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Travel Blogs from Rouen
What a delightful way to finish off our time in Paris and France.
Despite a few early hiccups, we had a wonderful day in the garden that inspired many of Monet's most famous paintings.
As we mentioned in yesterday's entry we had pre-purchased our train ticket so we set the alarm and made it to the station in time for a 7.50 departure. The trip takes about an hour, Giverny being north west of Paris. We found our platform and train and settled ...
... we had to go around a big one way block and look again and saw a tiny sign for returning rental cars at the narrow entrance to an underground car park. By this time we had missed our train to Paris, and it was still difficult finding our way up to the concourse, printing off our prepaid tickets, and looking up the next train - by now only about 15 minutes away, but running late. Onto the platform with a throng of travellers, it arrived about 5 minutes late and I'm ...
... and went to bed. When we woke in the morning, still alive, we moved a chair to discover the door locking button!
Thursday drove into Saint Valery sur Somme to the aire and found a very nice spot. Drama came on Friday morning when a giant German (the mh not the man) could work out how to get out of the site. You had 10 minutes to leave once you had paid and if your wheels were not in exactly the right place the barrier wouldn't open. Thus ensued ...
... is truly
spectacular. The gorgeous flowers were all out and I could really see where he
got his inspiration. Craig and Terry have been really enjoying their cycling in
the alps. Tonight Germany beat France in the soccer, which is clearly a
disappointment round here. Couldn’t get a drink anywhere – too crowded!
... the boys what they wanted for lunch and they were all for the cute little place so we went to check it out. Even with my hobble I got there first because I also spotted an ATM a storefront over and the boys all went to get cash. (This was an exciting find because it was the first one we found in France. Once we found one we found a bunch more but it was always a bit exciting.) I looked over the menu and ...