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France-2017

 
  • Au revoir Toulouse

    15 July '17 - Once again it is time to move on. Once again it is time to reflect on the bitter-sweet nature of leaving a place where we have had such wonderful experiences. ...
  • Cordes-sur-Ciel – A city in the sky

    03 July '17 - The route to the hilltop bastide of Cordes-sur-Ciel didn’t allow much of a view of the town until we were close. But the instant we saw it sitting high on ...
  • Bastides and Beaux Villages – part 2

    29 June '17 - The roads on the way to our next stop, Puycelci were every bit as lovely or even more so as those we had already been on. The cool air that ...
  • Bastides and Beaux Villages – part 1

    29 June '17 - Our time in France was drawing to an end, and with just over a week remaining, we wanted to take another road trip before we left. Recommendations by many ...
  • An Apéro Sleep-over

    24 June '17 - When we first arrived in Toulouse, Jeannie had researched some local groups that we might contact. l’Association France Etats-Unis” is an organization whose goal is to promote friendship and ...
  • Good Friends, Good Food, and Good Fortune

    13 June '17 - Serendipity does and will strike again … someday, somewhere. This is a story of places, people, and memories, some spanning more than 20 years, all revolving around the same region ...
  • A visit to the French Basque coast

    10 June '17 - Saint-Jean-de-Luz – 18 km (12 mi) south of Biarritz and very close to the Spanish border, is a well-protected port that reached its height during the 17th century when it ...
  • Beaches, Basques, and Biarritz

    06 June '17 - We were interested in a trip to Biarritz on the French Atlantic coast, but it required a bit more thought than one might think. Since it is just over 300 ...
  • A Profitable Brotherly Visit

    30 May '17 - A day never goes by that we don’t marvel at something; whether it is being surrounded by centuries-old buildings, the food, or the culture in general. So, it was curious ...
  • The French elect a President

    12 May '17 - 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 ...
  • Château de Foix

    29 April '17 - 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 ...
  • An Early Train to Albi

    16 April '17 - 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 ...
  • Nous Aimons Flâner …

    10 April '17 - … we love to wander.     Read the full post here ...
  • Jeannie’s Day Out

    02 April '17 - 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 ...
  • A Cascade of Light and Color

    30 March '17 - Before we even walked into the Church of the Jacobins in Toulouse, I was worried that the clear skies, and bright morning light was going to be problematic. Read ...
  • Adapting in Toulouse

    27 March '17 - 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 ...
  • A Brief Return to Paris

    22 March '17 - 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 ...