or three, or four. i may not have gotten to eat my daily pastry (shame, i know) but i did see plenty of castles to make up for it. castles are widely available for the seeing when you are in the loire valley. we drove around the spring time french countryside, which was unbelievably more gorgeous that the first time due to even more greenness, flowers, and blossoming trees, and stopped to see five extravagant and different castles.
we started with azay le rideau, one situated in the very depths of the loire valley in the midst of a quaint little town. we walked up stair cases, peered into kitchen chambers, took turns about the room, and wandered the gardens. it was absolutely picturesque.
anyone up for a game of pooh sticks?
don't judge my outfit repeat.
B is for Brown.
taking a turn about the gardens
friends and foliage
look mom! i'm a princess
see any hearts?
abby loves trees
just putting on a show for the villandry visitors
sun garden colors
five years old
in the middle of the maze
wedding pictures at a castle?
no big deal.
castle on a river
maze pop up
chapel where da vinci is buried
all the girls on the trip
girls on the lawn
attempt number seventeen?
okay remember when i said i didn't get my daily pastry? APRIL FOOLS! lame, lame i know, but that is the best i could do. i did get my pastry in the very town of amboise right after visting the castle.
pastry du jour: clafoutis
description: cherry custard tarte like delight
taste rating: new, exciting, and very tasty
and for dinner we had some seriously delectable kebabs.
french fry fork fight anyone?
castles, cherries, tan lines, kebabs, and lots of french countryside. couldn't ask for a better day.