Days 21 – 24 (July 13 – 16, 2012):
We cycled from Dijon to Alise Saint Reine to Tonnerre to Sens, France over the past three days. The weather was mainly cool and wet. Yesterday, we cycled for many hours in chilly rain and strong winds. Unfortunately, both kids woke up this morning feeling sick. We took the day off from cycling while the kids recover by watching the Tour de France on TV. Hopefully they will feel well enough to resume cycling tomorrow.
We’re two days out from Paris, where we will meet Eiko and spend the weekend together. Eiko is on a six-month United Nations mission in Libya, and we’re all excited to see one another. It’s hard to be apart for so long. I hope to take advantage of our time in Paris to watch the final leg of the Tour de France on Sunday, July 22, as the riders cycle down the Champs Elysees.
Here are some pics:
Sho striking a pose:
Wind turbines in French countryside:
Ready to ride on a cool, wet day:
Sho and Saya hamming it up:
At one of many war monuments we've seen at small towns in the French countryside:
Dramatic skies on a windy day:
Taking a break from cycling to work on their soccer skills:
Saya tucks in her stuffed animals: