Monthly Archives: August 2015

Winchester Mystery House

Saturday, August 29th ~ San Jose, California Most of our time was spent with family as we continued to celebrate the newlyweds. We did slip away for a few hours and joined our son and his girlfriend on a tour through … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Ian and Nadia

Friday, August 28th ~ Los Gatos, California Today was one of the happiest days I can ever remember. My nephew, Ian Kennedy got married to Nadia Shraibati at the Regale Winery in Los Gatos, California. The setting was picture perfect, … Continue reading

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Our next adventure begins now…

WHAT’S NEXT: We have a month-long road trip planned that will first take us up to Los Gatos, California for my nephew’s wedding!  That will be followed up with a week driving through Oregon and Washington en route to my sister and … Continue reading

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France ~ Searching for a lavender field in bloom

Sunday, August 2nd ~ Lavender fields near Avignon One of my biggest wishes for this trip to southern France was to see the lavender fields in bloom. I was so excited when I saw in our tour literature that our … Continue reading

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France ~ Avignon Bridge, aka Pont Saint-Bénézet, aka Pont d’Avignon

Sunday, August 2nd ~ Avignon, France (part 1) Sadly our amazing Uniworld river cruise has come to an end. After enjoying our final delicious breakfast on board, we took a pre-arranged taxi the short distance to a local hotel located … Continue reading

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France ~ Tarascon and Arles for more Van Gogh

Saturday, August 1st ~ Tarascon and Arles, France The ship is docked on the Rhone river in Tarascon, France. Our morning started out with a bus trip to Arles where we filled in a few more details from the life … Continue reading

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Avignon, France ~ Did you know there once were THREE Popes all at the same time?

Friday, July 31st ~ Avignon, France I have really been enjoying our daily walking tours. Normally they run from 2.5 to 3.5 hours. Uniworld offers several options for their guests at most stops along the way. There is usually a … Continue reading

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France ~ Viviers, the organ concert that wasn’t, a delightful surprise and a relaxing facial

Thursday, July 30th ~ Viviers and cruising toward Avignon The well written Uniworld brochure describes Viviers as: “an enchanting village where time seems to have stopped centuries ago.  Viviers has a long and storied history that goes back more than … Continue reading

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France ~ A tale of two cities

Wednesday, July 29th ~ Tournon and Tain L’Hermitage Two cities facing each other, claiming opposite sides of the Rhone River. In the heart of the Côtes du Rhône, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain L’Hermitage are an ideal destination for connoisseurs of … Continue reading

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France ~ Illumination night tour of Lyon”

Tuesday night July 28th ~ Lyon at night From 9:00 to 10:45 pm, we had an exclusive Uniworld night excursion to revel in the lights of Lyon. With one covered bus and two open air busses, we chose the top … Continue reading

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