Tuesday, December 18, 2012


On Tuesday, we took the train out to Chartes, to see one of the most famous cathedrals in the world.  The two spires - one Gothic and one Romanesque, make it quite famous.  But the true beauty is the stunning stained glass - the shade of blue that makes Chartes famous. 

It was a bitterly cold day - and we definitely did not manage to make an entire day of the trip.  The train ride was a pit pricey, but worth the once in a lifetime opportunity to see a cathedral of such stunning beauty. 

We did get a couple of gaps of clearer skies for some beautiful sights, but much of the time, we were burying our noses in our coats to keep warm.  These tropical babies are definitely not used to winter!

Some of the interior was under construction, and there is certainly no warmth in the interior of a massive stone cathedral.  We soon went across the street to get some warmth while getting some food.  While mommy and the grandparents enjoyed some hot chocolate, Doug and the kids climbed the steps to the outlook of a spire.  Wow!  The bitter wind and some incredible sights made for an impressive view. 

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