Here are a million a few more photos from our trip abroad last month! After five days with my sister in Paris, she departed for spring break, and Kristie and I headed south to Provence.
We took the high-speed train to Avignon, and from there rented a car and drove to a small village called Goult. It was so much fun driving stick again, and I'm glad I studied the road signs a bit before our trip! We must have gone through seven rotaries in 45 minutes on the road.
Goult was so quiet and calm. It was rainy our first day, but not cold, and perfect to wander around exploring the historic village.
Our Airbnb apartment didn't have any Wifi, TV, or even a radio. I didn't think this would bother us too much, but I didn't know we'd like it as much as we did! Kristie and I did so much reading, playing cards, having long conversations, cooking, and sitting in the sun on our porch while playing with the neighborhood kitties. It was truly restorative. We gained a lot by losing constant Internet access for a few days :)
Every evening, we walked to the restaurant in town that had Wifi, and shared a glass (or two) of wine outside while texting our families pictures of our adventures.
Our apartment (see below; that's our porch) was gorgeous -- stone walls and floors, dramatic exposed beams in the ceilings, wooden shutters, and a dishwasher. It was totally updated, but still contained so much charm and character. I highly recommend both the rental and the village if you're looking for a relaxing escape. A rental car is definitely necessary, though! I'm glad we had our little standard. We drove to nearby Gordes for their Tuesday market one day.
I'm almost done sharing all the details of our two-week trip. It has been so nice going through all the photos and memories again! Coming up next? England.
PS - Hers & Mine: Provence and a day at Versailles! PPS - This isn't a sponsored post in any way, but if you want to save $25 on your first Airbnb rental (of which we are huge fans), sign up using this link.