L'oree des Chenes
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... clubs. Get that, clubs we are not used to. A half set for Kathy (one wood which was a 5 wood) Jerry had a driver and a 4 rescue. Yes, we did have a full set of irons between us and we got by.
Jerry played a pretty good round, it took Kathy about 8 holes to finally find her groove. We did note something about playing golf in France. After a bad shot and a foul word (yep they sometimes slip out) there is no need to say "excuse my French" ...
Through Blois to chateau.
International garden festival
Beautiful gardens in grounds
Some didnt live up to description, a bit like some modern art
Moss garden - reminded me of alpine & gravel garden at Wairoa Street
Sculptures in parkland
Bit of a sleep in
Missed breakfast but did get cuppa & toast
Off to Chambord
Immense walled park -bigger than centre of Paris
Impressive sight when see chateau come into view
Huge, amazing, show of power, crazy roofline
Double spiral staircase
Sandwich - not so quick after all
Chambord liquer.. yum! Cute bottle
Slept quite well. We decided to have breakfast in Amboise. Both choosing an omelette, I had tea while Dave had chocolate chaud. Sat in the sun with all the other tourists, most of the accents we heard were American. We walked to Château du Clos Lucé, Parc Leonardo da Vinci. We went there last year but Dave had a wobbly head and we rushed it. This year we took our time and spent a few hours walking around the garden, ...
Today we drove about and hour northeast to visit the Chateau of Chambord. King Francois I was 25 years old in 1519 when he initiated the huge enterprise of building this complex. Chambord was intended as a hunting lodge, but it's vast dimensions make it much ...