Fall is here. Mornings are a bit fresher than a month ago , the sun rises later, tourists have left town. We usually leave at 8, Isabella's classes start at 8.25. We hardly are in a hurry unless Isabella forgot something, her glasses, lunch bag, math homework (her fav...), then we usually run back to the house and walk faster to school.
Normally though, we just stroll along the river or Grand Rue, checking out what's happening that early in the morning. Not much really. The walk along Grand Rue is 1,4 km, with my detours to a bakery on the way back it comes to about a couple of miles that I walk to and from school every morning.
It seems the new hotel is finally open, they put up a large banner on the side of the building. The bakery across from the church is open of course, but all else is quiet. So I point out some houses that are of interest, or we get to look into a Cognac storage warehouse if the doors are open. Never a boring walk.
As we get closer to school we cut towards the river and look for fish and watch the sunrise. Then a few meters and Isabella's day starts.
OFF WE GO ALONG GRAND RUE
THE HOTEL IS OPEN
SO IS THE BAKERY
GREAT HOUSES TO LOOK AT ALONG THE WAY
PAST MITTERAND'S BIRTHPLACE
I LIKE THAT FONT
NEW PAINT JOB
SALES MUST BE GOOD
ONE OF THE COGNAC HOUSES
WE USUALLY BEAT THE BUS
WITH TIME TO SPARE, WE SIT HERE FOR A WHILE BEFORE SCHOOL
ON MY WAY BACK, THERE ARE FIVE BAKERIES TO CHOOSE FROM