Tagged With: friends

Bailly Lapierre Wine Cave on the Nivernais

On one of the very hottest days on the Nivernais we were lucky to be close to the Bailly Lapierre “Crémant de Bourgogne” Wine Cave – literally in a cave! (Click here to see maps.) We parked our boat on the bank of the canal and hiked up (yes, UP, UP, and more UP) to the … Continue reading »

Categories: Food & Drink, France, Nivernais Canal, Travel, trips, Wine | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Bailly Lapierre Wine Cave on the Nivernais

Doors of France Part I

While on our trip to France my friend and co-traveler, Carolyn Karsell, thought it would be fun to take pictures of all the different doors we encountered. Here we present the Doors of France Part I.

Categories: images, Travel | Tags: , , | 1 Comment

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 »

Categories: Food & Drink, France, images, Travel, trips, Wine | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on A typical day on the Canal du Midi

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 »

Categories: Food & Drink, France, Travel, trips, Wine | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Trains, Planes and Narbonne

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 »

Categories: About Us, Food & Drink, France, friends, Travel, trips, Wine | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Two Days in Paris – Part II

Canal Boating in France 2011 Overview

Sara and I recently took a trip to France with two of our closest friends, Kris and Carolyn Karsell. This wasn’t any ordinary vacation. We didn’t spend a week in Paris or take a multi-city big bus blitz through European capitals. We didn’t see the Louvre or Versailles. Instead, we went on a leisurely cruise through … Continue reading »

Categories: France, Travel, trips | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments

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 »

Categories: Food & Drink, Wine | Tags: , , | 1 Comment

Dave’s Birthday~Rochester~Wine Group

Our friends Kris and Carolyn have really done it now. They’ve invited us to visit for Dave’s birthday for three years in a row. This is really developing into a tradition. They can hardly not invite us next year. Heh heh heh (evil laugh). Since it is the four of us who are going to … Continue reading »

Categories: birthdays, friends, trips, Wine | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Dave’s Birthday~Rochester~Wine Group

Oktoberfest 2010

We had our annual Oktoberfest party on Saturday, Oct 23, 2010. Kris brought 7 different German beers for us to sample and rank. And Dave made another fabulous meal, starting off with everyone’s favorite, fresh-from-the-oven pretzels. We followed this with soup, salad, main course, dessert and after dinner drinks but who can keep up with … Continue reading »

Categories: Food & Drink, friends | Tags: , | 1 Comment