Friday, May 29, 2009

A hard day's play in France [part 1] -- Looking At the Sky -- Our Spring 2009 Europe Holiday

This would be a busy day made busier.

We went to Homps to ride a canal boat on the Canal du Midi. When we got there we found out that in late April they only ran the afternoon ride so we had to figure out what to do whit our morning.

By unanimous vote it was decided we would visit an old town a bit to the north.

I will show you around that quaint little town which once had been a medieval fortress city.

[click any picture for large size]

The boat captain (only he and a boat attendant would be on our little canal boat) suggested that we drive north to Minerve (link).

We couldn't take the tour (we wouldn't anyway) because we had to have eaten and be back to Homps by 1:00.

The cat was at the restaurant outside eating area.

We made it back in plenty of time for our canal boat ride. I will post from that nice ride next time.

After our boat ride, our busy day would continue. Old town, Carcassonne, was next on our journey. See the map below.

We had fun. I will write more of our Spring 2009 Europe Holiday later.
[All Jim's Europe Holiday posts link]

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At Thursday, May 28, 2009 9:59:00 PM, Blogger MommaWannabe said...

Ohhh I miss Europe, I wish we visited more of it while we were living there.
Oh well glad I found your site...I could do a bit of tour while reading your posts;)

My first LATSOF

At Thursday, May 28, 2009 10:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anna said...

Thanks for the tour. It looks like a really nice place to visit, and the skies are gorgeous, too.

At Friday, May 29, 2009 12:45:00 AM, Blogger Amazing Gracie said...

When I saw the first photo, the word "Norman" came to mind, that kind of captures a medieval mood.
Wonderful trip and photos!

At Friday, May 29, 2009 7:10:00 AM, Anonymous Race said...

beautiful shots, great capture!

At Friday, May 29, 2009 7:36:00 AM, Anonymous Villas Girl said...

These are amazing. A beautiful place for a holiday.

At Friday, May 29, 2009 8:00:00 AM, Blogger Cathy said...

what a wonderful time--i'd love to get back to Europe someday. thanks for the info about the poetry on Sunday--I'll definitely try it

At Friday, May 29, 2009 8:52:00 AM, Anonymous Looking @ The Sky on Friday said...

Wow, this is beautiful! France seems so inviting. Some day when the kiddos are grown it is a life long wish to see France. Some day...

Thanks for taking me there via your photos and post, Jim!

Thanks (as always) for playing along!!!


At Friday, May 29, 2009 9:31:00 AM, Blogger Dianne said...

those big clouds are lovely next to the amazing stones

I love the last shot!! I felt like I was right there

At Friday, May 29, 2009 5:13:00 PM, Blogger Ralph said...

The top photo is superb. The massive fortress perched there is itself dwarfed by the huge clouds over itself...

At Friday, May 29, 2009 6:38:00 PM, Anonymous Happily Retired Gal said...

Looking at your lovely photos makes ME want to dig out mine from decades ago when I traveled in Europe for a summer! Thanks for the tour ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

At Saturday, May 30, 2009 6:00:00 AM, Blogger Sanna said...

Inviting and inspiring! =)

At Monday, June 01, 2009 1:03:00 PM, Blogger Sandee said...

All great, but I want to take that boat ride. Right down my alley.

Have a terrific day. :)


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