Saturday, November 5, 2016

Momentary Disruption in Avignon or Trial by Lack of Internet

The last few days have been busy and eventful. Plus, we without internet. One of the things I always search for when I look for a place to stay is if they have internet. In fact today, it is extremely rare for me to find anything without it.

We had decided to leave our long-term rental a couple of days early because we wanted to see the city of Avignon which was a three-hour drive away. Plus, we’d really done everything we wanted in the Cote d’Azur that we’d wanted to. So we got another two day Airbnb rental. Parking in Avignon is a problem and we had all our bags with us so I opted for a house about 30 minutes from the city center with parking at the house for the car. We were also able to get into it early so we could drop our bags off. Unfortunately, this was a relatively new place (we surmise). It didn’t have a router on site and was using some kind of hotspot service that never showed up on any of our devices. Fortunately, I was able to use my phone for a hotspot at least to get and send email.

But on the positive side we had a great day and a half. On a whim we went to Chateauneuf-du-Pape, a town and major wine designation. We did a tasting and we’re very evil and bought not a little wine. Then we drove through the countryside and looked for pictures. We were in a town when the perfect end of day light was in full force which we were always afraid to do in our other rental because we didn’t want to make the scary drive up in the night.

In the process of doing this, we went through another name wine town, Gigondas, WERE WE TASTED AND BOUGHT EVEN MORE WINE! And Wife was the initiator of that idea! We had a great meal in Chateauneuf-du-Pape too.

The next day there was a walking/touring of Avignon and the two big attractions, the Palais des Papes and the Pont d’Avignon.

There will be a scad load of pictures coming up hopefully as we are now in Paris and with internet again.

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