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Jun 4, 2014 - The Day From Hell

June 4 – The Day From Hell I woke up to misty rain that was heavy at times and thus was unable to enjoy my morning coffee on the Lido deck. Michel pushed off the Quay to motor out of Creil to a drop off point near Chantilly. My knee was bothering me a bit and I contemplated staying aboard but dressed for the rain anyway, hoping it wouldn’t last long. Wisely, Marilyn and Pam decided to stay aboard. We took off on our bikes in the light rain which really never let up as we rode through the exclusive suburbs of Paris along quiet tree-lined...

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Apr 26, 2014 - Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay

Tom and Ray returned from the Abbaye Friday afternoon after having instructed a class for the week. I have posted some photos of the place and it does look beautiful, however that was it! According to the boys, the rooms were nice, service was terrible, no phone connection, no wireless connection and very little help from the staff. Needless to say, they were happy to be back at the apartment and came with an appetite. Sharon ran out and bought two roasted chickens with potatoes, cooked some green beans, baguette, and of course we had the...

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Apr 22, 2014 - Avant le départ

Bonjour!! Demain, je partirai pour l'ile Saint Martin! Je suis très éxcitée d'y aller! Est-ce que vous savez que l'ile Saint Martin fait partie de la France? C'est intéressant parce qu'elle fait partie de l'Hollande aussi (Sint Maarten) - et vous savez que je suis néerlandaise :) Les faits intéressants: * L'île est la plus petite île d'avoir deux gouvernements différents * Philipsburg est la ville capitale de Sint Maarten, et Marigot est la ville capitale de Saint Martin * On parle anglais partout, et on parle aussi le français (sur la...

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Oct 9, 2013 - Travelling through France

We left Fayennce, vai a highly recommended bakery shop. It was a beautiful drive along the coastline. We were able to stop for a picnic lunch on a seaside spit. The sun was shining so again, life felt good. Wayne continue to drive us along the coast guided by Google Maps. Around the 6 hour mark of our 5.5 journey, we all thought we should head to the highway. Donna navigated us up to Toulouse, the night's destination. We went through about a dozen toll booths. You can probably hear the cries from our car.But we got there safely just after 8...

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Oct 9, 2013 - Beginning The Camino Frances :We did it!

We started out at 7:45 with day just beginning to break.I just love walking at this time of day so felt very invigorated (even though sleep the previous night had been more off than on. We figure I am reacting to all these old , moldy buildings. Beside my coughing spells, I do alright as inbetween sleep ,I meditated resulting in a restful feeling. I just need to make sure I don't keep John awake.) The first hour of the trail eased us gently upwards through small communities and rolling hills.Then the slope steepened as we climbed up...

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Sep 15, 2013 - Camino ... A week on the road

Hi everyone, wifi connections have not been as prevalent as I anticipated and when found, the signal is often weak ... thus the lack of presence on the blog. A week ago today I started out from St. Jean Pied de Port, a pretty little town on the French side of the Pyrenees. I could not have picked a better albergue to stay in ... Esprit du Chemin (the spirit of The Way). A warm welcome awaits those pilgrims you have thought to book ahead. A welcoming dinner, a ritual at this albergue, brings everyone to the table at 7.oo pm. A toast is...

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Apr 30, 2013 - Euro tunnel

wake up Bethany time to get ready for the zoo mum said.I'm going with nana and grandad to the zoo where here I say. Let's see the monkeys first then the tigers.time to go on the tree top challenge and I was scared to deth you should have been there to see my face. The next day we went on the channel tunnel what got us to France .Did you know that it goes under the sea bed and takes ONLY 35mins to get to France!!! Also you just sit in your car.Dad then drove us to a town called Bolougne which is on the coast, it's very pretty. we got attack...

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Nov 10, 2012 - Conflans...Next stop Paris

Conflans-Sainte Honorine is located at the confluence of Oise and Seine rivers. It was founded in the 6th century. John was our guide this morning. He is educated on the river and the boats. Here is where retired boatman come. They moor their boats with the engines removed and live along the river. They make a monthly payment of 45 euros to the town for electrical and water hookup and a mailbox. A mailbox gives them an address so they can pay taxes. There is no sewer system so it is all released back into the river. The local officials...

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Out in Africa

Nov 6, 2012 - We're not in Paris any more!

We arrived in Mantes la Jolie, our docking port for our trip to Auvers-sur-Oise. Mantes dates back to the 6th century ans was destroyed 3 times within a 40 year period. From here we took an hour bus trip through the hilly country side that is classified as a National Park. There were many farms...sugar beets (Do you know it takes 9 square meters to produce 1 kilogram of sugar?), winter wheat, field corn. Our Dutch guide was the guide for the 60 Minutes crew when they did a story on Van Gogh. She lives in Auvers. Auvers-sur-Oise is the city...

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Nov 3, 2012 - Vincennes and the Metro

Rainy morning heading to Vincennes Castle via the metro. This started as a hunting lodge in the 12th century. A keep was started nearby that was completed in 1370. A protective wall and 9 towers were built around the keep and manor. A Holy Chapel was added. Monarchs took refuge here during the 16th & 17th centuries. Vincennes lost its status as a Royal residence in 1682 wLouis XIVsXIV settled in Versailles in 1682. Napoleon leveled the wall towers to adapt the site for artillery use. It was used as a prison until after WWII. The graffiti...

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Aug 10, 2012 - A very sparkly birthday

I'm sitting in our apartment with about 20 minutes left of my birthday and I should be crawling into bed, but I can't quite let go of the "glow" of spending the day in a small suburban village with our friends the Sinzelles. I was not sure if I should tell them it was my birthday or not, and usually I am not one to even publicly acknowledge my birthday, but John and the kids really wanted me to tell them, so I did. Immediately they had everything planned out for us: Birthday lunch with champagne, driving around the countryside to see some...

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Aug 6, 2012 - Fougeres; Mont St. Michel

Traveling through Brittany today where we see mainly stone houses (few stucco or half-timber). We had a 1 ½ hr. lunch stop/free time in the charming little community of Fougeres. Arnaud pointed out several creperies (town's specialty is crepes) but as it looked like rain, Ivan and I started our walking tour right away. Soon found the Tourist Office and got a great booklet and map of the town. Fougeres has one of, if not the largest, medieval castles in Europe [1000 – 1500]. We ducked inside St. Suplice's church (14th & 15th century...

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