An invitation from the site-owner
By Judy Evans
August 10, 2017 12:08pm CST
We’ve had a very full day. We’ve driven most of the day apart from a stop to see an old church in Nouans-les-Fontaines where we saw a painting entitled ‘Pieta of Nouans’. The artist was Jean Fouquet. We paid our 2 euro and the painting became illuminated. A woman with a very heavy French accent spoke to us in English about the painting. We then went next door to view more of his works and to read more about him. As there was a charcuterie just across the road we were purchased some cold meat and salad for our lunch. After some more travelling, we came to our destination which was the Chateau of Chenonceau. There were hundreds of cars and motor-homes in the parking area but we joined the queues and spent a very enjoyable few hours going through the chateau. Now we’ve settled into a camping site but I couldn’t resist showing you all the notice that appears on the window into the office of the site. I’ll write about the other sites once I get my wits about me again.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Aug 17
@JudyEv Probably not...that's the fun part of trying to function in multiple languages. Even in just english it's easy to say something we don't really mean. When I was in college I replied to the "how are you today?" of a male acquaintance with a distracted "I need a screw." The look on his face was priceless, and my face turned beet red when I realized what I had said. What I really needed was a screw to reattach the arm of my glasses.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11 Aug 17
@JudyEv at least for me I love your vacation posts! I look forward to reading them! Can I ask another question? How do you find all the great sites you post about here? They are all so fascinating! Are they all tourist destinations? it seems like they are hidden gems? Do you speak French spending so much time in France?
• Oxford, England
10 Aug 17
Such a funny notice! I hope that the site lives up to expectations . You seem to be having such a nice holiday. Thank you for sharing your travels here because it's so lovely to be able to share them.