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Europe 2019 Part Six: Heading into Western France

Jul 2, 2019
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Dropping Off the Paintings Before we can properly start the vacation part of our vacation (as opposed to the exhibition part), we need to drop…

Europe 2019 Part Five: Surviving the Canicule in Style

Jul 1, 2019
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The Heat Wave Hits It’s all over the news—even back home. We get emails and Facebook messages about the French heatwave—the canicule. How are we…

Europe 2019 Part Four: Exhibition in the South of France

Jun 26, 2019
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We Arrive At Our New Home for Two Weeks By the time we pull into the driveway of our new home away from home, we’ve…

Europe 2019 Part Three – Arriving in the South of France

Jun 14, 2019
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Onwards to Colle-sur-Loup We have a short day of driving from Lyon to the tiny town of Colle-sur-Loup on the road leading north from Cagnes-sur-Mer…

Europe 2019 Part Two: Heading South to France

Jun 13, 2019
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Getting On the Road–Picking Up Our Leased Car Our two days in Amsterdam are a relaxing prequel to Phase 1 of the trip—a four-day, three-night…

Loire Valley

Sep 10, 2012
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August 3 to August 6, 2012 We enjoyed a sun-filled drive north to the Loire Valey and thanks to the help of a real paper…

Chateau le Tour, Dordogne, France

Aug 27, 2012
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July 31 to August 3, 2012 Chateau Le Tour was an amazing find. Many of the luscious looking properties listed on booking.com—and in my price…

Europe 2010: Montpellier – September 25

Sep 28, 2010
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We arrived in Montpellier a mere three hours after leaving Paris to find ourselves in the relaxed land of the south. Our hotel had all…

Europe 2010: Our Last Day in Paris – September 24

Sep 26, 2010
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It’s 9:30 am on Saturday, September 25 and we’re on the TGV speeding through the French countryside on our way to Montpellier and the start…

Europe 2010: The 16th Arrondisement

Sep 24, 2010
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The sun is warm, but not like summer. It is a comfortable, enveloping warmth—neither too hot nor too cold. It is a warmth that makes…

Europe 2010: The Cluny Museum

Sep 24, 2010
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The morning after the morning I still felt full of beans (or would that be haricots?) and so we set off for a morning at…

Europe 2010: The Vernissage!

Sep 23, 2010
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It’s been almost 48 hours since the opening of Gregg’s exposition — where does the time go?! So much to see and do. The opening…

Europe 2010: Exercising My Way Across Paris

Sep 22, 2010
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Tuesday, September 22–the opening of the exposition is tonight but in the meantime, I decided to go to not one but two fitness classes. As…

Europe 2010: Dinner in the Marais

Sep 22, 2010
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There’s no time to rest when en vacance! After dropping in on Gregg at the gallery, I snatched a very brief nap and then got ready to…

Europe 2010: Exercise Class in Paris

Sep 22, 2010
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I think having one post for each day is going to prove too unwieldy so I’ll break the days into topics! Rick Steves, my favorite…