|A lovely ride this morning to see another chateau. This one was exceptionally lovely – the 16th century Chenanceau perched over the River Cher. As Ivan was 'castled' out, he stayed outside to photograph the building, 3 gardens and the maze. A fun gal, Maddy from San Diego and I toured inside. There were beautiful furnishings in charming rooms on the 3 floors. Amazing tapestries hung in many rooms; wonderful paintings and portraits in several areas; huge ornate fireplaces graced the major rooms; all bedrooms had gorgeous canopies or draperies. Maddy and I both decided we could very live here!
Next we were driven to the town of Amboise where we considered walking to the house of Leonardo da Vinci. Instead Maddy joined us in the search for a lunch spot. We were enjoying a great visit when it began to rain and rain in under the cafe awning. As our raincoats were on the bus we made a dash for about ½ block to the best chocolate shop in town where we three went inside to enjoy coffee and ice cream desserts while we continued to talk until time to return to the bus. Consequently I can't tell you much about Amboise...
Also, the Dr. Scholl's stick-on pads did not stay stuck to Ivan's foot but balled up and stuck to his sock! Quite a mess! Have to try something else.