Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Riders on the storm...



The thing about Europe is... unreliable internet is EVERYWHERE!  I've been trying to get on for days!  In any case... here are some snaps from our drive from Dijon to Lyon.  It was pretty bloody miserable, save for the epic fields of sunflowers (my favourite fleur) that lined the roads and still managed to look happy despite the total deluge!

We are making this road trip sans GPS and are trying to preserve gas while avoiding tolls (the tolls here are OMG... no other way to describe them!).  By some miracle, we made the entire drive without a single toll, but Lyon was still dark and miserable.  We climbed all the way up the crazy hill in search of the Roman ruins (which we DID find just as we were getting ready to give up) and sought refuge in the Cathedrals Saint John-Baptiste and wandered our way back to our hotel to rest before hitting the road in the morning!  I also discovered that "Your Mom" jokes translate into French (see graffiti photo below). 

... outfit posts to come... I looked like a drowned rat for pretty much this entire day... 













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38 comments:

  1. looks like it was a fabulous trip regardless of the weather!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. Minus the rain, Lyon was lovely! Such wonderful views!

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  2. Beautiful!

    http://bigcitytobackroadfashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! I thought the city was lovely, as well!

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  3. Omgsh your pictures are amazing :):)

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  4. The pictures are spectacular!

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  5. I love coming to your blog and looking at these amazing photos!

    xo, Delightful Sunflower

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    1. I'm trying to keep the coming! I have some seriously amazing snaps to get up here! Stick around!

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  6. Lovely pictures, I love the street art !!
    Thanks for the follow, I'm following you back :-) xx

    http://colorfullightning.blogspot.com

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    1. Gracias! I love the street art, also! It's always great to stumble onto something like that!

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  7. I love this pictures:) Do you want to follow each other? I follow you now!:)

    http://freshisyummy.blogspot.com/2013/07/london-part-2.html

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  8. Woah you're making me want to go there right now, those pictures are amazing!

    Tania x
    thetaniadiaries.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Glad to hear that they are appreciated!

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  9. oh my gosh! that sculpture and the church are just phenomenal!!

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    1. Aren't they? I love stumbling onto things like this. The world is a wonderful place!

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  10. Oh my gosh! that sculpture and the church are just phenomenal!

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  11. very sweet photos of you and the streets! x
    Mady

    http://halfmooncouture.blogspot.com

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  12. Hehe I can say - get used to the weather! It's pretty much rain vs sun every single day, you can wake up with a beautiful sunny weather and in a few hours it changes 0.o But the photos are nice!

    www.zerxzastyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Oooooooh, I know! I lived in Paris a few years ago and always carried an umbrella with me. I learned my lesson then, which is great because I was prepared for the rain here in Lyon!

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  13. What awesome murals you came across! And it's also pretty funny someone crossed out the "and you" part and put "your mom" hahahaha.

    Sex w. Candy

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    1. It was so silly. I started laughing and got made fun of because I was the only one in the group that speaks French and got it.

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  14. What a lovely and fun blog! Glad I just read through my messages on IFB and found this here. I will make shure to check back!
    xox
    http://www.theflamboyante.com

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    1. Fabulous! I'm happy to have you here!

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  15. Amazing! Loving all the pics.
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  16. The pictures are absolutely stunning! I didn't get the chance to travel to Lyon or Dijon but I've been told its beautiful.

    Hope you keep enjoying France! :-)

    Laura
    www.lauraneuzeth.com

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    1. I loved Dijon. Lyon was a bit dirtier. It kind of reminded me of Prague (which I think is super clean... idk). It is just nice to be out exploring!

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  17. you look great! and pics are really amazing!!!
    kisses pretty!

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  18. Incredible pictures! Have an amazing trip there ;)

    http://froggbaby.blogspot.com

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  19. I was in Lyon this week, and I also visited that cathedral !!!
    Haha :)

    www.Chaneletco.blogspot.com

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    1. I wonder if we were there at the same time! It was perfect when it rained. We just sat inside and listened to the singing and the thunder and were safe!

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  20. Hello! I'm hell a happy to visit your blog now. It's amazing, you did a great job! Would you like to follow each other on GFC, bloglovin? It would be very great and we could keep in touch though. just let me know!

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  21. Wow - such awesome pictures you didnt eat that snail did ya?
    Thanks for connecting on IFB I'm now following, happy blogging.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

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  22. I love your blog!!! Your outfits are fun, as much as your pictures. I love how much you seem to enjoyed every picture. I will love for you to check out my blog. http://lissyprivateredcarpet.blogspot.com/ :)

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