Oh la la, tout le monde, ce matin, we packed up the Mustang and hit the Autobahn and headed for France! We have some time to travel and have decided to take a bit of a road trip with very little planned other than when we are staying where! I've decided to keep you on your toes and not tell you where we're going until we've already been there! Muahahaha!
Today, for Day 1, we spent the afternoon in Nancy, France where I chowed down a beignet and a crepe Nutella! We found Donkey Kong, wandered through a large peacock-filled public garden and saw the biggest tree I have ever seen in my whole entire life. Legit. The size of this tree did not translate well into a photograph, so you'll have to take my word for it.
After our sugary snack, we hopped back into the car and zoomed to Dijon (yes... the home of the mustard). The city is lovely, but definitely not meant to be driven in. There are pedestrian roads everywhere and it took us about 2 hours to find our hotel. Now, I suppose I should mention that we do NOT have a GPS and are using an incredibly vague map (it likes to give some streets names and forget about others) and some uber sketchy Google Maps directions... so basically... it was a miracle that we made it!
Dijon is an adorable town. There are sidewalk cafes everywhere, a crazy random carousel in one of the squares, fountains all over the place, an Arc de Triomphe, and my personal favourite... the owl trails. I don't know if they're actually called this, but on the sidewalks are little triangles with owls on them. You follow the owls to landmarks and it is a lovely way to get to see the city without getting lost. One of the owls is actually a stone owl on the side of a church. Local legend has it that if you touch it with your left hand and make a wish, it will come true. I was trying to share bits of this story with Trip (since I read about it on another blog last week) but he didn't believe me until a local walked by with his dog and touched it!
Fingers crossed that my wish comes true! We're hitting the road bright and early in the morning!
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