Sunday May 1, 2011 – Egads! Driving without a map!

After getting everything unpacked and settled, the beauty of the day meant that we had to go out and tour. We hopped in the car and headed off, without really having a destination in mind. After going through the pretty little town of Senas, I decided it might be nice to go back to L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, called the “Venice of Provence” because branches of the Sorgue river go through the town like canals.

Unfortunately, we forgot to bring our trusty map, so had to rely on “Camilla,” our GPS with a female Brit voice, to get us there. Camilla did not recognize any of the spellings we put in for the town, so we decided to drive to Apt, which we knew was nearby, and then cover the remaining distance via highway signs. As we neared Apt, we saw a pretty hilltop village, and decided to explore. The town was Lauris, set on a bluff near the Durance river. We meandered to the town center, parked, strolled around, then found a table at a local bistro for a pichet of local wine. A nice way to spend a lazy day.

We decided to wander back to Eygalieres for a light lunch, and got back around 3:00 pm. Being May Day, most of the places were open for late Sunday lunches, so we grabbed a table at the local bistro and had a couple of salads with a pichet of local rose wine. After that, it was back to the mas and to start loading photos and getting to work on the blog.

A light dinner (sandwiches with local ham and cheese), and then off to bed.

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3 Responses to Sunday May 1, 2011 – Egads! Driving without a map!

  1. Kay & Michael says:

    As always, sounds like a fabulous trip. Thanks for sharing. Michael and I just celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary tonight. We went to Chops and had a wonderful time. Great food, atmosphere and service. And he gave me flowers. Not exactly France or Italy but he’s already given me those gifts several times.I’m a happy camper.
    I’m sure you’ll enjoy the rest of your stay. We’ll be thinking of you.

  2. David and Beverly Gideon says:

    Congratulations on your 29th from France!

  3. Anne says:

    I can not tell you how much I enjoy this Blog-it really is almost like being there! Both of you stay healthy and have fun for all of us. I will be reading.
    Love, Anne

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