Sorry for the delay friends.  Work has this nasty habit of sucking time and energy away from hobbies.  


Behold Amboise!

This was a cool chateau for numerous reasons.  But, I think I’ll leave that particular avenue of information to Heather, as she’s the one who stuck through the whole guided tour.  That, and she’s far more fluent in French than I am.

One cool thing of note:  Da Vinci lived here for the last few years of his life!

And so I leave you to enjoy the photos and turn you over to Heather for the post guided tour.  


Chateau Chenonceau.  This was actually the last chateau we went to visit on our trip, and it was by far the most crowded.  Not entirely pleasant.  Truly unique, however, as it spans the entire width of the river!  Very cool.

Heather and I decided to take a train part way there and bike the last seven kilometers along the river banks.   The grounds and the scenery along the way were absolutely beautiful.