Day 3: Just chilllin'

Trip Start Jul 23, 2012
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Trip End Aug 15, 2012


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Fort St. Elme; La Moulin

Flag of France  , Languedoc-Roussillon,
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Enjoy the pictures from today's hike to Fort St. Elme and a small Moulin (windmill) that overlooks Collioure.  It was quite foggy this morning, which made for great hiking weather, and kept the crowds off the beach until afternoon.  Because we hit the beach again hard.  There's just something so tranquil about laying on a pebble beach, listening to gorgeous children giggling and playing together in the waves without over-protective parents hovering over their every move.  Everyone is just there for sheer enjoyment and relaxation.  We ate a fabulous 4 cheese pizza in our bathing suits today.  Guess what a French 4 cheese pizza is?  Mozzarella, chevre, Roquefort, and fromage blanc.  To die for!  And cream puffs for dessert because we're classy like that (or complete idiots for eating cream puffs on the beach). 
And now we're getting ready for our last night in this little paradise before heading out for Barcelona tomorrow.  I'll add more pictures before we hit the hay tonight!
Okay, so it's the next morning and I'm finally adding our pictures from the evening.  We spent a wonderful night at dinner with a couple from Toulouse, who struck up a conversation with us at a little tapas restaurant.  They were both teachers, and we had a fabulous time talking about education, wine, travel, family, etc...  They were both extremely patient with our French (and Spanish), and they were able to practice their (impeccable) English with us.  After dinner, we went for a stroll through the town with them, exchanged email addresses, and sent them home with a bottle of Mark's Tempranillo.  Not to be a complete cheeseball, but these are the experiences that are the most memorable parts of our trips. 
Today, we leave Collioure, head to Figueres for the Salvador Dali Museum, and then on to Barcelona.  Pray for us-driving in Barcelona might be a bit trickier than finding parking in this little village.  Luckily all we have to do is drop off the car in a parking garage for the next 5 days.  :)
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