Candes Saint-Martin, my favourite spot in La Touraine.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

The countdown has started

Another week to go and - if everything goes according to plan - I'll be sipping an apéro at  'le Château' the little bar across the road from Amboise castle.

 June 2009: Arriving in Amboise,
crossing the bridge over the Loire River.

As they say in cycling terms: 'La dernière ligne droite avant l'arrivée' (The last straight stretch before the finish). Although I'm really looking forward to this trip, I'm also a little nervous about guiding my friends around. And it'll also be the first time that I'll see le 'Fleuve Royal' without my friend. In fact this is an enormous test for the Loire ... Will the River live up to its reputation? Or was it the fact of being there with my friend that made it attractive. I suppose I'm about to find out soon ... Wish me luck!



chm said...

Since you didn't say anything about it before, I was wondering if C... was coming with you. But probably not enough space in the car for several people.

In any case, you won't be gone that long, and he'll be able to follow you every step of the way on your harrowing sightseeing journey.

Carolyn said...

"Harrowing!" chm, you are a tease!

Martine, you will probably miss having your friend along, but think of all the new places you'll be able to show him on your next trip together.

You're taking this trip for all of us stuck at home working.

chm said...

Carolyn, I confess harrowing was a bad choice of word and certainly much too strong. I should have used, instead, painfully exhausting but exhilarating. LOL

ladybird said...

Chm and Carolyn, Thanks to you both I've learned a new word: harrowing! I just hope the trip won't be that :))