Monthly Archives: June 2012

Chateau Gramont

Finishing up the trilogy of stories on the triad of places – along with Auvillar and Lachapelle – I visited a couple of weeks ago, here’s my take on Chateau Gramont. Leaving Lachapelle, it only took about 10 minutes to arrive in … Continue reading

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Lachapelle – A Big Surprise in a Small Package

My first stop after leaving Auvillar was the extremely tiny town of Lachapelle. The nice lady from the church’s volunteer organisation told me that the ‘conglomeration’ of Lachapelle had around 100 people. The town itself had maybe 25-28 people. I … Continue reading

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Auvillar – Yet Another of the Plus Beaux Villes de France

In what must seem (for regular viewers of the blog) like an unending quest to visit as many of the Plus Beaux Villes de France, I recently went to see Auvillar, a pretty little village about an hour NW of Toulouse … Continue reading

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We Gotta Stop Meeting Like This

This past Sunday was Fathers Day in FR just like in the US. With the lovely missus in the States on a bidness trip and with D and his best friend chillin’ at the house, I decided to take a … Continue reading

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The Boss, a Bucket List, and the Big Four-Oh…Oh

So my musical bucket list is now complete. I’ve seen the Stones, Dylan, and now Bruce Springsteen. Somehow I lucked into seeing the Stones in Pittsburgh on a business trip and I saw Bob and Bruce here in FR – … Continue reading

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Towers of Toulouse

For the first time in more than a year, circumstances allowed me to take another fabulous tour with Elyse. The theme for this tour was Towers and Turrets. Who knew, but at one point, there were hundreds of such towers … Continue reading

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The IST Graduating Class of 2012

Three years ago, I posted a story about my older son J’s graduation dinner/ceremony. And so now it has come to pass that it was D’s turn to graduate from the IST, the International School of Toulouse. The venue for … Continue reading

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