Splendid Hotel Chatel Guyon
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First we had to negotiate ourselves out of the car park and into the Aires car park, which we did with much miming and sign language, our French not being as good as our poor German. Clermont-Ferrand, we discovered, is Michelin tyre city. The head office and an enormous factory were situated just next to our camp spot. Set off by tram into Clemont-Ferrand town to find a dentist to mend my broken tooth. After extremely helpful staff at Tourist Info ...
... we prepare to leave the airplane, we are invited to visit the family living just outside the city's centre. Bienvenue en France. Visiting here is not going to be like Paris.
The landscape is lovely. Extinct volcanoes covered in grass and wildflowers surround us. We would complete multiple hikes during our stay: notably the Vallée de Chaudefour and the Puy du Dome. Incredible panoramas and a (brief) desire to paraglide over it all. Unfortunately, ...
Caleb and I ventured out to catch a game or two of a junior tennis tournament that was starting today. The teenagers were playing on clay courts just like at Rolland Garos (French Open). I went over with Caleb all of the different types of playing surfaces at the four majors in tennis. Close by Caleb approach some teenagers and promptly got us both into ...
... and two points for a spectacular goal - think 360 spin or no look goal etc. Our team was awesome and we won all four games. The final play was epic - I was twenty feet away from the other teams goal and facing away from it - I received a pass, bent down an rifled it on net between my legs ... It went right in - top shelf ... A young observer screamed 'Spectacular' ... Caleb was proud of pops and said he would pick me for his team for ...
... out the rules and watching 18 year old studs running past us with ease. A sad moment occurred when Caleb was chosen captain of a team and promptly passed over picking me for his team four times. His only excuse was 'you are really not good at rugby' - which I suppose he has a point. When I reflect I realize how many sports we do a day - yet somehow Caleb spins it as though he never gets any choices ... Only mom and dad do... ...