Thursday, June 21, 2007

I see France!

We just did another 7 hour drive today, from Hyeres to Bordeaux. Whew! We took a long break in Carcassonne, which is best known for its medieval double-walled fortress (the castle in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and just about every other movie that shows a walled fortress). Eric lived there for several months, and we've visited it several times as a couple. The first time we stayed in Carcassonne was the summer that we hitchhiked all over France, with our backpacks and musical instruments. We spent a wonderful 8 days in Carcassonne in a nearby campground. Every day we swam in the pool (yes, most campgrounds in France have pools, and often restaurants), watched the Euro Cup games, walked around the medieval city, and played our instruments. Ahhhh, what great memories.

Pictures are from a swimming pool in Allevard-les-Bains (foothills of the French Alps), along the Mediterranean coast near Hyeres (the Presqu'ile and the fortified island of Port Cros to be exact), and two of Carcassonne.

Allevard. You might be wondering why Eric is wearing a speedo. They are required in all French swimming pools. They believe it's more hygenic. Don't ask me why.
Picking flowers in downtown Hyeres during the Fete de la Musique.
The next three pictures are from the Presqu'ile of Giens near Hyeres.
The island of Port Cros, which is now a national park.
There are 3 forts that you can hike to.
It also has some of the best snorkeling in all of Europe.


  1. Wow! What wonderful pictures and experiences. Zari continues to be absolutely beautiful, and you look great, too. I hope you continue to have a blast. I miss you!

  2. Eric is HOT in a speedo!!

  3. I am so very jealous!!

  4. wow ... So great, I like your blog
    I'm a young french guy, I leave in Allevard, and I play music for the music's party ... (fĂȘte de la musique here =)
    Ur baby is so nice, so beautiful
    I don't know who exactly u are, But with my 15 years, I'm so happy to see foreigners in my country ... Allevard is a bit annoying, but so lovely ...
    Ty so much ...
    Adn I wish see you later in France =)
    ps= speedo are required because without it u can shock people XD


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