Frère Jacques

August 4, 2018 What a feast for mine eyes to wander this beautiful countryside!! And that’s pretty much what I did – for a few hours anyway. The temperatures have a way of discouraging much movement and so I took an early foray about this tiny French town of Lasalle and snapped away, taking oh…

Foux Du Fafa

August 3, 2018 Today was a transition day and it felt like we barely said, “Hello” to Paris and it was time to say “Good-bye” and blast on out of there. We took a cab to the spectacular Paris Gare Lyon train station and then embarked upon a 3 1/2 hour ride on a High…

Went to a Garden Party

August 2, 2018 Another 90 plus day in Paris!! We are told that it’s unseasonably “warm” this summer and oui oui it is! So we filled our tourist itinerary with garden visits – always one of my favorite avenues of exploration!! After a carbohydrate/sugar laden breakfast at our Airbnb, we proceeded to amble and eventually…

Gay Paree

July 31-August 1, 2018 It’s tough enough to fly nine hours and arrive at a destination that is another nine hours ahead in time! Add to that leaving home in the afternoon and it makes for a very long day!! Well two days actually, since I left on July 31st and arrived in France on…

All My Bags are Packed, I’m Ready to Go

July 30, 2018 Well, it’s just the one – uh, weighing in at 17 lbs…  So maybe a tad heavy.  But I have 60 days worth of my Mstiks – both the “CoreAO” which has lots of antioxidants and the “Go” with all of the minerals and vitamin B’s I need to walk across Spain…

We Are Family

July 21, 2018 Life is good.  No, I mean Life is Great!!  In actuality that’s a no brainer for me, yet I strongly believe I’d still think so if times were tough.  I know many of you in challenging circumstances would disagree with me.  Frame of mind and perspective are so powerful. History is full…

Toulouse

August 6, 2018 We took our time leaving the lovely seaside town of Sète and stopped to view castles and sunflower fields. We were lucky to find the latter since the epic harvests are in June. Our Airbnb in Toulouse, France is in an incredible centuries old building, in the heart of the action and…

I’ve Been Under A Sleeping Spell!

At first I thought I was experiencing delayed jet lag in late May and early June (which was WAY too long after my return from Spain, I scolded myself!)  Or, was it just a general and natural let down from my whirlwind adventures abroad?  What I had realized was that I could not motivate myself…

Up, Up and AWAY!!

June 29, 2018 And another month nearly in the books.  So many catch phrases, common expressions – metaphors, similes – even analogies out there about time – the passing of it in “the blink of an eye”, “before I could turn around” “right before my very eyes”.  Or the feeling of “being on a roller coaster”…