Category Archives: Travel

Jardín Botánico de Vallarta

This has been a pretty laid back trip to Puerto Vallarta. Michael has been playing a lot of water volleyball and Mexican train; I have been doing a bit of sketching and playing of Mexican train; we both have been … Continue reading

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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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Match du Rugby

Monday, September 30, 2019 Never let it be said that there’s nothing much going on in these little French towns and villages. Yesterday, Sunday, found us spoiled for choice: Art in Capestang? Music in Ouveillan? Sport in St. Chinian?  Time-wise, … 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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By The Sea, By The Sea

Friday, September 20, 2019 Yesterday, we spent another day by the beautiful sea.  This time, we went to Gruissan, which is known for its salt production. Where we were is not an area where quaintly clad local folk wade out … 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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Voilà!! Valise!!

And just like that, Dave’s suitcase appears . . . a mere 42 telephone calls, emails, status updates and 96 hours after their airplane arrived.  

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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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