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Our apartment is in the middle of the old part of the city. We are on the 4th floor of a small
walk-up apartment building. There are 86 steps up to our apartment and another 12 if we
want to take a shower. That will keep us in shape, the good news.
Parking is impossible and the price for a parking space is outrageous so I have been using
... I was surprised G lasted so long in a church. (PS there was a cat inside). Next stop after lunch (no wine today - that's odd) was the famous medieval bridge, Pont Saint-Bénézet (I'd never heard of it) across the Rhone River. On the way G had to stop and pose for photos next to a Ferrari. The bridge was the idea of a shepherd boy, Saint Benezet, who heard the voice of Jesus asking him to build a bridge across the river. He proved his calling by miraculously ...
This afternoon everybody in the early start program hopped on a bus and we took a little trip to a local vineyard. We went to Chateau Val Joanis and toured the gardens, which were incredibly beautiful. I included many pictures of the gardens, including the extremely fertile fig trees. I even ate a fresh fig, which you can also see a picture of! After that, we toured the wine cellars. Finally I were able to taste the wine. We ...
... out of the sun as much as we could because it was very very hot out today. I played a car game with Charlie for a bit before lunch and I am realizing that he can be very stubborn and will be the handful.
For lunch we had pizza which was nice because it made me feel like I was back in Canada. They made it in a pizza oven that is situated beside the pool and although the crust was burnt it was still great.
After lunch I took a nap (I know I have such a hard life :P), went for ...
... is also cultivated and distilled and that mobile distillation (where a container of lavender is brought in from the field and placed directly onto the steamer, instead of being rolled into bales first and being placed into stationary steamers) is the more common method of distillation. The distillery wasn’t in use as they were only planning on harvesting starting next week. I guess we had lucked out in catching the distillation in ...