Stacey, my friend and riding buddy, and I fulfilled a dream of going on a riding vacation. We did a week riding through the Loire Valley going from castle to castle. Just getting there was an adventure from RDU-JFK-Heathrow. Then a train to London. Then the Eurostar through the "chunnel" from London to Paris. Then a cab ride across Paris to another train station. Then a train ride to one small village and transfer to another train. Finally at the Loire Valley!
On our way in style...First Class
Still looking excited after 12hr of travel...now in Paris!
Stacey and I met our fellow riders, and what a great group of folks! We had three women from Germany, one from Australia, another American and our single guy from Belgium. We also learned our itinerary...each day we would start off in the morning for a ride arriving at a different castle for lunch and a tour. Then back on the horses for an afternoon ride to the next village.
24 hours of travel and finally there...a little worse for wear!