S: France, Summer 2012
FC: France 2012
1: We arrived at Luz St. Sauveur after a tiring day of travel. First stop: our house! 25 Place St. Clement.
2: HOME | That's most of us, letting our adopted town know that we are here! | ____________________________________________________________
4: Le pain, les olives, le fromage, le jambon, et le vin...our first meal at La Tasca.
7: The boys at Pont de Napoleon with bungee jumpers and rock climbers.
9: Our first exploration; guys only.
10: perspective | Loving the view from Luz Ardiden | ____________________________________________________________
12: Live Well
13: Trip of a lifetime, Part Deux! | EPIC | _________________________________
15: IT'S NOT WHAT WE HAVE IN OUR LIFE, BUT WHO WE HAVE IN OUR LIFE THAT COUNTS. - J. M. Laurence
17: It is a long and winding road up Tourmalet. Imagine climbing it on a bike!
18: Sacred ground...
19: @ 6939 feet!
21: We stopped in for some crepes, cafe au lait, et le chocolat chaud.
25: Lourdes is filled with believers of all kinds... | LOURDES
29: Families fill our lives with happiness and laughter leaving us memories to treasure today and forever after. | Will and Elizabeth investigate the courtyard garden at Chateau fort de Lourdes.
30: Beautiful flower gardens at the castle in Lourdes
32: Col du Soulor
33: "Knocking out more Cols" while the family spent the day at the zoo. Col du Soulor forms the backside of Col du Aubisque.
35: Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage. - Lao Tzu | We found ourselves riding into the clouds and cold at the top of the mountain.
37: The kids were particularly interested in the wolves, bears and beavers.
38: Pont D'Espagne
40: Dinner at La Tasca
41: Pete & Kurtz joined us on Thursday before David and Chris left with them for Pau the next day.
42: In Pau for the start
43: of the Etape!
44: Lunch date at Hotel de Londres.
46: market daY
47: GRAMMY, AUNT HEATHER, MELANIE AND THE COUSINS ARRIVE.
48: David & Lyons at the VIP Stage finish in Pau
50: luz Ardiden | A GREAT EVENING RIDE UP THE WINDING ROADS TO THE TOP OF LUZ ARDIDEN | ____________________________________________________________
55: We loved meeting Carla for the first time.
57: The bob luge in Gedre
59: Gavarnie boasts views of glaciers and is just miles from Spain's border | GAVARNIE
60: July 17th was our unofficial celebration of Will's 11th birthday
63: Will & Elizabeth had a special bond with their new cousin.
64: Stage 16
65: The Tour passed through our town, and we watched them start the climb up Tourmalet.
66: Some of the sights around our house in Luz Saint Sauveur. It was magical.
69: At the Pont de Napoleon, we watched bungee jumpers and met a German Short Haired Pointer.
71: This second visit to Cauterets gave us an exceptional musical surprise.
74: pic du midi
75: On Tourmalet, the weather was rainy and foggy. Above the clouds at Pic du Midi, it's a different story.
76: WILL LOVED THE GONDOLA RIDE UP TO THE OBSERVATORY | Breathtaking
80: Amazing views at 9439 Feet