Burton Dane Travels

We're traveling through Europe and parts nearby for a year. We'll be posting our pix and adventures here.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Saumur, France

Now we’re goofing around in the Loire Valley. The attitude at the campground is great (they even deliver fresh bread in the morning), we have two bikes with racks, we have a great view of the a lit-up chateau at night and a lovely ride into town during the day. We’ve gotten a little structure with some home-schooling in the mornings and sightseeing or errands in the afternoon.We often have breakfast in the van, lunch in town and a dinner of fresh prepared foods warmed up or cooked in the van. I’ve been looking for the gastonomique part of France and we’ve definitely found it.

I hope to do a video on the campground bathrooms. There are enough funny quirks to keep it interesting. It all works very well, it’s just different from home (and we like that).
The pictures show us in front of the town’s main chateau, biking to the mushroom and sparkling wine caves, Jules in a mushroom cave and Ben in a sparkling wine cave.


  • At 11:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I think you are near Depp - look him up for us and say HI!!


  • At 11:22 AM , Anonymous joan Dane said...

    the trip sounds wonderful===keep on having the good life with all your wifi connection==we really enjoy the pictures and post cards. where are my dark chocolates? G%G

  • At 9:07 AM , Anonymous J&N said...

    Thanks for letting us live vicariously experiencing things we will never actually do, but sound wonderful. You all look so European. Keep having fun!

  • At 8:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I agree with an earlier post, someone suggested posting photos of the van!
    --Julie J

  • At 9:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We need Van photos! And I also want to know how many hats Ben has, and if is he limited to one new one for each new country?

    Anonymous hat collector

  • At 6:34 AM , Blogger Burton Danes said...

    We are working on van photos. But these things can't just be done overnight. They have to go through concept, production, editing and mangement approval.
    BTW, we are stumped at who the anonymous hat collector is. Can you give us another clue?

  • At 3:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    well, it is not me===but it is a goog question----so how many does he have?? G & G

  • At 6:11 PM , Anonymous The Hickle Bunch said...

    Looks like you three are having a great time, been fun watching your trip progress. Makes me want to go on a long walk, in places I've never been.

  • At 6:48 AM , Anonymous norm5080 said...

    Hi guys...we just caught up with everything since Devon...looks like you are having a ball....we spent time in the Loire Valley many years ago and really enjoyed the Chateau country as well as the food. We are in Florida now .. and trying to get organized!!

    Aunt Marlene and Uncle Norman


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