My post about Mont Saint-Michel must have gotten stuck within a shoulder-width alleyway of this postcard “island” in Normandy, or perhaps it was caught in the muck that surrounds it and then washed away by the enveloping tide. Regardless, having finally realized that I didn’t share a single word about our relatively quick stay there, I … More Mont Saint-Michel, Revisited
I’ve delayed posting pictures due to issues with getting pictures from my phone, but I won’t delay further and will just add more later. Here are some photos from our France trip (click the below for slideshow)!
Now where was I? Oh, right…Paris. The Seine was an unflattering shade of murky brown, spilling over its banks to bury roadways, trees, and its typically pedestrian-laden banks. The Louvre was closed, the rain was still falling, and it was a balmy mid-50-something degrees outside. Such was the state of Paris when we hopped off … More I Do Love Paris, Rain or Shine
We’re home again, having left behind what is now confirmed as my favorite big city visited to date: Paris. I’m not able to express my feelings in an acceptable manner now; our return has been a bit chaotic, office life beckons early tomorrow, and I’m jet-lagged and sorting through an Eiffel Tower-sized pile of laundry. But … More Home Sweet Home (but, oh, Paris…)
We were waiting in line at the toll booth, watching the couple in front of us struggle mightily to pay their toll. Unfortunately for them, they were on a motorcycle in steady rain and wind. And unfortunately, once they finally figured out how to pay, they spent too long getting back on the bike, and … More The Valley of Unfortunate Events
In front of each impeccably-maintained, white marble headstone, shaped as a cross or the Star of David, stands a small American flag and French flag. At Normandy’s American Cemetery, you’ll find 9,387 examples of this, plus many more within the Garden of the Missing, a wall that lists the names of 1500+ American soldiers whose remains … More On Memorial Day…
Another sleepless and seamless (though not without a bump or two) flight to CDG and we had arrived again in France. While waiting on our car rental, we were advised as to a little unrest in the country that may affect access to trains and fuel during our visit. I supposed we’ll deal with that … More Fleur-and-Nor-bound from CDG