Kyriad Avignon Courtine Gare TGV
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Avignon is a cool town, with the city center enclosed in an old wall, from the Roman days I think is what Andre told me. We walked all around the city, enjoyed the park along the Rhone River, walked a lot (our hotel was 2 1/2 miles outside the city), had an awesome carousel ride, saw the Pope's retreat house, saw the half-bridge, and saw Fort Andre …
... I mean you are going down hill and you struggling to move. what a joke.
Throughout the ride i considered ditching it and getting a train in to Toulouse. I felt so lousy, my toes and fingers were freezing and the wind just kept on coming. I didn't get the train but it was mentally difficult to push through. Still thats another life experience logged and i can honestly say it is not an experience i want to repeat. If its windy, i am not cycling.
... and so it was quite slow going initially, by midday i was sore. I mean you would think with my well cushioned behind should we say i wouldn't get saddle sore....that is far from the truth and after 11hrs or so i was...lets just say...glad to get off the bike. i had to ride about 1 hour down an N route ( a major A road in UK language) in the dark. would normally choose quieter roads but to keep journey as short as possible chose the bigger roads. was not the greatest in the dark, but ...
... ecoute Starbuck! oui oui! lol petite coupe de vino moment skype avec mes parents.
Vendredi;go en ville pour visiter Avignon. evidament on va au pont, le classique. lol visite de la vieille ville, promenqde devant le palais des papes, le rocher des doms, rue des teinturiers . on retourne chercher nos packsacs au pont (merci au gens pour les avoir garder!) go au train, direction Montpellier!
The two most famous things about Avignon are it's bridge and its palace. Rosanne remembers learning a song at Primary School called Sur Le Pont, which they all sang with great gusto. We had also heard about the 100 year period in history when there was a Pope in France as well as Rome. Initially a French Pope was elected by the Curia, but when he decided to live in Avignon instead of Rome, the Italians decided to elect an Italian Pope to sit in Rome. So there were two Popes! The ...
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