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... Museum Marmottan.
The TGV train ride was an experience. I took a short video of the train going 300+ mph. One of the videos you can hear the little girl screaming in the background. She did this for most of the journey -- thank God for Mp3 players, but I could only turn it up loud enough to smother the sound, not drown it out. Oh well, the journey went ...
... just stop anywhere and I often find myself parked in odd places). I then drove inland for a couple of hours (in the terrible heat) to a village called Couhe. The scenery got better and better and I found a delightful campsite next to a river and it wasn't full. My pitch was right beside the river and I was able to watch river life including coypu and huge carp every day.
Treacle, who is still on the steroids, has been ...
Many would dream of a hot summer holiday. For me it was way too much of a good thing.
And apart from the air conditioning of the 'Hotel Skoda' we had to rely on the pool and the local sparkling whites to find some relief. Still, we found some other wonderful things to occupy our time.
There's too much to cover so I'll quickly mention a few:
Chateau de Saumur
On our first visit to the regional centre on the Loire, Saumur, ...
... and roasted and mashed potatoes on the side. It was a flavour sensation particularly because a bottle of red wine was used which costed â‚¬1.60. Wine ain't dear here!
Only 1 day to go before we pick up the rental car and drive off on Thursday down towards the south of France for 7 nights . We have been talking to the well informed Yorkshireman for all his advice on the area as ...
... with overgrown Ivy strangling the trees. Kevin and Mick have been giving this their attention. The old rose bushes and shrubs around the Chateau have had a haircut also thanks to us Helpex workers.
Mick is a structural engineer so he has been able to fix important equipment like sharpening mower blades which are pulled behind the tractor, fixing the dryers ,the oven and one of Joesine's nice antique lamps.