January 17th, 2011
It was 6am and a bitterly cold, dark morning in Paris when we waited for the taxi to take us to Le Gare Montparnasse. I was ever so grateful for my Parisian hat, to keep the biting wind and chill factor out and to keep me warm.
With a hot coffee and apple and raisin pastry, we waited to board the TGV fast train that took us to Bordeaux.
Looking out the window the scenery was stunning as we raced past old villages, big towns, magnificent chateaux, stone houses that had been built many years ago and we saw the most picturesque countryside.
With the speed of the train made it hard to get good photographs.
In our very best attempt of French we were able to converse with the Car Rental people, who were not fluent in English and we were able to get the Citeron Picasso (gris) that we had ordered.
Now the next fun part, to drive on the left hand side of the road, in a place we did not know.
Sat navigation is such a good thing and I do not know what we would have done without her.
We named her Claudette and she was our saviour as we made our way down to the tiny village called Rue de Abbey Vertheuil.
This was the pretty iron work outside our bedroom window and I will show, where we stayed in the quaint village, next time.
I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend, mes amis.