… and ready to go! (is this what they mean by “solar energy”?)
We had a gorgeous vacation. The best part: the car broke down at the start of our trip, forcing us to make some quick decisions. So we ended up in Retournac, a little village in the south of the Auvergne while getting that car fixed (kudo’s to Volkswagen for their splendid service, which included a free rental car replacement). In fact, we liked this place so much that we decided to come back to it in the second part of our vacation – this little spot was unbelievably calm, with a great little Camping Municipal on the border of the Loire, and restaurants with fantastic 4-course plat du jour meals for the price of what would get us just about one pizza back home.
See that little green tent over on the left, under the trees? No? Oh well, that’s where Liesbeth and I set up camp :)
What else to do in France in high season, apart from going on lots of hikes and lazily reading books? Well, we visited lots of smaller and larger villages for one, such as these:
… and we chased all the scents in those gorgeous little markets everywhere:
The other half of our vacation was spent visiting French & Portuguese friends in the area.
It was a truly wonderful break … and now it’s time to get back to Physical Computing!