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... read more
Wine, Women and Song

Wine, Women and Song

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”

Galileo Galilei

Squeeze the juice from some grapes, throw in a handful of yeast, stick it in a barrel for a couple of weeks and voilà – wine.  That process has been refined over thousands of years into an art form. Hemingway put it thus; “Wine is one of the most civilized

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Automne Voyage

Automne Voyage

We decided to storm the beaches in Normandy while les infants were back in school. From the looks of them, some of our fellow vacationers may have actually stormed the beaches in Normandy. I’m not complaining, we love rubbing shoulders with senior travelers.... read more
The Canal du Midi

The Canal du Midi

The Canal du Midi (canal of the south) is an impressive feat by any measure. This man-made canal runs for 150 miles from Toulouse to the Mediterranean. It is 620′ above sea level at its highest point and one must pass through 65 locks (aquatic elevators) to... read more
Albi…yet another belle ville in France

Albi…yet another belle ville in France

Diane and I took a spur of the moment trip to Albi on Wednesday. A quick overnighter just 50 miles northeast of home. Even by European standards, Albi is an old city. People have been living here for 5,000 years. Romans, christian mystics, world wars, Albi has seen it... read more

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