Friday, October 7, 2011

Update from Susan

Susan and David Bennett just returned from a three-week road trip in France. We started our adventure with another couple of good friends in Barcelona. We really enjoyed seeing the Gaudi Cathedral, Sacra Familia, and marvelling at its many different facets. On the nativity side it looks like a giant sand castle, and on the passion side it is sharply carved into strong angles. And it won't be finished within the next 100 years. From there we rode the overnight train to Paris. Those are some small bunks! but the formal dining car was wonderful. We did all the traditional things in Parit - Musee D'Orsay, Rodin Sculpture Garden, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and some non-traditional things. Our hotel on the Left Bank was a dream. Then we picked up our rental car and headed south. We explored the entire Mediterranean coast of France, from Monte Carlo to Perpignan before boarding a train back to Barcelona. Our flight was cancelled, so we enjoyed an extra day in Barcelona at the expense of Delta. A great way to just relax by the pool and rest before the flight home the next day. I think we'll stay home for a while now. Although it was the perfect trip, at our own pace and seeing exactly what we wanted to see, I think we won't go back until our French is a little better. For now, it's just the slow pace of Decatur with the occasional week in the mountains,
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Christmas luncheon at Jane's.

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