Day 19 — July 19, 1996 (Friday)
19.07.1996 - 20.07.1996
Ed went to Barcelonnette early to do the laundry today. He returned with clean clothes, two baguettes and no newspaper. We heard more on the TV about the TWA plane crash and really want some news in English.
After breakfast, we drove to Barcelonnette, parked the car and started playing tourist. Wandered through the town and most of the shops. I got some muguet (lily of the valley) soaps at one store, finally found a British newspaper for Friday and got two tablecloths and a small bag in Provençal prints. Also got a nice Provençal print pillow for the living room. Barcelonnette Tourist Office web site
Completed our store tour and headed back to Jausiers. Ed had noted a chalet-type restaurant advertising “English spoken here,” so we stopped for lunch. Truly, they spoke English. We had a delicious fondue and a long relaxing lunch looking out over the Alps.
Drove back to our rooms and read the news. Scary! We added up a list of our purchases for customs and repacked our suitcases with the gifts, souvenirs and all the stuff we should have left at home in the first place!
Walked along our river path with the camera that I forgot the last time and took river, mountain and quaint village photos. A restful day. We check out early tomorrow and head toward Grenoble and our last ten days. Back to the tent tomorrow night!!