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Travel Blogs from Bourg-les-Valence
... about the introduction of something that I had never seen before and therefore had to learn how to use; the tire-fesse.
The 'butt puller,' as the French like to call it, is type of ski lift in which instead of sitting on a seat and enjoying the view while coasting to the top, one has to stick a pole between one's legs and hold on for dear life while being pulled up the side of a mountain!
... my arriving at the hotel needed some explanation. I looked around the foyer at the broken arm chair and the plastic tables, for a moment I hoped my room had been double booked, sadly it hadn't. "restaurant" I gestured, pretending to put imaginary food in my mouth. I already knew the answer. A Galic shrug of the shoulders told me I was a fool to ask. What was I thinking, stupid Englishman arriving at my hotel with such ridicules expectations. After all it was 9:10 pm !
Up early and back into our beloved bus, that I'm sure would become an extra limb by the end of journey, and we headed off south towards the Spanish border!
As we our journey took us further south the weather started to improve immensely. For the first time, in what felt like forever, we had blue sky and sunshine! My hardcore Australian sunglasses are almost useless in these countries.
We arrived in Barcelona in the late afternoon, ...
... pumpkin pie (compliments of Laura), several deserts, vegetables etc. I also made my serpentini au fromage again. The evening ended with some beautiful music on the guitar.
Two days later, Laura hosted a house warming party at her place. She invited many of the other assistants from some of the neighboring towns, as well as some French people we have met here in Montelimar. The party was a great success and we ended ...