Funny thing: they don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo in France like they do in the USA. Maybe because it commemorates a Mexican victory (involving a cattle stampede) over French forces sent by Napoleon III. It would be like our English friends commemorating the Fourth of July or Americans celebrating the fall of Saigon in 1974. I enjoyed a glass of Belgian beer, since there is no Mexican beer around.
We also got to hung out with a fellow furry pelerin. Pixel is from Dunkirk, France. This two year old dog is still full of energy and very friendly. Check out her photos in the Relive video.
Despite all our long distance hiking we have gone years without blisters. However, Laurie has developed two on different toes. She thinks God is keeping her humble. Fortunately she is experienced at treating them. And one of our new French friends gave her a bottle of foot cream called Nok which is highly recommended. She will try it to see if it helps.
One of our unusual sites today was a dovecote—a house where doves would nest. When the owner was ready for a bit of roast pigeon, they would climb the ladder, select a few fat ones, and retreat to the kitchen. Sorry, have not seen dove on the menu here.
In addition to images of our new furry friend, Pixel, you’ll see pictures of maturing grapevines and other interesting crops in the Relive video.