We have a real foodie in the family (read: J ;) ), whose picture of vacation in France can easily be limited to cheese-eating and while sipping on a glass of cider/wine/calvados (depending on the time of the day ;)), we couldn’t miss a trip to the “Cheese Route”. We started off at Camember with cheese tasting and a visit to the cheese museum. Neither cheese nor the smell was appreciated by our kids :) but as true farmers in the soul as they are they did enjoy horses, cows, calves and tractors. :)
We continued to the cheese village of Livarot which was even more smelly (if this is even possible). ;) Well there, we went on the smelly tour through the cheese factory. We all were so fascinated to see the process of turning milk into something smelly covered with orange mold called cheese which smell makes me think twice before opening our refrigirator. ;D
I was dreaming about visiting Mont St Michel for a long time. In fact it was one of the reason why we chose Normandy as a destination of our summer vacation this year. Well there I very soon realized that we were not alone to go there that day. Flocks of tourists, countless tourist buses, a huge reconstruction of the road to the island and pretty hot day made the visit of the town itself rather short. However the beauty of it is much more enjoyable from the distance. Thus we made a promice to go back there another day, which we did last night, but that’s another story! ;)
It’s been a week since we hit the road with Normandy, France as a final destination. First road trip with the kids and so far it’s been amazingly fun. ;) Ask J! How about listening to the same 24 min story on iPad all and all and all over again? But don’t they say : “When in the car do what kids want?” :D
Anyway, rewind 24 hours before all four of us got in the car and the whole idea of car vacation was as far away as a trip on the Moon. Let me just mention a broken car, a quick stop at the emergency room with both kids getting some kind of unpleasant reaction on the insect bites they’ve got, me driving around the city like crazy to find the last open pharmacy to get the medicine for the kids, Youngster waking up with the travel fever on the day of the trip and throwing up his breakfast.. I am not religious but I started to believe that we are cursed. :) That’s too much to handle in 24 hours.
However, the luck was with us since we hit the road and for the most of the time we are glued to the windows watching the scenery changes as we passed through the Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and France.
The city of Bremen was a special destination point of our trip, since hottest fairy-tale right now for both kids is Town Musicians from Bremen. They were excited to see the statue for a long time, however the alternative statue right outside the city library was much more exciting. :) What do I know!
Belgium, or belgian waffles to be exact, was another sweet stop that we all were looking forward to. ;) Check!
I am looking forward to share all the things we did so far while in France. It’s been a really fun, though relaxed vacation so far. Stay tuned and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more updates on #roadtrip2014 !