Monthly Archives: October 2011

Hayseeds check into the Grand Hotel du Cap

The last stop of our trip was St. Jean Cap Ferrat, a small but storied enclave on the Mediterranean tucked into the far right pocket of the French Riviera. It did not disappoint. Our arrival was notable for the number of times we became impossibly … Continue reading

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Good dog!

I try to stay away from YouTube, as vast portion’s of one’s day can disappear clickety-click there, but in the interest of all things poultry, I must share this with Polloplayer readers. All together now: Awwwwww!

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Yes Oui Cannes!

Truth be told, after our little expedition to Saint-Tropez, we were tempted to remain cocooned in Terre Blanche until the money ran out, which, believe me, would not have taken very long! Ever slaves to the itinerary, though, we enjoyed … Continue reading

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Do You Know The Way From St. Tropez?

Let’s pretend we’re still in France, because that would be infinitely preferable to being at home with the two of us gimps and a herd of demanding critters wondering why the CE is on crutches and not fulfilling his role … Continue reading

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Someone’s Got a Screw Loose…

I promised you a less-than-perfect-day and we certainly had one this week. I’ll return to the travelogue soon, but first, a real-time update on the Saga of The Foot. Faithful readers will recall that just a little over a year … Continue reading

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Provence is the beauty queen of the travel world. Lavender, sunflowers, tomatoes, olive oil that tastes like liquid sunshine – it’s as if God saved all the best bits to sprinkle over this little corner of France. For the lavender … Continue reading

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In which my husband considers leaving me for the GPS lady.

We were truly sad to leave Avignon. It was the perfect first peek into Provence and so rich in historical significance that we would have loved to stay a bit longer and delve a bit deeper. But our itinerary said … Continue reading

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Starry, Starry Day Part Deux

Our visit on this gorgeous, sun-drenched day was in great contrast to  Van Gogh’s sad sojourn in Arles. His time there was fraught with violent seizures, hallucinations and outbursts, and he ultimately chose voluntary commitment in nearby Saint-Remy-de-Provence to the Monastere-St.Paul-de-Mausole. The hospital, … Continue reading

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Starry, Starry Day

Just for fun, let’s pretend we are still on our “motor-flight-through France”, even though we all know full well that I’m back in CA, still in my jammies and a ratty sweater with a mountain of tissues in front of … Continue reading

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J’ai un rhume

I can write “I have a cold” in French, but I still blow my nose with a distinct American accent. Lucky for me, I didn’t get sick until the last day of our trip. We’re home now, but I’ll resume the travelogue … Continue reading

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