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...
Repatriation

Repatriation

It’s decision-making time in Toulouse. Before starting this adventure we agreed to evaluate our situation after one year and decide if our move to France would go beyond a one year sabbatical. I won’t tease you; we’ve decided to return to the U.S. It...
What America Does Better

What America Does Better

My wife is a Francophile. She loves French people, French cities, French food, and pretty much anything else found within the boundaries of France. Six months of living in France have done little to cure her. I on the other hand am more skeptical. I’m skeptical...
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...
Why are the french afraid of air conditioning?

Why are the french afraid of air conditioning?

Something a little different this time – I wrote a guest post this week for Oui In France, the blog of a very funny American woman living the expat life in France with her french husband and adorable little dog. Check out her blog and more of my continuous...