Adventures in France-Land, Normandie II

 

Laundry - a good thing to do when visiting a foreign country

Laundry – a good thing to do when visiting a foreign country

 

11th century ya'll and just down from the laundry mat.

11th century ya’ll and just down from the laundry mat.

 

Gah!  The stone work.

Gah! The stone work.

 

Unlike in Paris, here in Gisors we have the entire place to ourselves.

Unlike in Paris, here in Gisors we have the entire place to ourselves.

 

A lost art.

A lost art.

 

Our first castle - I can't help quoting "Princess Bride" over and over and over.

Our first castle – I can’t help quoting “Princess Bride” over and over and over.

 

 

13th century my friends.

13th century my friends.

 

 

Our Downton-esque moment strolling the grounds.

Our Downton-esque moment strolling the grounds.

 

 

For storming the castle (in secret)

For storming the castle (in secret)

 

This awaited us after laundry and sightseeing.

This awaited us after laundry and sightseeing.

 

Followed by this.

Followed by this.

 

And then this.

And then this.

 

Then out for more old buildings.

Then out for more old buildings.

 

 

And you thought we'd just drink and eat macaroons the rest of the day, didn't you.  Pffff.

And you thought we’d just drink and eat macaroons the rest of the day, didn’t you. Pffff.

The afternoon of slightly intoxicated sight seeing was well worth the effort.

The afternoon of slightly intoxicated sight seeing was well worth the effort.

 

 


Adventures in France-Land, Normandie I

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My little travellers, plane (check), train (check)

My little travellers, plane (check), train (check)

Ham, Cheese and Butter from Gerard Mulot in Paris for train eats

Ham, Cheese and Butter from Gerard Mulot in Paris for train eats

GIsors, our destination in Normandie

Gisors, our destination in Normandie

Our room at our friend's mom's house

Our room at our friend’s mom’s house

She is an artist and her home has me looking for a certain white rabbit who is late for an important date

She is an artist and her home has me looking for a certain white rabbit who is late for an important date

What my kids do when they forget about electronic distractions

What my kids do when they forget about electronic distractions

We took a walk and met the locals

We took a walk and met the locals

The sights.

The sights.

The smells.

The smells.

We gave the kids some room to breathe

We gave the kids some room to breathe.

And just be.

And just be.

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Our host was as amazing as her home

Our host was as amazing as her home

I love this.

I love this.

And the smell of this.

And the smell of this.

And the taste of this.

And the taste of this.

And this.

And this.

And this.

And this.