i am very proud to say that today is our 45th Wedding Anniversary, and we will be spending it together in the back of a 1985 VW Van. All this and we are in the French Pyreness...it can't get any better!!! To test out our new ride (new tires), we drove up into the Pyrenees to see what was at the end of route N27. The day started out partly cloudy with the possibility of rain, but it was perfect for what we wanted to do. Our destination was a little village at the end of a valley deep in the mountains called Cauterets. Louise had heard and read somne interesting things about this village. As a lot of our drives, it was a winding and twisting roadway all heading up and up. There were timnes where the road was very narrow...so marrow that I would have had to stop if another car had been coming at us. The outside curb was a rock wall about a foot tall that you wouldn't want to bump. As you made your way up the mountainside, you did so very carefully. As you might imagine it was a little white knuckle and absolutely beautiful. Cauterets is a "quaint" French village that is nestled at the convergence of 3 mountains. All th area around is a natural hiking, climbing, skiing,and biking habitat. It is also known for the hot springs that abound in the area. unfortunately, we didn't take the opportunity to enjoy them this trip. All the buildings of the village were beautifully old and of course, up hill...our walks never seemed to go downhill.. Seeing as how we were in the mountains and it was cool, we decided to find a restaurant that served the best Onion Soup...we found it...wonderful soup, baguette, and a carafe of wine... Oh yes, we found it !!!