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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2021, 08:55:50 am »

Wednesday (lnk) is done - as are the rest of the days!


Wednesday
Lourmarin

We had pretty much exhausted all that Lourmarin had to offer, without making the effort to wander any further afield, at least. We slept in as much as we could – the air conditioner in our room wasn’t much help in the fight against the warm night air, and I found myself sleeping very poorly each night. I would say that at least there weren’t any bugs, but Dan had found a line of sugar ants that made their way from the tub plumbing across to the bed. He spent some time flicking them off the bed covers.




Yeah, actually, Wednesday was a pretty boring day. Let's move on to Thursday!
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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2021, 08:58:06 am »

Thursday's link


Thursday
Lourmarin – Briançon

It was time to head back home. Our cats would be taken care of until Saturday morning, so our goal was to be home around lunch time that day. That meant two full days of working our way north and then a final push on the last day.

We decided to try our BnB’s breakfast to give us a nice send-off. This was a mistake. The “full breakfast” was quoted at 25€ per person. I couldn’t even imagine what a 25€ breakfast would contain. Pancakes? Toast? Eggs? Bacon or sausages? Hash browns?. Memories of massive US breakfast platters flashed through my head and it was all too much. We decided to go à la carte and pick and chose a couple of particular items.

blah blah blah - let's get to the roads!





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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2021, 08:58:28 am »

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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2021, 09:01:02 am »

Friday was even better riding!

Friday
Briançon – Aosta

We were up early and ready to hit the road. In researching our next stop and the route to get there I mentioned to Dan what looked like the “easiest” route, which meant heading over the mountains into Italy and then skirting around Turin. I showed him the map and he pointed to the squiggly mountain roads: “Why don’t we go this way?” Was this really Dan talking? The guy who usually shied away from mountain switchbacks? Far be it for me to deny him what he wants! I planned accordingly.

Immediately outside of Briançon were a series of switchbacks that make make sure we were awake. Or wake us up if we weren’t already.







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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2021, 09:04:53 am »

And the rest of Friday and the final leg home on Saturday


Saturday
Aosta – Basel

Friday evening

Aosta was another Roman stronghold, and this time the evidence was much more obvious than in the other cities we had visited. According to wiki, they “founded the Roman colony of Augusta Praetoria Salassorum, housing 3,000 retired veterans.” The Romans had chosen a lovely setting for their retirement home. Here is a link to more information on the history of the region. There is so much evidence that the Romans left behind – and the following societies allowed to remain – that it makes walking around the a great pleasure.







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« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2021, 09:05:38 am »

And so ends the Cliff Notes version of my vacation to Provence. I hope that you enjoyed it  Thumbsup
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« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2021, 09:08:04 am »


And so ends the Cliff Notes version of my vacation to Provence. I hope that you enjoyed it  Thumbsup


It was awesome but it would be better if you quit your job and sold your house  Lol Bigsmile
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« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2021, 03:27:52 pm »

Very nice!!   Bigok    I've been to Europe a couple times and just loved the different architecture. And greenery!
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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2021, 06:35:19 pm »


Lol  sorry to hear that!


Not a worry -- it means we get out and do things on the weekend...   BUT I sometimes wait a week before I see awesome pics and stories you post on your site...
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« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2021, 08:44:54 pm »

I'd be taking so many pictures, I'd never get anywhere.
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« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2021, 03:54:30 am »


I'd be taking so many pictures, I'd never get anywhere.


That's why I learned how to take photos without stopping the bike  Bigsmile
Now I have the problem that I get home and I have too many pictures and need to weed out the "Not so good" ones  Embarassment
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That's why I learned how to take photos without stopping the bike  Bigsmile
Now I have the problem that I get home and I have too many pictures and need to weed out the "Not so good" ones  Embarassment


That’s why you need to quit the job and sell the house. Then you will have more time for this stuff.  Lol
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« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2021, 12:28:09 pm »




That’s why you need to quit the job and sell the house. Then you will have more time for this stuff.  Lol


Nice try (both times) but it ain't happening  Bigsmile
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« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2021, 02:04:39 pm »

Well.  Golly

I thought you were famously Rich and Wealthy
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« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2021, 03:41:59 pm »


Well.  Golly

I thought you were famously Rich and Wealthy



Famously rich and wealthy people have this unshakable urge to "get more" so they never really quit. I think Den Mother fits this mould. Bigsmile
 
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« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2021, 04:36:21 pm »

Oh my! I haven't been called that name in a long time!  Lol


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« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2021, 05:15:33 pm »

Den mother

Naa

They ain’t riding motorcycles in the rain
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« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2021, 06:11:37 pm »

Well, she didn't deny the money thing.  Lol
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« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2021, 06:46:08 pm »


Well, she didn't deny the money thing.  Lol


True dat

Sugar Momma  Lol
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