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if you are just tuning in...
i am continuing my posts on our trip to france last october.
yes...i know it has taken me a long time.
i like to savour things. especially france.
after spending the day at versailles
we ventured out into the countryside
and made our way to our next home away from home...
chateau de bourron
it was dark out when we arrived.
we were tired but excited to finally be at the estate.
we were greeted by guy, the owner
who showed us to our chambre.
we rested well that evening.
we had the entire chateau to ourselves it seemed.
we certainly felt like royalty.
what an unreal feeling.
the next morning we woke up to the sound
of a church bell ringing in the distance.
we opened the shutters and stared out
at the surrounding estate grounds.
the morning mist and subtle fog.
like a fairytale.
we made our way downstairs to the breakfast room where
guy had croissants, bread, granola, yogurt, fruit and assorted
homemade jams & miel (honey) waiting for us.
when we finished breakfast we headed outside
and were awestruck at the beauty of this chateau,
now able to shine her full beauty on us in the light of day.
we decided to take a stroll around the small village...
then we took the car and headed to the medievel town
which is a commune in the seine-et-marne department
in the ile-de-france region
we strolled around just taking in all the beauty surrounding us.
we also visited another village called moret-sur-loing...
this town was a source of inspiration for
monet, renior and sisley...
i could understand why!
stay tuned for day 7 coming up next
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on our final day in california we ventured out to
circle bar b ranch
for some horseback riding in the mountains...
it was amazing...
scary at times, but pretty awesome!
then we headed to santa barbara for lunch
and to walk along the pier and enjoy the sunshine
until next time california!
we <3 you!!
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on day five of our california adventure
we headed to LA for some fun...
i was able to get us tickets to be in the audience of
but not before we went to see this...
we also had lunch at the farmer's market at the grove...
then we headed off to the american idol taping...
we weren't allowed to bring our cell phones
so i have no other pics from the day...
we made great memories and laughed alot that day!
we had a great time!
~ check back soon for our final day ~