Sipping Chocolate and Coffee in Madrid

If you love art and chocolate then Madrid is the city you want to visit. The combination of the two is perfect, because when you max out on the art you can recharge with a coffee or a steaming cup of thick chocolate. We are really lucky with our timing in Madrid...

Is it wrong?

Saints-Maries-de-la-Mer to Arles 36km in a galeHotel AcaciaIs it wrong to love your husband more when he's sick? I do, and I am ready to admit it. No really, it's ok if we just stay put for a while sipping hot drinks, cuddling and watching the BBC. Gord has a man cold...

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Religious Procession To the Sea

October 17, 2010Saint-Maries-de-la-Mer 31kmWe keep stumbling into towns that are in the middle of big events. Today is a big pilgrimage day for the town. Apparently Roma come from all around the world to visit the remains of two St. Maries and their dark skinned...

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A lot of Bull!

Montpellier - Aigues-Mortes 36km all on flat beautiful bike paths with a pain free back!!It's 5:18 and we are sitting on a bench on the road where they are running the bulls at 5:30. Hopefully things run late because everyone is on the wrong side of the barricades. Ok...

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Flamingos and Fun

Montpellier - to the Mediterranean, Maguelone Cathedral, and then back 30kmFantastic day today!I was feeling good this morning so we headed out on the cycle path to the sea. We rolled along the canal until we reached several estuaries full of flamingos. I've never...

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Next Chapter

Montpellier, FranceHotel EtuveYesterday Gord and I made the difficult decision to leave the Camino. Although my back is getting better, the demands of the daily rides are just too much for me. I am actually feeling relieved about the decision, I have been pretty...

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Pour Maud

Auch-L'Isle-de-Noe 21kmMon amie Maud a demande quand est-ce que j'ecrite mon blog en Francais? Mais ca c'est tres dificile sans des accents sur mon iPod. Donc, ce blog sera tres court. Aujourd'hui, apr├Ęs mon reunion avec l'osteopath, Gordon et moi avons recommence le...

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There is nothing more French…

Le Matin: There is nothing more French than an open air market. I didn't need any directions; I just followed the nicely dressed ladies with their baskets hooked on their arms. It looked as if the socializing was at least as important as the shopping. Ladies were...

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Slower than Walking

Hotel de Paris, Auch. Gord and I are settling into stillness for a bit. I am going to rest and recover until Monday, as ordered by my new favorite medical practitioner and then we will see. We will stay put in Auch for the time being. We love our hotel. It has all the...

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Ouch

Gimont -Auch 30 kmHotel de Paris, AuchThe weather was truly nasty today. It rained and the 30km/hour head wind whipped us pretty hard. My back also decided to spasm and complain, so all and all a pretty crapy day. We are going to rest here for two nights and I'm...

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Medieval Town … With Airshow

L'isle Jourdain-Gimont 24kmToday was a great ride up down and around on beautiful tiny roads. It feels like we are back on the camino, although we haven't seen another pilgrim yet. We had the municipal gite all to ourselves last night, which would have been wonderful...

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Loving France

Gord chatting with a gentleman on a Roman bridge.Toulouse-L'Isle Jourdain 45kmRight now I am sitting in the sun in a square drinking Pernod and thinking about how much I love France. I love it enough to even turn a blind eye on the cultural practice of not cleaning up...

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Rolling out of Toulouse

Today we roll out of Toulouse on the via Arles route of the Camino.My back is still a problem but it is better on a bike. Our plan is to go slowly with lots of breaks. We passed our French level(A2.2 if that means anything) and we are now legally qualified to order a...

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