A very long day's drive today so this will be short post. We left our chambre d'hote (b and b) this morning and I have to say, it was an absolutely delightful stay. If you ever have a chance to travel to Carcassonne I would highly recommend this as a place to stay. (I've provided a link below.)
I have also included a couple of pictures taken after (not before, sorry) we had finished our breakfast. Our hostess is a fabulous gourmet cook and everything was homemade, from the bread (best in France so far!!!) to the confitures (jams) to the yoghurt. Just the best!! Francoise, our hostess, also sells some of her homemade products, so I purchased a quince and pear jam as well as a delicious confiture made from whole cherries and mint, all from their own property. So delicious. The yoghurt in France is delicious and the plain yoghurt is going to be amazing with the jam in it!!! Because I'm sure it won't travel well in my suitcase on the plane, don't you know, so I'll have to make sure it's all gone before I leave for home. Aren't I such a careful traveler???!!!
We also stopped at a restaurant just north of Castelnaudary (another suggestion from our host and hostess!) for a lunchtime meal of cassoulet (a bean and sausage and goose dish, very rich, omigosh, and totally delicious) and then we made our way up to Rions (near Bordeaux) where we are settling in for two nights. I'm not sure if we are going to do much more tomorrow other than just hang about and relax. We'll see. And I'll let you know!!
Hmmmm. Not such short post after all. Sigh!