Loire a Velo with Friends : 2019-06-05 : Rainy rest day in Beffes

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Tour Beffes Cement Factory Our campground proprietress, Sylvie, gave us a tour of the cement factory today. It was really interesting! $0.00
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Camp Vélocamping de Charbrolles Beffes Beffes $0.00 This place is so great. It’s very small with only five tent pitches and some cabins, but great amenities, and very interesting - built on the old cement factory grounds.

Trip Log

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Windows Surface is officially done. The machine is still working but the browser is no longer able to deal with web sites. I’m abandoning it and I’ll do DAMDetails via my phone (at least for now because... ugh).

The computer owes me nothing. I bought it for our tour in 2015 because I needed a Windows machine to send in my 2015 FYE to my accountant. I really only wanted it to survive long enough to do that. I didn’t need anything fancy, so I bought the basic Surface 2 (not even Pro). It did survive, obviously. It survived that six-month tour through bumps and rain and heat, and survived several more vacations as well. It hasn’t ‘died’ per-se, but it’s gotten to the point where the defunct browser can no longer deal with the web sites I want (and it can’t be upgraded). I’m sad to see it go, but it doesn’t owe me anything.
I’m so pleased with my ability to French now. My hat’s off to my dedicated tutor, Erika. I’m able to converse so much more easily and naturally than if I had simply done self-study. Each day I’ve been recording which verbs I’m using (both speaking and hearing) so that I know which ones to focus on for future language study.
We decided to take a rest day today because the forecast was calling for 11mm of rain over the course of the day. Yeah... that isn’t happening, but at least we’re at this WONDERFUL campground.