Northern France Countryside
I didn’t expect northern France to be so pretty!
Despite the cold, the quaint, picturesque views from everywhere made traveling so enjoyable. I stayed in Bayeux and Calais. Bayeux is the cutest town ever, and Calais is… welll…. not. But, driving to Calais was really nice:)
I randomly ran into someone I work with in Bayeux! I got off of the train from Paris, and I was walking a mile to my hotel. On this tiny street, ahead of me on the sidewalk, walking towards me was someone who looked a lot like a guy named Tommy, who I work with. So I yelled, “Tommy?!” And it was him. How in the world this happened, I will never know. I don’t work with that many people. And, of all of the places, in all of the world – there was Tommy, there with me😂 5,000 miles away from Houston!! He knew I was on sabbatical, but he didn’t know anything about where I was going or planned to be. He was in Normandy for a relative’s 50th(?) anniversary… not sure, either way, he was there with his family, and it was the most random concidental thing in the world that I saw him there😆
More Bayeux and France prettiness…
Leaving Bayeux, traveling east, I drove on part of the Cider Route – this is where they make a lot of the French hard cider (which I guess exists and is good..?) and also pommeau (apple brandy + apple juice).
I stayed in Calais because I train from the station there to Belgium the next morning. It was kind of trashy:/ Hotel was fine, and most likely haunted…
Next up: Seester Time in Belgium