Water ran along an elevated channel 50 kilometers from a spring to the north, to arid town of Nimes, further south.
and not only was the weather perfect ,but the village was bustling with happy well heeled people.
I could have just stayed there, and people watched all day long.
I then and there decided it was a place I definitely wanted to come back to.
You see, on my mother's side, my ggg-grandmother was French. I knew this from doing genealogy. I wasn't aware that my Mother's first cousin Milton had traced our family all the way back to France. Not just France, but to this VERY VILLAGE! Louis Chapalier was a Protestant minister in Uzes, France. He and his wife Simone were killed in a purge of Protestants in the seventeenth century. Their son Isaac escaped to England, and became a doctor in the Royal Navy. Isaac's son, Isaac jr. immigrated to the U.S., and the rest is history. Can you believe it?! I now have the line of succession right down to ME from Uzes, France!
Thank you again Milton for filling me in on this cherished information.