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Jul 4, 2017 - Standing stones, part 2

The day after our dinner conversation, we walked along the stone alignments. Direct access without a guide in high season is not allowed. English speaking guides start work next seek. We could ride the white tourist trolley/train for an overview of Carnac and the alignments. The trolley offers minimal commentary about the stones over the multiple-language audio guides. That's because next to nothing is known about the alignments. Never mind. Anyone with interest in prehistory would be mesmerized. The neolithic alignments are at least 6,000...

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Jul 3, 2017 - Standing stones

I'm fairly certain the following dialogue captures the essence of actual conversation. Over dinner..... Mo: do you think we could go there? Jim: Mount son Mitchell, sure. Mo: what did you say? Jim: Mount some Michell. Mo: no, you said Jean Valjean. Jim: no, I didn't. That's the guy in Le Miz. Mo: I know it's the guy in Le Miz. That's what you said. Jim: I was trying to say Mount Saint Michelle. Mo: you said Jean Vanjean. Jim: I didn't say Jean Vanjean. Maybe I said the other guy's name. Mo: what other guy? You mean the police guy chasing...

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Sep 12, 2016 - Loire to Atlantic

September 11-12 Loire days Sunday came cool and cloudy—it was a treat! I strolled up the street from the hotel to the chateau here in Azey le Rideau. It is lovely, despite the scaffolding covering one of the towers. That’s the first time this trip that that has happened. It is par for the course to have something under restoration during a trip. The chateau is built on an island in the river, giving it a natural moat, although it wasn’t needed. The chateaux in the Loire valley have long been luxury country homes rather than military...

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France Road Trip Two

Aug 25, 2012 - Carnac

August 25 Carnac and Josselin Market Grammar got up early. She went around the corner to the local artisan baker and had a cup of coffee and a croissant in front of the shop. She read the local paper and finished a drawing started yesterday from the same spot. And, of course, she chatted with many of the people who came for bread In the morning we hunted down the weekly market in Josselin. We got some yummy local produce for our meals. It is always fun to see what is in season in an area. Artichokes - huge ones - were the best find. (The...

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Aug 25, 2009 - Carnac, France

August 25 Carnac and Josselin Market Grammar got up early. She went around the corner to the local artisan baker and had a cup of coffee and a croissant in front of the shop. She read the local paper and finished a drawing started yesterday from the same spot. And, of course, she chatted with many of the people who came for bread In the morning we hunted down the weekly market in Josselin. We got some yummy local produce for our meals. It is always fun to see what is in season in an area. Artichokes - huge ones - were the best find. (The...

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Jul 21, 2009 - I menhir di Carnac

Oggi lasciamo fanculandia e si torna verso latitudini a me più congeniali. Prima di rientare nel Continente, decidiamo di fare una sosta di un giorno a Carnac. A Carnac ci sono i menhir. La frase precedente per chi non ha un minimo di cultura penso suoni un po' come "a Bloandel ci sono i gottwen", per cui vi spiego. Carnac è una cittadina del sud della Bretagna e i menhir sono quei pietroni che sicuramente avrete visto trasportare da Obelix. La cosa particolare di Carnac è che i menhir sono tutti piantati nel terreno in modo allineato. E...

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