Monthly Archives: February 2018

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Three

September 18-22 We hung out at the condo in the morning catching up on chores; for us the blog and washing clothes, for Francois working on lesson plans for the class for social workers he teaches and taking care of duties for the professional association he is a part of.  Right around beer o’clock we […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Two

September 18-22 We slept in the next morning, or at least didn’t stir until later, as Francois had generously given us his bedroom while he slept on the very comfortable sofa bed in the front room, or so he assured us.  Believe me, we’ve tried to talk him out of this arrangement but this was […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part One

September 18-22 Our flight to Marseille took just a couple of hours and after landing in Marseille and claiming our luggage, we made our way outside of the airport to find the shuttle bus that would take us to Gare de Marseille St. Charles, the main train station for the two-hour journey to Montpellier. We’d […]

Europe 2017 – Athens Finito, Part Two

September 16-18 We set out the next morning with a limited agenda, having pretty much exhausted the sightseeing opportunities we were interested in during our last stay in Athens.  We decided head out from our neighborhood towards Filopappou Hill (which overlooks the Acropolis) to see if we could find the Prison of Socrates, where that […]

Europe 2017 – Athens Finito, Part One

September 16-18 As planned, we were up, packed, and making coffee during yet another peaceful and beautiful sunrise on the balcony of our room.  At breakfast at 8:20 we sat outside as we had done during our stay, a delightfully pleasant morning for dining, finally succumbing to the entreating of the wait staff to order […]

Charlotte and Why We Like It

Charlotte – 2/2/18 This is will be a post that doesn’t involve our travels but instead speaks to the place we live, Charlotte, North Carolina and why we still like living here after ten years (this month marks the anniversary of our move).  Normally I focus on our adventures on the road, but a concert […]