So I was supposed to go to Chartres today, but I utterly failed to navigate the public transportation system. I looked up the train schedule on the French rail website, which has been beautifully reliable up until now, hauled my two packs the 20 minute walk to the station, and waited in perfect solitude for a train that never appeared.
Apparently the train website gives bus connections too, so somewhere (not at the train station), a bus was leaving that I needed to be on.
I took it as a sign that I was supposed to be enjoying the delightful Hotel de Biencourt, and my bed with both sun and moonbeams, for one more night. I had been sad to leave, so I'm quite happy for one more night.
I also celebrated by eating lunch from the marvelous patisserie one more time (though I may run get dinner there as well). I had a marvelous quiche and then this lovely tart.
I painted it as well, since I can't actually take it with me. That's it at the top of this post.
Her's a chocolate tart I had several days ago. Everything I've tried has been marvelous.
So tomorrow I'll try again for Chartres, but today I'm happily enjoying the sunbeam from the skylight over my bed.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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