comment on the food you got from the machines.In New York in
    the 1940 s that was all the rage.It was called the Automat .Hot water and catsup were free and
    starving actors made themselves hot soup for lunch.
    Love Grandmaman

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