We're headed to Chambord, the enormous château in the banner photo above, this morning. We have a specific reason for going, and I'm sure Walt will write about it in a day or two.
After Chambord, we'll go on a shopping excursion at Vineuil, which is the "suburb" on the south side of the Loire River across from Blois. There's a big zone d'activités commerciales in Vineuil, including an Auchan superstore and all the major big-box stores — Darty, Grand Frais, Casa, Bricorama, Truffaut, Picard, But, GoSport, InterSport, and on and on. It's about three-quarters of an hour north of Saint-Aignan by car.
The wind and rain stopped last night and today is supposed to be mostly sunny and pleasant. The winds we've been experiencing aren't much compared to the 100 mph gusts they've been having up in Scotland, for example, and the 120 mph gusts they had in Corsica overnight. We've got quite a few small tree branches down, and at least one big limb has fallen out of the huge cedar tree in our yard.
It's supposed to rain on Saturday and Sunday. Arrrgh.
P.S. My post was scheduled to go at 7:55 p.m. today. I meant it to go at 7:55 a.m. So I fixed it, but it's pretty late.