Wake Up: 7:30am
We leave Spain early for France. Lunch was in Carcasone, a medieval French village. I had lunch with Claire and Christie in one of the squares cafes, salad and crepes with nutella and banana. Then we wandered around the town until it was time to get the bus. On our wander we found a cat sitting on a display stand in a shop. I was sure I saw the cat move in its sleep. Claire and Christie are sure it was dead and stuffed. If anyone ever goes there and can tell me the truth I will be forever grateful!.
From lunch we went on to Bordeaux, another long drive. There was entertainment on the bus this trip though. Tour manager Ali had been threatening the whole trip that every person who was late to the bus would be a contestant in iPod Idol. In this you play a song on your iPod and sing along. However you are wearing the headphones so you are the only one who can hear the song. Pretty embarrassing for those involved. I wasn’t one of them.
In Bordeaux K&C, Mel and I walked around until we found a restaurant that sold frogs legs and snails. we shared these entrees, as well as eating salads, beef, lamb and profiteroles. I was so glad I tried the two French delicacies as I actually loved them both quite a bit. I would prefer snails to mussels for sure. I had a half bottle of local red wine with dinner. We strolled down the river front back to the hotel with Phil, Louise and Shrimp.
Population: 805,000 in Bordeaux
Known for: Wine, croissants, snails and frogs legs as cuisine
Sights to note: Cathedral Saint-Andre de Bordeaux, the river front