Category Archives: Travel in France

To Be or Not to Be…Why Ask the Question?

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”  -Voltaire Just last month, MB and I were in Paris during the train (SNCF) strikes. During this strike something like 2 out of every 3 trains was cancelled and … Continue reading

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On the Road to Nowhere

“Are you looking at the map, which way do we turn here?”  MB is talking to me while driving as I search both the map and the road for a sign. “I’m looking,” I wail, “but I’m telling you I … Continue reading

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When You Have Paris

There is never any ending to Paris and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other. We always returned to it no matter who we were or how it was changed or … Continue reading

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Nerding Out with Time Travel

   “Um…dude, this is awesome.  That is a wolf over there!  All of these buildings are so old and I love all the campsites – is that chick making lace?!  Someone over there is spinning wool?!  WHAAAA?!!  Man, people are … Continue reading

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Paris Tara

I love Paris, I really do.  It is fabulous to visit – so many different neighborhoods to wander through, so much to do, amazing museums, exceptional restaurants, history and art at every corner.  Every time that we go for a … Continue reading

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Anxiety on the Death Star

The airport these days can be a scary and intense place…almost anxiety-attack-inducing. Is all metal off my body?  There is an underwire in my bra…I really hope they don’t try to take my bra, I mean, that’s just going to … Continue reading

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“Have a Bless-ed Day” and Others Things Dogs Say

“I’m sorry Momma, but I gotta stop and smell everything; I’m a beagle!” Whaa…what is happening?  Where is that voice coming from? It is my first day back in Memphis, Tennessee and I am at the park walking my parents’ … Continue reading

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The Audacity of Age

Standing in line at the Musée D’Orsay with my Mother who is visiting.  We are about thirty minutes back from the front of the queue.  An old lady has recently shoved past us in line and we are watching in … Continue reading

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Sometimes they eat Vegetables in France

“Mais oui, there are vegetables in the dish; it is a fondue with mushrooms.” Over the past weekend, MB, my parents and I journeyed through Provence.  A region full of stereotypes about how beautiful it is and how great the … Continue reading

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Which way do we go?

My parents arrived in France yesterday afternoon.  MB is still in the Philippines so it is my duty to escort them around.  This may not sound like a daunting task but for the past 6 months I have been so … Continue reading

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