The galley wenches
The alarm went off at 7 because we had to be off the boat at 9. I went to the bakery as usual. Had breakfast, cleaned the boat, checked out, put the bags and girls in the garage and Earl and I were picked up by a pre-arranged taxi at 9:30. The taxi driver was great; very friendly and with advice on what we should see in Provence. We were to get the car from Avis at Gare de Carcassonne and we knew from our earlier visit that we were to go to the SNCF counter. After standing in line, we were sent to the information desk where the attendant called Avis and said there was no answer! Eventually, he said we could walk several blocks to the Avis office so that's what we did. Though we'd supposedly reserved an SUV, all they had was a sedan and we were not at all sure we'd get all the luggage into in. Alternatives were that or a trip to Toulouse to get something bigger. In the end, we took a chance. As it happened, we JUST fit everything in.