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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
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
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
Posted in Cruises, Europe Tagged Claude Monet, France, Hall of Mirrors, Monet Gardens, Monet House, Monet Pond, Painting, Palace of Versailles, Photography, travel 7 Comments
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
Posted in A little of this....., Cruises, Europe Tagged Harbor, Honfleur France, Monet, Mussels, Seafood, Snails, St. Stephen, Uniworld River Cruises 5 Comments
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
Posted in Cruises, Europe Tagged Honfleur France, Joan of Arc, Richard the Lionheart, Rouen France, Seine River, Uniworld River Cruises Leave a comment
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
Posted in A little of this....., Cruises, Europe Tagged D-Day, Juno Beach, Normandy beaches, Omaha Beach, Rouen, Utah Beach 2 Comments
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
Posted in A little of this....., Cruises, Europe Tagged Chateau Gaillard, Les Andelys, Richard the Lionheart, Rouen, Seine River, Uniworld River Cruises 1 Comment
Best laid plans… or what I did on my summer vacation
Where have I been? I know that I said that I would be blogging my way across northern France with you but while I arrived in Paris safe and sound last Sunday my computer did not… it decided that it … Continue reading
Posted in A little of this....., Cruises, Europe Tagged Normandy, Paris, River Baroness, Seine River, Uniworld River Cruises 2 Comments