Slight change of itinerary today. I initially planned to do Chartres -Tours in three days, staying in Chateaudun and Vendome, but these stops were along a major highway, and this route would consist of three rather short legs. Instead, I decided on an alternative route with one stop at Mondoubleau, riding on smaller roads.
The ride this morning was mostly uphill. I stopped in Brou for lunch where I had eggs/mayo for a starter, Milanese turkey scallop for the main course, and a fruit salad. When ordering, I had forgotten that I had already eaten 2 eggs for breakfast. So I had a total of 5 eggs today. Nice cholesterol boost. :-)
The ride from Brou into Mondoubleau was a pleasant descent.
When stopping to take pictures of a rotting remains of a castle (I know some of my readers appreciate old rotting buildings), I met a friendly local with his children, dog, and French -American wife. We had a nice chat, comparing the different places we have lived.
Today on the road, I saw the Loir (not Loire) river, Jesus on a street corner, a couple of farms with lots of cows who looked at me suspiciously, the Fresh Prince's hometown, the Commanderie Templière d'Arville (a non-rotting building from the 12th century), a church, farm equipment, and more.
Today was a bit warmer, and the first time on this trip where I wore just one sweatshirt instead of two! Tomorrow it is supposed to rain. But I have waterproof bags for my stuff, a raincoat, rain pants, a waterproof GPS and even a waterproof phone! But still, I'd prefer no rain :-) At least it will be warmer.