|Le Ruisseau de Rose, my chmbres d'hote in St. Jean du Gard|
Lingering over breakfast at my chambres d'hote, chatting with the others at the table, learning a bit about their world, I got quite a late start yesterday, on a day when there was actually a specific time to be at a specific place, and I did not want to be late! I was looking forward to finally meeting Gerry Patterson, who writes Vicious Cycle, his wife Shoko, and Mr. and Mrs. Tootlepedal, of Tootlepedal's Blog, in Nimes, late in the afternoon.
|An old road marker I noticed in the Cevennes, for the road to Nimes|
|The Gardon near Anduze|
Doubts turned out unnecessary. Upon leaving Anduze, the topography changed immediately: it was flat. So did the sky: it was blue. And, as for the wind, it was at my back!
I was moving along nicely, my only doubt remaining was the possibility of getting lost in Nimes. When cyclists in France approach each other, they often say bonjour ... and so as a cyclist approached, I said "Bonjour," as I always do, then screamed "Gerry!" and hit the brakes. He had ridden north on the route I was riding south, keeping an eye out for me, and he recognized me first. So, we met up, and he led me into the city ...How much fun was that ... and how extraordinarily nice!
|Woohoo, as my sister might say. Gerry road north to meet me, what a super surprise!|
Later, I met Gerry, Shoko, and Mr. and Mrs. Tootlepedal for dinner. It was such fun meeting friends whom I have only known through the internet!
|Me, Mr. Tootlepedal, Mrs. Tootlepedal, Gerry|
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