So while they discuss how to educate the future young minds of America, I'll show you a few pictures of our big week-end adventure. Shorty, hope this gives you a better idea of what's going on!
This past week-end, Linds and I decided to tour 3 castles in the Loire valley. I'd visited a couple of them already, but never with my favorite middle sister, and never had I driven there with my car (!!!!!!). Hello road trip and awesome playlists from Lindsay's ipod!
Linds is going to blog more about the incredible castles. I chose just a few of my favorite pictures and the cutsey little bed and breakfast we stayed at.
The first castle we visited was about 3 hours from Rennes: Chateau d'Usse, aka Sleeping Beauty's castle. This castle is where Charles Perrault was inspired to write the story. Incredible roses. Oh my, they were soooooo beautiful!
For those of you who know Lindsay, and those of you who have seen Anne of Green Gables, you know that there is a commonality between these two people: their vivid and always-working imaginations.
Being in old Renaissance castles, reading about the history, seeing old paintings, books, furniture, etc. was just what Lindsay needed to stimulate her imagination. She would be walking from one room to another and go, "ooooooh can't you just imagine the counts, countesses, all dressed up, and like..."
The flowers were definitely one of my favorite parts. Everywhere. Gorgeous. "He who plants a garden, plants happiness". Amen! :)
At one of the castles, they had these INCREDIBLE and HUGE flower arrangements in each room. All real flowers. All of the arrangements are made daily, and from flowers from the castle grounds.
I made Linds stand by some of them. Soooooo cool! Look how big that basket is! And look at how beautiful my sister is! :)
We needed a place to stay for 1 night, and figured instead of staying in a cheap hotel, if we could find something cute for the same price then we'd do that. And I found a place! A cute bed and breakfast! It was soooooo adorable! We loved it! We had our own little room with a bathroom and then we shared a kitchen with the other two rooms. There was only one other older couple staying there at the same time as us.
The bed and breakfast is the right side and the family lived in the left part.
I wanted so badly to stop and take a picture of the fields of poppies, but helas, we didn't get around to it. There were a few scattered in this wheat field, and I thought it looked so pretty!
Our evening activities included yahtzee, reading, journaling, talking, and going to bed early in order to prepare for our big day the next day! :)
Breakfast was probably our favorite part -- a typical French breakfast, and we ate with the older couple that was also staying there. It was so fun talking to them and getting to know them. That's our host in the mirror in the background. :)
It was such a fun trip! So much fun to be with Linds and to discover a beautiful part of France!
We miss you Shorty and Ando!!!