France-2017

 
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...