Saturday: Chaumont to Blois
We make a leisurely ride to Blois, where we will take the train back to La Clos.
We arrive at the Blois train station at noon, buy our tickets and meet up with Dany, who has brought out luggage. One of the station agents is a nice young lady named Jennifer, who asks about the trike, then takes us under her wing and makes sure that our bikes get loaded onto the train.
Since there's no direct TER service from Blois to Saumur, we must change trains at a small town en-route. The station staff gives us a special dispensation to cross the tracks with the bikes to get to the proper platform, rather than forcing us to lug bikes and luggage up and down the stairs that connect the platforms.
With the bikes parked on the platform, we run down to the bar for a snack. When we return, the trike has accumulated a small audience: a family has stopped to inspect. A former English teacher helps translate.
On the trip back to Saumur, Jayne makes friends with some kids who are on their way home to Paris. They get to try out their English, and we practice our pantomime.
Claude and Jacqueline meet us at the Saumur station, and we return to La Clos and prepare to leave France.