A summer get-away, indeed. We arrived the day of the summer solstice and the streets were filled with fire-breathers, dancers, musicians and more. What a treat! The following days, we took a lazy bicycle ride across the bridge into Isle de Rey--a most cozy haven of southwestern France and a place I will think of fondly until I return. Be sure to stop at the local market for a loaf of fresh bread, a block of cheese and a bottle of wine for the beach.