Thursday: Tours - Amboise
Today's a day of traffic riding. We have to transit Tours, one of the larger cities on the route. Our trip will take us to Amboise, with it's obligatory chateau.
Amboise has the obligatory chateau that pretty much dominates the city. The city is on the south bank of the Loire, and our B&B is south of the city. We get to climb out of the city to our B&B and have the opportunity to meet several nice French people who help us find our way. If only we spoke more French (though Claude says that I say "I don't understand a thing you're saying" with a very good French accent)...
My mastery of French comes in handy when we arrive at the B&B. Our hosts, the Forresters, are a lovely couple who have about as much English between them as we have French. We have a lovely visit with them while waiting for the taxi that will take us back to town for dinner (no hill climbing after dinner, you know).
After a short (2 1/2 hour) dinner, we're ready for bed.