Tag Archives: Toulouse

Th-th-that’s (Nearly) All Folks

Hello. It’s been a while (3+ months) since the last entry. There’s a reason for that: we moved…back to the US. Our 8-1/2 year stay in France started out in 2006 as a 3-year gig, but it kept being extended as … 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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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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The Fourth of July at Toulouse

One of the first concepts I learned after moving here was the idea of the ‘Toulouse quart d’heure.’ This is when you ask someone to meet you at a certain time and they’re inevitably 15 minutes – un quart d’heure … Continue reading

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First Flight of the A350 XWB – The Flyby and Landing

Four hours after it took off, MSN1 – the first flight aircraft of the A350 XWB family – got ready to return to the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. The test flight went great and the crew were really enjoying themselves and they … Continue reading

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Toulouse Christmas Market – 2012 Edition

For the past few years, Toulouse has been trying to spiff itself up at Christmastime with a Marche de Noel in Place du Capitole. There are about 100 vendors selling everything from chocolates to candy made with violets, from Laguiole … Continue reading

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Journees du Patrimoine – Toulouse

If at first you don’t succeed…sneak in on the second try. Segue to…One of the things I truly enjoy about living in FR is its remembrance of its heritage. Throughout FR – indeed, throughout Europe – there is a weekend … Continue reading

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