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Travel Blogs from Saint-Amour-Bellevue
Finally the rain has stopped!
We left a very waterlogged site and headed towards Lyon and "Camping des Barolles", thankfully the rain stopped on the way here and so far has not returned in any force!
The campsite is situated about 7km from the city centre, its not a place we would recommend for a long period as its got more of a carpark feel to it rather than ...
... Got a mooring in the centre of the town for 20 Euro a night and have spent 4 nights there. Met up with Michael and Siena from Wellington, had a fab night out at a family restaurant, eating offal type foods -not really my thing but entertaining.
The weather is still stormy at nights and hot during the day. Caught trains around Lyon, easy good transport. Lots of historical buildings with amazing architecture, lots of food and wine again, easy life and just plain ...
... how I was getting back to Paris. I could always go buy a train ticket last minute again, so it wasn't like I was completely stranded, but I was starting to get a little concerned. After morning prayer, I actually stood outside of the church with a sign that said "Are you going to Paris? I need a ride!" And it was sort of humiliating but I got a lot of sympathetic glances, but no one actually going to Paris. So that ...
... to the love of God, the love that cared for my heart.
But back to my silence week. The last couple of days were much better. I stopped crying, stopped waiting, and just began thinking of my last couple of days as days of relaxation rather than as a profound spiritual encounter or directed discovery.
I had a lovely afternoon hand-washing my clothes with the Bible perched above the basin open at the suggested Psalm, which touched me with its relevance ...
... to the hidden routes that basically wound between a multitude of terraces. Another experience that seems totally unlike me was attending a museum about film. Surprisingly it turned out the have miniature sets of movies including the French film Perfume: A story of a Murderer. What’s that? Yep, I had no idea either so we downloaded it for the following day’s viewing. Since both of our flu’s, coughs, head colds ...
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