Women Friends: Age is Irrelevant The Barefoot Blogger was 50 years old when she started her career at IBM. Maybe that’s no big deal now, but years ago, “middle aged” women were not entering corporate jobs. The work I took on — helping introduce the second generation IBM […]
Back to Beaufort Oyster roasts, magnolias and Pat Conroy In Beaufort, South Carolina –– where I used to live– the Historic Society throws a party in January as a fund raiser for the organization. An oyster roast is held “down by the riverside” in front of one of […]
With all the cold, rainy weather in winter, I enjoy looking back at some of summer’s favorite places. Enjoy the city side of Nice and think about sunny days
People often ask: “why did you move to France?”
No matter how many times I visit the villages near Uzes, I find something new and irresistible.
The Luberon Remember the story about my adventures “Lost in the Luberon?” It’s time to get back to to telling the tales because there are blanks in the story I need your help to complete. In Part One, as you may remember, I confessed I am directionally challenged. […]
Today We Are All Parisians Ten voices silenced. One million new ones will appear.
I had heard the Saturday Market in Pezenas is one not to miss.
Favorite foods and travels 2014
Churches, Temples and Mosques
This time last year I was in Paris. Just thinking about again is a thrill.
Christmas in the beautiful village of Uzes, France.
Kathmandu Highlights Kathmandu reminds me of the Philippines in the 1970’s. I lived there for just over a year when I was a newlywed. Like Manila, the city of Katmandu is large, crowded, dusty and busy with noisy traffic. Vendors with their wares spread out on the sidewalks […]
Istanbul. A Turkish Bath For the last few weeks, Mon Fils and I have been walking in the footsteps of the ancient Romans: touring Ponte Gard, Carcassone and the amphitheaters in Nimes, Arles, Orange, and more. So it’s only fitting that we would give ourselves a Roman treat […]
Beautiful Lyon Now that you have seen some of the foods that make Lyon one of the world’s great pleasures, here are a few of the sights that make beautiful Lyon a true world treasure. View from the bank of the Rhone Rubin sculpture in the entrance garden […]
Les Halles de Lyon Day Two in Lyon was rainy, so a perfect time to do some shopping. Not that I need an excuse to shop! Lyon’s first stop was the city market, known as “Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse.” The outside of the building is less […]
Lyon, France is famous for its bouchon restaurants. In the States we might call the fare “home cooking.”
Tasty Bites in Uzes Mon fils and I are on the way the Lyon, the “stomach of France.” The 5-star restaurants in Lyon are hardly within our budget; nevertheless, we’re ready for some extraordinary French cuisine. Meanwhile in Uzes, we’ve been spending a lot of time at local […]
Romans in France Anytime I take a trip in France and walk among ancient Roman ruins, I am thankful to the French for reminding the world about Romans in France. In French towns and villages where the Romans used to roam, you can actually see, feel, touch, and […]
There’s nothing like a ride on a train through the Cevennes with a gazillion Halloween goblins!