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Day Out in St. Remy de Provence
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Day Out in St. Remy de Provence

The rain is gone! Hooray! The blue skies moved in around 11am and the forecast calls for sunshine and low 70’s the rest of the week. Good news indeed! We spent much of Monday walking St. Remy de Provence (our “hometown”). I bought my first three loaves of fresh artisanal […]

Rainy day in Provence
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Rainy day in Provence

It rained throughout our first evening in Provence. However, after a breakfast of fresh croissants (delivered to our door by the gracious owner/innkeeper) the consensus was that the leftover clouds would be clearing soon and that the day would turn out to be a nice one. Our amateur weather forecasting […]

Paris to Provence aboard the TGV
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Paris to Provence aboard the TGV

(Our train is the 6615 at 2:20pm to Marseille) After our late, 1pm, check out we took a taxi to Gare de Lyon. From there we would catch our train to Avignon on the TGV. We picked up lunch in Gare de Lyon before boarding. I was excited about this […]

More of our first day in Paris
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More of our first day in Paris

One of two carousels within a short walk of the Eiffel Tower. This one is across the river, in front of the Trocadero. It is gorgeous! A double decker carousel with brilliantly clean and well-maintained horses, a hot air balloon (seen here), and a three seat wooden airplane. There are […]

Our First Day in France – A quick tour of Paris
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Our First Day in France – A quick tour of Paris

A sign for one of the most famous streets in the world. The Arc de Triomphe (from the middle of the Champs Elysees) The Champs, looking down to the Place de le Concorde and The Lourve, also from the middle of the road, just in front of the Arc. The […]

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The Flight to Paris

Bonjour! OWTK is alive and well in Paris! The hotel had some connectivity issues, so this first post was delayed. I sit in Gare de Lyon, ready to board the TGV train to Avignon. The flight over was smooth and uneventful, minus the fact that we took off 45 minutes […]

MUZZY – BBC Language Program for Kids
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MUZZY – BBC Language Program for Kids

Muzzy is an award winning foreign language course designed for children of all ages, from infant to young adult. The title character (seen here to the left), is a giant, green, fuzzy space traveler named Muzzy. He speaks with a slow delivery and is a super-annunciator, saying everything a pace […]

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The Maine Lakehouse – One Final Post

I would be remise if I did not provide the Maine vacation house information, should you and your family be interested in spending a week or more in this idyllic spot. The Armstrong’s, the home builder and owner, were wonderful hosts (they live a stones throw away and were always […]

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