April 21, 2010

This morning I was all keyed up for a travel day.  It started out a little frustrating, took forever to find my seat on the train, but from then on it went very smoothly.  Unfortunately I remained a bundle of nerves, that is until I got on the bus to Sarlat.  All of the sudden I was feeling at home.  We drove through hills and woods and passed little village after village.  It reminded me of Skagit Valley, only instead of our old barns there are lots of old stone buildings.

Sarlat itself is a beautiful little medieval town.  Tiny little streets and alleys straight out of Harry Potter.  And guess what, even the french are relaxed and friendly here.

The only hiccup so far is the tour I was going to take has been cancelled.  But I'm not giving up!  I will find a way to see some castles!!!

The sketch was done during dinner tonight, the pigeons were waiting for us to finish so they could get to the crumbs.


Patrice Moriarity Crawford said...

What a GREAT town!! So beautiful! I love the photos but they are making me SO jealous :-D
Definitely find a way to see some castles!!

Elaine said...

You go girl! Don't let a little thing like a cancelled tour get the best of you. You'll find a way to see those castles. I have every confidence in you!!!

Love the sketch!! Did you feed them since they sat so nicely for you? lol

Ken Dick said...

If the only trouble you have nowadays is a couple rude pigeons, you're doing pretty well. Just remember, given French cuisine, they'll probably be served to you as the soup course during tomorrow's meal. Mais oui!

TaraLarsenChang said...

I think the being-on-your-own thing is what's allowing you to sketch. :-) When you're with someone and trying to see things as well, it is too hard - so good for you and added benefit!

Do all the buildings really tip, or is it a function of your camera lens? :-)

I do hope you find a way to see some castles...