A Year in the Life

A Year in the Life

In some ways it seems like only a minute has passed since we left France. And in some ways it seems like forever. Since landing in the United States, we have visited family in North Carolina, Ohio, and Michigan. We went on a cross-country trip that included The...
European Vacation

European Vacation

My sister and her family decided to spend Spring Break in France this year. I was overjoyed to spend a little over a week with them on their vacation. Neal, however, opted out. For one thing, he has had his fill of travel over the past year, and we are getting ready...
What France Does Better

What France Does Better

Le Pain Bread When we first arrived in France, we had a couple of baguettes, and were slightly confused. Bread is not just bread in France, it is a phenomenon – a way of life. And honestly our first experience was a little lackluster. Then we figured out the secret –...
On the Road Again

On the Road Again

It seemed like we had been on the road for weeks – oh wait we had been! Tours, Caen, Dinan, Saint-Martin-de-Re, Bordeaux, Carcosonne… And now off again?? Bien sûr! Friends emailed us to say they were visiting Paris and would love to meet up. So I came up with the...
And the Winner Is…

And the Winner Is…

On the way home from our journey, Rhonda and I prepared a presentation to show Neal that had each city’s pros, cons, pictures, and our summaries. It was interesting to compare our pre-trip impression with post-trip. Before we went to Bordeaux, what we liked most...