Saturday, November 17, 2007

Our Last Days in France

Adam and I decided to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary by going down to the Dordogne, to a small village called Beynac for a night. We drove south for about 3 hours through beautiful hillsides to the river Dordogne. The photo above was the view of the village from our car, we were soooo excited to arrive before sunset in time for a long walk up the hill to the castle.
Below is a view of the village. We stayed in a place along the river... it was fantastic! After a 5 course meal we were so thankful for French food: foie gras, pumpkin soup, cote de boeuf, a whole cheese course, and creme brulee! Oh and don't forget the wine!!!
We stayed in the hotel shown below, our room was above the bar... with a view of the river, amazing!

Our walk to the castle....

Chateau were everywhere! They dotted the hillside, and we couldn't even figure out which was which! The one above was occupied by the French during the 100 Years War, the one below in the foreground was occupied by the British during the same time. They never really had a "battle" in the area... they just spent their time watching each other from across the river :).
I love seeing Adam climbing the hills on our walk below, it was so fun to have the whole village to ourselves... I definitely recommend traveling in November!

I can't help but post a few photos of our fashion shoot... I love Adam in the background below, waiting on the women! I think it was all worth the wait!!!
Amanda... you are amazing :)!
We were so thankful to Linda for her hot water bottle, she kept Amanda warm throughout the photo shoots, you can see the top of it in the photo below... I always felt so guilty taking it away from her, like taking her baby away :).
We leave France on Monday, sad to leave but thankful for all the great memories... we will be back!


The Delinquent Debutante said...

the pictures are so beautiful - those little french villages are straight out of a fairytale. i am so glad that you guys had such a wonderful time - you two definitely deserve it. xoxo

rosieroberson said...

Love the photos!! Love that you are loving what you are doing!! Yay to enjoying life!

Michelle said...

What stunning photos! We had such a good time visiting with you - miss you both already! And Happy Anniversary!