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Summer Wines and Last Chance France

In case you don’t get our newsletter, here’s what we sent out yesterday. Hi Folks – I bet you have been wondering what has been going on in wine news. It’s been a while since we last wrote. We took some time off of teaching over the (really long) winter but we kept busy by … Continue reading »

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A photo tour of fine Southern sights

As we left New Orleans and traveled the coast we attempted to stay as close to the water as possbile. We visited barrier islands and grand southern cities such as Savannah and Charleston. Here are a dozen images from America’s deep south .

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Grand Isle Louisiana

As we left Texas, I looked at the map of Louisiana and saw a State Park. It was on a tiny island that extended far out into the Gulf of Mexico. The road, Hwy 1, ended or maybe started there. Either way it seemed like a remote spot, out in the middle of the swamp, … Continue reading »

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Desert Oasis

Looking at the map as we set our course from Truth or Consequences, NM we saw a state park along Interstate 10 in the heart of West Texas around the town of Balmorhea. West Texas is big, hilly and dry. The countryside is creosote and prickly pear cactus that climb up and down dry dusty … Continue reading »

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Adventure Bound

About ten years ago, on the Travel Channel, there was a show called Adventure Bound with Alby Mangels.  Alby is the original Australian wild man.  He always seemed to be doing crazy things on land and sea.  His program was pure vicarious travel – and I loved it. Tomorrow Sara and I are off on … Continue reading »

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Eating Through France on $31 a day?

Looking over the receipts from my trip to France last September I was surprised to find that eating in France wasn’t as expensive as I thought it might be. Three friends and I spent 10 days in France: 2 days in Paris and 8 days along the Canal du Midi on a rented canal boat. … Continue reading »

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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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Unlocking the Canal du Midi

If you plan on renting a boat on a French canal you’ll have the clear through some locks. Don’t worry it’s easy. Here we clear a double lock on the Canal du Midi in mid September 2011.

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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 »

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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 »

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