Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Finally Spring & Warmer weather in Bordeaux - Mid-week update

Ah, it's Wednesday - mid-week break as I like to say in France.  My two younger daughters get their day of R&R and I get some fun quality time with them.  I am so excited that the weather has finally taken a turn for the better.  It's been in the mid to upper 20's C (70's-80's)  and sunny since this past weekend.  We took advantage of the great weather and went for a couple of walks through two nearby (& favorite) parks.  It was wonderful to be outside, basking in the sun, frolicking in the grass and just taking in the gorgeous weather.

 First up is our walk through Parc Majorlan...this unique park is always fun to walk through and never disappoints.  I first blogged about it here.  This trip we enjoyed exploring inside the old grotto.

After we cooled off inside with the grotto exploration, we walked over to the playground and enjoyed a snack.

It's just always so nice to be outside and enjoying the wonderful weather.  On Sunday afternoon, we headed out to Le Site du Bourgailh, another fun walk.  This time the kids could take their bikes.  My oldest who is still recovering from her skiing knee injury even brought her rip-stick to fool around with...I guess nothing stops you when you just want to enjoy yourself!

After we enjoyed our super afternoon, we headed home to enjoy some market fresh food.  - White Asparagus, purple beets & a white bean & tomato salad.  So delicious and fresh on a warm Sunday evening!

So here's to Spring and the return of sunny warmer days!  Looking forward to exploring more parks and sites nearby!

If you want to read more about Le Site du Bourgailh - There are older posts - Spring Festival at Site du Bourgailh & Readjusting our concept of time.


  1. Interesting looking cave - and a bandaged knee with a skateboard? Active already!

    1. Very cool cave - man-made but very fascinating. Yes, the skateboard only last part of the time...even after parental advice that it might not be the best idea, she had to try...let's just say parents do often know best (but you can't tell a 12 year old that!)Always nice to read your comments.

  2. Beautiful park, girls, scenery I.e. the cave and food!

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  4. What a lovely park! I like the idea of a mid week break!


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