Les Baux de Provence

After the Olive Farm we headed to Les Baux de Provence.  Our coach slowly wound its way up to the parking area.  There was a short walk from the parking area to the Village, where many restaurants, cafe's and souvenir shops along the little cobblestone roads.   The village of the Les Baux de Provence …

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?

Eiffel Tower

Its hard to believe that this post was back in 2016!  Musee Carnavalet is still closed and the website says it will be closed until the end of 2019.  Renovations must be taking longer than anticipated.   After our amazing visit to the Louvre in the morning we decided we would catch a taxi back …

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 …