My parting shot of the Loire Valley
After three days, four castles, and one international garden festival, the sight of this red balloon floating over the swollen river was the ideal way to end my first trip to the Loire Valley.
I look forward to reliving all of the excitement while sorting through my photos tomorrow morning. First stop, Chambord, the royal hunting lodge with 77 staircases, 282 fireplaces and 426 rooms.
But now, it's time for bed!