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A quick stop at Sénanque Abbey

A quick stop at Sénanque Abbey

| September 27, 2011

Sorry no lavender but you can’t have it all right? After visiting the hilltop village of Gordes, Donna flipped on the Garmin and set our destination to the famous Sénanque Abbey.  Fortunately, the Abbey was only seven minutes away in a valley just north of Gordes. Upon our arrival, we parked the car in a […]

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Gordes: France’s Quintessential Hilltop Village

Gordes: France’s Quintessential Hilltop Village

| September 26, 2011

It was not an easy decision. I was all cozy in bed with a charming timber-beamed ceiling above me and two shutter-clad widows overlooking the Luberon in a town called Roussillon. After some convincing self-talk, I got up in the dark, hopped in the car, and made my way to the hilltop village of Gordes […]

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When Buildings Attack – Car Crushed by Crumbling Building in France

When Buildings Attack – Car Crushed by Crumbling Building in France

| September 19, 2011

While exploring Avignon on our France vacation, we saw the remains of an Audi station wagon that had been crushed by a fallen building overhang. The police were still standing outside the building with the area barricaded off as we came upon the scene. It wasn’t more than a couple of days earlier that I […]

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Two Weeks in France: A Stop in Paris

Two Weeks in France: A Stop in Paris

| September 17, 2011

We’re back! Donna and I had a wonderful time in France and I can’t wait to share our experiences with you. Today’s photographs are of Paris’ beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral on the Seine River. While taking the photograph above, Donna and I had a wonderful time standing and talking on the bridge as we waited […]

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Summer Travel Preview: Provence, France

Summer Travel Preview: Provence, France

| March 10, 2011

Since it was this time last year that I posted about our plans to go to Switzerland, I thought it was about time to let you in on our plans for this summer. I got the itch last week and am excited to report that France will be our destination. I am still in the […]

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The Basilica of the Sacre Coeur Photo

The Basilica of the Sacre Coeur Photo

| May 6, 2009

Basilica of the Sacre Coeur From time to time, I will post some of my favorite photos from my travels. This shot is of the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur, “Basilica of the Sacred Heart”, pronounced [sakʁe kœʁ]). The landmark is a Roman Catholic basilica in Paris, France, and is located at the summit of […]

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Looking Up at the Louvre

Looking Up at the Louvre

| April 16, 2009

Paris was the second destination on our trip last summer and one of the first places we visited was the Louvre. Knowing the museum was notoriously busy, we arrived at about 8:30 am and were among the first in line to get in. It was a beautiful day and after a few rainy days in Rome a […]

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