we took the train from paris to apt, in the south of france ... and arrived in an insane storm! oh my. we walked up and up through apt and found our little home stay ... and contemplated the weather and hoped that by tomorrow it would be better for the start of our hike.
the next day ... it was lovely out and we walked through the apt farmers' market as we started our 14 mile hike to bonnieux!
15 minutes into our hike ... we came across these gents -- and their cherry tree! so amazing! everywhere there were cherry trees -- dripping with fruit! best cherries i've ever eaten!
these little stripes are the markers for the trails in france. it's like a constant scavenger hunt -- looking for those little lines on trees and walls -- letting us know that YES -- we're still on the right path!
everything was so green from the rain ... i kept making sam stop and pose in all the green beauty.
later that afternoon, we arrived at our fancy-pants hotel (well, fancy-pants to us!), the Auberge de l'Aiguebrun ... this was their pretty dining room.
our adorable private cabin right along a little creek.