Distance 167 km Number of Steps 13,312 steps or 6.5 miles Time of Filing 3:45 AM
Before we even got to Château d’Orleix one of the best things about Château d’Orleix was our reservation for three nights. That’s three consecutive nights in the same bed, with the same Wifi passwords/protocols and the same shower fixtures. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE SEEMINGLY INFINITE NUMBER OF SHOWER FIXTURE CONFIGURATIONS CURRENTLY IN USE IN FRANCE. Now that we’re here, and we’ve seen it and lived in and experienced it, we love it even more. It’s outside of town just off a rural road at the end of a long driveway. It’s massive. Three stories tall. It has wooden shutters on the front of its millions of windows. The worn wooden spiral staircase is glorious and ancient, and most certainly not up to code. We can’t lock our door. It’s apparently pre-lock, or maybe it’s post-lock, either way it’s no-lock. The bathroom is modern. Our room has Nagel vibes.
Make it to our Continental Breakfast Reservation at 9:00 AM. X
Introduce Emiliano to the Tour de France. ✓
Decorate the MFS Whip with two new extra large heart magnets. ✓
Take over The New Yorker’s (photo) Instagram. ✓+
Make it onto the Mountain Chewbacca Team Bus. PENDING…
Speaking of mountains. Go to a mountain, any mountain, even a mountain in Spain. ✓
Once again the Wefeee is more than adequate. At this rate we’re going to owe France an apology.
Weather Expect a sunburn.
Quote of the Day
“He gave you the soft whistle.”
-Emiliano discussing the quality of a moto-gendarmerie’s whistle-based instructions.
“How many 70-year olds in just bib shorts are there?”
“Turntablism is like track standing.”
-Emiliano Granado discussing scratching while listening to Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Paid In Full’.
“Alex Howes is a dreamboat.”