Last month we had a week off from our language school and Neil also had a week break from his online seminary courses he’s currently taking. Being blessed to live where we do which makes for easy travel, we decided to take advantage of the week break and take our first family road trip adventure together. It was about a 9 hour drive to Provence from Rome, but we ended up taking several detours along the way, like our stop in Portofino (check out that post here), so it did take us a bit longer. Thankfully, the kids were amazing and we sang fun songs together for entertainment traveling down the road.
Southern France is beautiful, filled with vines, olive groves, cypresses, rows of lavender, fields of poppies, and small stone villages. Honestly, it looks very much like Tuscany in many ways but more flat and with more open space. It is very clean and everyone keeps their gardens immaculate! Sommer loves roses and they were all over Provence. One of our favorite parts about our time in France was taking off in the car and driving around exploring back roads. We always stumble across something beautiful and interesting when we forget the “plan” and just explore God’s creation together.