Monthly Archives: November 2015

Missing Mom and Dad

The very first post I wrote on this trip was one in which I reflected on the ways I was missing my recently deceased mother . . . the things that I saw on the trip that made me think … Continue reading

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Another “Who Knew” Moment

Not having anything better to do late this afternoon, Michael and I decided to pop into the Museum of Old Nimes (Musee du Vieux Nimes), which is located right around the corner from our apartment.  Entrance is free, so, it … Continue reading

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Le Petit Carre

Thank goodness we didn’t discover this hole-in-the-wall food stand until our last full day in Nimes!!

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Pont du Gard

Another gorgeous day, another gorgeous Roman ruin.  This time our little day trip took us out to the Pont du Gard, About 35 minutes, if you take the direct route.  We did not; and, now, for a brief deviation. We … Continue reading

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Avignon: 2015

What a difference 44 years make.  In 1971, when I was last in Avignon, my sister and I were doing the youth hostel, eurail, backpack thing.  We were 20 and 22 years old, respectively, and our finances were limited. This … Continue reading

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Avignon: 1971

It was a dark and stormy night.  My sister, Cathy, and I had been traveling by train for hours and hours and were exhausted.   We were desperate to find a youth hostel where we could spend the night.  According … Continue reading

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Experiencial Travelers

Our move from Cruzy to Nimes wasn’t quite as delightful as we had hoped.  We took five hours to drive from Cruzy to Nimes, a trip that our GPS said would take a bit less than two hours; but we … Continue reading

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For our last day in Cruzy, we decided to revisit a village we have been to on both of our previous trips: Minerve.  It has Cathar connections, of course, but it is primarily a delightful little place to explore.  Our … Continue reading

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Decennial Event: And We Were There!

The home in which we stay in Cruzy is located right on the main town square, the Place de la Republique.  The square isn’t much by big, or even medium, city standards, but it is the heart of the village. … Continue reading

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From the Ridiculous to the Sublime

After our lovely lunch at Chez Bebelle, Michael and I decided to take full advantage of the generosity of the French parking meter and, also, of the beautiful, sunny day and do a tiny bit of exploration in central Narbonne. … Continue reading

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