Last Sunday we spent our last day in Montcabrier doing some painting despite iffy weather. Sally suggested going with her to the church at Pestillac across the valley that I had visited before. On this day of National Patrimonie many national landmarks are open for the public to view. This is a national effort to recognize and save these national treasures. Pestillac Church is one of those and Sally was to man the doors for two hours. Jean and I accompanied her with some art supplies and spent the time sketching and painting around the church.
Later in the afternoon Jan, a friend of Sally’s, returned the church key after her shift as greeter. We invited her to join us for a spontaneous celebration with some sparkly beverage and had a wonderful time before dinner. Jan is another British citizen who has successfully settled in the Lot Valley. We thoroughly enjoyed laughing and telling each other stories of our mutual adventures. We can add her to the list of fun people we met in Montcabrier and will miss.
We took one last stroll around town before hitting the road on Monday for our long trip to pick up a new rental car. Monday evening was another spontaneous party with hikers Greg and Pat and Amy, another Montcabrier friend. Jean and I supplied the sparkly and Sally some snacks. Soon Amy was invited to join us for dinner and the party went on until late. We’re sorry for keeping you up late Sally!
Here are a few photos from our last day in the Lot Valley.