Category Archives: Family

Fun With Cousins

We’ve been basking in good Puerto Vallarta vibes for the past five days. Lots of good food, good drink and good fun with friends and family. The gray whale migration is in full flow right now and, on our first … Continue reading

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Au Revoir, France

Thursday, October 3, 2019 Here I am sitting in a generic Holiday Inn Express room at Blagnac airport (Toulouse) with the air conditioner on high turning the room into something resembling a walk in refrigerator.  It feels great!  As soon … Continue reading

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Time Flies

Saturday, September 28, 2019 Yesterday morning, the average age at 15 place de Republique shot up 4.9 years with the departure of Jane and John.  As you would be correct in assuming, we did so much and had so much … Continue reading

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The Gang’s All Here

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 My mother was one of eleven children.  All of her siblings had children, which means I have LOTS of cousins. Happily for us, there’s scarcely a dud in the bunch. In fact, I’d wager than any … Continue reading

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Vermouth

Thursday, September 19, 2019 After my last post titled “Voilà!! Valise!!” I guess it was inevitable that today’s post would begin with “v,” too. Several of Dave and Claire’s co-owners here in Cruzy had recommended the tour at Maison Noilly … Continue reading

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Vendage In Cruzy

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Vendage: The harvest of, or harvest time for, grapes. The vendage is in full swing here in Cruzy.  We wake up to the sound of tractors pulling trailers full of grapes to, and empty trailers from, … Continue reading

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Return to Cruzy

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Hello to my three faithful readers.  It’s been a few days since I’ve written anything but that shouldn’t be construed as meaning nothing of interest has been happening. On Friday, Michael and I left Bordeaux and … Continue reading

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The Gang’s All Here

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Pacific NW Road Trip

The only thing that’s better than having a great trip in foreign lands is having a great trip at home. Saturday, June 15, Michael and I drove up to Seattle to pick up two very good friends who were arriving … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Michael

As has happened frequently over the years, this year we spent Michael’s birthday far from home.  He doesn’t like any hoopla made over the occasion, so this state of affairs is a plus as far as he is concerned.  Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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