Day 4 - Gordes
18.07.2012 - 18.07.2012 38 °C
Sorry about late posts, couldn’t get Wi-Fi to put them on ‘til today.
Dad was up early again and had been to Gordes and back for a coffee before we all woke. He finished a painting that he began yesterday, it’s really good but he won’t let me post it.
We decided to go to Rousillion for lunch on our last full day in France because there was a restaurant that mum and dad wanted to go to which they’d been to before – Hotel Davide. The red rocks and buildings were beautiful.
(sorry its upside down, I did everything I could but it wouldn't turn!)
It was seriously hot, 38 °C at one point. We had to park quite far away from the town so the whole walk into the centre we tried to find the shelter of trees and buildings as much as possible. Not easy at midday.
We found the restaurant (trés posh) but it was wincably expensive and the menu wasn’t as good as mum and dad remembered. After wandering around aimlessly for a while we found a café/bistro thing and the food was surprising good. Simple, but good. Dad and I had a discussion/dispute about modern art and techniques, Tom got involved and it went the way Bolshaw discussions usually go – bordering on argument but not quite tipped over the edge. There were two art galleries that we went to while passing and I found quite a few mixed media artists I liked. We retired to the air conditioned car and took the scenic route back to the site. Sunflower fields and cropped lavender made mum’s heart leap so we stopped on the road more than once for photos. Worth it though.
Relaxed evening by the tent, few dad and I won bridge, tom insisted we play hearts as well and we all lost. Tom cooked spicy sausage spaghetti and I did dessert; strawberries and melted chocolate. Lovely evening though sad to be leaving. But that’s what this adventure’s about – new places, new experiences.