Heading South

Trip Start Jan 03, 2008
Trip End Dec 17, 2008

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Our campsite at Mont St Michael looked straight up at the Abbey! At night it was amazing as they had lit it all up. Unfortunately we had to shift sites as the electricity was cut off on our site so we had to give up our view but we got a better site for the sun!!! Mont St Michael itself was beautiful. There is a whole village that winds around the base of the Abbey with heaps of bars, restaurants, bakeries and gift shops. For those of you who have read Ken Follet, especially Pillars of the Earth, being there you would think you had walked into the book.
We then headed down to Pornic, a little seaside town where they were having the annual Pornic Carnival (much to the girls delight). We spent about 4 hours checking out the carnival and rides. The last ride of the day for the girls was horrendous. Watching Jordan's face as they were getting thrown around I kept saying to grant she didn't look like she was enjoying it. Well...there were tears...She hated it. She thought Cam had flown out of her seat (she couldn't open her eyes to check) and they were the last ones to be let off. She thought the man had forgotten them and they would have to take the ride again! She had to have a lie down in the back of the camper for a couple of hours before she came right. Cameron keeps giving her a hard time about it now, one up for Cam!
We took off to le Rochelle and out to the coast of Ile de Rae. This would be an amazing place to camp for a few days if the weather was good. We struck rain and wind (only about 3rd day of rain over the entire holiday) so after a night we decided to carry on our trek south.
We have a new GPS we have named Charles, as it talks in a posh English accent and have programmed into Charles that we are to take no toll roads. Our routes now take a little longer but definitely worth it (except for our little mishap in Pons, with one way streets and a sign we obviously missed saying no campers!!!) We are getting to see some amazing villages and countryside.
One thing we have noticed is the size of the cars. Everybody drives small cars and at very quick speeds however most of the French drivers are very polite and not as aggressive as the Americans. I can see why though, especially after our adventure through Pons, the streets are tiny and two way!
French Sticks are becoming a staple part of our diet. We have one every lunchtime filled with salads and meat and we also have another with Dinner. We are also consuming copious amounts of red wine, why wouldn't you when a bottle of red is 2 Euro at the Hypermache! I hope we don't come back alcoholics!!! We are loving France after a week and even picking up quite a bit of the lingo...even SPUD!
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