Category Archives: Food and drink

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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Road Rage: French Style

Bear with me: I’ll get to the road rage part in a little while. But first, you need a set-up. A Meal That Simply Wasn’t Meant to Be: Saturday night rolls around and it’s time to get dinner going. We … 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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Annecy: Antsy, Anna Sea, or Aunt Nancy

As I said in yesterday’s story, D, M and I spent a recent weekend at the Alpine village/small city of Annecy, the Venice of the Alps. We wondered how it was pronounced: ‘ann-see’ or ‘anna-see’ and discovered that it was … Continue reading

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Cadaques: Taking the Not-So-Straight and Narrow

In the prior entry, I wrote about our trip to the Dali Museum in Figueres. Wanting to spend the night in someplace a bit more scenic, we booked a room at a hotel in Cadaques, a mere 45 minutes away, … Continue reading

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