Saturday, April 16, 2016

Cafe Les Brancardiers in Lourdes, France

After the night procession (click here for the post), we finally noticed how hungry we actually were. We ate some bread earlier in the evening, but it just wasn't enough. Since we moved to France, I noticed that we've been following a lot of the French living guidelines, including not snacking between meals. But heck, we were on vacation and on vacation there are no rules. Nothing wrong with night snacking.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in Lourdes, France

We initially hesitated about going to Lourdes because it was out of our way. But then every time I removed it from our list, I went back to the promise my husband and I made to his mother. A few months before she got sick, we shared with my in-laws our plans of moving to France. My mother-in-law was particularly pleased and was excited to someday visiting us and going to Lourdes. Being a devout Catholic, visiting Lourdes was important to her. Unfortunately, months later she succumbed to cancer and MR and I promised ourselves we would go to Lourdes in honor of her. Which is why, I felt a particular tinge in my heart at the thought of not going ahead to Lourdes during our vacation. Budget-wise, we could just work harder as soon as we got home, and kilometers-wise, what was 300 kilometers more than originally planned?! So we went ahead with our plans and had absolutely no regrets.

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