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A typical day on the Canal du Midi

What do you do on a canal boat vacation? Here are a few things that fill a typical day on the canal. The mornings in mid September were cool but not cold and the days warmed wonderfully. Only on one day did we have wind, overcast skies and a bit of rain. Cool nights lead … Continue reading »

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Trains, Planes and Narbonne

If you plan on renting a canal boat in France the first thing to consider is where in France you wish to travel. France has nine major cruising areas that cover much of the country. They all take you through fabulous wine country except in Brittany where they specialize in hard cider and in Charente … Continue reading »

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Two Days in Paris – Part II

Staying up as long as possible, pushing yourself past the point of exhaustion, and only succumbing to sleep when it’s bedtime locally, rewards the international traveler with a great night’s sleep and a fresh, clear-eyed approach to the following day. Paris was awake, it was Saturday and we had a full day to spend in … Continue reading »

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Two Days in Paris – Part I

Paris was our entry point to the south of France. We were here to go from airplane to train. But it’s Paris. We needed to spend at least a little time in the city of light. The plan was simple – we arrived early Friday morning, stay awake all day, then spend Saturday touring something … Continue reading »

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Wine Group Lesson 13 – Spain and Portugal

Wines from Spain and Portugal The Everyday Guide to Wine says: These wines bridge the gap between the Old World’s traditional style and the New World’s international, modern style. They have powerful reds, elegant reds, delicate whites and powerful whites. Spain has it all. Portugal is the least understood of all the major wine-producing regions … Continue reading »

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Gourmet Dinner ~ Budget Pricing

With all the talk of the “economic downturn”  I know people are looking for ways to still enjoy life and feel a bit extravagant – without breaking the bank. One of the best ways I know of is to dine in. While we were in Tucson visiting family we lavished luxury on ourselves with a … Continue reading »

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October Fest 2009

Lebensmittel Extravaganz 2009 Once again Dave has outdone himself creating a German gastronomic get-together. He used Google translator to help with the menu:

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