Probably the biggest disappointment was realising that there had been some confusion between Ralph and Karen and us - they
thought we were travelling NEXT weekend!
So, embarrassment all round and no way to reschedule it to the following week. ): So, they weren't able to join us - a major disappointment.
Ann was obviously in a state of shock having been the main organiser. After much consideration, we put it down to don't-know-what-happened!
Unusually, we nearly missed our flight because of the confusing announcements. However, once on board it was a short flight (one-and-three-quarter hours) and we were at Toulouse Airport. We landed around 4.45. The weather? Dry! and a comfy 20-23 degrees C.
Ralph had rung ahead to adjust the car-hire and after a bit of discussion, we bagged a C4 Picasso. It's got paddle-shift, sat-nav, air-con and really comfy seats.
After about an hour's drive we arrived at 'Manoir St-Jean' in Moissac, our first accommodation of the holiday. It's a smallish 3* type hotel.
It's a nice room - quite large, with everything we need (except a good mobile signal!) We ate in the restaurant and opted for the 38 Franc menu. Ann went for fish, whilst I opted for the pork. The food was superb - typically French - full of flavour and cooked to perfection. We left the restaurant around 10pm.
From a crappy start, it turned out to be a good day.