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Day 140 – 142 (26/28 July 2013)  -  We received a message from our daughter, that she will be working on a project in England the beginning of August. Since we are pretty much just aimlessly wondering along the Loire, we decided to start heading north, so we could meet her eventually. Actually we are quite enjoying our time here in France, the weather is great, the

It was almost dark when we finally found a campground; however, after discovering they wanted nearly $40 just to spend the night, we decided to ride back down the road where we noticed a lot of folks in motor homes (RVs), camping trailers, cars and semi-trucks sleeping in a rest area just off the highway. We figured if they could do it, so could we! Not wanting to appear as though we were "camping", we only

Day 137 -  139 (23/25 July 2013)  -  We know we are a little “all over the place”!

Just when we think we have a travel plan, we seem to stumble upon other options that look even more alluring--like the Loire Valley for example.

Day 135 -  136 (21/22 July 2013) - We loved the atmosphere at this campsite!! We also really enjoy having a picnic table at our disposal. Sometimes it is the little things we miss, such as eating at a real table! So we decide to stay a little longer.
Day 133 - 134 (19/20 July, 2013) – After a short down day, we get back on our bikes to ride up to Nantes. As we are leaving the campsite, we meet Craig, who is also heading up into the same direction and gives us a hint on another municipal campsite along the route. However he has a slightly different path planned than we do, so we set out on different ways. To our amazement,
Day 131/ 132 (17/18 July) - Rochefort is a small garrison town close to the ocean. Actually it lays about 9 miles inland along the river La Charente. Here, navy warships were built and repaired. The royal ropes factory is located here as well and its peculiar long architecture is dictated by its purpose.  The town with its huge arsenal buildings was located inland on purpose to protect it
We’ve spent 4 months on the road. We ride an average of 40-50 miles almost every day; set up camp at night and tear it back down in the morning.   [singlepic id=2009 w=620 h=540 float=center]