Bike trip to Thouars today - 21 km/each way, took the other loaner bike which seemed lighter, seat is more comfortable, and it has a nice box on the back to haul stuff. Breezy/cool, overcast most of the day. Arrived just as the flea market was closing from 11:30-2 p.m. for lunch, so cruised around the town for a bit - another medieval town on a hill, which offered a true medieval structure still standing near the town's largest cathedral. Joined a "new friend" for a quick Coca-cola (he was sitting there first, I just joined him at the table...) After checking out the junk at the flea market, admired some lavender across the road - then headed home. I am no Lance, that's for sure. M
When I started this blog in May 2007, it was for the sole purpose of staying in touch with friends and family while we traveled to Europe for three months. I am still staying in touch. "Traveller's Joy" clematis vitalba: Wildflower found throughout southwest Europe/Africa. Used for medicinal purposes and found "climbing and covering" the roadsides of Europe.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman