Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Trifecta

Cathedrals populate France like castles dot the Irish landscape.  Virtually every town has one. Today, John and I — along with our friends Eugene and Claudia Miller — completed the trifecta of cathedrals sightseeing — Chartres, Notre Dame and Sacre … Continue reading

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Of Artists and Potatoes

Strolling through cemeteries isn’t for everyone…but I’m one of those people who find it fascinating. For me, it’s incredibly interesting to meander through a cemetery and contemplate the lives of all the people laid to rest. In virtually every cemetery, … Continue reading

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Pour Mes Filles

I’m sitting at the table in the living room looking out the window watching giant white snow flakes swirl in the air on their way to the ground below. It’s a cold winter day in Paris and I’m missing my … Continue reading

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Stairway to Heaven

The second stop in Ina Caron’s train trip through French history is Laon — home to the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Laon. It’s a magnificient vision sitting on a hill that you can easily spot when you hop off the train … Continue reading

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Petanque, anyone?

The old girl (Notre Dame) is celebrating her 850th birthday this year. She’s looking good for her years.   Underneath her skirts are the remnants of an even more ancient city..Lutetia, a Gallo-Roman town dating to the first century. John … Continue reading

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Slow Dancing at Fontainebleau

What’s your favorite fairy tale? I gotta admit I’ve always been partial to Cinderella. But in my version, Cinderella finds herself at the ball and asks the Prince to dance. At least, that’s what I did today when John and … Continue reading

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A Country Mouse in Paris

I’m a country mouse. Always have been. Something about living surrounded by the Creation does my spirit good. So how did this country mouse decide to live for two months in one of the largest cities in the world? Paris … Continue reading

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