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Adventures of The Golden Girls: France and Italy in 20 Days

France To Italy

When ex-pats told me living in France draws many visitors, I had no idea how true it was. Since returning to Uzès in April, friends have come to see me that I haven’t seen in years…and I love it!

After a two–day visit with a friend I met on a trip to China, two of my long-time buddies from work days in North Carolina found their way to Uzès. Their visit was delayed a day due to an airline strike in Paris. Nevertheless, they showed up raring to start our “Golden Girls’ Tour of France and Italy. ”

How could I resist?


Besides seeing unfamiliar parts of France and Italy, the prospect of fun and lessons for traveling with “mature ladies” made me anxious to go. The stories I can share, I will in this and upcoming blogs. The others I’ll save for my “tell all” book.

Day 1-4 Uzes
Day 5 Pont du Gard and Avignon
Day 6-7 Sete, Bezier and Bouzigues
Day 8-9 Pont Vendres and Collioure, France to Pisa, Italy
Day 10-12 Florence, Italy, and surroundings
Day 13-16 Rome and surroundings
Day 17-20 Akiris Nova Siri, Italy (a resort along the “arch of Italy’s boot”)


Stay tuned!






4 replies »

  1. You sound like an amazing person and friend. I’m a friend of Arlene’s from high school and just recently reconnected at our reunion (not going to mention which one). Old friends are the best. Enjoy your new exciting and adventurous life in France.

    • Thanks so much for your best wishes. Arlene’s told us about her memories of you in Philly and sharing Italian meals with your family.

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