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... friends and joined him for a drink and a chat. In the middle of this Nick sent us a message that their second baby had just been born! So now we have eight grandkids...!!! Just wonderful news. No hot water in the gite tonight as they are replacing their boiler, ah well...But they have an open fire and we are told the food is good! Stats: Distance: 10 km Total ascent: 418 meters Total descent: 766 meters. Hans, Kathy and ...
... seems 4 million of these are wheelchair bound and want to drink the water from the healing spring. Let me say it, this place is weird. The streets around the site are littered with souvenir shops laden with rosary beads, holy water, pope car airfresheners and even if you need holy water after hours there are vending machines loaded with holy water. Did I mention the rosary bead department ...
The day dawned reluctantly closed in with fog, rain and wind. Hans had slept for almost 14 hours and was feeling much better. We had a leasurely breakfast as today's walk was only about three hours and all downhill. We lingered a bit more hoping the rain would stop, but the weather only seemed to get worse, so we got ready to push off. We picked up our belongings from the common storage area and got into our wet weather gear. It was then that we noticed Hans' boots ...
... were going in the church to get healed. Then we drove some more. We went in a cable cars up the mountain. When we got up the mountain the air was really thin and I was walking really slow and was puffing and everything. In the end we found some snow and played with it for a while and rushed back to catch the last cable car. Then came to our new ...
We briefly ventured out to watch a cycle race taking place from the village. One of the participants had stayed with them the night before so we cheered him on. He called later to say that he had come 6th which was very impressive.
Jane and Eric’s Chambres d’hotes is definitely up and running. Maison Luard is full this weekend and this evening Jane is providing dinner for six plus John and I.
A couple of the guests ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed