Category Archives: Organizations

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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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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Five Days, 40 Flight Hours, and More than 20,000 Miles

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the last of four ‘route proving’ trips for Airbus’ new A350 XWB. Leaving early on Saturday morning, we headed first to Doha, Qatar. Scenically, this was the best trip: we flew over Sardinia and … Continue reading

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Roman Theatre at Orange

After our weekend in Spain doing the Dali thing, we were looking for another place to visit with D before he headed back to ‘uni’ (I’m getting so British), when he said “Let’s go visit Annecy. I just saw a … Continue reading

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The Big 5-Oh-Oh

Once upon a time…”Be gentle dear reader: this is my first blog.” That entry was dated January 9, 2007 – almost seven years and four months ago. Since then, there have been hundreds of stories – big and small, international … Continue reading

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Budapest: St. Stephen’s Basilica, Vajdahunyad Castle, and the Theater District

Back with the third installment of the Budapest Chronicles. Today, we’ll visit: St. Stephen’s Basilica – This cathedral, right in the middle of the city on the Pest side, is named after the first king and patron saint of Hungary: … Continue reading

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