Travel Stamp

This time from Provence

Hello all, sorry we've dropped off the radar but we've been moving around a bit and have been unable to get to an Internet cafe.

We are currently in Vaison-la-Romain and spent the day driving around the indescribably beautiful Cote du Rohn countryside stopping at a number of cute little medieval hill towns, not forgetting of course to do a little wine tasting along the way.

This morning we awoke to the sounds of the weekly market setting up in the square below our window.  We bought a picnic lunch to take with us on the drive and ate it in the tiny town of Suzette on the side of a hill overlooking vineyards.  The sun was out and shinning but the wind was blowing hard and threatened to carry away our lunch.

In the past week we have visited Avignon, where we stayed for three nights and used as a base to travel.  We day tripped out to Pont du Gard, an old roman aqueduct, and Nimes where we rolled into town during the annul bullfight festival (not listed in any guide book, Gretchen). The town was hopping and we had a nice lunch of Paella for Irene and Gardienne de toreau (bull) for me.

Another day we drove to Arles and spent the day, and yesterday we visited the abandoned medieval town of Les Beaux, and the not so abandoned town named after my cat, St. Remy.

Well, that about catches you up. Tomorrow we head for Roussillon and the Luberon hill towns made famous (at least in the states) by Peter Mayle in his books about Provence.

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