Sunday, April 16, 2006

A Day of Special Treats - Day 16

April 15
This was an all day adventure as we left early to have time in Carcassonne and to get Lauren to the airpot for her flight back to Belguim. We stopped in LIMOUX for the famous NOUGAT candies and I also bought some Easter goodies. (Beautiful marbelized chocolate eggs.)

We arrived in Carcassonne to a hard blowing, cold wind which whipped through the narrow streets of the old medieval city. The views were spectacular and the shops were too-oo-oo fun! I have enjoyed comparing the really magnificent cathedrals with simple chapels in the region. Here, the rose windows at the Basilique are truly magnificent. Additions to the building have created nooks and crannies in the nave which are filled with ancient surprises, but a full-length reclining figure over a bishop's grave was eerily beautiful. The alabaster face seemed to glow -- It was most memorable!

Karen and I enjoyed a lunch of crepes (eggs, cheese, mushrooms ) and crepes (pears in sauce with whipped cream and toasted almonds.) Lauren had Pizza and chocolate ice cream, of course!!

After a quick trip to the airport, we discovered that the flight is delayed two hours and Lauren will miss all her other connections. After her plane finally left, we waited through the night with concern.

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