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... it off and stowed it.
Another long drive took us to Chamery. This pretty little village is in the heart of the Champagne region. The whole village is full of champagne houses - small ones, but probably exclusive. And there is a boulangerie, but no general store. There is a huge 'centre commercial' about 5km away.
A bit of a bun fight to get spaces. Lots of 'no camper van' parking signs which the French and Dutch cheerfully ignored.
We parked very close ...
... frites (well I had salade frites). Mmm, the fries were so good after a long day of hiking. There was even ketchup. For dessert, we all ordered ice creams from the freezer. They actually had Ben and Jerry’s, which is what I had. None of my French companions recognized the brand! Dinner with friends in a welcoming inn was a perfect end to a perfect day of hiking.
Total distance walked today: 20km
Total distance walked during pilgrimage: ...
... done correctly. There were large holes in the walls in some spots with unwrapped exposed wiring. There was no toilet paper in the bathroom, and the only towel was grey with use. The bed linens had clearly not been cleaned in a long time, and I found used tissue in my bed. There were large dust bunnies in every corner (or as the French call them, dust sheep). During breakfast, we were served tea from a truly grimy teapot and when I was offered sugar, I ...
... of the hills. We also saw three chateaus today, which were pretty spectacular. The first chateau we passed was the smallest, but still pretty with its large turrets. To my eyes, it looked 17th century. Across the street from the chateau was a remodeled carriage house, as we took photos, the young proprietor pulled up in his car and offered us a bit of history. He said that the chateau was a real chateau, but that the old family did ...
... food, which seems to be a favorite pastime of the French people. He marveled at how badly Americans eat, and was very interested to hear what I thought about the way the French eat. He did say that he had fond memories of a restaurant in Chicago, and did I know it? The Cheesecake Factory. I had to laugh a little at this, but I told him that I did know the place well.
When our hosts arrived, they surprised us with the keys to the local church ...