Tough day today! I was goofing around a little yesterday doing some silly run dances and I think I came down too hard on my ankle on one of them. Between that and running yesterday much faster than normal (I was so rested!), my ankle was pretty tender today.
I had to walk a lot which bummed me out, but the roads were so cute and they passed through so many quaint sleepy villages that it was at least a good day to have to walk a lot.
I didn’t get to write about it yesterday, but last night Alex and I grabbed something to eat in the historic town in Montpellier and the setting was so surreal I don’t even know how to explain it. We drove from our hotel which was in a technology park area and in fifteen minutes we found ourselves winding through teeny tiny stone streets flanked by tall rows of stone houses and mansions. There were no markings anywhere, no numbers on the buildings or street signs and it was like we went back in time to the world of Sherlock Holmes, mixed with some scenery from Aladdin, and then a huge Medieval style Cathedral in the middle of it all. I don’t know how to explain it…there were street lamps strung across crazy narrow cobblestone and the architecture reminded me a lot of some of the famous buildings in Seville Spain. It was an absolutely beautiful surprise and I got the feeling like we were just characters in a book or something. We drove through a bunch of co.pletely deserted streets and then turned a corner into hundreds of young people huddling outside and inside of dozens of restaurants and wine bars. I definitely want to come back here again sometime!
Also wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated or supported this project in another way – it is so motivating to see your support and to know all the kids who will be helped because of it 🙂