Today is the day we drive up to Blois to pick up our renewed resident's cards and do some shopping. It'll take all morning to get there and back. Even though it's only 25 miles away, the drive takes an hour each way, on narrow, winding country roads passing through half a dozen villages. I hope that we won't have to stand in line for a long time at the préfecture. And that we won't have trouble finding parking. The préfecture is near the cathedral, which is the church on the hill, on the right side, in this photo.
Blois, an old royal city on the right bank of the Loire River
Partly cloudy skies today, as I said, but yesterday we got 13 mm — about half an inch — of rain. That's according to our back yard rain gauge. I just checked Accuweather, and it too says we got exactly that amount of precipitation yesterday. The last time we saw that much rainfall on a single day was on June 14.