My son and I are leaving our small town in southeastern United States to live for a year in a small town in southeastern France. It couldn't possibly be THAT different, right?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 3 Narbonne

Itinerary:  Narbonne, including the cathedral, the archbishop's palace, and the Horreum (an underground warehouse built by the Romans)  Ate cassoulet (white beans, duck leg, and sausage) for lunch.
We tried to see a couple of grottes near Carcassonne, but a traffic jam and detour prevented us from our goal.  After a u-turn, the car started smelling like something was burning so we pulled over for about 30 minutes to let it rest.  Dan then drove us back to the house.  I think that my clutch-riding driving style might have been the reason for the burning because the car was fine with someone else behind the wheel.

Jed enjoyed having a guy to hang out with.

The canal:  just minutes earlier, we saw it in action as the water lowered on one side and raised on the other to let a boat pass.

A Roman road in the center of town
Erin kept trying to get Jed excited by his surroundings by saying, "Look, Jed, this is older than Jesus!"  He was not impressed!

The archbishop's palace:  Jed was not having a good time!  In fact, I think that he said that this was the most boring day of his whole, entire life!  What a charmer!  He perked up considerably at the Horreum, though.  The maze of underground passageways was kind of spooky.

Narbonne Plage, about 15 or 20 minutes from downtown
We drove by yesterday just to see the ocean.  It was too cold to stay.

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