Amusing Signs

I love taking photos of signs that I find amusing or creative. I first posted a blog with some funny signs 18 months ago (you can find that post here), and have found even more signs in my travels since then. Some of these are translational mishaps, others are just fun and creative and will... Continue Reading →

Passageways

There is something inviting about passageways; they seem to beckon and call us to explore where they lead, what surprises they hold, or adventures await once we have passed through. Mayenne, Normandie, France Passageways can be human made, or found in nature. They have many different names; alley, tunnel, gate, aisle, walkway, corridor, path, portal,... Continue Reading →

Saint-Suliac, Brittany, France

Saint-Suliac, located in Brittany, is one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, an official designation given to approximately 100 villages in France in order to promote tourism in small towns. This charming hamlet located along the Rance River is named for a Welsh Monk who lived here in the 6th century, and is well... Continue Reading →

Carnac Stones, Brittany, France

When our friends from the US were visiting in May, we took a road trip to the Loire Valley and then to see the Carnac Stones in Brittany. The stones are quite an amazing site to see. They are spread over several kilometers and are often referred to as France’s Stonehenge. Numbering over 3,000 in... Continue Reading →

Dog Sitting, A Short Story

This is my second short story, I posted my first one, Truffle Tuesday, almost two years ago, you can find it here. Now that I’m retired I hope to write some more. Let me know what you think! Dog Sitting Abbey awakens from a deep slumber at 5:00 a.m. to the Morning Edition headlines on... Continue Reading →

Château de Valmer, Loire Valley

The Loire Valley has over 300 châteaux including some that are in excellent condition and still inhabited, to those that are ruins, but they are all interesting places to visit. The structures range in size and function; some were built as fortified fortresses, others were used as hunting lodges, and still more were built as... Continue Reading →

Out and About in Normandie, France

We have discovered some amazing places all within a two hours drive, or less, from our home that are all well worth their own blog post. I’ll share the highlights with you today, and fill in the details at a later date. La Fosse Arthour is a beautiful park with sandstone ridges and a geological... Continue Reading →

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