Carcassonne - France

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My bed at Owens home. Very nice.
I woke around 7h30 and had breakfast with Owen and Sara. I have to admit that seeing Owen with Sara makes me want children soon lol. Not just yet though of course.

I thought I had lost my watch for about 10 minutes until I found it made into the bed somehow. I don't even wear a watch back home, but this 7 dollar walmart special has proven very useful so far.

We loaded up into the car at about 8h30 and took the short drive into the new city of Carcassonne where I explored yesterday. Owen works here and Sara has daycare.

I left my big bag with Owen again and headed out to the Medieval town and castle. The view of it from just before the river bridge is amazing. I sat there for a bit taking it all in.
Nice place huh? Only 1000 euro per night.


As I continued I passed a few pastry shops. I finally gave into one. The owner didn't speak a word of English, but I just picked something that looked good and pointed( it was very good too haha). Man, I need to lay off the pastries though lol.

Next I went into the walls and looked around a bit. I paid about 5 euro to go into the castle itself and got a free 45 min. guided tour of the western walls. It was very informative even though it was only the second tour the guide had given in English haha.

What I did next is a bit of a secret. I wouldn't want to ruin any surprises, but if you must know, just send me a message.

After I had spent about 5 hours in the city I headed back to McDonald's in the new town. You can't beat free wifi, and you don't even have to buy anything for a code like you do to get into the bathroom.
Kinda backwards right?? Oh well, I didn't complain haha. I got to call home with my PSP and do some more planning and scheduling with my iPhone.

It was around 17h30 when I left to meet Owen. We went pick up Sara together then he dropped me and my bag back off at McDonald's for a bit more wifi time. I was able to talk to Stephen for an hour and a half or so catching up on all the football I have missed so far.

Actually, today was a very good day for talking to family and friends. I talked to Ashlea, Mom, Dad, Kyle, both grandmothers, and Stephen. Thanks McDonald's lol.

I only got off the phone with Stephen because I wanted to see the castle and bridge at night. It was about 20h30 and everyone had said it got dark around 21h00. They were right. The walk took me a little less than 30 minutes and I arrived just in time. I went to the perfect place that Owen had told me about earlier. He was right. I snapped a few photos (although I haven't figured out how to take good night time shots) then kicked back and relaxed there for about and hour trying to cement the image in my mind.

Reluctantly, I left and headed out to the station to catch my train. I knew my way around so well at this point that I didn't even need the map.
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My bed at Owens home. Very nice.
My bed at Owens home. Very nice.
Nice place huh? Only 1000 euro per…
Nice place huh? Only 1000 euro pe…
The Basilica in the Medieval Carca…
The Basilica in the Medieval Carc…
The streets of the Medieval Carcas…
The streets of the Medieval Carca…
The streets of the Medieval Carcas…
The streets of the Medieval Carca…
The castle of the Medieval Carcass…
The castle of the Medieval Carcas…
A courtyard in the Medieval Carcas…
A courtyard in the Medieval Carca…
Overlooking the new city of Carcas…
Overlooking the new city of Carca…
Overlooking the new city of Carcas…
Overlooking the new city of Carca…
My tour guide of the Western walls…
My tour guide of the Western wall…
The Medieval Carcassonne from acro…
The Medieval Carcassonne from acr…
A bridge leading to the Medieval C…
A bridge leading to the Medieval …
Another French pastry
Another French pastry
Cobblestone road leading up to the…
Cobblestone road leading up to th…
A theater in the citz
A theater in the citz
Verrrry good smelling shop in Medi…
Verrrry good smelling shop in Med…
This guy was nunts haha
This guy was nunts haha
Gargoyle up close
Gargoyle up close
A model of the castle
A model of the castle
A look down on the entrance to the…
A look down on the entrance to th…
The main place to eat
The main place to eat
The outside walls
The outside walls
Between the Walls
Between the Walls
For proportional purposes
For proportional purposes
Trying to escape
Trying to escape
I thought it was Mag for a second
I thought it was Mag for a second
Owen picking up Sara
Owen picking up Sara
This is the adorable Sara. She spo…
This is the adorable Sara. She sp…
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