Residence des Dames
Travel Blogs from Epinal
... and some unexpected discoveries of
war graves and memorials. Cover some of the Tour De France Route
- traditionally on two wheels albeit motorised. Visit into Munster
town and can see the stork nests all around and then we go back over
La Route Des Cretes for an ealy evening ride - not many roads we have not touched here now.
... and eating the sausage purchased from Fern Pass shop - lovely!.
Across the border into France and we are soon at our home for the next two days, not a word of English spoken by our hosts but we have the whole of the attic for our stay, evening meal out and an early night.
... right in front of the lake.
Tuesday 19 August
Still cool, but with sunny intervals. Decided to stay an
extra night here, to explore the local area.
Spent the morning housekeeping. Afternoon ride into
nearby, lakeside town of Gérardmer. Very pleasant forested, countryside around
here, with pretty chalet type houses. Lots of walks and cycle rides, with
skiing in the winter ...
... same girl she was just a few months ago! And they've grown physically too! They are looking forward to going home, having their creature comforts back and feeling excited about their new school. Having time and space away has been helpful, it's been the antithesis of life over the last few years. Today we challenged each other to guess what day of the week it was! (On first guess we were all wrong!) But, rebalancing has been great for ...
... line. After a day of relaxing, cruising about town, enjoying French wine, beers, cheese and chorizo it was finally Tour De France day....yay! We were all very excited to get our position early and as we were walking up the mountain it seemed like everyone else had the same idea. Rain, thunderstorm or shine (literally) people were getting ready for a fun day ahead. We positioned ourselves about 1km from the finish line hoping to cheer on the riders, in ...