Another perfect day for cycling. Overcast this morning and then sunny this afternoon. We have really been lucky with the weather this year. Another 70 K day which brings our total to 430 K with a little bit more riding tomorrow before we return the bikes.Plan is to then drive to Paris with stops at Chartre and Versailles along the way.
We also return the car at the airport tomorrow. They say it is really difficult to drive in Paris. If it is like what we have experienced so far, the French seem to change the name of the street every couple blocks. That’s what we use street numbers for. Just saying.
Today’s pics for the blog.
A view from outside our hotel in Blois.. We crossed this bridge and then headed to Chambord.
A picture from the brochure, sans scaffolding.
Erecting the scaffolding must have been a major engineering project.
The three bromigos.
Another view of scaffolding.
All in all, a very impressive place. We had to change out of our bike shoes in order to be able to enter the chateau.
We all concluded it was too ornate for our tastes. You may be wondering what happened to Brian and Beth. They ditched us.
Crossing the Loire on our way into Orleans.
Outside dining in Orleans. Restaurants didn’t open until 7 PM this trip. The French like to eat late.
Mark taking one more picture of the Loire River
Our walk back to the hotel along the river. It was just after 9 PM