Travel day to the Mont St Michel area and an interesting bike ride!

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Vino!!

Today was our first trip outside of Paris and mom's first train ride since the 80s :) And what a great first train ride since we were on the TGV high speed train, which is such a nice smooth ride compared to the other trains I've been on. Two hours later we were in Rennes with a 3 hour stopover. After finding an internet cafe to arrange a pickup in Pontorson, we found a cafe and had some tea and yet another crepe (but finally a dessert crepe this time).

We were then off to Pontorson, which was a 45 minute train ride. Thank god we arranged a pickup, since our hotel was in the middle of no where (but 30 euros a night instead of 135 euros in Paris!) and the station was tiny with no way to figure out where we were supposed to go.

mmmmm apple filled crepe
The place was called Au Bon Accueil and was a cute bed and breakfast type place with a cute garden and a cat! We rented bikes and biked around looking for a restaurant. Since most places open at 7pm, we ended up biking around for awhile and then up a huge hill. We ended up finding a (take a guess) Crepe restaurant and had a supper crepe, dessert crepe, 2 glasses of wine each and a coffee for 10 euros a person, waaaaay better than the prices in Paris!! While we were eqting supper, we had a view of a farm, could hear birds chirping, cows mooing in the distance and a rooster. Along the way to the restaurant we saw a horse. Not quite the setting we had in the middle of Paris!

Since the sun stays out until 10:30, we stayed up and played some rummy in the garden. Quite the lovely end to the day out in the country and quite the change from busy Paris!

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Vino!!
Vino!!
mmmmm apple filled crepe
mmmmm apple filled crepe
mom walking up the hill (the bikes…
mom walking up the hill (the bike…
Supper crepe
Supper crepe
The horsie
The horsie
House along the bike ride
House along the bike ride
Kitty!
Kitty!
our B&B
our B&B
playing cards in the garden
playing cards in the garden
the garden
the garden
Mom enjoying, really enjoying her …
Mom enjoying, really enjoying her…
Pontorson
photo by: huibdos