Monday, June 8, 2009

Where not to learn how to drive a stick.

Automatic transmission technology really hasn't reached Europe yet. As such, it's incredibly expensive to rent an automatic. Just days before departing for France, Mary Ann decided to take a two-hour crash course on driving a stick shift. Three weeks later she was expertly navigating the steep winding road following the Gorges de L'Ardeche in our Citroen C2. Keep in mind that the sub-compact C2 can go 0 to 60 mph in 15 seconds. My parents riding lawnmower probably has more horsepower.

I don't know how much Mary Ann was able to enjoy the view, but I was surprised by the beauty of the gorge. The most astounding natural phenomena is a natural arch that bridges over the river at one point. We'll have to make another trip back to canoe through the canyon. Click here for more photos of the Gorges de L'Ardeche.
Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

No comments:

Post a Comment

Creative Commons License
This work by Ken Maschke is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.