Dagny had a smile plastered all over her face this past weekend and I wasn’t far behind. This weekend was the nicest weekend I think I’ve ever experienced in France. Maybe all the nonstop rain is clouding my memory but really wow, it was gorgeous. The 60-65 F temps and sun was a welcome change and my phone has never EVER shown a forecast like this. Am I dreaming? Let’s hope this is a sign of a gorgeous spring ahead.
The only “person” who enjoyed the weather more than we did was Dagny who just couldn’t get enough. Her face seemed to be constantly smiling and the almost-spring weather brought out all the good scents for her to track on our walks. On Saturday, we picked up Tom’s parents and did a long hike through an area not far from where they live called Parc des Ardoisières. The park consists of trails, streams and a whole lot of slate that gives the area a unique feel. But before the park was created for us to enjoy today, the area was a working mine for many years but closed down in the 90s after all the slate had been extracted. The remnants of the mining days were put to good use and the actual paths are made of little pieces of slate.
Here are some of my favorite photos from our hike: