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The Last Road-trip: Nerac – Home of an Henri IV Chateau

Hello gentle readers. After another 3-month gap, I’m back with the story of my last road-trip in France. It was a bright and sunny afternoon (he says, winking at the obvious reference) in the wonderful month of October. The last … Continue reading

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Journees du Patrimoine – Gers Edition – Part Deux

OK, so ‘the next day’ turned out to be ‘next Saturday.’  I said in Part Une of this entry that I would write the follow-up the following day. What can I say? I tried but, um, stuff happens. Anyhoo, without … Continue reading

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Journees du Patrimoine – Gers Edition

One of my favorite weekends of the year is the third weekend of September. That’s when FR holds its annual ‘Journees du Patrimoine.’ Countries throughout Europe do it these Heritage Days, but since I’m here in LegoLand, the FR version … Continue reading

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You’ve Got to Be, Um, ‘Kidding’ Me

I was going to go with a ‘truer’ word than ‘kidding’ but this is a family-friendly blog. You see, the reason for this mini-post is something I noticed in last Friday’s International NY Times. (Honestly, I preferred it when it … Continue reading

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Abbaye de Flaran

Every then and again, we will take a Sunday drive (sometimes even on a Saturday) out into the country, which for a person in the 31 means the Gers. Often we would head towards Condom (insert your own, um, joke) … Continue reading

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Geneva: You’re Gonna Get Wet

As you know from the past couple of entries, we recently spent a few days in Annecy, in the Savoy (Savoie) region of FR. In addition to its beautiful lake and having (on clear days) wonderful views of the Alps, … Continue reading

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Lake Annecy – Warmer Than I Would’ve Thought

But we still didn’t get in. At 21C/70F, the water temperature (according to two lifeguard stands) was better than I thought it would be for an Alpine lake. In fact, up to a month ago, it would’ve been warmer than … Continue reading

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