Monthly Archives: August 2012

There is a Battle a “Brewing”!

The mountains of Western North Carolina have seen many battles over the years…. early settlers and the Cherokee Indians, the Rebels and the Yanks.. but just when you think that there is Peace now in the Valley I am here … Continue reading

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Do you need to revisit your Bucket List? Our last day in Paris!

All good things must come to an end.. or so “they” say.  Our last day in Paris was a memorable one to say the least. This morning at breakfast I had a run in with a renegade bowl of oatmeal! … Continue reading

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If you’ve got the Monet…. I’ve got the time!

I crack myself up sometimes! Well, our river cruise is coming to an end soon… just today and then our last full day in Paris tomorrow… this morning we woke up in Vernon, France… the town closest to one of … Continue reading

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Honfleur, France…. we have arrived!

One of the highlights of the Paris and Normandy river cruise… or even any ocean liner cruise that docks at Le Havre, France is the small harbor town of Honfleur.  Today’s photos are all shot by my daughter Ilyse.. so … Continue reading

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Rouen… A Happening Place Way Back When… and Last Week too!

Ah… yes, the blog looks different doesn’t it?  It is called going in to make a small change and losing the whole template all together!  What the hell did I click on?  I have no idea.  Then scrambling to find … Continue reading

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The Normandy Beaches…. a Day to Remember

This river cruise itinerary while wonderful is also a bit unusual… you don’t normally while on vacation (at least I haven’t in the past) taken a day out to remember one of the worst times during our history… the Normandy … Continue reading

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Did you know that the Duke of Normandy is MORE important than the King of England??

Such controversy so early in the day… read on and you will find out why…. Today starts what I would consider the first “full” day of our Paris and Normandy adventure.  Last night at our port talk before dinner our cruise … Continue reading

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