Château Trinquevedel

Valued at Rs 5,61,000, Royal Enfield has propelled its most up to date display, the Himalayan. Then we all mounted our bikes and set across the little wooden bridge to begin the ride. I had spent so much energy worrying about the quarter-mile swim that I had barely even considered the fact that there would be an extremely challenging (read: SUPER hilly) 12.1 mile bike ride afterwards. Biking is something I know how to do — right?! Well, yes and no. I have never really learned how to properly and strategically switch gears, and hills are not something a city kid gets to practice on much. Not to mention, I had never ever been on a road bike — let alone a $2,000 bike that I was borrowing for 1 day. So, my plan for winging-it” was about to get interesting.

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Then, return to Avignon, where we can rest and recover for our final full day of the trip and our journey through the Southern Rhone. In fact, northwest cheeses have taken Best of Show in three of the past four years. have faith- somehow it all always gets done even if I have to pull an all-nighter the night before departure.

So, those are the ones that we bought. Then we retraced our autoroute journey and continued down to Avignon Nord (Le Pontet) for a major grocery shopping excursion. The Auchan here is 25000 square metres, so it’s quite a walk, but we always have a great time here and came away with food for many unique French meals. This evening, we opted for a meal of rouget (red snapper). Of course the card games continue and the girls are currently one game up on the boys, but that’s likely to be temporary. We continue to follow the progress of the Blue Jays as they head into their final week of regular season play, now having clinched a playoff spot. The games aren’t telecast here, but we keep up to date with the MLB app.

This goat milk cheese hails from Central Point Oregon, and the cheeses are produced from a herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats; a breed which produces a very high butterfat milk. The farm is fully sustainable, producing all of its own electricity. The goats are able to pasture most of the year, supplemented with spent grain from the Wild River Brewery, which gives the cheese a hoppy, nutty aroma and flavor. Elk Mountain is a semi-soft mountain style raw milk cheese made in the style of aged Tomme from the Pyrenees. The cheeses are aged 6-8 months, during which the wheels are washed with Wild River Brewery Honey Wheat Ale which gives the rind a gold color. It is firm, dense, and slightly flaky.

I actually enjoyed the trip, for the most part, and I was with my family (husband and 3 kids), and if I had it to do over again, I’d get a room with its own toilet/shower facilities-it is an expensive trip, and you will smell sewage on occasion, and sometimes the crew is less than friendly, while others are fantastic and make up for the duds, the food is pretty good, the pillows are sad, the blankets are itchy, but the scenery is wonderful. I went 6,000 miles round-trip. Cost us $4g for 2 roomettes, and one family room each way. I would not mind doing it again, but ouch on the pocketbook! I loved the noise and the rocking back and forth. My kids liked it ok-but 3 days each way was starting to wear on my nerves. Shorter trips, cheaper prices, and I’d do it once a year to visit family instead of flying.