Sunday, August 5, 2018

First Time Long Drive (Revisiting Lourdes)

With some helpful proddings and encouragements from hubby and friends, I've managed to convince myself to do a day trip and revisit Lourdes. It was a gruelling 2.5-hour one-way drive to get there. It was my first time ever to drive for such a long time. My right ankle hurt for three days! But of course, it was worth it. Although, next time, I would take into consideration to do a short break each way, to give my legs some rest.

Goth Revival Spires atop the Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes

Crossing the gorgeous Gave de Pau River

Golden crown and cross, shining shimmering splendid on a hot summer afternoon

Before going, and agreeing to embark on this long-drive (buwis-buhay) adventure with my motivated friends, I have of course, checked the map and the most convenient area to park without the exorbitant fees.

It was not a difficult drive, in fact, as the road that leads there from Toulouse is quite straightforward. The only challenge for me was driving at 130 kph and overtaking too many huge lorries, which at times would get scary on meandering roads.

Enjoying myself a senseless selfie :)

Posing with a fellow Adamsonian beside St Vincent de Paul's statue

The Underground Chapel was refreshingly cool (literally and figuratively)

Some fancy art works along the walls of the underground chapel

Lourdes was definitely worth revisiting, despite the tiring long drive. Also, having lunch at the Filipino restaurant, which has very good ratings on TripAdvisor, is always a plus!

Thanks for dropping by and have a good day! :)

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