whew, i am typing on a french keyboard getting set up on my first blog - it is more difficult than biking through France!
I am two days into this adventure and it is brilliant! We are biking through small French villages where locals carrying baguettes shout out to us, "Bonjour Madame, bon voyage!" We are cycling through fields of wheat and lettucce scattered with poppies - oooh la la!
Today we stopped in Reims to tour the Champagne region and taste the bubbly! We visited the caves where Pommery Champagne is made, and wound up experiencing six varieties of champagne - oh my!
We are staying with Axel, a solar panel researcher who is incredibly hospitalable, energetic and interesting. He drove us to the vineyards today, and poured us two very delicious types of european beer yesterday.
Tomorrow we will spend the day at a vineyard with a farmer Liz met through a friend!