Hotel Du Grand Monarque
Travel Blogs from Nantes
I'm in Casablanca now, it's 31°, Nantes was 12 °. It's brown like Australia, France was lush and green,I don't suppose they have great tasting strawberries here. How odd, this morning I was wandering around the market in La Boule, now Casablanca. Two hours flight and the world has completely changed, it's not like this in Australia! Waiting for Dad (Chris), I haven't heard from him. I wrote an email on Friday, no response. Hope all is ...
... thanks to Werner's appeal to a local contractor displaying a vibrant advertising poster in his window- it's amazing how effective smiles and hand signals can be:)
On our way to Nantes our changeable, cooler weather nececitated trying out our new MEC rain hats which we now love! At an afternoon stop for "un cafe" we met a newly retired Frenchman celebrating his 65th that day by starting his cross Europe solo ...
... paid only $150! Phew!!!
LH redeemed itself with a pleasant flight crew, free wine, lots of current movies and decent food!
Arrived at our airport hotel where Werner assembled bikes with assistance of his sous-mechanic.
Aside from being locked in the stairwell with our faithful steeds and temporarily misplacing our train tickets our departure south by train to Challans, in the Vendee Department of ...
... to come home from
school for lunch so that
he could see Sally. He by
all accounts is normally a
little reticent about dogs
but once Wayne had shown him my tricks and he realised that I
loved having a ball thrown for me we were set
to be best friends and to
have lots of fun and
best of all, I got to keep the ball that he had been throwing for me.
The adults had a lively
I meet a lot of people, and ate lot of interesting food, and got some cool new toys. Can we do this Christmas thing every week?