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... clubs. Get that, clubs we are not used to. A half set for Kathy (one wood which was a 5 wood) Jerry had a driver and a 4 rescue. Yes, we did have a full set of irons between us and we got by.
Jerry played a pretty good round, it took Kathy about 8 holes to finally find her groove. We did note something about playing golf in France. After a bad shot and a foul word (yep they sometimes slip out) there is no need to say "excuse my French" ...
Bit of a sleep in
Missed breakfast but did get cuppa & toast
Off to Chambord
Immense walled park -bigger than centre of Paris
Impressive sight when see chateau come into view
Huge, amazing, show of power, crazy roofline
Double spiral staircase
Sandwich - not so quick after all
Chambord liquer.. yum! Cute bottle
... and spinach. Third course was a cheese sampling and the last course, desert was a blueberry chocolate mousse with a raspberry sorbet. (Checkout the pictures with a better description, great lunch).
Lunch finished up in about two hours then we went back outside to complete our tour with a trip through the garden maze. At the location we entered you could take a right or left into the maze. Kathy's competitive nature kicked in and she challenged Jerry to a race ...
Lesson learned, do not drink French coffee in the mid-afternoon. Both of us, but especially Kathy, struggled sleeping after drinking "un cafe" after lunch in Chartres yesterday. So with a slow start to the day we headed out to the Loire Valley, Southwest of Paris. Our stop today was the incredible Chateau Chambord. http://www.chambord.org It took about 90 minutes to drive from Chartres. (This time no toll ...
The boys and I had a nice wander at Salbris market and made our purchases for dinner without too much trouble - poulet roti and haricot vert amongst other things. We spotted some rabbits on the way back to the car but couldn't get too close for a decent photo.
Another walk but locally this time to an ...