May 122017
 
The French elect a President

While visiting friends in a small town outside Lyon on 07 May, we were asked if we wanted to walk with them to vote for their President. The opportunity was unique, and it would be five years until the next election so we eagerly agreed.

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Château de Foix

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Apr 292017
 
Château de Foix

We were looking for another day trip out of Toulouse and had been evaluating several options, but Foix (pronounced fwa ) kept popping up. Easily accessible by a one-hour train ride, it was in the piedmont of the Pyrenees …

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Apr 162017
 
An Early Train to Albi

Our mornings begin with the sun streaming into our small apartment, but this morning we had to set the alarm to ensure that we got up early for our first journey out of Toulouse since we arrived – to Albi.

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Apr 022017
 
Jeannie's Day Out

Yesterday was a very low-key day. Chris woke up with that scratchy, back-of-the-throat thing and by late afternoon we had to cancel our anniversary dinner reservations. Today, the morning again started off rainy and cold, a continuation of the previous day’s weather.

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Mar 272017
 
Adapting in Toulouse

Regardless of how many times we move into a new town and apartment, it is still a challenge. That said, it is always an adventure, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Such challenges keep the brain sharp … or so they say. There are times when my mind just says, “huh?”

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Mar 222017
 
A Brief Return to Paris

Over the past three years, it was much simpler to depart on another leg of our adventure. Since we didn’t have a house and cars, packing up and going was straightforward … we just repacked our bags and left. Yet, we have never reflected much on what we leave behind, but rather what we are going to … always looking forward, rarely back. Still, …

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