Category Archives: Europe 2012

A Pilgrim’s Refuge Near Bordeaux

Several of my friends planned to walk in the spring of 2013 along the Camino Santiago pilgrimage trail from Saint Jean-de-Luz in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Bill and I decided to honor that endeavor by visiting the … Continue reading

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Dinner in French

St. Emilion was a pleasant place to visit for a couple of days. Wandering the cobbled streets, sketching the view from the high parts of town, tasting wine at one of the more reasonably priced wineries made for a relaxing … Continue reading

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Relaxing Retreat in St. Emilion, France

Lodging in St. Emilion is expensive, but we found a not too badly priced small hotel for our two-night stay in 2012. Maison de la Commanderie is ideally situated on a narrow street overlooking the central part of town. We … Continue reading

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Dreaming of the Perfect French Meal

I am planning a dinner party and part of the process involves scanning cookbooks, magazine and on-line resources for recipes. But, none of the written lists of ingredients and detailed instructions capture for me the essence of my favorite meals. … Continue reading

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GPS or Bust

In 2012, we were eager to explore the region of France east and south of the city of Bordeaux. Checking our favorite on-line travel sites, we discovered a bed and breakfast on the outskirts of the village of Romagne. It … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Love the French

Upon arriving in Paris in October of 2012, my husband Bill and I immediately transferred to a flight to Bordeaux. We had visited that lovely southern French city in 2009 and were eager to spend more time there. One of … Continue reading

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Update to: Luggage Woes and a Solution

I posted this blog in 2012 before we left for a seven week trip to France, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. I thought I should share our experience with these suitcases. It was pretty much a disaster…no matter how … Continue reading

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