I have always enjoyed traveling, even if it meant sleeping in a tent when I was younger. I prefer hotels and cruise cabins now, but the motivation is the same...an adventure waiting to happen. Sometimes you will find me traveling with my husband and/or family. Sometimes I will travel alone, and sometimes I will travel with friends. I hope you find it entertaining to keep up to date with me as I explore the world around me. Warning...I like to take pictures of food so don't read if you're hungry. More adventures await...see ya soon...Amy.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Travel to and arrival in Limoges

Relais d'Auvergne....our first meal in France

The interior of the restaurant.

Steak and Frites for everyone

Waiting in the train station

Danny, Renee, and Travis on the train and ready for a nap!

Edna and me shortly before the napping began

Hotel Mercure Royal Limousin....I stayed in this hotel for the first time with Danny's parents in 1994

Our hotel room in Limoges

Le Chalet....you can't see it in the picture, but there as a neon pig sign at the top. Interesting to Travis was the absence of pork on the menu.

Renee's Tuna and avocado salad

I have never eaten a salad with rice AND lettuce but this one was really good. It had avocado and hearts of palm on it.

Travis's wonderful profiteroles
We were blessed with faultless travel today. Our flights were on time and without problems, and our train travel also was very pleasant. We had collected our bags at the airport and were on the search for the taxi line when a man approached us asking if we needed a ride. Apparently he works for a private taxi service and had just dropped off a family. He was able to carry all five of us comfortably in a van to the Gare d'Austerlitz train station where we would catch the train to Limoges. He drove us all around the train station, showing us places where we could eat lunch. We found a brasserie named Le Relais d'Auvergne across the street from the train station where we all chose a steak and frites meal. The platform for the train wasn't posted until 20-30 minutes before departure, so we had to hang around the station awhile until we knew where to go to board. Our reserved seats on the train were all together in a separate compartment. We had another passenger who was supposed to be in there with us, but I think all the jostling of luggage and getting ourselves situated caused him to move to another compartment. Travis was delighted to find out that the seats reclined and it wasn't long before all of us were snoozing. It was great to catch up on our sleep just a little before we arrived in Limoges. We split into two taxis for the ride to Hotel Mercure Royal Limousin. This is the hotel that we usually stay in when we are here and hasn't changed much over the years. We were greeted with fresh flowers in our rooms from our family members here. We freshened up a little and since it was after six, we asked for a recommendation from the hotel for a light meal close by. They sent us to Le Chalet and we had a wonderful meal there. It is definitely a place to go back to. We are very tired from all of our travel and back in the hotel for an early night's sleep. Tomorrow we will have fun with family!


  1. Well, like we said, following you on the blog is better than nothing!! Glad that the first leg was so free of worry! I know you said it was going to be tricky to post pictures but....I must see what you are eating to feel like I am there! Ha ha!
    Love-Sara Beth

  2. My traveling companions make fun of me for taking pictures of food but it's so much fun to me to remember what everything looked like. We were enjoying our meal so much that I forgot to take pictures of Renee's veal, Edna's salmon, my Duck Breast, Danny's Duck leg, and Travis' steak. We certainly aren't starving!

  3. You know I will NEVER make fun of you for posting pictures of food! Can't wait for more!

  4. Nor will I Christy! Isn't she doing a splendid job!