After a sound night's sleep, we were ready for adventure. Our first order of the day: pastry and coffee, so after getting ready we headed to the nearest town to find one. Our first stop was at the patisserie where we bought our lunch baguette and each had a pain du chocolat. The second stop was at what we thought was a coffeeshop, but turned out to be more of a shady betting bar. Feeling a bit uncomfortable, we drank our cafe creme quickly and then drove on to get a couple of errands done. We were pretty excited to find that the local wines are very inexpensive - we bought a bottle of Bordeaux for 1,60 EUR!
When we were home, we made lunch - local-grown strawberries, various fromages, fresh baguette and fig confiture. Then we headed out to town again to take pictures. The weather was intermittently cloudy, so after about 30 minutes in town we abandoned the idea and decided to go for a long scenic drive through the mountains instead. On the way, we stopped at various spots whenever the light was pretty and took more pictures. There were breathtaking views around every bend in the road, and beautiful little vineyards and old villas. It's truly like being in a movie set everywhere you go here.
On the way home we stopped for dinner at a great restaurant that was an old converted Renault car garage, really well done. It had very good traditional French cuisine. Johnny had quinoa for the first time, as a side dish, and was convinced that was a meal in and of itself. We had a lot of fun together. For dessert we tried a little of everything. The French seem to like to mix herbs with their desserts, for example strawberries with basil, which makes for some very interesting flavors.
Tomorrow it's the weekend already! Time flies when you're having fun.