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.
Early start from Berwang and a diversion to see Neuschwanstein Castle, used in the filming of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, glad we do not queue but get a few pictures and then off on some more well planned roads from John.
Many eagles to see whilst parked at the roadside surrounded by ...
... 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 ...
... day it was much the same...the merchandise caravans came through...however we wanted to get as many freebies as possible so this time we were a little more strategic in where we stood. We scored loads again. The riders eventually came through as we stood near the top of one of the toughest climbs that day. Again we were able to cheer on the Aussies and have lots of fun! That afternoon we went our separate ways, Dean and I headed back north to Gerardmer to collect ...