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Enjoying time with friends

Our dear friends are back from China and were in Northern Wisconsin this past week. We spent as much time as we could with them – they are the level of friends that you teach your kids to call “aunt” … Continue reading

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Au plaisir de vous revoir, France

Lyon’s airport has a hotel conveniently and literally a few steps away from the gates. This is where we stayed on our last night in France. The rooms are soundproof and I never heard the planes – and the view … Continue reading

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Less palace. More boulder.

We drove to Fontainebleau, but not for the famous royal palace. We did check it out since we were in the vicinity, but as you’ll see I’m not a fan. We walked the length and breadth and depth of the … Continue reading

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Monet’s House and Garden

Before leaving Normandy we stopped in Giverny, Claude Monet’s home for 43 years until his death in 1926. The home and gardens are open to the public, and I was very interested to see the place where one of my … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Brittany

On the 4th of July, we reluctantly declared independence from our British hosts Maggie and Eric. We miss them already. Hopefully they’ll make the trip across the pond and visit us soon. (Trudy, too). We were treated to a grand … Continue reading

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Kids Turn Colors On Stage

Saturday we attended the kid’s end-of-year school performance. It was a musical called Le Pays Des Sons-Jeux composed by Phillippe Catalano. My best translation of this title is Country of the Sound Plays, which shed some light on what it … Continue reading

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Science Fiction in Paris

This weekend we used up the last two days on our Eurail pass for a trip to Paris. We arrived via TGV late Friday night with plans to spend our entire Saturday at the Cité des Sciences de L’industrie. And … Continue reading

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