Yay, it’s our first outdoors outing of the year and we are so excited to start exploring our surroundings again! My amazing husband has such a knack for it. He always chooses the prettiest places to go see and the perfect time to do it. This time it was Château Gaillard during a spontaneous apparition of the sun!
Rainy Normandy and chasing the sun!
It’s no secret that Normandy can have lots of rainy and sometimes even gloomy weather! Watching the weather like hawks has just become second nature. And as soon as we see a glimmer of hope that sunshine and blue skies might charm us for the duration of an outing, we jump on the opportunity! Sunday, we came home from watching the semi-annual General Conference of the LDS church, we ate lunch and Samuel spontaneously proposed we go for a quick drive before the evening session of the Conference.
And so we all dashed to change our clothes, grabbed a bottle of water and a pack of cookies and piled everybody into the car and took an hour drive to the Château Gaillard. We were not disappointed! Not only was the weather gorgeous, sunny and warm, but the views were magnificently splendid!
Château Gaillard (“Saucy Castle”) is a ruined medieval castle, located 90 m above the commune of Les Andelys overlooking the River Seine, in the Eure département of historical Normandy… It is located some 95 kilometres (59 mi) north-west of Paris and 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Rouen. Construction began in 1196 under the auspices of Richard the Lionheart, who was simultaneously King of England and feudal Duke of Normandy. The castle was expensive to build, but the majority of the work was done in an unusually short time. It took just two years… Wikipedia.
So without further ado, here are some of my favorite photos from our outing. Enjoy! And here’s to many, many more outings like this under the glorious Normandy sun! (And I also have a few more photos from outings last year that I never got to blog about. Coming soon!)
Do you like to explore the place where you live? What are your favorite places to visit?