Friday, August 9, 2013

Summer 2013: On the Church Roof!

After almost two months, I guess it's about time I post something.
This summer we went on a four week road trip through Europe. Traveling with four kids in a car for  thousands of miles is actually very fun, once all the stress of planning and plotting is over, suitcases and bags are packed and stocked in the car, we've found a cat sitter and we're on the road!
Here we are sitting on the roof of the church in Saintes Maries de la Mer, a charming, little town on the South coast of France. 

The church is built between the 9th and the 12th centuries, and it is a true fortress, made to protect the town from pirate attacks, and it also served as a refuge for the town's inhabitants. The crypt houses the statue of Saint Sarah, which is a major figure in the Gypsy cultural tradition. The church (and the statue) is an important pilgrimage destination.

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