Day 15 - Moissy-Cramayel (Brie) to Venette (Picardy)

Chillin' at Home - 119 miles

This is mostly a non-riding day. I go to the local bank to get money, cash cheques; I go to the bakery for croissants and pastries; I go to the supermarket for presents and delicacies from France.

A friend with whom I went to the same university in both France and Florida visits me at my parents' house. Around 5 pm, we both leave for some riding. We take nice routes all the way to his house in Picardy. We stop at a village which we have never heard about before, and think it wise to take a quick photo:

I ride through Compiègne for the first time in 10 years. It doesn't bring good memories back. I spent five fairly miserable years there.