The experiences and adventures of the World's Leading Transgender Bass Trombone and Tuba Playing Christian Gardener.
Friday, 7 October 2011
French Trip (part 3)
I am doing this all by memory, so I may have some place names wrong, but I think the idea will come through OK, Well Sunday morning arrived after a great Saturday night, as I got up showered and got dressed the thought that I had been called Monsieur by one of the staff last night rankled. Everyone else I had encountered on this trip had called me Madame and had treated me properly as a lady should be treated. I thought I'll show 'em and got out my Daisy Dukes, wearing them over some pink/purple leopard print tights and my knee high FM boots. Maybe this wasn't such a wise outfit choice, there were times later in the day when I regretted it.
Gloria in the highest car park available
Breakfast was uneventful and relaxed, I then got under way heading north again. I was soon passing the town of Langres, this is on a hill and is visible from miles around, it looked interesting so I made a small detour and visited. Langres is still a Military town with active regiments stationed there. Of more interest to me are the old battlements and defenses. I parked Gloria up and decided to have a walk around and take some photos.
It was as I was walking around that I began to worry about my wardrobe choices. The heels were perhaps just a little too high, the shorts maybe a little too short, and the wind just too strong. As I was walking around the town taking in the sites, appreciating the hill, the cobbles and the lack of a street plan I began to realise that these boots were not made for walking! However these tights were made for attracting attention, and maybe I just didn't want that much attention when I was struggling with the combination of cobbles and heels. That having been said, what a great place, and what wonderful views. After a nice easy day I stopped at a Campanile motel at Bar-le-Duc within easy reach of Calais for my ferry home the next day. The hotel was on an out of town estate, so I just had a couple of drinks in mt room , and dinner at the hotel. I fear I may have had slightly more wine than was good for me, but overall another good day made into an excellent one by dressing how I felt, and I still had my nail polish on!