End of One Adventure; Start of Another

Decize Travel Blog

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We had to leave the boat by 9:00 so were up at 7:00 to pack & clean the boat. Leaving the girls & the luggage at the CBL office, Earl & I left by taxi for the Europcar office in Nevers. The reservation was for a "VW Passat or equivalent." The car they had for us was a Peugeot 407. The luggage space was more limited but no Passat was available so, with little alternative and some apprehension about fitting everything, we crossed our fingers & took the car.

When we returned to Decize, the girls were just arriving from breakfast in town. Now, here's a comment to those who believe the myth that the French are rude to Americans who don't speak French. Neither of the girls speak more than a few words in French yet hey had gone shopping many times on their own and here they went to a restaurant, ordered, ate and paid with little trouble and NO rudeness. The myth is just that... a myth.

Now, our vacation still has another week to run.  However, the second part was so radically different from the first that I've decided to break it into a separate blog.  Look for "If it's Tuesday, this must be Riquewihr."

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