Normandy, Day One

For those folks who are not following our travels on Facebook, I thought I’d post a batch or two of photos from each leg of the trip. So far, we’ve enjoyed Normandy, Barcelona, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, and points in between. We are now planted in Beaune, Burgundy, for a few days, and hope to catch up […]

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Seek And You Shall Find…Sometimes

On our first night in Bayeux, the owner of the B&B where we were staying, Hotel Tardif, made a reservation for us at L’Angle Saint Laurent, telling us that it was one of his favorites because it tended to draw a crowd that was more local than tourist, something we always appreciate, despite the fact […]

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Wine In Normandy — Off To A Predicted Poor Start

Just before leaving Alameda, a local wine merchant pointed out that Normandy was a land bereft of wine, but overflowing in Calvados, their famous apple brandy named for the department or state where it was invented and where it reigns supreme. Being an invincible optimist, I remained confident that I would find some good wine […]

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