On the way to see the spectacle "La Bataille de Castillon", Carole (my hostess) and AlteCocker stopped for lunch in St. Emilion (east of Bordeaux). There we had a lovely lunch (my treat) before going on to see the show. Carole was amazed that AlteCocker ordered snails as previous Americans she had met wanted nothing to do with them. AlteCocker loves snails and, at the restaurant, she ate the largest snails she had ever eaten! Then we took a tour of St. Emilion which involved going into the crypt of a church and climbing a lot of stairs. AlteCocker, having some back trouble, made use of her cane to be safe (always a lot more "dicey" coming downstairs than going up). The last thing an AlteCocker wants, especially with fragile bones, is a fall. A fall that would result in nothing for junior citizens can result in a major injury for senior citizens.