May 25 - Vaison-la-Romaine
We had an interesting day. After sleeping in and having a late breakfast, we decided to walk into town to find a pharmacy that might have some drugs to fight my head cold. We discovered that today was a holiday and the pharmacies were closed. We then trudged up the hill to the Super U, the local super market. We thought that we could buy some decongestant and Tylenol there. The French laws say NO to that. Luckily, there was a pharmacy across the street that was open. We got some drugs and were a bit unsure about them. (I used the expectorant and it worked really well as a diuretic. Not as well as a decongestant).
Back in town, we stopped at a cafe on the town square for a long lunch. I had a salad nicoise while Ann ate a whole eggplant pizza. We sat outside on a warm afternoon. I wore shorts for the first time in France. The reason the lunch was long was because several people from our cycling group sat next to us. We schmoozed.
We had some downtime at the hotel. Then we walked around our ancient town area dropping into a couple of art galleries thinking that we might find a print as a souvenir. The prints that we saw were too abstract or of non-Provençal scenes. We did not buy any. Watercolors by an artist who we liked were not in the galleries that we visited.
It was time for Happy Hour and then dinner al fresco on the dining terrace.