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... We walked up the side of the Montagne de Beaune and had a great view of Beaune and the grapes. When we got back to the park, Dad, Ben and Jon got to row a boat on the pond. On the pond, we saw ducks, a crane and fish. It was a bit hard to row because there was so much pond weed. Ben tried to lift an oar and it was very heavy. After the row, it was time for ice cream and fairy floss. Jon ...
... to the iPhone) later we got back to camp.
The next day rather slowly we walked into town. This only took 20 mins and we were rewarded with a charming quintessential French city filled with medieval, gothic and Renaissance buildings and elegant squares. Dijon is famous for its Dijon mustard and the historical center of the city is UNESCO World Heritage listed. ...
... a while and had a free concert.
The rest of the time I wandered around the narrow streets getting lost but loving the atmosphere. The cyclists finally arrived back at 4.30 and it was back to Dijon on the train with the others.
That evening Sue and I shared a plate of snails and they were beautiful! Served in a bowl with a soup like sauce they were unexpectedly scrumptious. Now we are feeling bolder we might even try frogs next.
... to see one of Le Corbousier's iconic buildings. As we meandered through the final few kms of our trip, it was a surprise to see Notre Dame du Haute perched on a hill! A light rain drifted gently down as we made our way around and through this spectacular structure. Because we had made an early start, we virtually had the whole place to ourselves. Given this place is a church, a national treasure and a truly awe inspiring piece of architecture it was no wonder ...
... in my blog title and this is why. In France, everyone pronounces my name Lee-Lee and they often spell it Lili.
It was so wonderful to have time to reconnect with my French family and friends while I got over my jetlag. The end of September is a beautiful time to be in France especially in the Burgundian countryside where one set of my host grandparents live.
More coming very soon!