Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sur le Pont d'Avignon (On the Avignon Bridge)

Today was rather frustrating.  We had planned to go to L'Isle Sur La Sorgue, a small town a few miles away from Avignon that is known for its antique shops.  However, we couldn't find the bus station.  It turns out that the bus station has temporarily re-located due to construction.  By the time we found it, we had missed our bus.  We decided to just stay in Avignon today and finish seeing what we had not yet seen.

First we went to a store that specializes in Provençal fabrics and bought some place mats and napkins.  Then we stopped for lunch.  I'm not posting a photo because it was pretty ordinary - roast pork for Bill and pizza for me.  We walked out on the Avignon Bridge and I did the obligatory dance.  

It doesn't sound like it, but we'd done lots of walking today.  I think there's a certain amount of cobblestone crabbiness in effect, too.  We were happy to return home at around 5:00 p.m.  Sorry for such a short post.


  1. why is it obligatory?

    1. There's a famous French folk song that goes "Sur le pont d'Avignon, on y danse, on y danse" (On Avignon Bridge we dance, we dance). I'm surprised you haven't heard it from your children.