Some then joined the optional tour to Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the afternoon, visiting the vineyards and tasting the famous wine. I've no photos of these events because I was with the other half of our group who signed on for the all-day "Tastes of Provence" option.
Many of our travelers have asked about my husband Randall - why isn't he on this trip with me??? He'd planned to come but about 2 weeks after we made our reservation he received the invitation to his 50th HS reunion. He was willing to give it up, but clearly wanted to go. Fortunately, my friend Sally also wanted to come and needed a roomie. She graciously she filled in for Randall. Lucky for me, Sally is the second-best roommate possible, after Rand.
As we are enjoying France, Rand is visiting friends, relatives and enjoying his reunion. I miss him and look forward to traveling with him for a month in southern Africa in November.