Stunning sites

There are no words to express the beauty of what we experienced in France. I took far fewer photos than I had originally planned because I was consciously trying to live the moment, rather than putting it into my camera. How do you really do justice to an immensely beautiful piece of architecture against a stunning blue sky? Our photos are snapshots, not a complete moment by moment documentary. And I’m okay with that.


This is in Amboise, a wonderful place where we spent two nights, doing a cycling loop the second day. The town is built around the Chateau, as many towns in the Loire Valley were. In this town we had the most amazing dinners and I learned that 3 flights of stairs, with a 40 pound backpack, at the end of a day of cycling is a reminder that 51 is not 21.

This photo was from one of 11 days of wonderful.