Day 4: This morning we woke up early and tried to get out of Massy before everyone started on their way to work. We hopped on the Auto Route and began making our way south towards Limoux. On the way, we stopped in and visited with a friend and his wife in the city of Clermont-Ferrand. They showed us around the town for a couple of hours and then took us to one of their favorite restaurants: a place called 1513. The name either comes from the year that it was established, or the year that the building was constructed. Either way, it was old. The food was good. We tried a Crepe filled with hamburger meat. I felt sorry for our hosts. I was tearing at that Crepe like a caveman. It was kind of like eating Sloppy Joe's. There was just no good way for me to eat it and still keep my dignity. I think Niki likened me in some way to the dinner scene in Beauty and the Beast. I guess that's fitting.
After lunch, we strolled around town for a while longer. They brought us to a local Fromagerie. The kind lady behind the counter cut the cheese (literally) and let us have a taste. The smell was terrible, but the cheese was good. Please forgive all of my attempts at being punny. We made our way back to Mike's house and enjoyed some French coffee. Then, we got back on the road and headed south towards Limoux, the city where our friends Jason and Angie Clark are working to plant a church. What a beautiful drive that was. Since the Clarks are away on Furlough, we were welcomed into their home by an English couple who has been watching over the Clarks' house in Limoux while doing some ministry at a church in the nearby city of Carcassonne.
The rest of our time in France will be spent in this area. After an eight hour drive to Limoux, we're ready for some much needed rest.