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The drive from Andorra to Toulouse was long and windy, and it rained, a lot, once we got down to lower levels.  Just like the movies, sitting on a bus, leaning against the window, looking wistfully out, while the rain drops slide down the misty windows.   If I looked down at all on the bus ride, I got sick, so I put Harry Potter on audio book, and listened and napped the whole way.   It wasn’t raining by the time we got to Toulouse.    It was very nice to have a big, white bed, after the little beds we had been sleeping on.  They weren’t bad, and the studio rooms in Andorra were a great price, but nothing like getting back to a real bed.

We checked into the hotel, and then wandered the streets a bit.
We had dinner at La Capacio, which had absolutely amazing fresh pasta. I had 4 cheeses tortellini, one of the best fresh pasta dishes I’ve had, amazing sauce. The boys had fois gras sauce on theirs.

A cute little bird

A cute little bird

Pretty buildings

Pretty buildings

Tourist Info center

Tourist Info center

Free Wifi in the garden

Free Wifi in the garden

Fountain

Fountain

Town Hall

Town Hall

Town Hall

Town Hall

Town Hall

Town Hall

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Pont Neuf, the non symmetrical bridge

Buildings

Buildings

A pretty bridge

Rue du Pont Saint-Pierre

Streets

Streets

Shutters

Shutters

Tower

Tower

The Church of the Jacobins

The Church of the Jacobins

The Church of the Jacobins

The Church of the Jacobins

The Church of the Jacobins

The Church of the Jacobins

The Church of the Jacobins

The Church of the Jacobins

Tiny little building, tucked away

Tiny little building, tucked away

A door

A door

A carousel!

A carousel!

 

Saturday
Dale and I went to the Space museum!  It was a bus ride out of the way, but it was pretty cool.  They had lots of real size models of space ships, and lots of exhibits, and a couple of movie theatres.

Space Museum

Ariane 5 Rocket, Space Museum

Space Museum

Soyouz Capsule, Space Museum

Space Museum

Space Museum

Space Museum

Space Museum

Curiosity Space Museum

Curiosity,
Space Museum

Space Museum

Replica of the MIR Space Station, Space Museum

Space Museum

Replica of the MIR Space Station, Space Museum

Space Museum

Space Museum

Dinner was at Pizzeria Bambino, and they had lovely pizzas. Alastair had steak tartare, his favourite, and it was huge!
It rained after dinner, which was sad, but we found haagen dazs for dessert, which was yum.

Sunday
We woke, and went to the local market, for fresh breakfast food:  bread, cheese, and tartes.  We left our bags at the hotel, and spent the day biking around, looking at churches and bridges, and just generally exploring town.

The tastiest cheese

The tastiest cheese

Vege market

Vege market

A square

A square

A statue

A statue

Some guy

Some guy

It has been rainig, so the river was up a bit

It has been raining, so the river was up a bit

Buildings in every space

Buildings in every space

Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf

DUCKS

DUCKS

Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf

Le Chateau d'Eau,

Le Chateau d’Eau,

Yellah poppy

Yellah poppy

The Basilica of Saint Sernin

The Basilica of Saint Sernin

The Basilica of Saint Sernin

The Basilica of Saint Sernin

The Basilica of Saint Sernin

The Basilica of Saint Sernin

Thin building in the road

Thin building in the road

Boop the water fountain

Boop the water fountain

Street names

Street names

Street names

Street names

Fountain

Fountain

Architecture

Architecture

Architecture

Architecture

Architecture

Architecture

Architecture

Architecture