When Dave drops us off at the tourist office, we are overwhelmed by something in the air and all 3 start coughing. It's windy and we suspect the chaff blowing off the trees in the parking lot is carrying lots of pollen that is giving us all an allergic reaction. Once we move out of the area, we begin to recover. Strange.
|Notre-Dame in Bergerac - neo-gothic church built in mid-1800s|
|Pat and Chuck having coffee and a patisserie in the covered market in Bergerac|
What are the chances it will all work out? Pretty good as it turns out. We're a bit early and find a bench across from our restaurant overlooking the car park, which is full. At 1:20, Chris is waving out the window as they pull into the parking lot, just when a space has become available. 30 seconds later, Dave drives in from the opposite way and just then another parking space opens in the lot. By 1:30 we are seated in our restaurant, just as we planned it. There's lots of catching up to do, so I forget to take photos of our reunion and lunch.
Since the restaurant is next to the Maison du Vin, we stop there to taste (and buy) some wine. Katie and Clark, guess what we found there?
|Christie and Dave tasting wine at the Maison du Vin in Bergerac|
|The vineyard must exist!|
Home for aperos and dinner, again with no photos. Sorry folks, it's been a crazy day.