Thursday, May 9, is Ascension Day. It is a holiday in Switzerland. Josh had a scout camp for three days and my wonderful, wonderful friend Lori said she would take him an extra night, which meant Kelly, Keith and I would have a four day weekend. We were looking forward to taking Kelly somewhere alone, but then she was invited to a reunion of her Easter Camp friends, which seemed a lot more fun that trudging through France with her parents. This left Keith and I with a four day weekend without kids. Life is good.
We took a four hour train Thursday morning to Besançon, France. It is a small town in Franche-Comté, birthplace of Victor Hugo and Louis Pasteur. Yesterday, we rented real bikes (without motors), and rode along the river and around the town. We spent a good part of the day at the Citadel where there were many museums and a small zoo. Keith really enjoys all the history of everywhere we go and I really enjoy travelling.
|Grande Rue (main street)|
|Porte Rivotte, gate to the city|
|Université de Besançon|
|The Zoo inside the Citadelle at Besançon|