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... taking to get to Paris as we had left Poitiers early in the am and did not get to Paris until mid afternoon. We past a few castles and lots of crops, future croissants and baguettes! In the end there was a bit of chanting and clapping of "Paris" (clap, clap, clap) coming from the back if the bus, and you don't have to be Einstein to know who instigated that!
We were awarded medals for ...
... row boat on the river. We got the funniest pictures of the kids in oversized life jackets since all they had were adult sized life jackets. We then toured the inside of the castle and it was about 7:00 pm before we finally made it back to the parking lot to leave.
In what seemed to be a recurring gaffe on these trips, we found ourselves once again without a dinner plan, in an unfamiliar neighborhood in rural France, late in the evening when most ...
... is beyond words. Took 60 years. How they hauled the rock up the cliff face was amazing. They had a massive wood wheel that 6 or so monks would walk in and that would wind a sled full of granite up an almost vertical slop that was about 80m high. We think we're so clever these days but what these guys were able to do... And the fact they weren't daunted by the time it would take or the effort. Very inspiring.
Once we left MSM we were headed for ...
... up we could see that our entire house would have fit inside one room. Then there were several levels and wings and quarters and the rest and it is just obscene to think about the amount of money that was actually spent on it. As we were walking around I shared the full extent of my knowledge of the French Revolution with Lily and Ruby which to be honest doesn't extend much beyond the fact that there was ...
... a 22 mile wall. They had very fancy beds with curtains above them and nearly every bedroom had a servant room. There were olden day carriages on display behind glass and there were bits of the castle that they had to rebuild and the old ones were in a room. There was an enormous clock. After we the chateau we went to a new campsite, it has two ridiculously small parks, one really fun exercise thing and a fun swimming pool.
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