The Olive Farm

After a hearty breakfast aboard the ship, those of us who were going on the morning tour to the Olive Farm and Les Baux de Provence boarded our coach. It wasn't a very long drive to the Olive Farm.  Moulin du Calanquet Saint Remy de Provence . The road leading to the Farm House was …

Arriving in Arles

The bus trip was a bit long and to top it off one poor lady coughed most of the way.  She sounded awful.  Later on the second leg of the trip up the Seine people were dropping like flies with the flu.  It turns out that's what she had.  Probably needed a mask and antibacterial …

The Longest Flight Home

During the night both Paula and I started feeling sick, in truth we both were feeling crap not long after dinner.  We thought it could have been the wine.  House wine can be like that sometimes.  Then it started.  The pains, the frequent trips to the bathroom.  Lucky Paula had some over the counter meds …

Can you really be lost in Paris?

After our amazing visit to the Louvre in the morning we decided we would catch a taxi back into the city and wander around this fantastic city before catching up with Richard for dinner. It would be his last night before flying out the next day.  We 3 still had 2 more days before going …

La Liberté éclairant le monde – Liberty Enlightening the World – Statue of Liberty

What does Colmar in the Alsatian area of France and the Statue of Liberty have in common? The sculptor Frederic  August Bartholdi was born in Colmar France in the year, April 2 1834.  He designed the huge statue on his own initiative. As part of our tour we passed the house where he lived. This …