Tuesday, August 19, 2014

La Cadenede, We Miss You Sooooo Much!

We've been away to Europe. Spent an unbelievable week at the castle La Cadenede.
It's really a fortified farmhouse, but believe me the word castle fits. 

Here's the name plate on the front gate.

This is the first view you get from the front gate driving up to the place.

Looking center/left into the valley from the pool.
The village of Millau. There will be some more pics later of the village and some other wonderful sites near La Cadenede.

This is a shot from the far left poolside.

The Millau Viaduct. Simply breathtaking! 

Here's the gorgeous pool!

Garden roses.

We had almost every kind of weather the week we were there, even a booming thunderstorm!

We had two spectacular double rainbows!

More of the Viaduct.

The back of the place was fantastic also. So many trails and walks to explore!

This was the common room and it wasn't what I would call common at all. We played many games here together and I loved every second of it!

The pool was very hard to get out of. With Castle, Viaduct and Village to see while floating it was an incredible experience!
The bathing suit I made for the trip held up nicely by the way!

This is our last sunset. I felt like I was in that scene from Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy when the folks are rebuilding the world just for Arthur. I kept imagining that there were work crews just out of sight working away to make us the perfect views every day! 

I'll be writing more about the village of Millau, The Roquefort Cheese Caves, Toulouse and Samian ware Roman pottery from the first century AD. Just need to get rid of a bit of jet lag first!